The real action in the T20 World Cup is underway as the top 12 teams will now face each other. The 12 teams are divided into two groups i.e Group A and Group B. So do a fun activity and create a playing XI and one substitute from the 12 countries who are a part of the Super 12 in the T20 World Cup.
Here’s the playing XI which consists of a player each from the countries that are a part of the Super 12 in the World Cup:
1. Babar Azam
Arguably the best batsman in the modern era who may end up as the leading run-scorer in the World Cup. He showed his class in the first game against arch-rivals India. He gets a chance to open the batting in this fantasy XI.
2. Jos Buttler (WK)
Jos is the most destructive opener in white-ball cricket. He is a genuine matchwinner who can turn the game in his side’s favor in a matter of a couple of overs. He is also the designated keeper of the side.
4. Glenn Maxwell
Maxwell has been in sublime form this year. He is an X-factor player that can win matches for his side singlehandedly. He has to play a critical role in the World Cup similar to what he did for RCB in the IPL.
5. Kieron Pollard (C)
The powerful hitter from the Caribbean is one of the most experienced T20 players in the World who has won numerous accolades. He is captaining the side because of his vast experience in the format.
6. David Wiese
The all-rounder who is originally from South Africa, singlehandedly took Namibia to the Super 12s of the World Cup. He played a crucial role with both bat and ball and helped Namibia defeat a strong Ireland side in the qualifiers.
7. Rashid Khan
Without a doubt, Rashid Khan is the best bowler in T20 cricket. The Afghan superstar burst into the scene in the 2016 T20 World Cup and has been a household name in the cricket fraternity since. He is also a powerful striker with the bat.
8. Wanindu Hasaranga
Wanindu Hasaranga is an up-and-coming talent from Sri Lanka who is immensely talented with the ball and bat. He helped Sri Lanka whitewash Pakistan in Pakistan in 2019 and beat India in the T20I series.
9. Lockie Ferguson
Lockie is one of the quickest bowlers in the world. He did exceptionally well in the IPL for KKR and had a good economy rate. Lockie is a gun bowler and pace is always a good option to have in a side.
10. Anrich Nortje
Nortje was Delhi’s top pacer in the second leg of the IPL. He consistently clicked 150 kmph and was the X factor for Delhi. He overshadowed his countrymate Rabda who is considered to be the best bowler in South Africa in the modern era.
11. Jasprit Bumrah
Bumrah is the best bowler in all formats. The world will never doubt Bumrah’s credentials as he is considered the best death bowler in white-ball cricket. He is a bowler with a great brain. He is the leader of the pace attack of the side.
12th Man: Josh Davy
The right-arm pacer of Scotland played a crucial role for his country in the qualifiers. He helped his side qualify for the Super 12 stage of the World Cup. He has taken 8 wickets in three matches and won the player of the match against Oman.