5 Bowlers to Look Out for World T20 2021

Though it is said that T20 is a game for the batsmen, there are bowlers who can change the scenario at any time. The UAE pitches will be a lot like the Indian pitches, which are expected to favor the spinners. Though it will be silly to rule out the speedsters who can take the tide of the match into their own hands.

T20 is the shortest format of cricket, and cricket fans love those towering sixes and high-scoring enthralling matches. The cricket fanatics who play daily fantasy cricket and other online fantasy cricket games battle it out of the field in what is also a pretty fierce competition.

In this article, we discuss 5 bowlers who can change the course of the match at any time.

RASHID KHAN

The spinning wizard from Afghanistan is a bowler who keeps the wickets tumbling and has a great economic rate. Wherever he plays, be it for the national side, IPL, or Big Bash, he is a batsmen’s nightmare and even the greatest batsmen in world cricket find it hard to hit him for runs. Rashid will be rightfully supported by Mohammad Nabi and Mujeeb ur Rehman, the latter being a spinner. Nabi will also play a vital role in the Afghan bowling lineup, as he has bags of experience with him.

TABRAIZ SHAMSI

The South African spinner and current number one T20I bowler, Shamsi will be leading the Proteas bowling attack. Shamsi has this uncanny nature of striking with a few loose deliveries, and he will be looking for apt support from other experienced bowlers like Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi. Besides them, bowlers like Chris Morris and Andre Nortje will have key roles in South Africa’s road to glory.

MITCHEL STARC

The Aussie pacer will run down fiercely in search of those early wickets. He is a dream to have for any captain and has experience with him. He is no new to this format or competition and will play a significant role if Australia has to win their maiden T20 World Cup. The Australians will bank on Starc as well as his other pace counterparts like Josh Hazlewood and Kane Richardson to fire all cylinders. The spinning duo of Aston Agar and Adam Zampa is something that will be handy for batsmen as they are in great form currently and Zampa has experience of playing on these sticky, slow, and turning pitches.

TRENT BOULT

Like Starc, the Mumbai Indians’ left-arm bowler, Trent Boult can be Kane Williamson’s main bet towards success. Boult not only picks up wickets but is good at the end of the innings. Besides him, Lockie Ferguson and spinner Ish Sodhi will be crucial and decide how far the Kiwis progress.

JASPRIT BUMRAH

Indian bowling attack and Bumrah have been synonymous for a decent time. The ‘Yorker king’ will come to all guns blazing and his pace variations can be tricky for batsmen to gauge. Bumrah being a wicket-taking and economical bowler can play a game-changing role on any given day. Besides captain Kohli depends on Bumrah at the start and end of the innings. It is to be seen which bowler from the above-mentioned article creates the biggest downside for batsmen, as all of them carry vigor, experience, and attitude to take the pressure and deliver for their respective nations.

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The shortest format of cricket returns to UAE this year, with the World T20 being held in October and November. The tournament will feature 16 teams, with classy players who can be the game-changer at any moment. As the players will don their national jerseys and put up the fight on the field, the stakes will be high in fantasy cricket in India, and other fantasy sites, as the entire world will play fantasy cricket.

The cricket enthusiasts in a cricket-worshipped nation like India will keep cheering for the ‘Men in Blues’ as Virat and his boys battle the best cricketing nations, to bring home the coveted trophy after a gap of 14 years.

There will be many cricketers and teams to look out for, as we discuss 5 batsmen who can take UAE by storm.

BABAR AZAM

The right-handed Pakistani opener and T20 expert Azam is currently number one in the ICC T20 batsman ranking. The hopes of Pakistan winning the cup highly depends on his shoulders, as he needs to perform consistently throughout the tournament, and give Pakistan blistering starts before and during the power play. Whether Pakistan goes all the way and wins the laurel after 2009 is to be seen. Although the team that won their only T20 World Cup was more balanced, being led by Younis Khan and boasting the likes of Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, and Misbah-ul-Haq amongst others. This time Babar will have to play his ‘A’ game and also have to handle the pressure of captaincy.

VIRAT KOHLI

Do we need to say anything more about India’s captain and chase master Virat? Probably nothing related to his batting! Kohli can be a bowler’s nightmare on his day, though India’s team selection must be correct all along. In competitions like these, there aren’t any easy games and the wounds are still fresh from the defeat to the Kiwis in England, a couple of summers back. It is to be seen how India’s poster boy handles his batting, captaincy, and the pressure and hype from the media.

ROHIT SHARMA

The ‘Hitman’, as called by his fans, will apparently be playing his last T20 World Cup. The Indian opener who has three double hundreds to his name in limited-overs cricket will look to give India a flying start in every game, with Shikhar Dhawan or Subham Gill at the other end. To post high scores while batting first, or while chasing a high total, the Indian top-order needs to be at their impeccable best, where Rohit has a major role to play.

DAVID WARNER

The fearless left-handed opener will be a reason for the “Baggy Green’ supporters to cheer when it comes to batting. With UAE wickets a lot like those Indian spinning pitches, and Warner, courtesy of playing in IPL for so long, will hold an advantageous position. The Aussie opener will be pairing upfront with another T20 specialist in Aaron Finch, and the middle order will be fulcrum by Glenn Maxwell.

DAVID MALAN

Another left-handed hard-hitting batsman, Malan might pick a few MOM awards and the English soldiers will look to him to keep the scoreboard moving, along with players like Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, and Johnny Bairstow. It will be harsh not to mention the name of Benjamin Stokes, the hero from the 2019 final when England lifted the World Cup on home soil. The T20 World Cup, 2021, will be a good platform for English sports, after losing the Euro final to Italy at Wembley. 

It is said that the T20 format is one for the batsmen. With those over-boundaries and classy fours, along with quick running between wickets, it is to be seen which batsman flares the best and carry their respective nations towards the pinnacle of success.

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Last year’s T20 World Cup which was to be held in Australia and New Zealand in the latter part of the year, has been shifted to the United Arab Emirates (according to the latest news from BCCI), with India being the unofficial hosts. 16 teams will participate in the shortest format of cricket in this year’s cricket world cup, probably to be held across three to four venues in UAE. 

India, the unofficial hosts and a powerhouse in world cricket, will be the favorites to win this year’s tournament, along with teams like Australia, England, New Zealand, and West Indies. We can’t completely write off Pakistan and South Africa, though the above 5 teams will dominate mostly as per the experts.  Such global tournaments are treated like festivals in our country, not only because of the on-field battle but also for the fantasy cricket league booming with crazy cricket lovers indulging themselves in the battle of supremacy off it. 

The likes of Virat Kohli’s, Steve Smith’s, Eoin Morgan’s will be the hottest and trending topics in daily fantasy cricket never to leave out Christopher Gayle, and the Pollard’s, considering the format.

INDIA 

India will bank on bowlers like Md. Shiraj, Md. Shami and Jasprit Bumrah in the pace department and the likes of Washington Sundar and Chahal will be put in action, leading the spin attack. Our front-line batsmen need to perform consistently throughout the competition, with Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Kohli, and Rishav Pant, and all-rounder Hardik Pandya getting big scores for their bowlers to defend – and chase the 150-170 plus totals, sometimes even more, if India has to go all the way and lift the World Cup T20 for the second time, a first under the captainship of Virat Kohli.

ENGLAND

The Englishmen will depend on KKR’s interim captain Eoin Morgan to lead from the front, with Jos Buttler and Joe Root to give due support at the top of the order, and the man from 2019 50 over World Cup, all-rounder Benjamin Stokes to play a pivotal role in both batting and bowling.

AUSTRALIA

The initial hosts and superpowers Australia will bank on Steve Smith, their number one batsman in all formats, with the likes of Mitchel Stark to lead the bowling department with Hazlewood – the spinning duties going to Aston Agar and Adam Zampa. Players like David Warner, Aaron Finch, and Glenn Maxwell will have to play crucial roles while batting if the Aussies hope to lift their maiden T20 WC.

NEW ZEALAND

Led by their soft-spoken, calm, and composed skipper in Williamson, New Zealand are the dark horses this time around, the losing finalists of the 2019 WC. If the Kiwis want to win their first-ever international trophy (World Cup), Ross Taylor, Colin Munro, and Martin Guptill have to play their A-game.

WEST INDIES

Needless to mention, T20 cricket is about those over boundaries landing in the crowd, and who better than the likes of Chris Gayle, Pollard, and the Russel’s. The Caribbean superstars need to be consistent, the likes of Nicolas Pooran and Carlos Braithwaite in the middle and towards the end, and the bowling attack led by young Sheldon Cottrell, must restrict oppositions from posting those high totals.

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