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ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021: 5 Batters to look out for in the Super 12

Australia's Josh Hazlewood celebrates after taking the wicket of South Africa's Rassie van der Dussen
Australia's Josh Hazlewood celebrates after taking the wicket of South Africa's Rassie van der Dussen
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The 2021 ICC Men's T20 World Cup began, in Oman, on 17th October 2021. There will be 45 T20Is played in the Tournament with the Final being played on November 14th 2021.

Many say that T20 contest is a batter’s game and they are right to a great degree. If one or two batters from a team fire all guns, the team finds itself on the advantage. The role of the batters on the pitches of UAE becomes magnified. The ones that assess the conditions well can dominate the bowling attack at will.  Recently, in an interview with Betway South Africa’s Rassie Van Der Dussen said - We’ve had a good year, we’ve been in different conditions, and we’ve adapted really well. A year ago we were certainly less experienced. We’re in a good place now.”

Let’s take a look at the players we think will be stand out batters of the tournament.

 

5 Batter to look out for in ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021:


 Ishan Kishan (India)- The 23 year old announced his arrival at the T20 international stage with a six against Sri Lanka on the first ball he faced. Ishan Kishan has an impressive strike rate of 145 in T20I and can change the game in a matter of few balls. He has been in splendid form off late and if he gets going, the opposition teams will find it hard to contain him. Kishan scored a quick fire 70 in the warm up game against England. He is certainly one of the batsmen to look out for in ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021.

 Evin Lewis (West Indies)- A hard hitting batter who can take on any bowler in the world with authority, Evin Lewis will hold the key in WI’s campaign in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021. He carries a strike rate of 158 in T20I cricket. With 2 hundreds to his name in the shortest format, Evin Lewis can provide the starts needed for West Indies in the upcoming World Cup T20 fixtures. He could not bring out the returns in the warm up matches but he has had enough experience with IPL playing at the UAE pitches.

 

Liam Livingstone (England)- Liam Livingstone is an indispensable asset for the English team. He strikes at 167 in T20I at an impressive average of 34.33. Livingstone played tremendously well in the recently concluded ‘The Hundred’. He made 147 runs in the T20I series against Pakistan and was adjudged man of the series for his exploits. His IPL run was poor but his talent cannot be judged based on his IPL performances. Liam Livingstone can provide momentum to the team in tough situations and the English team will bank heavily on him in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021.

David Warner (Australia)- The Australian opener has proved time and again why is one of the most bankable players in the Aussie lineup. His record in T20I cricket is phenomenal. He averages 31 and strikes at a rate of 139. Although his returns in the IPL were below par, he will take only one innings to get back into form. David Warner is certainly one of the batsmen to look out for in ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021.

Rassie van der Dussen (South Africa)- He averages 36 and strikes at a rate of 134 in T20I cricket. On top of it, Rassie van der Dussen in a wonderful finisher for South Africa as we saw in the warm up match against Pakistan. His bat swing is clean and when the ball strikes the middle of his bat, it goes a long way. He is the backbone of the South African batting order and will play a key role in South Africa’s campaign in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021.

 

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