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

Australia's Mitchell Starc
Australia's Mitchell Starc
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South Africa's Anrich Nortje appeals
South Africa's Anrich Nortje appeals
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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. The Super 12 stage started on October 23rd.

As we saw in the IPL 2021, bowlers will play an important role in the World T20 matches. Pitches in Sharjah, Dubai and Abu Dhabi assist the bowlers to a better degree compared to the batters. Keshav Maharaj said recently, in an interview with Betway in the run up to the tournament that their preparations were ‘not ideal’ , however, Keshav Maharaj makes our list of bowlers to look out for…..

 

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


Keshav Maharaj (South Africa)- Keshav Maharaj has been in a splendid form of late. He was phenomenal in the series against Sri Lanka, in which he bowled very economical spells. Be it the powerplay overs or the middle overs, Maharaj keeps his line and length very tight and the batters have to find an alternative way to score. In doing so, they lose their wicket. Keshav Maharaj not only puts brakes on the scoring rate but is canny enough to pick up wickets when needed. He will play a major role in South Africa’s campaign in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021.


Anrich Nortje (South Africa)- Although Nortje went for plenty of runs in the warm up game against Pakistan, his skills cannot be undermined. He recently played for Delhi Capitals in the IPL and has enough experience to offer on the UAE pitches. Nortje relies on pace along with hard lengths which usually pay off in UAE conditions. Nortje will be a key bowler to look forward to in ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021.

 

Jasprit Bumrah (India)- Jasprit Bumrah is keen on making an impact in his favoured format. He is the most important bowler in the Indian lineup and he will be keen on taking the responsibility over his shoulders for taking India over the line. Bumrah’s variations in pace and lengths can be a destructive weapon for India as they face great teams from around the world in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021. The slower Yorkers are an indispensable weapon for Bumrah and he will be itching to put them into best use in the upcoming matches of the T20 World Cup.


Rashid Khan (Afghanistan)- Although Rashid Khan has stepped down from the captaincy of Afghanistan, he is still a lethal weapon for his side. Rashid Khan has gained enough experience of playing in the UAE and his exploits in the IPL 2021 will only give him confidence going into the World T20 2021. At pitches like Sharjah, Rashid Khan will be too hot to handle and most teams will look forward to making a strategy on facing him.


Mitchell Starc (Australia)- Starc has a history of performing when it matters the most. He has a great record while bowling in major ICC tournaments. His pitch perfect yorker against McCullum in the Final of the ICC World Cup 2015 is still remembered as an iconic moment. Starc comes to his best in major tournaments for Australia. His in-swinging yorkers are a deadly weapon to possess. If he gets going, the opposition will find it tough not only to score free flowing runs but also to protect the stumps behind.

 

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