The ICC T20I World Cup 2022 starting on October 16 is here to enchant cricket fans world-wide.
The upcoming tournament will be a revelry of cricket as the top players gather in Australia to battle it out in the shortest format of the sport.
The competition will be played over 45 T20Is from October 16th to November 13th, with the final scheduled at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
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Here’s a list of the top 5 players to look out in the ICC T20 World Cup 2022:
1. Suryamkumar Yadav- India
Suryakumar Yadav is a brilliant talent who has worked his way up in International cricket. Suryakumar Yadav plays his shots in all directions and makes full use of the ground.
From the starting of 2022, Suryakumar Yadav has been in top form and he will battle it out to carry his side through to World Cup glory in this edition. Ranked number 2 in the ICC T20I batsman rankings, Yadav is also the highest run-scorer in T20I in 2022, with 801 runs in his bag.
A prolific run scorer for the Indian squad, if Yadav gets going in ICC T20I World Cup, the oppositions will find it very difficult to contain India.
2. Jos Buttler- England
Jos Butler is one of the most powerful strikers in the T20 format. He carried Rajasthan Royals into the final of IPL 2022, and finished as the leading run-scorer during the tournament. His stellar performance saw him crowned as England’s limited overs skipper. Jos Buttler can change the course of the match in a very short period.
3. Josh Hazlewood- Australia
The Australian conditions and pitches favour pace by a large extent. With the likes of Jasprit Bumrah and Jofra Archer missing the tournament due to injury, Josh Hazlewood has a clear slate to showcase his talent at home. Currently ranked number 1 in T20I bowler charts, there is a lot to look forward to for the fans.
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4. Wanindu Hasaranga- Sri Lanka
A rising star in world cricket, Wanindu Hasaranga played a key role in Sri Lanka’s triumph at the Asia Cup 2022. He won the Player of the Tournament award for the Asia Cup 2022 and continues to reign over with ranking inside the top 5 of both ICC bowlers, as well as all-rounders’ ranking. A crucial player to Sri Lanka’s title hopes, he is expected to shine in Australia.
5. Virat Kohli- India
Everyone has witnessed that Virat has had his fair share of struggles in 2022, but despite that he has shown promising signs since the 2022 edition of Asia Cup, where he was the second-highest run-scorer.
His prowess in the T20Is is not something to scoff at and recently after ending a long drought of 3 years and scoring his 71st international century, the 33-year-old is ready to show what he is capable of and carry his team forward. The fans also will be hoping for crucial knocks from the Indian stalwart.