ICC T20 World Cup

The ICC T20 World Cup will begin in just 20 odd days. The cricket community is all excited for this tournament to begin. The T20 World Cup also happens to be exciting because the game is as crisp as it gets. The action on the field is electric and the energy levels of the players are elite. All-in-all the T20 package brings in the much-required “end-of-day adrenaline”. We have seen many upsets in T20s. Zimbabwe beat Australia in the very first T20 World Cup. Nether lands too beat England. So, are they such surprise packages at the ICC T20 World Cup 2022? Let’s know: 

Sri Lanka Can Be a Surprise Package at the ICC T20 World Cup: 

The Sri Lankan Cricket Team which was once a powerhouse of cricket had witnessed a small little hiccup in the past 5 to 8 years. But now their sun seems shining bright again. They might be low ranked but their players are world-class. They just need to put the performances together.  

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Asalanka had a bad Asia Cup but his contribution will be needed at the ICC T20 World Cup. IMG SRC: The Indian Express

As mentioned earlier, Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Mendis have a lot on their shoulders. Charith Asalanka is another key player. Lower down the order Hasaranga and Shanaka have to bat well. Maheesh Teekshana will take care of the spin department but Lahiru Kumara and CHameera need to be back in the pace department. 

West Indies Can be a Surprise Package at the ICC T20 World Cup 2022: 

West Indies are the most unpredictable team on this planet. One day they are in danger, the other day they are the danger. You just cannot take them out of the equation at the very beginning of the tournament. There are a few names that are missing. They do not have Russell, Narine, and Polly as he has retired. But there are a few other names that are potential threats.  

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A lot will rely on the young shoulders of Nicholas Pooran. IMG SRC: TOI

Nicholas Pooran on his day can flip games in the favor of the men in maroon. Brandon King is one hell of a player. Alzarri Joseph and Jayden Seales will take care of the pace department.  

Afghanistan Can be a Surprise: 

Afghanistan is blooming and growing faster than ever. The team will be a T20 powerhouse in just a few years. The emergence of players like Rashid, Nabi, and Mujeeb has inspired the youth of Afghanistan to take the bat and ball in hand. With time, better and more technically sound players will come from this land.  

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This left-arm pace sensation can cause big trouble. IMG SRC: KXIP

Players like Fazalhaq Farooqi, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Hazrat Zazai, and Najibullah Zadran have what it takes to excel at the international level. And these are proven match-winners and impact players. If the batters manage to get somewhere around 170 or 180, the Afghanistan opposition is in deep trouble.  

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