The countdown of T20 World 2022 in Australia has started and almost all the teams are ready for this world tournament. The Aussies are the defending champions and will hope to retain the title when the tournament kicks off on October 16.
To win the T20 World Cup, it is necessary to have the right combination of experienced and youth in the team. While there are many experience players in every team, youngsters will also look to make a mark for themselves at the biggest stage.
In this article we will look at 5 debutants who can perform well in their first T20 World Cup.
#1 Arshdeep Singh
Arshdeep Singh, who has performed well in T20 cricket for the Indian team in a very short period of time, will be the leader of the Indian bowling attack in his first T20 World Cup. Due to the absence of Jasprit Bumrah, all eyes of cricket lovers will be on Arshdeep. He is known for bowling in the death overs and will have to perform if India have to do well in the showpiece event.
The left-arm pacer has a great chance to become the star player of the Indian team in his first T20 World Cup and Indian cricket lovers will hope that Arshdeep will perform well.
#2 Naseem Shah
Pakistan’s young bowler Naseem Shah has created a distinct identity in the cricket world due to his pace in a very short period of time. Naseem, who made his T20 debut against India in Asia, bowled well throughout the tournament.
His pace and bounce will come in handy on Australian wickets. This is also Naseem’s first T20 World Cup and he can definitely prove to be a trump card for the Pakistan team.
#3 Tim David
Tim David, who has shown his aggressive batting skills in T20 leagues around the world, has been named in Australia’s T20 World Cup squad. Australia’s team already looked strong and with David’s inclusion, they are considered strong contenders for the title.
David has vast experience of playing in tournaments like IPL, PSL and surely he is fully prepared for his first ever T20 World Cup. He has already shown his batting prowess against India and West Indies and the Singapore-born all-rounder will certainly one to watch out for.
#4 Haider Ali
Pakistan’s young attacking batsman Haider Ali will also play his first T20 World Cup. Haider was also included in Pakistan’s T20 World Cup 2021 squad but did not get a chance in the final XI. The right-handed batter is touted as the next big thing in Pakistan cricket.
Due to Fakhar Zaman’s injury in this T20 World Cup Haider has a chance to play in the starting XI and will surely be motivated to perform well.
#5 Phil Salt
Phil Salt has created a distinct identity in the cricketing world with his brilliant half-century against Pakistan earlier this mont. Salt has a great chance to perform well in the absence of Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy.
Also, Salt has the experience of playing in the Big Bash League (BBL), so he will definitely be an important player for England in the World Cup. Given his track record, he will certainly be one of the debutants to watch out for.
Written by Parag Mogale