The T20 World Cup has now entered into its second stage where the top 10 teams (Super 10) will compete against each other for the coveted title. Here is the list of top 5 cricketers who have the capacity to win this sixth edition of the world cup for their team. After all, a team is as good as its players are.
#1) Virat Kohli (India): India’s stylish number three batsman needs no introduction. He has been the architect of India’s innumerable victories at home and overseas in recent times. The dashing cricketer maintains good average of around 50 across formats. Virat had achieved a lot of success in 2016 and had created run-riot at the recently concluded Asia Cup T20 in Dhaka. Kohli’s phenomenal average of 79 in last 10 T20Is is a warning for every other team.
#2) Ab De Villiers (South Africa): In today’s times, the Proteas batsman is the most destructive one. The middle order batsman can really turn the game in team’s flavor as and whenever the team needs it most. The right-handed batsman has ample experience to play match-winning knocks across all formats. Nevertheless, his batting average (35) in India is far higher than his overall career average of around 23. It’s sheer pleasure to watch De Villiers hitting some unorthodox shots across the stadium.
#3) Shane Watson (Australia): One of Australia’s most prolific all-rounders, Shane Watson, is about to announce his retirement after the tournament. You can expect the veteran cricketer to play some flamboyant innings in this T20 world cup. Australia are set to start their World Cup campaign from 18th March onwards when they will lock horns against New Zealand. Statistically, Shane Watson has scored more than 1300 runs in T20 format and also chipped in 43 important wickets.
#4) Mohammad Amir (Pakistan): It seems that the Pakistani speedster has left his bad memory of match fixing aside and is now focusing more on the second innings of his career. You can’t deny the fact that returning to international cricket after a long hiatus; the lanky bowler seems to be extremely determined. The left-arm-fast already took 8 wickets in his last 7 matches. Amir’s ability to swing the ball both ways at India’s pitches will be an added advantage for him.
#5) Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka): Finally, those who think T20 is a batsmen’s paradise must have never faced the deadly 4-over spell of the Sri Lankan fast bowler. Malinga has immense experience and skill to trouble the batsmen. Picking up 78 wickets in 62 T20Is is an amazing accomplishment in itself. With a bowling average of 20 and an economy rate of 7, Malinga is set to perform brilliantly in this edition of the World T20 championship.