3 Australia players who should’ve been a part of World XI to face Asia XI
Some big players could have played the two-match T20I series.
Updated - Feb 26, 2020 2:26 pm
On Tuesday, Bangladesh Cricket Board announced the squads for the World XI vs Asia XI T20I series that is slated to begin in the second half of the March. This tournament is organized to commemorate the 100th anniversary of their founder Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. It consists of two teams that will lock horns at Sher-e-Bangla Stadium.
One team is formed picking the players from Asia that will come face to face against the World XI team that will consist of players from across the globe. There is no doubt about the fact that it is going to be a mind-wobbling two-match T20I series with too many high-profile players taking part in it.
BCB have picked players like Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Rashid Khan for Asia XI whereas they have picked an equally balanced squad for World XI that has players like Sheldon Cottrell, Alex Hales, Chris Gayle, Faf du Plessis.
Both sides look amazing on paper but one thing that was missing was the absence of many prominent Australia players. It is always treated to watch the Aussie players in the shorter format. And, it would have been an amazing experience to watch a player like David Warner opening the innings alongside the ‘Universe Boss’ Chris Gayle.
Let’s see which three players should’ve been part of World XI side:
1. David Warner
David Warner, the left-handed opener is currently one of the in-form and most dangerous batsmen operating across the globe. Fans go crazy after watching his power-hitting in the shorter format, as he looks like a pocket-sized dynamo planted in the cricket field. Even the bowlers fear to bowl against him when he is in full flow with the bat.
He is one of the Aussie players, who should have been part of the World XI side as he is one of the best T20I batters across the globe. The left-hander has scored 2,150 runs in his 78 T20Is with the help of 16 half-centuries and one ton.
It would have been a rare sight for the fans to watch Warner opening the innings with Chris Gayle as they are the two explosive batsmen of the shorter format. However, the fans missed the chance as he has not been picked in the World XI squad.