Captains who might lead their respective teams in T20 World Cup 2020
For most of the teams, the split-captaincy aspect would be applicable for the shortest format.
Published - Jul 24, 2019 7:57 pm | Updated - Jul 25, 2019 10:48 am
The seventh edition of the T20 World Cup will be hosted in Australia. A total of 16 teams will take part in the tournament out of which ten teams are already qualified. The top-nine ranked teams excluding hosts and Australia (hosts) will get a direct entry into the tournament. In a tournament as big as this one, captaincy will play a huge role and every move could make a massive difference.
With the World Cup 2023 coming up, a few of the teams might want to explore different opinions for the captaincy role. Thus, each of the ten teams has got potential alternatives who can take up the responsibility. However, at the same time, some of the teams will not want to shuffle around with the captaincy. Therefore, here are the potential options to lead their respective teams in the T20 World Cup 2020.
Captains who can potentially captain their teams in T20 World Cup 2020
1. Australia – Steve Smith
Without a doubt, Steve Smith is right up there amongst the best batsmen in the Australia team right now. From being a leg-spinner to evolving into one of the best batsmen in the world is quite remarkable. There were no questions about the person who’d be leading Australia across formats before the ball-tampering incident.
Smith was doing a fair job across all the formats and would have even led the team in the World Cup 2019 if everything panned out as per plans. However, one mistake cost him one year of his career. Moreover, he has stripped off his captaincy and will not be allowed to take up the responsibility until next year.
Currently, Australia has got split captaincy in Tests and limited-overs cricket. While both Tim Paine and Aaron Finch are doing a good job, the Kangaroos could give the responsibility back to Smith once his ban is lifted. Thus, he can potentially lead the team in the T20 World Cup.