Harsha Bhogle picks his best T20 XI of 2021
Harsha Bhogle stated that he went with Mohammad Rizwan over Babar Azam because the Pakistan wicketkeeper had a better strike rate in the powerplay.
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Famous cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle has picked the best T20 XI of the year 2021. Bhogle feels that Mohammad Rizwan and Jos Buttler should open the batting in this side.
Bhogle added that both Rizwan and Babar Azam were scripting their own tale in 2021 in T20s, and both of them had a fantastic year with the willow in T20 cricket. Bhogle then stated that he went with Rizwan because the Pakistan wicketkeeper had a better strike rate in the powerplay as compared to Azam.
“Look at the numbers for Azam and Rizwan. They were scripting their own tale. Look at the strike rate. Both of them around 130. Both of them had a fantastic year because Pakistan had a fantastic bowling side. But I looked at the powerplay strike rates and there I got my tiebreaker,” said Bhogle while speaking on Cricbuzz.
Bhogle then picked the Aussie duo of Mitchell Marsh and Glenn Maxwell in his side, with England’s Moeen Ali also finding a spot in the side as well.
Harsha Bhogle picks the all-rounders and bowlers in his T20 XI of the year
Harsha Bhogle went with 2 West Indian all-rounders in Andre Russell and Sunil Narine. And, the 4 specialist bowlers that the Indian commentator went with are Rashid Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Anrich Nortje, and Jasprit Bumrah.
Bhogle also revealed that there was a choice between Wanindu Hasaranga and Rashid Khan, but a batter would be more uncomfortable facing the Afghanistan spinner, and so he went with Rashid.
“There was a choice between Wanindu Hasaranga and Rashid Khan, but then who would a batter want to see less of, and I went with Rashid Khan,” stated Bhogle.
Apart from the XI, Bhogle also picked 4 other players, to make a squad of 15, and the 4 players are KL Rahul, Lockie Ferguson, Wanindu Hasaranga, and Jonny Bairstow.
Harsha Bhogle’s T20 team of the year: Jos Buttler, Mohammad Rizwan, Mitchell Marsh, Moeen Ali, Glenn Maxwell, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Rashid Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Anrich Nortje, Jasprit Bumrah
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