ICC T20 World Cup 2021: Deep Dasgupta names his team of the tournament, excludes David Warner
Adam Zampa failed to find a place in Deep Dasgupta's XI too.
Updated - Nov 16, 2021 2:27 pm
As the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 has finally come to an end, the former Indian wicket-keeper Deep Dasgupta named his team of the tournament. He made a few bold calls. However, most of the players he picked in his side had a tournament to remember.
The cricketer-turned-commentator named Babar Azam as the captain of his side. He also named the talented keeper- batsman Mohammed Rizwan in the XI as well. What’s shocking is that fact he chose Azam and Rizwan as his openers and excluded the player of the tournament, David Warner.
The former Indian cricketer had Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Charith Asalanka and Jos Buttler as his top 4. “Let’s start with my team for the tournament. First is, Mohammad Rizwan He was fabulous, the highest run-getter of the calendar year. Second is Babar Azam who also happens to be the captain of this team. Third, there is Jos Buttler. He is the only player whom I have picked at a different position than his original position. He can bat anywhere. According to me, at this point of time Jos Buttler is the best T20 batter in the world.” Deep Dasgupta said while speaking about the same on his YouTube channel.
“Then comes Charith Asalanka. He has been fabulous right throughout the tournament. Then Moeen Ali and David Weise come in as the all-rounders. Then is Dwaine Pretorius, I have chosen Pretorius predominantly because of his performance in the death overs plus obviously, he can bat. Then Wanindu Hasaranga, the highest wicket-taker in the tournament. Then Rashid Khan, the sheer impact Rashid has on any game he plays. Then I will go with Anrich Nortje and Trent Boult.” he added.
Despite not naming him in his XI, Dasgupta was mighty impressed with Aaron Finch as well. He felt that his leadership was praiseworthy. He praised the Aussie skipper for leading his men with perfection despite struggling with the bat.
“One guy who seemed very impressive to me was, Aaron Finch. He was struggling with his one bat and that makes it very difficult if you are the captain but you are not contributing. But the way he handled the whole team from the beginning even though he was not performing and the team kept improving. The way he used Hazlewood, Cummins, Adam Zampa, and even Maxwell’s bowling was very very impressive.” said Deep Dasgupta.
Deep Dasgupta’s team of the tournament: Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam, Jos Buttler, Charith Asalanka, Moeen Ali, David Weise, Dwaine Pretorious, Wanindu Hasaranga, Rashid Khan, Anrich Nortje, Trent Boult