IPL 2021 XI that can defeat T20 World Cup champions Australia

IPL 2021 XI that can defeat T20 World Cup champions Australia

Australia went on to win their maiden T20 WC title on November 14, 2021.

Venkatesh Iyer
Venkatesh Iyer. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

Australia and New Zealand had an intense battle on November 14 in Dubai International Stadium and Australia emerged victorious for the first time in the history of the T20 World Cups. After losing the last five bilateral series on the trot, Australia instilled a champion mentality into the team and went into the World Cup with utmost belief.

The architects of the final were David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Josh Hazlewood, and Adam Zampa. Though New Zealand gave a spirited fightback, they stumbled in their bowling and handed Australia a comprehensive victory. Warner’s half-century and Marsh’s counterattacking 77* along with a quick 28* from Maxwell set up the victory for Australia. On the bowling front, Josh Hazlewood was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 4-0-16-3. Adam Zampa supported him well with figures of 4-0-26-1.

Now, we look upon an IPL 2021 playing XI based on recent performances and abilities which can take down against the champion Australian side and can possibly defeat them.

IPL 2021 XI which can dominate T20 WC winner Australia

1. Ruturaj Gaikwad

Ruturaj Gaikwad
Ruturaj Gaikwad. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

Ruturaj Gaikwad has matured over the years and possesses all of the characteristics of a legendary player. He has played some extremely difficult innings in the IPL 2021, demonstrating his ability to be a mentally strong player.

His 100 against the Rajasthan Royals, albeit in a loss, was one of the best knocks in the IPL, as was his brilliant 88*(58) against the Mumbai Indians when Chennai Super Kings were reeling at 24-4 with Ambati Rayudu injured. In the death, he dispatched the flawless pace trio of Bumrah, Boult, and Milne. These innings were a true test of his abilities as a batter.

Ruturaj scored 635 runs at a healthy strike rate of 136.26, mainly against spinners in the middle overs. He was excellent against the spinners and rotated the strike really well in the middle overs. He can possibly take down their best bowler Adam Zampa and Glenn Maxwell, the spin duo of Australia and has the ability to hammer any bowler if he plays long innings.