T20 Word Cup 2021: 5 players who can be surprise packages
Here are players who might prove to be a surprise element during the global event.
Updated - Oct 2, 2021 3:53 pm
The upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2021 is set to begin on October 17 in Oman and UAE. All the teams have announced the squad for T20 World Cup with few surprising omissions and few unexpected call-ups. The shortest format of the game is all about game changers and X-factor players and rightly, the top teams like India, England and New Zealand have got with such players.
Usually, the game-changers hog the majority of the limelight due to their impact in winning games singlehandedly. They are also given a longer rope in the team. For example, Australia have persisted with Glenn Maxwell even though he has not performed on a consistent basis.
Cricket is also a glorious game and uncertainties and also about surprise packages. We have seen few instances where a certain unknown player playing performance of ages to get the team over the line. Fans and experts are still ‘Remembering’ Carlos Braithwaite’s assault on Ben Stokes in the T20 World Cup 2016.
Here are few players who can turn out to surprise packages during the global event
1. Hayden Walsh
Australia batters faced some trouble facing West Indian leg-spinner Hayden Walsh during their recent limited-overs series. Walsh picked seven wickets in the three ODI matches and 12 in the five T20I matches. After that breakthrough performance, it was hard for West Indies selectors to ignore him for the upcoming T20 World Cup.
Leg-spinners are usually considered an asset in the team due to their remarkable ability to get breakthroughs, whenever the captain wants. Walsh was used smartly by skipper Keiron Pollard during that particular series against Australia. West Indies have boldly gone with one specialist spinner in the form of Walsh. Roston Chase can provide the team with a few of his off-spin. Generally, West Indies don’t rely on spinners to win games in any format. With Walsh in it, things might slowly begin to change.