T20 World Cup 2021: Best XI of under-rated players

T20 World Cup 2021: Best XI of under-rated players

Here is an XI of the most under-rated players from the ongoing edition.

LEEDS, ENGLAND - JULY 4 : Shimron Hetmyer of the West Indies leaves the field after being dismissed during the ICC Cricket World Cup Group Match between Afghanistan and the West Indies at the Headingley on July 4, 2019 in Leeds, England. (Photo by Philip Brown/Popperfoto via Getty Images)
Shimron Hetmyer (Photo by Philip Brown/Popperfoto via Getty Images)

The 2021 T20 World Cup is coming towards its end. This tournament has defined what the shortest format is all about in real. It’s been a package of surprises with some stellar performances by not only just the top contenders but also by the underdogs.

Overall, this tournament has been a treat to the eye for every cricket fanatic around the world. From swashbuckling innings to some swinging deliveries, players from every team have been impeccable in this tournament.

We have seen some quality cricketing displays from each team. But some players have just shown their caliber for the team; who deserves some good amount of recognition.

1. Jatinder Singh (Oman)

Jatinder Singh and Aqib Ilyas
Jatinder Singh and Aqib Ilyas. (Photo by HAITHAM AL-SHUKAIRI/AFP via Getty Images)

Though Oman was one of the tournament hosts, the team didn’t get through the Qualifiers stage and couldn’t perform as a team. But, there were a few players from the squad who were good enough in their performance. One of them was the Indian-born Omani opener, Jatinder Singh.

He was the sole and crucial run-getter for the Omani side. His swashbuckling innings of 72 runs off 42 balls against Papua New Guinea (PNG) did display some quality batting from the opener.

The right-hander has made some commendable efforts by making 113 runs in his three-match qualifiers campaign. Also, with an average of 56.50 and a strike rate of 148 in the tournament, he has been quite underrated in the tournament’s top performers list and can be the X-Factor for his team.