T20 World Cup 2021: Predicting Strongest Playing XIs of all teams

T20 World Cup 2021: Predicting strongest playing XIs of all teams

All eight qualified teams will have to field their strongest XIs.

West indies, India and Pakistan
West Indies, India, and Pakistan. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

As fans are inching closer towards the T20 World Cup (WC) 2021, the frenzy and excitement have truly come alive over the last few months. The hype is real as cricket fans are going to witness an ICC tournament after a gap of two years.

Several teams have already announced their squad whereas the others are about to. While every squad consists of reserve players owing to the COVID-19 protocols, the players who’d take the field will still be 11. Thus, every team needs to decide their playing XI.

Deciding the playing XI isn’t an easy job as all the players in a squad would be good enough to get in the XI. Besides, getting your team combination right is very important. So what would the playing XI of each team look like going into the T20 WC? Today we shall be predicting

Strongest playing XIs of all qualified teams for T20 World Cup

1) England

England cricket team
England cricket team. (Photo by Nathan Stirk – ECB/ECB via Getty Images)

England have been unlucky as Stokes and Archer, two of their key players are all set to miss the T20 World Cup. Nevertheless, their team still looks strong on paper. They have an explosive opening pair in the form of Jason Roy and Jos Buttler.

Malan would play the role of an anchor and thus, would accommodate the number 3 spot. England’s hard hitters Bairstow and Livingstone would then bat at 4 and 5 respectively. The English skipper Morgan is all set to play the role of a finisher and thus, bat slightly down the order at 6.

England’s genuine all-rounder Moeen Ali would then bat at 7 followed by the bowlers. England’s pace attack would comprise of Chris Jordan, Chris Woakes and Mark Wood. Last but not the least, Morgan’s most trustworthy bowler Adil Rashid would be their spinner.

Predicted Playing XI: Jason Roy, Jos Buttler (WK), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Eoin Morgan (C), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood