T20 World Cup 2021: Ranking pace attacks of top 8 teams

T20 World Cup 2021: Ranking pace attacks of top 8 teams

The much-awaited T20 World Cup 2021 is just around the corner. Here is the ranking of pace attack of top 8 teams playing in the mega event.

Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

The much waited 2021 World T20 is just around the corner as only less than a month is left for the mega event. Probably all teams that will be part of the competition have already announced their 15-member squads along with some potent reserves. 

However, with the conditions possessing a large amount of dubiety especially for the nature of wickets, some teams have either stacked up pacers while others are excessively banking on the spin. Although the IPL will surely effectuate some wear and tear, maybe the away games in Oman shall revitalize the pitches of the main venues. 

Eventually, it looks like though the spinners will play a key role, the bulk work will be still substantially done by the pacers. Hence in this list, let’s rank the pace attack of the top 8 teams playing in the mega event.

8. Afghanistan

Afghanistan. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

This time the Afghanistan squad has a cromulent blend of spinners and pacers in their World T20 squad. To helm their pace department, the selectors have recalled the two veteran spearheads (Dawlat and Shapoor Zadran) along with continuing to possess the young likes of Karim Janat and Naveen ul Haq. Although their overall success will remain in the hands of spinners, the pace crop looks just nothing but adequate.  

To articulate further, though there is some healthy pace, the entire pace battery looks somewhat one-dimensional. Barring Shapoor Zadran’s height and bounce and Naveen ul Haq’s variations, the other two seamers seem to be identical. Also with regards to the comeback of two veterans, both Dawlat and Shapoor haven’t played much cricket in the entire year and might easily crumble. The presence of Karim Janat as an all-rounder means that Afghanistan might only use two primary pacers in their playing XI. 

Possibly even by selecting Shapoor and Naveen as their two primary pacers, there will be a bit of variety, but at the death, none seems to be a maestro. Hence, only a correct proportion of spinners and all-rounders in the playing XI will certainly determine Afghanistan’s pace bowling strategy in the World T20 games.

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