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

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

With the matches being played in the UAE in October-November, spin is likely to part a huge role, with wickets expected to be dry. We analyze which attack seems like the most potent one considering the conditions.

Indian Cricket Team
Indian Cricket Team. (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP via Getty Images)

Ahead of the T20 World Cup 2021 in the United Arab Emirates, one of the biggest talking points has been the pitches. The wickets in the middle east in recent times have given something for all types of players. There is a little movement for the pacers with the new ball, wickets generally aid run-scoring and spinners get something from the surface as well. 

In this piece, we have discussed the spin attacks of all the top eight teams, who have managed to qualify directly into the top 10. While discussing each of the attacks, the members who have been selected or are likely to be selected have been taken into account. For what is worth, all the teams seem to have a solid attack capable of extracting something from the UAE pitches. 

Here is the ranking of spin attacks of all teams for the T20 World Cup 2021:

8. West Indies

Fabian Allen
Fabian Allen. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

Spin options: Fabian Allen, Hayden Walsh Jr., Akeal Hosein 

The West Indies team is coming together just at the right time ahead of the T20 World Cup. With most of their star players of T20 cricket back in the national side, the defending champions will be favorites going into this tournament. They seem to have all bases covered, except for one, something which played a huge role during their T20 World Cup triumphs in 2012 and 2016. 

It’s their spin attack. West Indies had a really good attack in 2012, which consisted of Sunil Narine and Samuel Badree. Once Narine was unavailable for the 2016 edition, Sulieman Benn came in handy in tandem with Badree. Make no mistake, for the 2021 edition, West Indies’ spin attack is not short of talent but maybe short of experience and expertise like Narine-Badree-Benn. 

Despite that, Hayden Walsh looks like a force to reckon with. Allen was terrific during the Abu Dhabi T10 2020-21 season while Akeal Hosein had a few things working for him. Given their ability to turn the match around and proper preparation through the home T20I series and the Caribbean Premier League, Kieron Pollard might not have too much to worry about.

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