T20 World Cup 2021: Youngest and oldest player from each team

T20 World Cup 2021: Youngest and oldest player from each team

The T20 WC is currently taking place in the UAE.

Tom Curran and Eoin Morgan
Tom Curran and Eoin Morgan. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

The T20 World cup 2021 has kick-started successfully on the 17th of October at UAE and the four teams to get qualified for the super 12’s are Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Scotland, and Namibia. All the 12 teams have been divided equally into two groups and both of those seem to be tough and equally competitive.

The teams announced their 15-men squad earlier and all of them have a balanced chart in terms of the roles as well as the ages of their players. This edition of the World Cup features players from an age bracket from as low as 19 and goes up to 42.

The youngest team of the tournament is Bangladesh and Sri Lanka with an average age of the players being 26.53 and the oldest team is England with an average age of 31.33. Every team has well-experienced senior players and also some young players in their squad. Here is the list of teams with their

Youngest and oldest players in all the teams of T20 World Cup 2021

1. Afghanistan

Mohammad Nabi
Mohammad Nabi of Afghanistan (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

Youngest player-Rahmanullah Gurbaz:

The youngest player not only in Afghanistan’s team but also in the tournament is Rahmanullah Gurbaz and his age at present is 19. He is the only teenager to take part in the tournament this year. This teen represented the Afghanistan under-19 cricket World Cup in 2017. He also became the leading run-scorer of the Afghanistan U-19 team in Asia cup-2019.

This wicket-keeping-batter made into the national T20 side against Zimbabwe in 2019 and has played 13 matches. He debuted in ODI against Ireland in 2021 and became the first player to score a century in a debut match for Afghanistan. This young gun is expected to perform the way he played in his debut match.

Oldest Player-Mohammad Nabi:

The captain of the Afghanistan cricket team-Mohammad Nabi aged 36 is the oldest player in their squad. He is an extraordinary all-rounder and one of the best players in their country. He is currently the top-ranked all-rounder in the ICC-T20 rankings.

This Afghan player was named as their captain after Rashid Khan refused to lead their side. He holds the record of being honoured as man of the match for the most number of times in this T20 format. Being the backbone of their side, his experience and talent could bring glory to them.

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