Team-wise Super Over combinations for T20 World Cup 2021
These players know the art of delivering under pressure.
Updated - Jun 5, 2021 2:26 pm
The 2021 ICC T20 World Cup which is now just more than four months away, is now finally all set to take its course in the October – November period. Most international teams had already earmarked it as their pinnacle event of the cricketing year 2021 and have strenuously been advancing towards their intended plans and preparations.
In fact, to attain an ascendency in the entire event, some of the top teams have also constantly started to rotate and preserve their elite players thus making them completely restored and fit for the apex carnival.
However, with T20 cricket now also getting brimmed with many Super Over events, the teams definitively would also prefer having some distinct plans to combat such freakish events.
Hence, in this list, here’s a team-wise Super Over combination especially for the upcoming T20 World Cup:
1. New Zealand: Batsman – Kane Williamson, Martin Guptill & Jimmy Neesham; Bowler – Lockie Ferguson
While the story of super overs and the New Zealand team is more contrasting than the modern-day game of bat and ball, amidst this, the kiwis have surely now gained an abundance of experience. Hence, to again face a challenge, the NZ team’s top two picks to open the innings must surely be skipper Williamson along with Martin Guptill.
Skipper Williamson, as we all know is a sharp-witted batter, who not only can fetch the narrowest of gaps but also can become unconventional with his touch play. Especially on sluggish wickets, Williamson’s batting can become handier, as neat timing is something which the NZ skipper has the best mastery of.
However, in ideal white-ball conditions, it will mainly be Martin Guptill’s eruptive batting that will yield maximum value for NZ. And to further run the show, Jimmy Neesham’s freakish flicks and conventional strokes can also overall be soaring options for NZ in batting.
But in terms of bowling, since the two premier pacers (Trent Boult and Tim Southee) have had an obnoxious time in the past, the team now must prefer Lockie Ferguson’s express pace bowling. In general, Ferguson’s brisk pace has yielded him a tag of a genuine wicket-taking pacer especially when the batters do try to take him for cleaners. Overall, apart from his rapid pace and bounce, Ferguson also has a fine yorker and some other variations which often deceives the batters to attempt faulty strokes.