8. West Indies
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.
Australia, heading into the T20 World Cup, has tried to keep two spinners, Adam Zampa and Ashton Agar, together in the line-up. Despite Zampa being their first choice spinner for all conditions, Agar’s stocks increase every time Australia comes to play a match in sub-continent conditions.
6. South Africa
George Linde is possibly one of the more exciting players on the T20 scene right now but doesn’t always get talked about. The left-arm orthodox spinner looks like an ideal partner to Tabraiz Shamsi, who is the No. 1 bowler in ICC T20I rankings at this moment.
Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid together are a superb combination, on paper. Moeen is someone who can bowl in any situation during a T20 innings and has experience of delivering with the ball in tough situations. . As far as Rashid is concerned, he has been in top rhythm for quite some time now.
4. New Zealand
Ish Sodhi and Mitchell Santner have been a formidable duo in the past few years in the T20 format. Their journey started back in the T20 World Cup 2016 in India. the duo had taken 20 wickets between them and had been critical for New Zealand’s unbeaten run during the group stages
Pakistan has a bunch of spinners to choose from for their ideal XI in the T20 World Cup. Hafeez is a off-spinner, Shadab is a leg-spinner. Nawaz and Imad are traditional left-arm orthodox spinners while Shadab’s tricks can be substituted with Usman Qadir.
Leading into this World Cup, their spin attack has options but doesn’t look too settled. Yuzvendra Chahal, who was India’s no. 1 pick for a spinner in the format, has not been at his best if we consider the stats for the last few years. But, there are others who can claim that spot.
Mohammad Nabi has played more than 300 matches while Rashid Khan is closing in on that figure. They have played in possibly every condition and in every situation. Add to that the abilities of Mujeeb, who is also an off-spinner who doesn’t turn the ball a lot and you have the perfect Afghan recipe of demolishing oppositions.