8) Afghanistan: Mohammad Shahzad
Mohammad Shahzad is one of the most charismatic cricketers from Afghanistan. He also happens to be one of the most entertaining batters from Asia. His batting has earned him a cult fan following.
7) West Indies: Andre Fletcher
When it comes to T20Is however, he has scored 595 runs in 34 innings as an opener. His batting average and strike rate as a T20I opener are 19.83 and 118.06 respectively. This includes 4 T20I fifties as well.
6) Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman
Fakhar Zaman is unarguably one of the most explosive batters Pakistan has right now. His ability to hit the ball a long way is a rare talent. His ability to perform under pressure is something that will come really handy in a big tournament like the T20 WC.
5) South Africa: Reeza Hendricks
Reeza Hendricks has been one of the brightest prospects for South Africa of late. Despite being inconsistent, he has managed to impress the cricket experts in patches. He has scored 993 T20I runs in 36 games so far.
4) New Zealand: Devon Conway
He is at his best as an opener. However, Martin Guptill and Tim Seifert are New Zealand’s regular openers. Thus, he will be batting at 4.
3) India: Ishan Kishan
Ishan Kishan is currently one of the most talented Indian players. His potential is unimaginable. This is one of the major reasons why he was selected in India’s T20 World Cup squad ahead of several stalwarts.
2) England: Jonny Bairstow
Jonny Bairstow is currently one of the most explosive T20 players going around. Not many batters can match his muscle power. As a matter of fact, he would have been a permanent opener in any team.
1) Australia: Matthew Wade
Matthew Wade has transformed his T20 game big time. Gone are those days when he use to get a chance in the XI only because of his keeping abilities. His fireworks in almost every season for the Hobart Hurricanes in the BBL has helped him work on his game in the shortest format.