T20 World Cup: Best Possible XI of players who played 2021 T20 WC but not playing upcoming World Cup in Australia

T20 World Cup 2022: The biggest T20 tournament in 2022 is about to start in a couple of days’ time in Australia. It will be Sri Lanka who will lock horns against Namibia in the first game of the upcoming T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia. However, this is only the second time that two editions of World T20 have been played in just one year.

The first time it happened, two editions were played back-to-back in 2009 and 2010. And with the amount of cricket being played, there is a big chance that many big names will miss out on featuring in the upcoming season due to injury or have been dropped because of bad form.

Thus, there are still a few big names who are going to miss the upcoming tournament and were part of the last T20 World Cup 2021. So in this article, we will cover the best possible playing XI of those players who played in the last T20 WC but will miss the upcoming edition in Australia.

T20 World Cup 2022: Best Possible XI of players, who played in last edition but will not play in upcoming T20 WC

1. Openers for the team

Speaking of the openers, two of the most dangerous white-ball openers who are not part of this edition make the list. English opener Jason Roy and veteran West Indies opener Chris Gayle can win matches single-handedly. England has dropped Roy because of his form, while Gayle is also not part of the Caribbean team. But these two will certainly make a strong opening pair with a right-hand and left-hand combination.

2. Middle Order for the team

If he has openers like Gayle and Roy, then we need that middle-order who can complement the openers. So for Nos. 3, 4, and 5, we have picked England’s Jonny Bairstow, West Indies batter Shimron Hetmyer, and Pakistan’s veteran Shoaib Malik. Bairstow missed the current edition due to injury, and Hetmyer and Malik have been dropped from their team. But these three will certainly give the team an ideal combination.

3. All rounders for the team

Speaking of the all-rounders, a team largely depends on the players who can contribute with both bat and ball in the T20 format. Because, in general, all-rounders also serve as team finishers. Thus, we have gone for two hard-hitting all-rounders from the West Indies, Kieron Pollard and Andre Russell. These two can chase down any target or can also score quickly from the first ball. Then, we have picked India’s Ravindra Jadeja, who could possibly be the spin-bowling all-rounder in the team.

4. Bowlers for the team

Three bowlers we have picked West Indies’ veteran pacer Dwayne Bravo, who has the most T20 wickets in history. Next, we have picked India’s lead pacer, Jasprit Bumrah, and leg-spinner Rahul Chahar to do the duties. Thus, this will complete the bowling attack for this team. Bravo and Bumrah can also bowl at the death.

T20 World Cup 2022: Best Possible XI of players

Chris Gayle (WI), Jason Roy (ENG), Jonny Bairstow (ENG), Shimron Hetmyer (WI), Shoaib Malik (PAK), Andre Russell (WI), Kieron Pollard (WI), Ravindra Jadeja (IND), DJ Bravo (WI), Rahul Chahar (IND), Jasprit Bumrah (IND)

When will T20 World Cup 2022 start in Australia?

The upcoming WT20 will start on Sunday (October 16) when Sri Lanka and Namibia will play in the first match of the tournament.

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