ICC T20 World Cup 2022

The England Team for the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 was announced a few days earlier. With the immense depth that England Cricket has been able to establish, England happens to be one of the top contenders for the ICC T20 World Cup 2022. Alex Hales, Ben Stokes, Liam Livingstone, and Mark Wood, are just a few of the big names who will have a big task on their hand to prove their mettle at the World Cup stage, especially in the shortest format. Here is an in-depth look: 

England Team for ICC T20 World Cup 2022: 

Jos Buttler (c), Moeen Ali, Alex Hales, Harry Brook, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Phil Salt, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, David Willey, Chris Woakes, and Mark Wood.  

Travel Reserve: Tymal Mills, Liam Dawson, and Richard Gleeson 

Expected Playing XI: 

Jos Butler(C and WK), Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Liam Livingstone, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, David Willey/Mark Wood, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood. 

Strengths of the England Cricket Team: 

The batting depth and the presence of multi-dimensional players make England very brutal. The presence of Moeen Ali at number 7 and Chris Woakes at number 8 makes it very clear that we cannot keep England out of the game with the bat till we take at least 8 wickets of them. Also, the presence of dynamic players like Liam Livingstone and Ben Stokes adds immense value. One day they win you games with the bat, the other day with the ball.  

Weakness of the England Cricket Team at the ICC T20 World Cup 2022: 

The death overs look like a point of concern. The team does have players like Chris Jordan who are T20 specialists and are meant to bowl those tricky overs but has Jordan delivered at the big stage in the past? Also, with many options on the table, does Jordan make it to the playing XI? England also has a question whether it wants to go in with Adil Rashid or are overs from Livingstone and Moeen Ali enough?  

Opportunities for the England Team at the ICC T20 World Cup 2022: 

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There is a big opportunity for any of the middle-order batters. Harry Brook, Phil Salt, or any other young bloke has a good chance. It is certain that with the absence of Jonny Bairstow one of the fresher faces will get a considerable number of games. Another option is for the returning Alex Hales. Alex Hales and James Vince were two players who felt they will never be able to play for England again! But with that being the past, England has picked this T20 sensation. He can make sure his bat does the talking. 

Threats to the England Cricket Team at the ICC T20 World Cup 2022: 

Injuries are a big concern for England. Sam Curran, Ben Stokes, and Chris Woakes were all injured in the recent past and so was Mark Wood. Jofra Archer is still out due to injury. Jonny Bairstow is also out. Another threat is the “Slam-Bang” approach or “Baseball”. Will this strategy work in Australia where the grounds are relatively bigger? Will the batters be constantly able to clear the fence with the ball moving around due to the strong breeze? 

Prediction: England will make it to the semi-finals of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022.

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