ICC T20 World Cup 2022
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The ICC T20 World Cup 2022 begins on the 16th of October 2022. This tournament is going to be held in Australia. The Australian pitches in general are considered to be a pacer’s paradise. However, there are a few spinners in world cricket who can dominate these pitches. What works in the favor of the spinners is the fact that the grounds are very big. The batters need to hit the ball as long as 80 meters to get the full-monty. The shortest format has seen many excellent spinners in recent times. So, which are the top 5 spin wizards who are expected to dominate this tournament? Here is an in-depth look: 

Rashid Khan will play for Afghanistan in ICC T20 World Cup 2022: 

The top spinner currently in world cricket comes from the Asian nation of Afghanistan. Rashid Khan has asserted dominance in every T20 league. Be it the CPL, the BBL, or the IPL, the Afghani has out-foxed every batter. His wrong-un is difficult to pick as he has a fast round-arm action. He also has many variations. Khan has a good flipper and can beat the batsmen with his flight as well. He bowls the ball a bit quicker, making it more tedious to pick. By the time the batter figures out, it is too late. Rashid will be carrying the entire Afghani bowling on his shoulders.  

  • Matches: 58 
  • Economy: 6.18 
  • Average: 12.92 
  • Strike Rate: 12.5 
  • Wickets: 105 

Wanindu Hasaranga will play for Sri Lanka in ICC T20 World Cup 2022: 

What a value pick has Wanindu Hasaranga been for the Royal Challengers. He is proving every critic wrong with every delivery of his. There was a series of memes on the internet regarding how Wanindu was a waste of money for 11.75 Crores. Regardless he has reaped huge benefits for the RCB management. He currently is the second-highest wicket-taker in the IPL 2022 season. Wanindu will be carrying the burden of a Sri Lankan team that is on the rise. After struggling with the departure of stalwart players like Sanga and Mahela, the Sri Lankan team has been struggling and this is the correct time to prove their worth. With players like Hasaranga who have been highly rated by the ICC, the Sri Lankan team is certainly a contender for the trophy. 

  • Matches: 35 
  • Economy: 6.39 
  • Average: 13.75 
  • Strike Rate: 12.91 
  • Wickets: 57 

Adam Zampa will play for Australia in ICC T20 World Cup 2022: 

Adam Zampa, the key spinner of the Australian team will also be under the watchful eye. Zampa played an important role in the Australian Cricket Team’s T20 Triumph last season. He has been exceptional with the ball at the international level. The Australian team has effectively used him too. He doesn’t bowl in the powerplay but rules in the middle-overs. He is also tough to pick. Adam bowls at a speed that is ideal for a spinner. It is between 80 to 90 kmph.  

  • Matches: 62 
  • Economy: 6.79 
  • Average: 21.23 
  • Strike Rate: 18.75   
  • Wickets: 71 

Yuzvendra Chahal will play for India: 

Yuzvendra Chahal has been waiting for this opportunity all his life. There is no way that the BCCI cannot select him for the ICC T20 World Cup 2022. They didn’t select Yuzi last time around and that cost the Indian team the World Cup. The selectors must not commit the same mistake again. Yuzi happens to be India’s most successful bowler in the T20I format. He has 65+ wickets for the Indian national team. He has been a member of the team for over 5 years now. Every IPL season Yuzi picks over 18 wickets and that speaks volumes of his consistency. One will not find a more daring bowler than Yuzi. His only goal is to get the batter dismissed. He flights the ball always which increases his chance of getting the wicket.  

  • Matches: 54 
  • Economy: 8.19 
  • Average: 25.34 
  • Strike Rate: 18.57 
  • Wickets: 68 

Honorable Mentions: 

  1. Adil Rashid 
  1. Mujeeb Ur Rahman 
  1. Akiel Hossein 

Tabraiz Shamsi will play for South Africa: 

It is a pity that Tabraiz Shamsi has gone unsold in the IPL 2022 Mega Auction. Shammo, the Magician had a lot to offer to any team which he played for. He has been dominating the leagues all over the globe. Similar to Rashid Khan has made the batters dance to his tunes. Tabraiz is slow in the air and that offers him more turn. His jump is also a bit higher to get the extra bounce. With the bouncy wickets of Australia, Shammo will bring a lot to the table. He gives the added dimension because he is left-handed.  

  • Matches: 47   
  • Economy: 6.74 
  • Average: 20.7 
  • Strike Rate:  18.2 
  • Wickets: 57 

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