The eighth edition of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup is also the first to be held in Australia. While batsmen have to make adjustments to the extra bounce and will rely more on horizontal shots, pace bowlers will enjoy bowling, and spinners will be hoping to take wickets in the deep as the grounds are bigger.
There are some who, irrespective of what Australia offers, will thrive and make their performances count. Going by recent form and their utility to their respective teams, here’s a look at players to watch out for in the 2022 T20 World Cup:
Suryakumar Yadav (India)
The rise of India’s ‘Mr 360 degrees’ has been phenomenal. In the last year or so, since the premature end to India’s 2021 World Cup campaign, India have played in 35 T20Is, and Suryakumar Yadav has figured in 26 of them. He has been India’s highest run-getter during this period, scoring 864 runs at 37.56 and at a strike rate of 180.00. He has the ability to hit a six in any direction and has smashed 54 of them in the last year, 16 more than India’s next best, skipper Rohit Sharma.