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Five Batsmen to look out for in T20WC 2024

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Buvanesh Thiraviam

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May 27, 2024

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T20 cricket is a format that is currently tilted in the favour of the batters but there are instances where they could be really tested. The upcoming T20 World Cup in USA & West Indies is poised to such a tournament where we could see a surfaces that slow and batters would need to do a lot of work.

This is where the skillset of a batter will come in play, and we will list down those gentlemen who can create a difference for their respective teams in the World Cup.

Travis Head – Australia

If his returns in the IPL 2024 is any thing to go by, Australia could view Travis Head as their X factor at the top of the order in the upcoming T20 World Cup. The left-hander has always performed for the men in yellow at the big stages, be it the World Cup final or the WTC final. 

Though the conditions at the Caribbean or in USA for that matter suits his style of play, but Head has enough experience to acclimatize to these slow surfaces. Also, he has improved his play against spin a lot and Australia will look at him as their potential match-winner.

Virat Kohli – India

The former Indian skipper has been in blazing form in the recently concluded IPL and has topped the run-scoring charts in the last two ICC white-ball tournaments. With the wickets in USA and West Indies suiting his style of play, Virat Kohli is expected to continue his run-scoring spree. 

Virat will enter the tournament brimming with confidence and India will hope that their star batter will deliver yet another stand-out performance on the big occasion.

Babar Azam – Pakistan

If there is any player that can match Virat Kohli in terms of class and finesse with respect to their shots, then it must be Babar Azam. The Pakistani skipper is having a tough time off late with the bat but there is no better occasion than the T20 World Cup to find his form back.

The conditions he is expected to find in the tournament suits his style of batting and Pakistan will hope that their captain has a prolific World Cup. As of now, only batter who is above Babar in terms of runs in T20I is Virat Kohli. Such has been his dominance in the shortest format of the game. 

Phil Salt – England

Phil Salt is likely to open with Jos Buttler and is expected to take the enforcer’s role in the powerplays for England. He has been in tremendous hitting form in the IPL and has already scored 2 centuries in the format for the national team.

With a long batting line-up, Salt has the freedom to go big from the ball one and this could bring the best out of him in the upcoming tournament.

Rachin Ravindra – New Zealand

Following a dream debut in the ICC World Cup, Rachin Ravindra’s stocks have risen in the cricketing circles. Much is expected from him in the upcoming World T20, and he was in relatively good form in his maiden IPL. 

Rachin has proved to be a good player against spinners and fast bowlers alike. The conditions in West Indies and USA could be slow in nature and this is where a versatile batter like Rachin can come in handy for New Zealand. 

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