Best XI Of Benched Players In ICC T20 World Cup 2021

Published - 16 Nov 2021, 12:13 PM

Rahul Chahar, T20 World Cup 2021
Rahul Chahar (Image Credit: Twitter)

Australia became the champions of ICC T20 World Cup 2021 after defeating New Zealand in the final by 8 wickets. Batting first in the match, New Zealand piled up 172-4 on the scoreboard with a fabulous 85-run knock by Kane Williamson. However, Australia chased the target in 18.5 overs with half-centuries by David Warner (53) and Mitchell Marsh (77*).

While many players executed brilliant performances during the tournament, there were few others who did not get an opportunity to play. Most of the teams had only between 5 to 7 games to play in the tournament, due to which they had to choose the best XI players from the squad. As a result, there were many players who were benched during the entire tournament. In this listicle, we talk a glance at the Best XI of benched players in ICC T20 World Cup 2021.

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Best XI Of Benched Players In ICC T20 World Cup 2021

Andre Fletcher

Andre Fletcher
Andre Fletcher, Image source: Twitter

Andre Fletcher should be the opener of this team. The West Indies player did not get an opportunity to play any match in the tournament. He has a lot of experience in T20Is. In 52 innings, he has scored 950 runs at an average of 21.11. He has also slammed 6 half-centuries in his T20 career.

Usman Ghani

Usman Ghani. (Credits: Twitter)

Usman Ghani is another player who was benched during the entire T20 World Cup 2021. The Afghanistan player has played 23 T20I games so far in his career. He has scored 251 runs at an average of 26.23 and strike rate of 111+. He has also smacked 3 half-centuries. He can be good choice of another opener in this team.

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Haider Ali

Haider Ali [Image-Getty]
Haider Ali can be the middle-order batsman in this team. Haiden Ali was benched by Pakistan during the entire tournament. In his career, Ali has played 2 T20I games in which he has scored 42 runs at an average of 21.0 and strike rate of 127+.

Wiaan Mulder

South Africa all-rounder Wiaan Mulder (Photo- Twitter)
South Africa all-rounder Wiaan Mulder (Photo- Twitter)

Wiaan Mulder was benched by South Africa during the entire tournament. He can be a good middle-order batsman in this team. In 3 T20I games so far, he has scored 51 runs at an average of 25.50. His highest score is 36 runs in one match.

Sohaib Maqsood

Sohaib Maqsood
Sohaib Maqsood. (Photo by ASIF HASSAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Sohaib Maqsood will be another good choice of batsmen at the middle order in this team. He has a lot of experience while playing for Pakistan. In 22 T20I games, he has scored 273 runs at an average of 13.65 and strike rate of 116+. His highest score in a match is 37 runs.

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Sarfaraz Ahmed (WK)

Pakistan
Sarfaraz Ahmed[photo: Twitter]
If we take a look at all the wicketkeepers who were benched during the T20 World Cup 2021 by various teams, Sarfaraz Ahmed is the most experienced and deserving wicketkeeper to be part of this team. With Mohammad Rizwan’s outstanding form, Sarfaraz Ahmed did not get a chance to play any match for Pakistan in the tournament. In 41 T20I innings in his career so far, Ahmed has scored 812 runs at an average of 28.0 and strike rate of 126+. He has also slammed 3 half-centuries.

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Sam Curran (C)

Sam Curran
Sam Curran. Image-AFP

Sam Curran should be the all-rounder of this team and can also be picked as a skipper. The England player did not feature in any game. The left-handed batsman has scored 91 runs in 10 innings so far in T20I, at an average of 18.20. With the ball, he has picked 16 wickets in 16 games at an average of 22.81 and an economy of 7.93.

Tom Curran

Tom Curran, England
Tom Curran (Image Credit: Twitter)

Tom Curran can be one of the pacers in this team. Tom was benched by England in the tournament. He has played 30 T20I games so far, in which he accounts for 29 wickets. The right-arm pacer owns a bowling average of 31.27 and an economy of 9.25.

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Kane Richardson

Kane Richardson
Kane Richardson (Image Credit: Twitter)

Kane Richardson can be another pacer in this team. Australia did not pick Richardson in any match during T20 World Cup 2021, with their pace trio of Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, and Josh Hazlewood doing a good job for the team. In 26 games so far, the right-arm pacer has scalped 29 wickets at an average of 24.31 and economy of 7.92.

Kyle Jamieson

Kyle Jamieson
Kyle Jamieson (Image Credit: Twitter)

Kyle Jamieson can be another pace bowler in this team. The right-arm pacer did not feature in the playing XI for New Zealand in any game in the tournament. He has played 8 T20I games so far and picked 4 wickets. He can be a good option of the pacer in this team.

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Rahul Chahar

Rahul Chahar
Rahul Chahar (Image Credit: Twitter)

Rahul Chahar should be the spinner in this squad. Chahar was the only Indian player who did not play a single match in ICC T20 World Cup 2021. Chahar has played 3 T20I games so far and picked 7 wickets at an average of 23.85 and economy of 7.59.

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