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Top 10 players to watch out for in the Super 12 stage

Here are some cricketers who can excel in Super 12s-

Liam Livingstone

The England batsman can hit the ball in all directions and turn the match with one hand. Liam Livingstone possesses a strong bottom hand and can quickly come down hard on the ball to generate leverage. At Trent Bridge, in the T20I against Pakistan in July, he scored 103 in 42 runs to give his team the victory, hitting nine to 6 and six foures, mostly by through cuts and pulls and slogs off spinners.

Dawid Malan

One of England’s top scorers, Malan is very strong and passionate. He is a T20I top scorer at the latest ICC levels, and the fastest to the 1,000-T20I runs. He showed his flexibility as a batsman when in the five days he played his ninth match of 100 balls, he defended strongly and peacefully collecting runs in a Test match against India in Leeds. All in all, he could be a thorn in the flesh for rivals in the T20 World Cup.

Babar Azam

The Pakistani captain has often been compared to Virat Kohli for a reason. Babar is known for hitting runs against some of the best bowling attacks, and in some of the most challenging situations. Moreover, like Kohli, he is a complete run-getter in all formats. He sits at the top of the ICC rankings in the T20Is, ahead of Kohli at number 4, and is second on Kohli in the list of players with the most player awards in the T20s.

Glenn Maxwell

33-year-old Glenn Maxwell hit a purple patch in the second leg of the IPL, finishing with 513 runs in the tournament, striking out 144.10 strikes. He has earned half a century in her last six games, becoming the lynchpin of Royal Challengers Bangalore’s for its maiden title which ended with a defeat in the Eliminator. Maxwell has shown that he can score points on lazy and difficult tracks.

Ishan Kishan

Wicketkeeper-batsman Ishan Kishan has shown his strength by hitting in many IPL matches and in domestic competitions in the past. If Ishan is selected in the first XI, he can set the stage on fire with his blitzkrieg. Ishan has played three Indian T20Is in his career, all this year. He scored 20 unbeaten T20Is in Sri Lanka in July, and 60 in two games against England in March, including 56 innings (32b) in Ahmedabad. He hit the centenary in July in his first ODI match. 

Tabraiz Shamsi

With 28 wickets in 17 matches, South Africa’s Tabraiz Shamsi has won the most wickets in the T20Is so far this season and if he adds four more wickets to his T20 World Cup, he will hold the record for most wickets in a calendar year. Not only did Shamsi take more wickets, he has also been extremely frugal with the ball, keeping the economy rate of 5.53, the second leading scorer this year with 15 wickets or more. 

Wanindu Hasaranga

Like Shamsi, Wanindu Hasaranga of Sri Lanka had a great year with ball, taking 22 wickets in 13 matches. This right-arm wrist spinner possesses a deadly googly. He is currently on number 2 in the ICC T20I bowling rate, and his career average of 15.28 in 26 games is the sixth best ever. He made a mark in another club tournament, by finishing top by taking wickets (17 wickets in 10 games) in the 2020-21 Sri Lanka Premier League.

Shakib Al Hasan 

Shakib Al Hasan is already a modern-day Bangladeshi giant, and his inspired performances with bat and ball can lift the team to great heights. Shakib is known for elevating his game against top rivals and in major tournaments. He was a revelation in the 2019 ODI World Cup, scoring 606 in eight matches – with centuries against England and the West Indies – and taking 11 wickets. Solo efforts are not enough, however; he needs the support of other members of his team if he wants to make it to the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup. 

Mustafizur Rahman

The left-hand seamer is currently ranked 8th in the T20 Internationals. His career average 18.58 is the 10th best among bowlers with 50 wickets or more, and the fourth fastest in 50 wickets per format. In the latest five-match T20I series against New Zealand, Mustafizur scored eight wickets with an average of 11. In one match, he took 4 out of 12 to help out New Zealand by 93 wickets and won six wickets. Given his professionalism and consistency over the years, he may be among the wickets in the T20 World Cup.

Rashid Khan

Afghanistan leg spinner is already a superstar in his good work with football and will be key to his team’s chances in the T20 World Cup. He’s usually a wrestler who takes high wickets, but if he gets wickets or doesn’t, he probably always wins the runs from his end. The economic level of his career of 6.35 in all T20 cricket is proof of that. Rashid has been so consistent that since climbing No. 5 on the T20 roster in 2016, he has never been out of the top five. Indeed, for more than two years, he held on to his place No.

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