2022 T20 World Cup: Top debutants to watch out for in Super 12s | Cricket News


NEW DELHI: The 2022 T20 World Cup is already on, but the real deal will be the ‘Super 12’ phase of the tournament, which begins on October 22.
The top eight teams will be joined by qualifiers from stage 1 to complete the ‘Super 12’ series. Among the 12 teams will be many fresh faces who will make their mark T20 World Cup debut.
TimesofIndia.com here picked 4 players from the list of those debutants to watch out for:
Australia (Allrounder)

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This World Cup would have missed out on seeing one of the most gifted talents on the international T20 scene in recent times, but luck turned in Green’s favor at the eleventh hour. A freak golf injury suffered by Australia’s reserve wicketkeeper Josh Inglis ruled him out and the host nation brought in the versatile skills of Green as a replacement. His ODIs, led by his medium pace, produced five wickets against Zimbabwe and two measured knocks against New Zealand and Colombo, paved the way for his entry into the T20Is. The right-hander’s impact knock in the shortest format came in Mohali earlier this year, when he smoked the Indian bowlers for a 30-ball 61 as the Aussies successfully chased down a mammoth 208 for 6 to beat the hosts. Before that, Green’s top score in T20s was 36. Undoubtedly a player to watch out for in this edition. With an option to be used as an opener or a finisher, Green, playing his first ever T20 World Cup, could prove to be the X-factor captain Aaron Finch wants in the side.
Cameron Green in numbers:
T20 is: 7
Runs: 136
Average: 19.42
Strike rate: 174.35
Highest: 61
50’s: 2
100s: 0
Poles: 5
Best numbers: 2/16
Economy: 9,16
Pakistan (Fast bowler)


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As recently as August this year, Naseem Shah has not played a single white-ball international. From there to one of the Pakistan players to watch out for at the T20 World Cup, it has been a white-ball journey in the fast lane. But the 19-year-old has had an up-and-down ride since making his Test debut aged just 16. The latest sensation in Pakistan’s fast bowling factory line is the youngest bowler to take a five-wicket haul and a hat-trick in Test cricket. But a spate of injuries sidelined him for the better part of a year before he returned to the scene earlier this year. Earlier this year, he took care of KL Rahul in his first over in T20Is at the Asia Cup, opening the floodgates for his selection in Pakistan’s T20 World Cup squad.
Naseem Shah in numbers:
T20 is: 9
Poles: 11
Best numbers: 2/7
Economy: 7.89
New Zealand (wicketkeeper-batsman)


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Finn Allen could be just the spark New Zealand wanted in their bid to win a maiden T20 World Cup trophy. The right-handed wicket-keeper batsman may have missed out on the T20 World Cup last year, but his century against Scotland and rich form in the T20I tri-series on the eve of the showpiece event has set him up for a blitzkrieg Down Under. The 23-year-old Allen bettered his previous best of 71 off just 29 balls against Bangladesh, smashing a 56-ball 101 against Bangladesh in Auckland and followed it up with a 42-ball 62 against the Pakistan pace batsman. No bowling attack in the T20 World Cup will want to take such form and statistics lightly.
Fin Allen in numbers:
T20 is: 18
Runs: 469
Average: 26.05
Strike rate: 161.72
Highest: 101
50’s: 2
100s: 1
India (Fast bowler)


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Arshdeep Singh rose to fame with yorkers and dead ball prowess that he showcased for Punjab Kings in the 2021 season of the Indian Premier League. The 2018 U19 World Cup winner’s consistent performances earned him a senior India jersey and the 23-year-old left-arm pacer has never looked back since. The pressure of international cricket has not affected Arshdeep’s composure which comes naturally to him and has helped him hold his nerve even in tight situations, as was seen during the Asia Cup when he bowled the last over of the innings consistently and on miserly bowled wisely. While some of these performances may not have resulted in a win, Arshdeep could be just the man Indian captain Rohit Sharma needed to mend his team’s woes.
Arshdeep Singh in numbers:
T20 is: 13
Poles: 19
Best numbers: 3/12
Economy: 8,14


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