Best Playing XI from Round 1 of T20 World Cup 2021. Round 1 of the competition is done and dusted. Four teams – Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Namibia, and Scotland. They have progressed to the Super 12 stage. Meanwhile, Papua New Guinea, the Netherlands, Ireland, and Oman have been eliminated. Sri Lanka topped the Group A standings. The 2014 T20 World Cup winners didn’t break a sweat in their first three matches.
On the other hand, Namibia stunned Ireland and the Netherlands to earn a place in the Super 12 phase. Scotland stunned the world by placing first in Group B. They won the group after defeating Oman, Papua New Guinea, and Bangladesh. Shakib was also ranked second after scoring four points in two matches.
Best Playing XI from Round 1
- Max O’Dowd and Jatinder Singh
Moreover, Max O’Dowd was the only Dutch player. In to perform well in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. The Netherlands opener was the highest run-scorer in Round 1 of the mega event. Also, aggregating 123 runs at an average of 41.
While Oman’s Jatinder Singh will open the innings with Max. Jatinder scored a brilliant fifty. Against Papua New Guinea in the competition opener. Generally, he managed 113 runs in three innings at a strike rate of 148.68.
- Gerhard Erasmus, Richard Berrington and Kiplin Doriga
Gerhard Erasmus led his team from the front in the first round. The competition by scoring 105 runs in three matches. Erasmus scored a match-winning fifty. Against Ireland that helped Namibia qualify for the Super 12 stage.
Richard Berrington was his team’s most successful batter. He also had a 51.50 batting average despite scoring 103 runs in three innings.
The middle-order is completed by Kiplin Doriga. In Round 1, Doriga batted the best of all the wicketkeepers. In three innings, he struck out 64 batters for a strike rate of 136.17.
- Shakib Al Hasan, David Wiese and Wanindu Hasaranga
In Round 1, Shakib Al Hasan was the most successful bowler. In addition, he took nine wickets. Also, in three innings, he also scored 108 runs.
David Wiese played an important role in Namibia’s journey to the Super 12s. Wiese scored 100 runs in just two innings and bagged three wickets to trouble opposition sides.
In three matches, Wanindu Hasaranga took six wickets. The Sri Lankan standout scored 71 runs against Ireland in the only inning he played in Round 1.
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