Captains who would be replaced at the end of T20 WC 2022
There have been very few captains who have looked the part in this T20 World Cup. The eighth edition of the T20 World Cup in Australia has tested captains largely. Captains have looked lost on the field. Their poor personal form has rubbed onto their tactical side too. Here in this article let us discuss Captains who would be replaced at the end of T20 WC 2022.
These captains have been lucky to have players who have shouldered the burden. Few players have even taken over the mantle on-field at crucial junctures. These are the biggest signs that the team is moving in a new direction.
We look at T20I captains who would be replaced at the end of T20 WC 2022:
#1 Aaron Finch
The current Australian captain has endured a prolonged loss of form. Aaron Finch has already given up on the ODI format. There were whispers about him quitting the T20 format too post the World Cup. But there hasn’t been any confirmation from finch’s end in this regard.
He looked woefully out of sorts until he finally hit a fifty against Ireland. But as luck would have it he injured himself during that game. Australia will be keen to look beyond Finch who seems to have run his course.
#2 Temba Bavuma
He is the classic case of a captain being a non-player in the side. In a side filled with explosive T20 talent, Temba Bavuma does seem to be a misfit. His career T20I strike rate continues to hover below 120.
Bavuma finally scored close to 200 in the game against Pakistan. But the power game is clearly out of his comfort zone. In David Miller, South Africa has one of the finest T20I players in the world. It will be a little surprise if they anoint him captain post this World Cup.
#3 Babar Azam
If there is someone whose credentials have taken the biggest hit then it has to be Babar Azam. He came into this World Cup riding on a sea of confidence. His captaincy in the Asia Cup especially in the game against India was lauded. But it has been downhill ever since the World Cup began.
Pakistan’s loss to Zimbabwe was incomprehensible. He has often looked lost in the middle during pressure situations. Shadab Khan seems to be the team’s talisman. He has called shots on more than one occasion. Khan is likely to step into captaincy post the T20 World Cup.
He is one of the finest batsmen of this generation. But unlike a few of his other celebrated peers, Kane Williamson is not a natural T20 player. He has found it difficult to hit the top gear as soon as he walks in to bat.
The Kiwi batters around him have had a wonderful tournament so far. Their contributions have more than made up for Kane’s failures. He has led New Zealand to three successive T20 World Cups. It will only be fair if someone else takes charge of the team heading into the future.