ICC T20 World Cup 2022: England’s strengths and Weaknesses

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England’s T20 World Cup: The England Team for the ICC T20 world cup was announced a few days earlier. With the immense depth that England cricket has been able to establish. England happens to be the top contender for the ICC T20 World Cup 2022. Alex Hales, Ben Stokes, Liam Living Stone, and Mark Wood are just a few of the big names who will have big tasks on their hands to prove their mettle on the world cup stage, especially in the shortest format. We will look into the strengths and weaknesses of England  

England Announced the squad for ICC T20 World Cup 

Jos Buttler (c), Moeen Ali, Alex Hales, Harry Brook, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Phil Salt, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, David Willey, Chris Woakes, and Mark Wood.

And in travel Reserve: Tymal Mills, Liam Dawson, and Richard Gleeson

England’s T20 World Cup Strengths

The Batting depth

The presence of multi-dimensional players makes England very brutal. England has a mixed team with youth and experience which is good and they have good batting and good fast bowlers. If Jos Buttler is in form, he can give competition to any opposition team. Ben Stokes is also a huge strength of the team.

The depth of batting and the presence of multi-faceted players make England very brutal

The England Team has players like Jos Buttler, Alex Hales, Phil Salt, Liam Livingstone, and Ben Stokes. Moreover, the Presence of Mooen Ali at number7 and Chris Woakes at number 8 makes it clear that we cannot keep England out of the game with the bat unless 8 wickets are down for them. England can easily beat any team bowling attack in T20.

Anchors of The Team:

Jos Buttler:

Jos Buttler is the new captain of the England team, taking over from Eoin Morgan. He was ruled out of the Pakistan series due to injury, but he will play in the T20 World Cup. Jos Buttler is a dangerous player. Butler is the most dangerous opener in T20.

When we talk about his performance in Australia in 21-22 he played in 4 matches and scored 104 with a high score of 39 at a strike rate of 27.43. He performed a little low but definitely regarding his form in the upcoming matches.

Liam Living Stone:

Liam Livingstone is one of the most sought-after names in the format of the cricket game. Living Stone proves to be very effective in T20s with his huge sixes and excellent strike rate. Livingstone has played 35 matches for England, including one-century and one-half century, scoring 618 runs with a strike rate of 138.

Ben stokes: 

England’s test captain has only played matches in 34 T20I, but he is a player who will focus on the T20 world cup 2022. He has a strike rate of 136 in the 36 of the 34 matches he has played and has taken  19 wickets. Stokes on his own can change the course of the game with his big-hitting with the bat. England will have high hopes for Ben Stokes in the T20 world cup 2022.

Players to step up:

T20 World Cup 2022 provides a chance for players like Harry Brook, Phil Salt, Sam Curran, and Reece Topley to step up to the game. Brook at 23 is considered one of the top batting talents in England. He has managed to put in some decent performances with the bat for the 3 lions. He scored an impressive 42 not out against Pakistan recently.

Topley shot to fame with his 6-wicket haul against India during the ODI series. The left arm seamer at 28 now has a chance to step up and become a lead bowler for England across formats.

Bowlers:

England has a decent bowling attack

with David Willey, Reece Topley, Mark Wood, and Chris Woakes. David is the left-arm medium fast who has taken 50 wickets with an economy rate of 8.17 and an average of 22.94. Mark Wood is a right-arm fast, Mark Wood Took 6 Wickets (In 2 T20 innings) with a Strike Rate of 8.00 and an Average of 7.50. M Wood delivered 48 balls and took 3 wickets 2 twice.

Whereas Chris Woakes is a fast-medium Right-arm, Took 20 Wickets (In 20 T20 innings) with a Strike Rate of 20.95 and an Average of 27.70. C Woakes’s delivered 419 balls (with 1 Maiden over) and took 2 wickets 3 times and 3 wickets 1 time. 12 Right-Handed and 8 Left-Handed batsmen were out by Chris Woakes in T20. These bowlers can be in the lineup for the upcoming event.

When we talk about team spirit England has always had a showman in the matches. The Era of England is a team that plays the cricket of oneness, every player is a team player in the drill.

England’s T20 World Cup Weakness

England’s Fragile Batting

The team will be without ace all-rounder Ben Stokes, who has opted for an indefinite break citing mental health. Stokes has been one of their primary run-scorers in the last three years with 1060 runs at an average of almost 45.

Top orders: 

England’s top-order has also been very fragile, England’s policy of packing their side with players who contribute in all three facets of the game has continued under Buttler’s leadership.

Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Chris Woakes, David Willey and Liam Livingstone are all players who can make a mark with both the bat and the ball.

While Stokes, Curran, and Ali are genuine all-rounders, the rest are also more than capable of contributing to one aspect of the game, while being a specialist in the other.

Death overs:

The death overs look like a point of concern. The team does have players like Chris Jordan who are T20 specialists and are meant to bowl those tricky overs but has Jordan delivered on the big stage in the past?

Also, with many options on the table, does Jordan make it to the playing 11 England also has a question of whether it wants to go in with Adil Rashid or are overs from Living Stone and Moeen Ali enough?

Injuries

Injuries are a big concern for England. Sam Curran, Ben Stokes, and Chris Woakes were all injured in the recent past and so was Mark Wood. Jofra Archer is still out due to injury. Jonny Bairstow is also out.

Players dropped out

England has not selected their leading opener Jason Roy in the team for T20 World Cup. Roy continues to flop with the bat. In the hundred he scored 51 runs in 6 matches. Three times he could not have opened the account. Earlier, he had failed in the series against South Africa and India. 

Reserve players– Tymal Mills, Liam Dawson, and Richard Gleason.

However, the Selectors have picked some talented batters and all-rounders to strengthen the middle order but the challenge will be way different from what faced e. Will the batters be able to hit out of the fence around, due to the strong breeze?

Although there will be a hint of green in the wickets, it will be dry beneath which will bring Indian spinners into play.

Hope you guys enjoyed today’s episode on the Strengths and Weaknesses of Team England for the T20 World Cup 2022.

Expected Playing XI: Jos Butler (C and WK), Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Liam Livingstone, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, David Willey/Mark Wood, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood.

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