The seventh edition of the T20 World Cup will be played in Australia later this month. It was back in 2007 when the first ever T20 World Cup was played. There are only four players from the batch of 2007 who would be featuring in this edition of the World Cup too. These cricketers have had contrasting careers across this phase. They will be vital to their team’s chances this year. Here in this article let us look at Players Who Featured In 2007 & Now In 2022 WC.
We look at these common Players Who Featured In 2007 & Now In 2022 WC:
He is one of the world’s leading all-rounders across formats. Shakib Al Hasan is Bangladesh’s talisman. He has been entrusted with captaincy this edition. Hasan continues to remain the most important player for Bangladesh. Nothing much has changed for him since the first edition in 2007.
His all-round skills have gotten better with time. He has played 101 T20Is, scalping 122 wickets and notching up 2045 runs. The nation expects something special from their star player in the seventh edition
He was part of the squad in 2007 but didn’t get to play a single game. Sean Williams since then has gone on to represent Zimbabwe with distinction. At 35, he will be playing to help his nation qualify for the next round. Zimbabwe needs to move beyond the qualifiers to make it to the next round. Sean will be keen to play a central role in the team’s progress. He is an experienced campaigner who has played 58 T20Is so far scoring 1274 runs in total.
He walked into RCB earlier this year with a clear plan. Dinesh Karthik wanted to play for the national side and represent the country in the T20 World Cup. Karthik first nailed the finisher’s role in IPL. He was awarded the super striker award for the season.
Karthik walked into the Indian team on the back of his showing in the IPL. He has been duly rewarded with a spot in the T20 World Cup. Karthik was one among two Indian players from the 2007 T20 World Cup to be actively representing the country still.
#1 Rohit Sharma
He is the only player to feature in all seven editions of the T20 World Cup so far. Rohit Sharma will be leading the side for the first time in an ICC tournament. There is a lot riding on his shoulders to deliver the much-awaited ICC Trophy. Sharma was one of the stars of India’s T20 World Cup winning campaign in the first edition. He will be wanting to finish with an encore, in what will potentially be his last T20 World Cup.