If the performance of a player in this format leads to the victory of the team, then the performance of a player can lead to the defeat of the team.
It would not be wrong to call T20 cricket an unpredictable format of the game as it could change at any moment. That is, a good or bad over can change the outcome of an entire match.
In this format, where the performance of a player leads to the victory of the team, the performance of a single player can lead to the defeat of the team. That is why this time the World Cup also includes some out-of-form players whose performance has been a source of concern for the teams.
Shadab Khan (Pakistan)
The performance of Pakistani all-rounder and vice-captain Shadab Khan has not been impressive for a long time and his performance in the recent series against England and West Indies is telling proof.
In addition, the team management is avoiding feeding them at the top, which is a sign of a lack of confidence in them. Shadab has so far played 53 international T20 matches in which he has taken 58 wickets but in the same period, he has scored 226 runs in 22 innings.
If we talk about the recent National T20 Cup, Shadab has played a total of 10 matches in which he has taken 15 wickets with an economy rate of 8.24 while scoring 237 runs.
UAE wickets can be very helpful for spinners, so it can be hoped that Shadab will soon return to form and lead the national team to victory.
David Warner (Australia)
The recent form of Australian player David Warner will definitely be a source of trouble for the Australian team. He played 8 matches in the Emirates League of the Indian Premier League and scored only 195 runs, while his strike rate was below 110 which is much lower than his career strike rate of 139.96.
In addition, he has not played an international T20 match for almost a year. However, Australian captain Erin Finch is optimistic about him and has said that Warner will open with him in the World Cup.
Hardik Pandya (India)
During the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the United Arab Emirates, Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya did not bowl a single over. Mumbai Indians coach Mahela Jayawardene said that this was not done so as not to affect Pandya’s batting. But despite this precaution, Pandya also seems to have failed in batting and he has played the biggest 40-run innings in the entire event.
India captain Virat Kohli seems to support Pandya in many interviews as he has the ability to play well in both batting and bowling, but his form in bowling is now a bit difficult to know.
It should also be noted that the Indian selectors have selected Pandya as an all-rounder, but it remains to be seen whether he will play like an all-rounder or focus only on batting.
Ian Morgan (England)
It would not be wrong to say that Ian Morgan was instrumental in changing the landscape of the white ball cricket format in England. In addition, under his captaincy, England won the World Cup for the first time in 2019 and England had to wait 44 years to achieve this victory.
However, Morgan’s performance has been declining for some time. His performance in franchise cricket is also unsatisfactory and his strike rate is declining. His failure to score could upset England’s team management as they are especially important in the middle order.
David Miller (South Africa)
David Miller is one of the most experienced players in South Africa in terms of the T20 World Cup. However, his performance at the moment is not significant.
In the matches against Ireland and Sri Lanka, he showed some of the essences of his ability, but his performance did not show consistency. The South African team lacks fast bowlers in the lower order anyway, which makes Miller’s runs even more important. There is no doubt about the ability of David Miller but the team management will want the continuity of this ability.