How it will be if Asia XI take on World XI in a T20 match?

Sudipta / 10 March 2016

The World T20 2016 qualifying round has already started and the Super 10 round will start on March 15 between host India and New Zealand. It is expected that the sixth edition of World T20 in India will be more exciting than the last five tournaments.

With international cricket’s third biggest tournament Asia Cup being recently concluded how it will be if Asia XI plays against World XI in a T20 match on Indian conditions?

Here we give you Asia XI and World XI respectively:

Asia XI:

Rohit Sharma: Indian opener Rohit Sharma will open the innings. He is now Asia’s best opener and possibly among the best in the world. Rohit Sharma’s hard hitting ability will make the first choice for the job.

Shikhar Dhawan: Indian left-handed opener won the match against Bangladesh in the Asia Cup final. He scored 60 off 44 balls. His cover drive and pull will always help a team to get off a good start.

Virat Kohli: Indian batting star is arguably the best batsman among the current bloke in the World. Any team would like to keep him in their rank. He can anchor an innings and can also score runs with prolific batting.

Sabbir Rahman: The right-handed batsman of Bangladesh was announced man of the series in the Asia Cup as he scored the highest total in this recently concluded series. He shepherded Bangladesh victories against Sri Lanka and Pakistan. So as per current form he will be the number four of Asia XI.

MS Dhoni: Indian batsman MS Dhoni will be the captain and wicket keeper of this side. He also has the ability to win a match chasing a mighty total. He can also launch big shots when runs require in fewer number balls.

Shakib Al Hasan: Bangladesh southpaw is the best allrounder among the current blokes of allrounders. His spin and handy batting will help the Asia XI to score freely in the death over.

Angelo Matthews: This Sri Lankan batting allrounder will add strength to the team and gave a depth to the lower middle order batting. His slow medium pace will be crucial.

Ravichandran Ashwin: Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin will feature in this team as the premier spinner of Asia XI. His ability to read the game fast and bowl according to the pitch will make him the first choice as a spinner.

Mohammad Amir: This Pakistan lefthanded quick is the new sensation of bowling. He bowls with tremendous pace and swing. His  deadly Yorker makes him the bowling spearhead of Asia XI.

Jasprit Bumrah: This Indian seamer is also a great bowler of inswinger and deadly Yorker, so he will make a mighty combination with Amir.

Mustafizur Rahman: The Bangladesh bowler’s cutters and Yorker makes him a favourite choice for the third seamer.

World XI

Alex Hales: This English opener is in terrific form, he will be the first choice for opener job.

Martin Guptill: The New Zealand batsman is a tremendous hitter and he has been in outstanding form since the series against Sri Lanka and Australia. His ability to hit the ball high and long makes him the perfect choice for the second opener.

AB de Villiers: The South African captain is known for creative shots and is an outstanding batter of the white ball. He loves to hit the ball hard. He also plays the role of a captain and wicketkeeper of World XI.

Steve Smith: The Australian captain is a prolific run scorer and among the best batsmen in international cricket. He has the ability to shepherd the innings.

Dwyane Bravo: This West Indies allrounder will help the World XI both with his bowling and batting. He is a utility player. He can score plenty of runs and takes a couple of wickets to help his team.

Glenn Maxwell: This Australian batsman is a match winner. He hit the balls for runs, for him shot selection does not a matter. His unusual batting style can spoil any bowler’s plan.

Andre Russell: This West Indies all-rounder’s presence in the team will solidify World XI team. He  is a regular bowler and good hitter of the ball. So, the presence of Russell in the lower middle order will allow the top order to go ballistic.

Imran Tahir: The leggie is the among the best spinner of this world. His leg spin will always bring World XI a wicket.

Kagiso Rabada: Young South African pacer has become an integral part of South African bowling attack as he got pace and tricks to bowl at different conditions. He can bowl both Yorker and swing.

Tim Southee: This New Zealand bowler honed his skill of bowling Yorker. It is the greatest weapon against any batsman in T20 cricket.

Jerome Taylor: The West Indies bowler is very fast and uses the seam of the ball which can trouble any batsman. He also has a bouncer in his armoury.  His pace and seam, Rabada’s swing and Tim Southee perfect Yorker will make a sharp pace attack against Asia XI.