Predicted Australia playing XI for 2022 T20 World Cup

Australia T20 2022 World Cup XI

Despite less expectations being on them, Australia managed to win the 2021 T20 World Cup. In 2022 also, there is an event and this time, it will happen in Australia. Hence, the defending champions will aim to defend the title. On that note, in this article, we take a look at the predicted Australia playing XI for the 2022 T20 World Cup.

It is just within a year that two T20 World Cups will happen. Hence, there might not be too many changes in the strongest playing XI for Australia, especially after the team has lifted the trophy in 2021. Nevertheless, we can expect a few changes based on the current form.

Openers: Aaron Finch (C) and David Warner

Aaron Finch and David Warner are the openers in this predicted Australia playing XI for the 2022 T20 World Cup. If Finch does not do well in this edition of the event, there are chances that he could lose his spot in the squad. The likes of Josh Inglis and Ben McDermott are waiting for a spot in the squad. Even Chris Lynn arrived to form recently. David Warner rediscovered his touch at the previous event and he will look to continue his form in the upcoming edition. His form will decide the fortunes of the Aussies.

Middle-Order: Mitchell Marsh and Matthew Wade (WK)

At No.3, it will be Mitchell Marsh who will operate. The all-rounder was in terrific form in 2021 and he will look to replicate similar displays. Marsh might not bowl too much due to his vulnerability to injuries. Of course, Matthew Wade will not play at No.4 but he will be part of the XI at the moment. However, that could change based on the veteran's form leading up to the event.

All-Rounders: Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis and Tim David

Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis and Tim David will be the all-rounders in the predicted Australia playing XI for the 2022 T20 World Cup. This is the core of the squad that Australia will rely on to win games consistently. Maxwell will occupy the No.4 spot while Stoinis might come in at No.5. Tim David must replace Steve Smith in this squad as he is better suited to the T20 format. Australia's finishing becomes stronger with Tim David's arrival. All these three must also contribute a total of four overs to the skipper.

Bowlers: Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa and Josh Hazlewood

It will be the same bowling attack that won the trophy last year which will be part of the predicted XI for the 2022 edition. However, Cummins and Starc have been leaking too many runs in recent months and Australia could think of replacing at least one of them if their form is bad. Jason Behrendorff is a decent option to be in the XI as he is extremely dangerous in the powerplay. The likes of Andrew Tye and Riley Meredith will also be in the scheme of things.

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