Danish Kaneria Names Best T20 XI For 2021, Leaves Out Rohit And Kohli
It is that time of the year when experts and former cricketers start picking the best XI of the year. Former Pakistan Danish Kaneria has also joined this list. He picked T20's best XI of the year 2021 on his Youtube Channel. We take a look at the XI in this article.
Danish Kaneria's best T20 XI for 2021
In recent months, Kaneria is becoming popular for his views on social media. Hence, quite a few were looking forward to the T20 XI that he will pick for 2021. There were not a lot of surprises although a few pointed out that there were some notable exclusions from the XI.
Kaneria's team included the Pakistan duo of Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan at the top. This combination has clicked big-time for the country in 2021. Jos Buttler features at No.3 while Liam Livingstone and Mitchell Marsh comprise the core of the middle-order. Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin have been selected as the spinners along with Adam Zampa. The pace attack consisted of Shaheen Afridi, Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah.
Danish Kaneria's best T20 XI for 2021: Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Jos Buttler, Liam Livingstone, Mitchell Marsh, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravi Ashwin, Shaheen Afridi, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, Adam Zampa, Rishabh Pant (12th Man).
A few surprises in the team
Danish's team covered most of the performers for the year 2021. However, top players such as Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson missed the XI. Interestingly, West Indies, which is considered a powerhouse of T20 cricket, did not see any representations. Although the team did not do well at the T20 World Cup, across the global leagues, West Indian players have been successful in 2021 like every year. No players from South Africa, too, made it to this XI picked by Danish Kaneria.