Rajasthan Royals batsman Liam Livingstone picks his All-Time T20 Playing XI
The T20 World Cup 2021 is fast approaching us on the 14th of November. The excitement level is at the top as fans are all very engaged with T20 cricket. In all of that, Indian Premier League franchise Rajasthan Royals uploaded video on their social media channel, in which, Liam Livingstone, picked his all-time T20 Playing XI.
Liam Livingstone didn't picked many of T20 cricket's greatest players, but whom he did picked, are also very good T20 players. Let's have a look at the players that the current England International player has picked.
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Openers: Jos Buttler, Virat Kohli
Liam Livingstone opted to go with England's one of the best T20 cricketer at this time, Jos Buttler as opener, plus he is the team's captain and wicketkeeper both. Along with Jos Buttler is former Indian T20 captain Virat Kohli, who also has played as an opener for India. Livingstone though, didn't picked T20 cricket's greatest openers like Chris Gayle, Rohit Sharma.
Middle-Order: Kevin Pietersen, AB De Villiers
In terms of middle order batsman, the English batsman only picked 2 proper Middle-Order batsman in former England international Kevin Pietersen and former South Africa player AB de Villiers.
AB de Villiers is considered one of the best player ever to grace the T20 cricket having scored 1672 runs in T20 International cricket for South Africa. Whereas, Kevin Pietersen is a generational talent having represented England in all formats. He has scored 1176 runs in 37 T20I matches.
All-Rounders: Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell, Ravindra Jadeja
He included 3 proper all-rounders in his team, those are Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell from West Indies and Ravindra Jadeja as a spin all-rounder from India.
Kieron Pollard and Andre Russell is a well recognised name in the T20 format, both possessing the hard-hitting ability, who can smash the ball out park from the word get go. They are both very bowlers as well. Pollard has scored 1468 runs and has picked up 38 wickets in 93 T20I matches. Andre Russell has on the other hand, scored 741 runs and has picked up 39 wickets in 67 T20I matches.
His 3rd all-rounder in the team is Indian left-arm spin bowler Ravindra Jadeja. Ravindra Jadeja, just like Pollard and Russell, possess all the abilities, but adding to that is his fielding. Jadeja is one of the best fielder in the world currently. Jadeja has scored 256 runs and picked up 46 wickets from 55 T20 International matches.
Bowlers: Wasim Akram, Rashid Khan, Lasith Malinga, Jofra Archer
Livingstone went with a 4 bowlers option in his team. First Wasim Akram, who is considered one of the deadliest bowler of his generation, but unfortunately, during his playing days, there was no T20 cricket and has picked on the basis of performance in the other formats. Akram has 414 and 512 wickets in Test and ODI cricket respectively.
Joining him is Afghanistan cricket team's biggest bowler, the leg-spinner Rashid Khan. Rashid is just 23 years old and is already considered one of the best in the world. He has 103 wickets to his name from 56 T20I matches and he plying his trade in various T20 leagues as well.
Fast bowler Lasith Malinga and Jofra Archer are the other 2 bowlers. Lasith Malinga is well known for his ability to bowl accurate yorker balls and Sri Lanka's one the greatest ever player to play cricket. On the other hand, Jofra Archer is quite dangerous with his pace bowling and bouncers.