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T20 World Cup 2024 All 20 Teams Best Possible Playing 11

India, Australia, and England, the strongest as we look at the best playing 11 ranking for all 20 teams for T20 World Cup 2024.

It’s May end, and the T20 fever is currently sky-high with the Indian Premier League and T20 World Cup in focus. While the IPL is almost about to conclude, we are left with only a few days before the International players pack their bags for a trip to the USA and the West Indies for the 2024 T20 World Cup as we are about to witness the 9th tournament since the inception of the tournament in 2007.

Unlike previous years, the tournament is of unique importance as history will be created when 20 teams enter the competition to fight for that one spot. This will be the first time ever that any ICC event will see 20 teams participating in the tournament. All these teams are placed in 4 groups of 5 teams each. There will be 40 Group Stage matches, and these will be followed by 12 Super 8 matches, 2 semi-finals, and 1 Final. 

With so many teams participating, how about we analyze the current squad of all 20 teams, and find the ranking of their best possible playing 11 for T20 World Cup 2024? While 19 teams have already announced their squad, Pakistan are yet to do it. Hence, for Pakistan, we are taking an educated guess, which more or less will confirm their playing 11 for the T20 World Cup 2024.      

T20 World Cup 2024 Best Playing 11 Ranking for All 20 Teams

Uganda Playing 11 for T20 World Cup 2024

  1. Roger Mukasa
  2. Simon Ssesazi
  3. Dinesh Nakrani
  4. Kenneth Waiswa
  5. Robinson Obuya
  6. Alpesh Ramjani
  7. Fred Achelam (wk)
  8. Brian Masaba (c)
  9. Henry Ssenyondo
  10. Cosmas Kyewuta
  11. Juma Miyagi

Starting with number 20 on the list, we have the Uganda team, who will be playing their first-ever T20 World Cup. Uganda will be led by Brian Masaba, and the team will see Roger Mukasa, Dinesh Nakrani, Brian Masaba, and Henry Ssenyondo among the key players for the tournament. Uganda are placed in Group C, which has the likes of New Zealand, Afghanistan, and the West Indies.   

Papua New Guinea Playing 11 for T20 World Cup 2024

  1. Tony Ura
  2. Sese Bau
  3. Assad Vala (c)
  4. Lega Siaka
  5. Hiri Hiri
  6. Hila Vare
  7. Chad Soper
  8. Kiplin Doriga (wk)
  9. Alei Nao
  10. Kabua Morea
  11. Semo Kamea

Following Uganda are the Papua New Guinea team that will be led by Assad Vala. PNG will be playing their second T20 World Cup, after being a part of the same in 2021. PNG are also placed in Group C, which has the likes of Afghanistan, New Zealand, and the West Indies. For PNG, key players include Assad Vaa, Tony Ura, Hiri Hiri, and Kabua Morea.  

Canada Playing 11 for T20 World Cup 2024

  1. Aaron Johnson
  2. Rayyan Pathan
  3. Pargat Singh
  4. Harsh Thaker
  5. Nicholas Kirton
  6. Shreyas Movva (wk)
  7. Saad Bin Zafar (c)
  8. Junaid Siddiqui
  9. Jeremy Gordon
  10. Kaleem Sana
  11. Dillon Heyliger

Number 18 sees Canada, who may be playing their first T20 World Cup, but have previously featured in the World Cup when John Davison was a known entity in the Cricketing World for his aggressive batting. The Canada team shall be led by Saad Bin Zafar with Aaron Johnson, Pragat Singh, Harsh Thaker, and Junaid Siddiqui among the key players.  

United States Playing 11 for T20 World Cup 2024

  1. Steven Taylor
  2. Monank Patel (c&wk)
  3. Andries Gous
  4. Aaron Jones
  5. Nitish Kumar 
  6. Corey Anderson
  7. Harmeet Singh
  8. Ali Khan
  9. Jasdeep Singh
  10. Nosthush Kenjige
  11. Saurabh Netravalkar

At number 17, we have the hosts, USA with opener Monank Patel at the helm. This is the USA’s first T20 World Cup, and what a moment it will be for the USA to participate in the World Cup, and face India and Pakistan in the same group given most of the USA players come from India and Pakistan origin. The team also has Corey Anderson, who once used to represent New Zealand. 

Oman Playing 11 for T20 World Cup 2024

  1. Kashyap Prajapati
  2. Naseem Khushi
  3. Aqib Ilyas (c)
  4. Zeeshan Maqsood
  5. Khalid Kail
  6. Ayaan Khan
  7. Pratik Athavale (wk)
  8. Rafiullah
  9. Shakeel Ahmed
  10. Fayyaz Butt
  11. Bilal Khan

At number 16, we have the Oman team, who will be playing their 3rd T20 World Cup, after appearing in 2016 and 2021. The Oman team will be led by Aqib Ilyas, and will have Kashyap Prajapati, Ayaan Khan, Pratik Athavale, and Bilal Khan among the key players. 

Nepal Playing 11 for T20 World Cup 2024

  1. Kushal Bhurtel
  2. Aasif Sheikh (wk)
  3. Sompal Kami
  4. Rohit Paudel (c)
  5. Sundeep Jora
  6. Kushal Malla
  7. Dipendra Singh Airee
  8. Gulshan Jha
  9. Karan KC
  10. Lalit Rajbanshi
  11. Abinash Bohara

Number 15 sees one of the most improved associate nations of recent times, Nepal. Nepal are placed in Group D alongside South Africa, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. With the likes of Sri Lanka and Bangladesh there, Nepal does have a good chance to upset one of the top three teams. It would be interesting to see how Rohit Paudel-led team performs. 

Namibia Playing 11 for T20 World Cup 2024

  1. JP Kotze
  2. Malan Kruger
  3. Jan Frylinck
  4. JJ Smit
  5. Gerhard Erasmus (c)
  6. Zane Green (wk)
  7. David Wiese
  8. Bernard Scholtz
  9. Ben Shikongo
  10. Tangeni Lungameni
  11. Ruben Trumpelmann

A number 14, we have the Namibia team with Gerhard Erasmus at the helm. Namibia have a lot of quality players in their side like JJ Smit, Zane Green, Ben Shikongo, Ruben Trumpelmann, and David Wiese, who has also played in the IPL. Namibia are placed in Group B, which has the likes of Australia, England, and Scotland. 

Scotland Playing 11 for T20 World Cup 2024

  1. George Munsey
  2. Michael Jones
  3. Charlie Tear
  4. Brandon McMullen
  5. Richie Berrington (c)
  6. Matthew Cross (wk)
  7. Michael Leask
  8. Chris Greaves
  9. Mark Watt
  10. Chris Sole
  11. Bradley Currie

At number 13, we have the Scotland team, who will surprisingly be playing only their second T20 World Cup. Scotland have been playing quality cricket for years now, and their side has a lot of experienced players. With Richie Berrington at the helm, Scotland has the likes of George Munsey, Matthew Cross, Michael Leask, Mark Watt, and Chris Greaves among the quality players. 

Netherlands Playing 11 for T20 World Cup 2024

  1. Michael Levitt
  2. Max O’Dowd 
  3. Vikramjit Singh
  4. Sybrand Engelbrecht
  5. Bas de Leede
  6. Scott Edwards (c&wk)
  7. Wesley Barresi 
  8. Logan van Beek
  9. Aryan Dutt
  10. Vivian Kingma
  11. Paul van Meekeren

Number 12 on the list is the Netherlands, which is undoubtedly among the best associate nations out there. The Netherlands team is led by the spirited Scott Edwards, and there are many quality players in the side like Bas de Leede, Max O’Dowd, Logan van Beek, Aryan Dutt, and Paul van Meekeren. Netherlands are placed in Group D, and given their history, they can definitely give Bangladesh, Sti Lanka, and even South Africa a run for their money. 

Ireland Playing 11 for T20 World Cup 2024

  1. Andy Balbirnie
  2. Paul Stirling (c)
  3. Lorcan Tucker (wk)
  4. Harry Tector
  5. Curtis Campher
  6. George Dockrell
  7. Gareth Delany
  8. Mark Adair
  9. Barry McCarthy
  10. Joshua Little
  11. Craig Young

Moving to number 11, this is a no-brainer with Ireland taking that spot. Given the quality of players Ireland have, they are one team that can challenge any top 10 teams. Led by Paul Stirling, Ireland can give tough competition to the likes of India and Pakistan in Group A. 

Bangladesh Playing 11 for T20 World Cup 2024

  1. Litton Das (wk)
  2. Soumya Sarkar
  3. Najmul Shanto (c)
  4. Towhid Hridoy
  5. Shakib Al Hasan
  6. Mahmadullah
  7. Jaker Ali
  8. Mahedi Hasan
  9. Shoriful Islam
  10. Mustafizur Rahman
  11. Taskin Ahmed

Moving to number 10, we have the Bangladesh team given their stakes have actually fallen a lot in the last few years as compared to other top 10 members. The Bangladesh team shall be led by Najmul Shanto, and they will see the likes of Litton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmadullah, Mustafizur Rahman, and Taskin Ahmed among the key players. 

Afghanistan Playing 11 for T20 World Cup 2024

  1. Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk)
  2. Ibrahim Zadran
  3. Mohammad Ishaq
  4. Najibullah Zadran
  5. Azmatullah Omerzai
  6. Mohammad Nabi
  7. Gulbadin Naib
  8. Rashid Khan (c)
  9. Mujeeb Ur Rahman
  10. Naveen Ul Haq
  11. Fazalhaq Farooqi

Coming to number 9, we have the Afghanistan team that will be led by the world’s number 1 spinner, Rashid Khan. Afghanistan team has quality players in their side, and if their batters have a good day, the bowling is so strong for Afghanistan that they can defend any total that they make. 

Sri Lanka Playing 11 for T20 World Cup 2024

  1. Pathum Nissanka
  2. Kusal Mendis (wk)
  3. Sadeera Samarawickrama
  4. Kamindu Mendis
  5. Charith Asalanka
  6. Angelo Mathews
  7. Dasun Shanaka
  8. Wanindu Hasaranga (c)
  9. Matheesha Pathirana
  10. Dilshan Madhushanka
  11. Maheesh Theekshana

Number 8 sees Sri Lanka, who have a very good chance of qualifying for Super 8 this year. The Sri Lankan team shall be led by Wanindu Hasaranda, and their main strength is bowling. There are four quality bowlers in the side, and all four were a part of IPL 2024. If Sri Lanka can show a good show in the batting, a Super 8 isn’t far behind for Sri Lanka. 

Pakistan Playing 11 for T20 World Cup 2024

  1. Saim Ayub
  2. Mohammad Rizwan (wk)
  3. Babar Azam (c)
  4. Fakhar Zaman
  5. Azam Khan
  6. Iftikhar Ahmed
  7. Imad Waseem
  8. Shadab Khan
  9. Shaheen Afridi
  10. Mohammad Amir
  11. Naseem Shah

Coming to number 7, we have the Pakistan team that will be led by Babar Azam. Given that Pakistan haven’t announced their side, their best 11 will have Saim Ayub and Mohammad Rizwan as their openers. Babar Azam should play at 3 with Fakhar Zaman and Azam Khan in the middle-order. Iftikhar Ahmad and Imad Waseem should play the role of finishers. Whereas Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Amir, and Naseem Shah should lead the bowling for them. 

South Africa Playing 11 for T20 World Cup 2024

  1. Quinton de Kock (wk)
  2. Reeza Hendricks
  3. Aiden Markram (c)
  4. Heinrich Klaasen 
  5. David Miller
  6. Tristan Stubbs
  7. Marco Jansen
  8. Kagiso Rabada
  9. Keshav Maharaj
  10. Anrich Nortje
  11. Gerald Coetzee

Coming to number 6, we have the South Africa team led by Aiden Markram. The South African team seems potent in batting as well as bowling department. The only problem with South Africa is their batting depth as Marco Jansen isn’t the most reliable batter out there. Marco bats at 7, and after that, all they have are decent batters like Keshav and Rabada. 

New Zealand Playing 11 for T20 World Cup 2024

  1. Finn Allen
  2. Devon Conway (wk)
  3. Kane Williamson (c)
  4. Daryl Mitchell
  5. Glenn Phillips
  6. Mark Chapman
  7. James Neesham
  8. Mitchell Santner
  9. Trent Boult
  10. Tim Southee
  11. Lockie Ferguson

One of the most consistent sides when it comes to selecting their players, New Zealand will once again enter the tournament as Underdogs. They are one team that doesn’t have fancy or flashy names on their side, but these guys get the job done. Under the leadership of Kane Williamson, New Zealand will be chasing their first T20WC title, and honestly, they have the side to get them through. 

West Indies Playing 11 for T20 World Cup 2024

  1. Johnson Charles
  2. Brandon King
  3. Nicholas Pooran (wk)
  4. Shimron Hetmyer
  5. Rovman Powell (c)
  6. Andre Russell
  7. Jason Holder
  8. Romario Shepherd
  9. Akeal Hosein
  10. Shamar Joseph
  11. Alzarri Joseph

Number 4 sees the West Indies team, who in their own den look like a dangerous side with a potential chance to enter the semi-finals. The West Indies team is known for two things – Explosive batting and All-rounders. The team is thankfully solid in both areas. The only challenging area for West Indies is spin bowling, which they will have to take care of by playing Rostan Chase and Gudakesh Mote.  

England Playing 11 for T20 World Cup 2024

  1. Jos Buttler (c&wk)
  2. Phil Salt
  3. Will Jacks
  4. Jonny Bairstow
  5. Harry Brook
  6. Liam Livingstone
  7. Moeen Ali
  8. Sam Curran
  9. Jofra Archer
  10. Mark Wood
  11. Adil Rashid

Number 3 on the list is the England Team. England have one of the most explosive batting lineups for T20 World Cup 2024 with Jos Buttler and Phil Salt leading the charge. They also have a fantastic pace duo in the form of Jofra Archer and Mark Wood. The spin department should mostly be taken care by Adil Rashid, Moeen Ali, and Liam Livingstone. Without a doubt, England will be one of the favorites for the competition. 

Australia Playing 11 for T20 World Cup 2024

  1. David Warner
  2. Travis Head
  3. Mitchell Marsh (c)
  4. Glenn Maxwell
  5. Marcus Stoinis
  6. Tim David
  7. Matthew Wade (wk)
  8. Pat Cummins
  9. Mitchell Starc
  10. Adam Zampa
  11. Josh Hazlewood

The number 2 spot is taken by the Australian team. For Australia, the focus will be on their All-rounders with as many as three good all-rounders in their 11. Be it ODIs or T20Is, the bowling lineup is almost identical for Australia. The wicket-keeping should be mostly taken care of by Matthew Wade. Overall, Australia have a good all-round playing 11, and a Semi-final finish is just a formality for them. 

Team India Playing 11 for T20 World Cup 2024

  1. Rohit Sharma (c)
  2. Yashasvi Jaiswal
  3. Virat Kohli
  4. Suryakumar Yadav
  5. Rishabh Pant (wk)
  6. Hardik Pandya
  7. Ravindra Jadeja
  8. Kuldeep Yadav
  9. Arshdeep Singh
  10. Jasprit Bumrah
  11. Yuzvendra Chahal

Finally, at numero uno, we have the Indian team with Rohit Sharma at the helm. Except for their current form, the Indian team looks potent in all departments. There are superb openers, tereffic middle-order, good finishers, spinners, and Jasrprit Bumrah as the leading pacer. The only thing the Indian team need is luck in the Knockouts, which has been missing for eternity now.  

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