Top five T20I players: Interesting selection by Mark Waugh  

Jasprit Bumrah tops the Waugh list before the World Cup 2022

India undoubtedly a cricket superpower around the world but equally challenging squad for the top position is also there as Australia. The legend Australian opener Mark Waugh has puts forward his list of top five T20I players.

Now the world war of cricket is around the corner and the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup is awaiting arrival of the cricket stars from around the world. On the sidelines of the expectations centred on the trophy, Australia legend Mark Waugh has come up with something which is attracting fans attention. Waugh has now joined the long list of former cricket greats to select the first five players they like to pick in a World T20I XI.

Mark Waugh being known for his aggression at the top of batting order as an opener for the Team Australia is also remembered for his his electric fielding both in the infield and the slip cordon as well. A total number of 8500 ODI runs are on his name being a member of Australia’s 1999 Cricket World Cup-winning squad he is a part of the Australian Cricket history.

A born batter or say a gifted white-ball cricketer Mark Waugh used to be in the top order global all-rounders list in the nineties.  He must have lit up the T20 world should he have played the modern era cricket.

When asked about the build-up to the 2022 T20 World Cup in Australia, Waugh reiterated his list of choice with no particular order. Waugh’s list looks to the bowlers in the quintet first.

This list contains Jasprit Bumrah (ICC T20I Bowling Ranking: 45th), Shaheen Afridi (ICC T20I Bowling Ranking: 19th), Jos Buttler (ICC T20I Batting Ranking: 15th), Rashid Khan (ICC T20I Bowling Ranking: 4th) and Glenn Maxwell (ICC T20I Batting Ranking: 29th / ICC T20I All-Rounder Ranking: 6th)