T20 World Cup 2021: Former Australian spinner Brad Hogg picked his team for the recently completed T20 World Cup 2021. Hogg named Babar Azam as the captain of his team and picked Jasprit Bumrah as the leader of his pace attack. 6397091503
The Australian team won the tournament after defeating New Zealand in the final. New Zealand made 172 runs for the loss of four wickets in 20 overs while batting first. Australia chased down this total in 18.5 overs. Mitchell Marsh made 77 runs off 50 balls and won the player of the match award.
David Warner won the player of the tournament award. He was the second-highest run-scorer in the tournament behind Babar Azam. Warner made 289 runs in seven games at an average of 48.17 and a strike rate of 146.70. While doing so, he hit 32 boundaries and ten sixes.
Hogg picked Warner in his T20 World Cup team as well. He picked five Australian players in his squad. Let’s look at the team selected by him.
T20 World Cup 2021 – Brad Hogg’s Team of the Tournament
Brad Hogg was a part of Australia’s team during the 2003 and 2007 World Cups. He played an essential role in Australia’s triumph in both tournaments. Hogg featured in seven Tests, 124 ODIs, and 15 T20Is for Australia and picked a total of 181 wickets.
Hogg now works as a cricket commentator and also shares his views on his YouTube Channel. In a Hogg’s Vlog segment on his channel, he picked his team for the T20 World Cup.
Hogg named Babar Azam and David Warner as the openers of the team. He also picked Azam as the captain of his team. Hogg praised Azam’s batting performance and his leadership skills. Warner’s average was lower than most of the other openers. However, he performed really well at the time when it was required the most.
Brad Hogg’s team of the T20 World Cup: Babar Azam (c), David Warner, Aiden Markram, Mitchell Marsh, Matthew Wade (wk), Asif Ali, Rashid Khan, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa
How Brad Hogg’s Team Performed in the Tournament?
Hogg named Aiden Markram and Mitchell Marsh in his middle-order. Marsh won the player of the match award in the final and was a crucial player for Australia during the entire T20 World Cup 2021. The Australian team dropped Marsh from the squad and even demoted him in the batting order. However, in the last two matches, he played the role of a power-hitter. Aiden Markram was the most crucial player in South Africa’s middle-order. He had played attacking cricket during the Super 12 stage and also picked wickets.
Hogg picked Matthew Wade as the wicketkeeper of his team. Hogg mentioned that Wade’s role in the team would be a power hitter who can play attacking cricket at the very end of a game. Wade was at his clinical best against Pakistan in the semi-final and hit three consecutive sixes off Shaheen Afridi to finish the game. Asif Ali also found his place in Hogg’s team. Ali was one of the few players who started hitting boundaries right from the first ball. He played some vital knocks against New Zealand and Afghanistan.
Rashid Khan and Adam Zampa are the two spinners in Hogg’s team. Without a doubt, Rashid is one of the best spinners in world cricket at this moment. He is also someone who can bat decently and help finish the game. Hogg thought that Zampa should have been the player of the T20 World Cup. He controlled the middle overs for Australia and was the leading wicket-taker during the Super 12 stage.
Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, and Josh Hazlewood are the three pacers in Hogg’s team. Hogg described Bumrah as one of the best new ball bowlers who can also play a crucial role in the middle overs. Also, Bumrah is one of the best in the business when it comes to death over bowling. Hazlewood was picked to bowl his first two overs in the powerplay and pick wickets during the same. Trent Boult is also a death-over specialist who can bowl at any point in the game.