Australia defeated New Zealand by eight wickets to lift the 2021 T20 World Cup. Sachin Tendulkar named the best XI of players who reached the semis. In this article, we take a look at the best XI of semifinalists from the 2021 T20 WC that was listed by the legendary Sachin Tendulkar.
Australia emerge as the winners of the tournament
The T20 World Cup is one trophy that had been eluding the Aussies. Before the event started in 2021, very few expected the Australian Team to do well in the competition. However, they brought out a team effort and went on to win the championship. They will now look to defend it at home in 2022.
Sachin Tendulkar names the best XI of semifinalists from the 2021 T20 WC
Recently, Sachin Tendulkar picked the best XI of players who were part of the semi-finals. Pakistan, England, Australia and New Zealand had reached the semis of the competition. It was Australia and New Zealand who clashed in the finals. In the finals, although New Zealand looked the favorites after the first innings, it was the Australian Team that came out on top with a terrific batting display.
Sachin Tendulkar's best XI from Semi Finalists:— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) November 15, 2021
1. David Warner.
2. Jos Buttler (WK).
3. Babar Azam.
4. Kane Williamson (C).
5. Moeen Ali.
6. Mitchell Marsh.
7. Liam Livingstone.
8. Pat Cummins.
9. Adam Zampa.
10. Josh Hazlewood.
11. Trent Boult.
David Warner, who ended up as the Player of the Tournament, was one of the openers along with Jos Buttler. Babar Azam was an obvious choice, while Kane Williamson came in at No.4 after the splendid show in the final. Similarly, Moeen Ali, Mitchell Marsh and Livingstone also found a place in the XI. Adam Zampa was the sole specialist spinner in the XI. Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins and Trent Boult formed the core of the pace attack.
Sachin Tendulkar’s best XI of semifinalists from 2021 T20 WC: David Warner, Jos Buttler (WK), Babar Azam, Kane Williamson (C), Moeen Ali, Mitchell Marsh, Liam Livingstone, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood and Trent Boult.