Tuesday, November 30, 2021

T20 World Cup 2021 England can give Moeen Ali a chance in place of David Malan in first match

New Delhi. It is difficult for the world number-1 batsman David Malan to play the first match of the T20 World Cup. Both of them have failed in the practice match while playing for England. In such a situation, Moeen Ali can be given a chance at number-3 in his place. Maine has performed brilliantly for CSK in IPL 2021. Apart from this, he will also give balance to the team with spin bowling. England defeated New Zealand in the second warm-up match on Wednesday. The team was defeated by 7 wickets by Team India in the first practice match. England team will take on West Indies in their first match of the World Cup on Saturday, 23 October. Defending champions West Indies have lost both the warm-up matches.

Talking about David Malan’s T20 International record, he has scored 1123 runs in 30 matches at an average of 43. During this, his strike rate has been 139, which is very good. He has also scored one century and 11 half-centuries. But he has played most of the matches of his career at home. In the practice match against New Zealand, he could only score 11 runs off 15 balls. Earlier, against India, he could only score 18 runs in 18 balls.

Moeen Ali played a brilliant innings

Moeen Ali was rested in the second practice match. He played an unbeaten innings of 43 runs in 20 balls against India in the first warm-up match. In such a situation, the demand to include him in the team has started rising. Talking about the powerplay after the 2016 T20 World Cup, Moeen Ali’s strike rate has been 126, while Malan’s is only 115. Malan’s form has not been good for England this year. He averages 27 and has a strike rate of just 114. Moeen Ali also played an aggressive innings in the IPL final and was instrumental in making MS Dhoni’s team the champions.

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Livingstone also decided to play

The play of Liam Livingstone is also fixed in the first match. He also strengthens the team as an off-spinner with the bat. He scored 30 runs against India in the practice match and one against New Zealand. He also took one wicket each in both the matches. He can be important for the team as a bowler on the slow pitch of UAE. Talking about his overall T20 record, he has scored 2 centuries and 23 half-centuries. The strike rate is of 145. He is known for hitting big shots.

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