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2 players who are part of the 11 mainly due to their captaincy role in the T20 World Cup

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Captaincy plays a huge role in the game of cricket. While on-field tactics make a part, a captain is also required to motivate and set the philosophy and culture within a squad. However, in this era, T20 has reached a stage wherein matchups play an important part. Hence, each position becomes important in the XI. Unless the captain is extremely brilliant with his leadership, teams usually have a player suiting the requirements of the XI operate as the skipper. That said, in the ongoing T20 World Cup, some players are mainly a part of the 11 due to their leadership skills. Here, we take a look at two players who are part of the 11 mainly due to their captaincy role in the T20 World Cup.

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1) Temba Bavuma (South Africa)

Leading South Africa, Temba Bavuma has not done well to justify his position in the 11. This is especially when the likes of Reeza Hendricks and Heinrich Klaasen are a part of the bench. In the last four months, Bavuma has not made a double-digit score in T20Is. In 2022, so far, he has made just 35 runs in 9 games.

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Bavuma’s captaincy, though, has no concerns. He led the team very well in the 2021 T20 World Cup. Hence, despite the form that he is in, his position in the 11 seemed justified. However, time is running out for him. If he does not do well in the next few games, he could have to drop himself.

2) Kane Williamson (New Zealand)

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Kane Williamson is also one of the players who are part of the 11 mainly due to their captaincy role in the T20 World Cup. The Kiwi, ever since he came back from injury, has not been his best.

This year, so far, his strike rate is less than 120 and is not getting a lot of big knocks. The Kiwi has also failed in the 2022 T20 World Cup, till now. Against Australia, Kane scored at run a ball in a high-scoring match and against Sri Lanka, he got out early when the team wanted him to steady the innings. While his batting form is not helping the team, Kane is an inspirational leader and for his captaincy, he deserves a spot in the XI. All that said and done, Kane is a class player and when he comes to form, he would take the game away from the opposition. Kiwi fans will hope for that time to come soon.

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