What is the best T20 XI in world cricket at the moment?
Choosing a T20 World XI is something that comes up regularly among cricket fans. The question of 'If aliens arrived on this planet to play a cricket match, which eleven players would you choose is something always in the back of our minds as we see the form of the top players in international cricket.
The best teams in the world at present seem to be India and Pakistan, while Australia are reliable as usual despite recent controversies, which have affected team selection; as both David Warner and Steve Smith would have had a good chance of making this team, as having right and left-handed batsmen always hold an advantage. At number six, we have felt the need to pick a destructive batsman to accompany the solid wicket-keeper while they need to be able to bowl reliably; preferably pace, so that they would be an extra death bowling option if things went askew.
When choosing batsmen, we have gone with a balanced mix of aggressors and more classical batsmen, while we want a solid batsman who is a specialist wicketkeeper to anchor the innings if there was a bad start. In terms of the bowling, we have gone with a traditional set-up, choosing two frontline attacking swing bowlers, a middle-overs pace bowler, preferably able to generate reverse swing, while having a leg-spinner, preferably right-handed, and an off-spinner, preferably left-handed.