Only one Indian was given a place in the team
He said, “Jasprit Bumrah is someone I have always respected because he has the ability to bowl in different conditions during an innings. He is always the one wicket-taker option for you and when you need to finish the innings of a batsman, there is no better option than Jasprit Bumrah.
Rashid Khan first choice of bowling
Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan, playing for Gujarat Titans in IPL 2022, was the second choice of the legendary cricketer’s dream team. Jayawardene praised Rashid and said that he does the work of scoring very important runs with the bat along with taking wickets in difficult situations for you.
“For me, the most important part of T20 cricket is its bowlers and Rashid Khan is a good spinner who knows how to bat. He is a good option to bat at No 7 and 8 and you can use him for different combinations in different situations. He can also bowl in the powerplay, middle overs and death overs during the innings, so Rashid will be my first choice of bowling in my team.
Afridi was also included in the team
Jayawardene has also included Pakistan’s left-arm fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi in his bowling, who has achieved a special place in the limited overs format with his bowling in the recent past.
“I will also include Shaheen Shah Afridi of Pakistan in my bowling department, who performed exceptionally well in the World Cup last year and bowled very well with the new ball. He has a lot of ability apart from swinging the ball quickly. He is a wicket taker option for the team which can also be used in the death overs, he can be a good option to attack.
These players were also given place
Jayawardene has also included Jos Buttler, who scored 3 centuries in IPL 2022, and Mohammad Rizwan, the wicket-keeper batsman of Pakistan, in his team. Not only this, he chose Chris Gayle to open the innings with Butler.
“I would pick Jos Buttler to open the innings, who bats very aggressively against the pace and spin bowling and has shown good form in the IPL for some time now. Buttler also did well in the last T20 World Cup and scored a lot of runs in difficult conditions in the UAE. If there is a chance to pick an old-timer, then I will pick Chris Gayle to open the innings with Butler, while present-day Mohammad Rizwan, who will also play the role of wicket-keeper batsman in the team. He opens the innings for Pakistan but I think he can bat well in the middle order as well.