Vaibhav Tripathi ∙ Oct 3 2022, 2:15 PM

Nasser Hussain picks his starting England XI for the T20 World Cup 2022

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With the T20 World Cup 2022 set to begin in a few days time, Former England cricketer Nasser Hussain has picked England's eleven for the showpiece event.

Ahead of the mega show, many experts have started releasing their predictions and analysis of various sides. Following the bandwagon, ex-English international cricketer also revealed his England eleven for the T20 World Cup.

Discussing England's starting eleven for the World Cup on Sky Sports Cricket, Nasser started with the selection of England's newest batting sensation Harry Brook, who finished as England's leading run-scorer in the 4-3 T20I series win in Pakistan, amassing 238 runs in six innings at an average of 79.33 and a strike rate of 163.01, with a best of 81 not from 35 balls in game three.

The selection dilemma for Nasser was for two spots. First was one whether to pick Phil Salt or Alex Hales to partner skipper Jos Buttler at the top of the order and whether Chris Jordan or Chris Woakes complete the bowling line-up.

"If (Jos) Buttler keeps, I can't get (Phil) Salt in as (Alex) Hales' record in Australia in the Big Bash is exceptional and he is more experienced than Salt," Nasser Hussain told Sky Sports.

For the middle-order, Nasser went with two left-handers in Dawid Malan and Ben Stokes at 3 and 4 respectively. Brook fits in at number 5. Similarly, for the lower order, the cricketer turned commentator picked Moeen Ali and Liam Livingstone. 

When it comes to the bowling attack, Nasser picked the pace battery of Chris Jordan, Reece Topley, and Mark Wood. He went with Adil Rashid as the lone spinner in the eleven.

"For me, England's four best bowlers are Mark Wood - that's a given with his pace and X factor - Adil Rashid with his variations and ability at the death, Reece Topley with the way he has come on this year, has the left-arm angle and takes wickets up front, and then I'd go (Chris) Jordan.

Here is Nasser Hussain's England XI:

Jos Buttler (C & Wk), Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Chris Jordan, Mark Wood, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley

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