Probuddha Bhattacharjee ∙ Nov 1 2022, 11:34 AM

T20 World Cup 2022, 1st November: Team of The Day

image-l9y5im2gGlenn Phillps (Source: AP Newsroom)

1st November 2022 saw two matches in T20 World Cup 2022.  The first match saw Sri Lanka taking on Afghanistan, while in the second encounter of the day it was the all important match between England and New Zealand

In the first match, Sri Lanka played dominating cricket and defeated Afghanistan by 6 wickets. The Sri Lankan bowling did a fantastic job of restricting the opposition to 144 runs in their 20 overs. Courtesy, of Dhananjaya de Silva's 66 off 42, Sri Lanka chased down the target in 18.3 overs with 6 wickets remaining in hand. 

In the second match, England batted first and posted 179 runs in their 20 overs, on the back of skipper Jos Buttler's brilliant 73 off 47. 

Team of The Day


1. Alex Hales- ( 52 runs off 39 balls)

Alex Hales played an attacking knock of 52 runs from 39 balls giving early momentum to the English innings. His aggressive gameplay allowed Buttler to settle down at the beginning and get and idea of the conditions before going hard at the bowlers. 

image-l9y2d5qnJos Buttler (Source: AP Newsroom)

2. Jos Buttler (73 off 47) (C and WK)

Jos Buttler played a captain's knock of 73 runs from 48 deliveries. His knock held the English innings together and laid the foundation for the team. Buttler's knock gave the hard hitters of the lower order the confidence to increase the scoring rate of the team without a worry. 

Middle Order

3. Kane Williamson (40 off 40 balls)

Kane Williamson played a run a ball knock in a chase of 180 runs. But he anchored the innings and allowed Glenn Phillips to take the toll on the English bowlers. Williamson's though struggled in the middle ensured that New Zealand keeps wickets in hand and chases dwon the target.

image-l9y3m7laDhananjaya de Silva (Source: AP Newsroom)

4. Dhananjaya de Silva- (66 runs off 42 balls)

Dhananjaya de Silva's 66 off 42 came in the second innings when Sri Lanka were chasing 145 runs. Although a below par total, but Silva's knock at number 3 ensured that the 'Lankan Lions' did not make a mess of the total. He remained unbeaten till the end and took his team home. 

5. Glenn Phillips (62 off 36)

In a high pressure game Glenn Phillps played a gem of a knock scoring 62 runs off 36 balls. He was dismissed in the 18th over the New Zealand innings and that gave the Kiwis a set back from which they were not able to recover. But the pressure under which Phillips delivered today makes it a special knock, but he failed to take his team across the line. 


6. Sam Curran (6* off 3 and 2 for 26 from 4 overs)

Sam Curran once again prospered under pressure with the ball. He bowled 4 overs and picked up 2 wickets in them while conceding just 26 runs. In Batting also he did a good job to stay unbeaten on 6 for 3 and contribute in his own unique way. This earns him the spot of first choice all-rounder in the team. 

7. Rashid Khan (2 for 31 from 4 overs)

The little pressure that was built by Afghanistan in the first match of the day was because of the effective bowling by Mujeeb and Rashid. Rashid bowled bowled 4 overs and was decent in them conceding 31 runs. He picked up 2 wickets to go with it that earns him a place in the team. 


8. Wanindu Hasaranga - ( 13 for 3 in 4 overs)

Hasaranga's spell was very important in context of the match. He picked up 3 wickets in his 4 overs and conceded just 13 runs. Hasaranga's spell went a long way in restricting Afghanistan at 144 in 20 overs, which the Sri Lankan batters chased down with ease in the end. 

image-l9y2xpwhWanindu Hasaranga (Source: AP Newsroom)

9. Mujeeb ur Rahman- ( 2 for 24 in 4 overs)

Mujeeb ur Rahman held one end for Afghanistan and also picked up 2 important wickets of Pathum Nissanka and Bhanuka Rajapaksa. Although Afghanistan lost the match, Mujeeb's spell cannot be ignored. 

image-l9y4s9q4Chris Woakes (Source: AP Newsroom)

10. Chris Woakes ( 2 for 33 from 4 overs)

Chris Woakes bowled during the crunch situation and did a great job. He bowled a total of 4 overs and picked up 2 wickets in them conceding 33 runs. In the death he was very effective with his cutters and slowers. 

11. Mark Wood ( 1 for 25 from 3 overs)

Mark Wood bowled a decent opening spell. In the middle stage he came and picked up the wicket of Jimmy Neesham which in a way put England ahead in the competition given the match situation. Although, he did not bowl his full quota of overs, his 1 for 25 from 3 overs was valuable in England's win. 

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