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    World T20: The surprise packages

    • Hardik Pandya (India): The 22-year-old Baroda cricketer could one of the biggest suprise packages from the tournament. Pandya has played just 11 T20Is for India so far but is already getting rave reviews from around the cricketing world. He is a powerful hitter who is known for his fearless batting and along with that he is genuine wicket-takers. In eleven T20Is, he has picked up 11 scalps with best bowling figures of 3 for 8 against arch rivals Pakistan. (Getty Images)

    • Colin Munroe (New Zealand): The Kiwi allrounder recently smashed a half century off just 14 balls against Sri Lanka in an innings that included seven sixes and a four. After making his T20I debut in 2012 he has been in and out from the team but has been consistently performing in the shortest format of the game. In 20 innings, he has three fifties to his name with an impressive strike rate of 159.16. (Getty Images)

    • Samuel Badree (West Indies): Samuel Badree replaced teammate Sunil Narine to become the number-one ranked bowler in the ICC T20I bowlers rankings in 2014. He has an impressive strike-rate of above 16 and economy rate of 5.39. He has taken 31 wickets in the 22 matches. In Narine's absence Badree has a responsibility and can turn out to be a match-winner for the former champions. (Getty Images)

    • Usman Khawaja (Australia): A classy left-hander has been lucky enough to get the nod for the World T20 despite playing just 2 matches in the shortest format of the game. Although, Australia have abundance of talent in their squad and he might not be a regular starter in the upcoming World T20I but keep an eye on him wheneve he gets a chance because he the ability to score runs as brisk pace and can be a match-winner on a given day. (Getty Images)

    • Dasun Shanaka (Sri Lanka): Dasun Shanaka recently broke the record for most sixes hit in a domestic Sri Lankan T20 innings. Shanaka, who made his T20 debut against Pakistan in August last year has played just 8 T20Is so far and is still settling in international format. Shanaka's best came against India at Pune where he claimd a match-winning 3 for 16. (BCCI Images)

    • Ben Stokes (England): Ben Stokes rise in international cricket has been magnificent. He has just played 11 T20Is and is still yet to hit a fifty but his from in 2016 has been exceptional and can give bowlers nightmare on a given day. The 24-year-old allrounder could emerge as a dark horse among the superstar batsmen from other teams. (Getty Images)

    • Chris Morris (South Africa): Chris Morris has been a revelation for South Africa in both ODIs and Test format. With his convincing performances in last year or so he has was picked by Delhi Daredevils for whooping Rs. 7 crore. So expectations from the national team and fans will be high. He has played 11 T20Is and has 13 wickets to his name at an economy rate of 6.36. (Getty Images)

    • Sharjeel Khan (Pakistan): Sharjeel Khan was includen in the Asia Cup squad after an outstanding run in the domestic season. Khan also scored the first hundred of the Pakistan Super League this season for his team Islamabad United. If former champions wants to overcome a disastrous Asia Cup campaign then they would surely want Sharjeel to be in top form providing them with the flying starts. (Getty Images)