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The T20 World Cup is just a couple of weeks away and the excitement is divided as we see out the Indian Premier League by that time.

Every nation participating has immensely talented squads as the competition takes place after five years. However, what's more, intriguing is the format tweak and also the emergence of numerous associate teams. Almost every associate team has a potential underdog personality lying beneath them and this tournament could produce some of the biggest upsets we've witnessed in recent years.

Now that you must have guessed that our priority for today is the associate nations and their squads, Cricwizz today brings to you an Associate XI with the players that will be featuring in this year's ICC World T20. Let's begin!

Tony Ura (PNG)

A remarkable opener, Tony Ura plays for Papua New Guinea (PNG) and will be one of the players to watch out for in the tournament. The 31-year-old is a right-handed batsman. Let's have a look at his stats.

MatchesRunsAverage100s/50sHighest Score
2367137.271/4107*

Aqib Ilyas (Oman)

India were the host for this year's World Cup but it will be the UAE and Oman grounds that will be hosting the matches for the World Cup. Things couldn't get better for Aqib Ilyas, a right-handed batsman who will be stepping on the field for Oman, helping to score some valuable runs for his nation. Let's have a look at his T20 stats.

MatchesRunsAverage 100s/50sHighest Score 
2240822.660/260
Aqib Ilyas T20I WC
Aqib Ilyas (Image credits: IPLT20)

Kyle Coetzer (Scotland)

A Scotland captain since his U-15 years, Kyle Coetzer, the Scottish skipper, has immense experience when it comes to T20Is. His experience with the bat and ball would be very vital for Scotland in the world cup. His numbers are as follows:

MatchesRunsAverage 100s/50sHighest Score 
61139624.490/689

Gerhard Erasmus (Namibia)

Merwe Gerhard Erasmus is the current skipper of the Namibia squad. A right-handed batsman, who can bowl occasionally and can keep the wickets too would be an important figure for Namibia in this tournament.

MatchesRunsAverage100s/50sHighest Score 
1948440.330/572

David Wiese (Namibia)

A former Proteas player who was eligible to feature for Namibia will be ready to prove his worth in this tournament. Wiese is an all-rounder who will be keen to use his experience and prove his former nation wrong in the ICC World T20 2021.

Let's have a look at his numbers.

MatchesRunsWicketsBest FiguresHighest Score
2092245/2328

Ryan Ten Doeschate (Netherlands)

The Dutch dreamer, who still dreams to fascinate everyone with his performances, Ryan Ten Doeschate has been the ICC Associate Player of the Year on a record three occasions, in 2008, 2010, and 2011. 

The all-rounder has been a part of the IPL too and his insights on the international stage would be vital for the Netherlands squad.

MatchesRunsWicketsBest FiguresHighest Score
22533133/1359

Richie Berrington (Scotland)

Richie or Richard Berrington is another Scottsman whose performance will be monitored by a lot of teams. He can bat, he can bowl, and he can pull off some exquisite catches too. The Scottish is also only one of the four associate players to make it the top 10 of the ICC T20I all-rounders rankings. Let's talk numbers!

MatchesRunsWickets Best Figures Highest Score 
641415273/17100

Khawar Ali (Oman)

An all-rounder from Oman, Khawar Ali has been one of the most trending names in World Cricket, especially in the associate circuit. If not the top teams, the associate nations would surely be wary of this player. The talented all-rounder is the only Omani to be ranked in the top 10 ICC T20I all-rounders.

MatchesRunsWickets Best FiguresHighest Score 
32601354/1672*

Mark Watt (Scotland)

The slow left-arm orthodox spinner could be a nightmare for several batsmen in the tournament. The Scottish spinner made his debut in the T20Is in 2015 and his contribution would be very precious for his national side.

Mark Watt Scotland T20I wc
Mark Watt  (Image Credits: ICCT20I)
MatchesWicketsAverage5w haulsBest Figures 
364720.6115/27

Bilal Khan (Oman)

Bilal Khan, the man with a golden arm for the Oman squad, a lot of responsibility would be on his shoulders to deliver in the upcoming T20 World Cup. Let's see how he has fared in T20Is.

Bilal Khan Oman T20I WC
Bilal Khan (Image Credits: CricketOman)
MatchesWicketsAverage5w haulsBest Figures
355116.2504/19

Safyaan Sharif (Scotland)

The pacer would be a very prominent asset for Scotland and their hopes to do wonders in the T20 World Cup. Sharif is a right-arm fast-medium bowler who has saved matches for his nation on multiple occasions. Can he do it on the grandest stage of T20 cricket?

MatchesWicketsAverage5w haulsBest figures
455323.8404/24

12th man

Roelof van der Merwe (Netherlands)

Another former Proteas cricketer who will be representing some other nation, the Netherlands in Van der Merwe's case, Van der Merwe is a 36-year-old all-rounder who feels he still has cricket left in him and wants to showcase his skills in the T20 World Cup for the Dutch side.

Let's see his strengths and weaknesses in T20Is in the form of numbers.

MatchesRunsWicketsBest Figures Highest Score 
43454544/3575*

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