T20 World Cup: Livingstone, Inglis, Ashwin, Mills

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Kamindu Mendis and Josh Inglis are joined by George Munsey

ICC Men's T20 World Cup Location: United Arab Emirates & Oman Dates : 17 October – 14 November. Commentary: Every game on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra. BBC Sport app and website offer text commentary, video highlights and in-play clips for every game starting 23 October.

You've heard of the ambidextrous spinner from Yorkshire, who plays for Australia and Scotland with a 41-ball Twenty20 hundred.

They will be among the players participating in the T20 World Cup which begins on Sunday.

BBC Sport selects the men to follow during this exciting tournament. This includes England's wildcard and India's returning spinner.

Kamindu Mendis, an ambidextrous bowler

Kamindu has been playing five T20s in Sri Lanka since October 2018, when he made his debut.

As Sri Lanka is expected to struggle without the star players of the past, Kamindu Mendis, a 23-year old all-rounder, could be their most striking player.

Mendis, who is a predominantly left-handed middle-order batter was also noted for being an ambidextrous hitter, switching between right-arm off spin and left-armorthodox spin.

Although his record is not great - he hasn't taken a wicket in Sri Lanka's five T20s - he could be one the most interesting players at the tournament.

Did you know? Kamindu made his debut in Sri Lanka T20 against England in Colombo, hitting 24 off 14 ball.

Josh Inglis, a Yorkshireman who has become an Aussie

You should put Saturday, October 30, in your calendar. This is the day Australia and England meet in Dubai. For Josh Inglis, Australia's uncapped wicketkeeper, it will be an exciting day.

Inglis was born in Leeds and lived in the UK until he was 14 years old, when his family immigrated to Australia.

He was a junior cricketer for Yorkshire and played in a second-XI match alongside Adil Rashid, England spinner and Adil Rashid.

Inglis, now 26, could face Rashid's team for the biggest rivals at a World Cup.

Did you know? Inglis scored 531 runs in the T20 Blast this year, with a strike rate of 175.82 for Leicestershire.

George Munsey, Scotland's biggest hitter, is the man who made Scotland famous.

When asked to name the England-born bat with the fastest T20 international 100, you may get a lot of names, such as Jos Buttler or Liam Livingstone, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow, and Ben Stokes. Before you get the right answer.

After hitting a 41-ball century in 2019 against the Netherlands, George Munsey, an Oxford-born international from Scotland, holds this record.

28-year-old opener was outscored by 127 runs in 56 balls. This innings featured 14 sixes, which is the joint-second-highest in a T20 innings.

Did you know? Munsey played county cricket for Kent this year and also scored a hundred runs in an unofficial T20 match against Gloucestershire's second XI.

England's first man - Liam Livingstone

Liam Livingstone was not certain of his place in England's 2021 T20 squad. The 28-year old had become a definite member of the XI by the end the summer.

He is one of the top form players in the world and will compete.

Livingstone scored a thrilling 42-ball century in the first T20 against Pakistan in July. He also smashed a six out of Headingley two day later. Livingstone was the top scorer in the inaugural men’s Hundred with 348 runs, an average of 58.

The UAE has small grounds. They are not large enough to accommodate Livingstone.

Did you know? Livingstone's hundred against Pakistan was the fastest ever for England in T20 cricket.

Mohammad Rizwan is the man of 2021

Livingstone is still a great player, but he trails Mohammad Rizwan, the highest run-scorer for T20 matches this season.

At an average of 56.80 runs per innings, the Pakistan wicketkeeper has scored 1,445 runs over 32 innings. Rizwan's average score in T20 internationals is 94.

The 29-year old, who was not considered a T20 player before this terrible form, will now lead Pakistan's quest for a second T20 World Cup title.

Did you know? Rizwan and Babar are this year's top run-scorers for T20 cricket.

India's oddest one out - Ravichandran Ashwin

Ravichandran Ashwin was recall for the World Cup, a format he had not been able to play internationally in for four years after a summer in which he carried curiously drinks during Test series in England.

This was an unexpected selection by one of the tournament favorites, especially after a fallout between captain Virat Kohli and the bowler who was then ranked second in the world. He also sat out four Tests consecutively in England.

Ashwin, 35 years old, was not very busy with the ball during the Indian Premier League, but he once again made headlines.

After a heated argument with Eoin Morgan, England's captain, he decided to run an overthrow single. A throw had been deflected off the nonstriker's bat. This will surely add spice to the match between India and England if they meet in the final stages.

Did you know? It has been 1,567 days since Ashwin, 35, last played white-ball for India.

Andre Fletcher - 'The Spiceman'

The West Indies boast some of the most dangerous batters in the game, and have a formidable batting lineup.

Andre Fletcher, also known as "The Spiceman", is one of the lesser-known names alongside Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, and Kieron pollard.

The 33-year old is a flamboyant, hard-hitting top-order batter who also loves baking and cooking. He posted photos of banana bread and tarts during lockdown, as well as cooking tutorials and blind spice-tasting testing videos.

Did you know? Fletcher's 2016 World Twenty20 victory against Sri Lanka saw him score 84 not out, his highest T20 international score.

Tymal Mills, England's wildcard

Left-arm pace bowler Tymal mills, who was absent for four years, has recovered from injury and is now fit enough to return to the England team.

It is also a welcome return to England, which has lost Jofra archer, a premier fast bowler, and Sam Curran (left-arm seamer) to injury.

Mills, 29 years old, has spent the last few years away from international competition honing his skills within various domestic leagues.

He is a formidable T20 player, mixing 90mph deliveries and deceptive slower ball, and has the highest economy rate in T20 death overs.

Did you know? Mills, who suffers from a congenital back disorder, was recently in a back brace after a stress fracture.