1. David Warner (Australia)
Only Pakistan captain Babar Azam scored more runs than Warner at last year’s event and the Australia veteran is generally a much better player when playing on home soil.
Warner hit three half centuries at last year’s tournament and his 289 runs at an impressive strike rate of almost 150 was among the best for the leading players.
His imperious form was a major reason why the all-conquering Australia side was able to hoist the trophy at Dubai International Stadium.
2. Wanindu Hasaranga (Sri Lanka)
The Sri Lanka all-rounder has already shown his ability to save his best performances for the big occasion and you would have to think he could dominate for the island nation in Australia.
Hasaranga lit up the 2021 event by claiming the most wickets (16) by any player and backed up that performance by finishing Sri Lanka’s victorious Asia Cup campaign as the Player of the Tournament.
The bigger grounds in Australia are sure to suit the 25-year-old and it’s almost certain the star spinner will be among the leading wicket-takers again this year.