20-20 World Cup 2022 is underway with the participation of 12 teams in the super-12 round of the tournament. The eighth edition of the tournament has witnessed very interesting matches so far and a great display of the game of cricket. Almost all teams have played their first matches in the tournament.

There are also a few big and popular names who are a part of their respective squads in the 20-20 World Cup 2022. But they couldn’t make it to the playing XI of their tournament openers. There is also the possibility that these big guns might miss the entire tournament and their teams might not include them in the playing XI.

So, without further ado, here we’ll have a look at five players who may have to sit on the bench in the entire eighth edition of the 20-20 World Cup.

1. Steve Smith – Australia

Former Australian skipper and legendary batter Steve Smith is considered one of the modern-day greats and serving the national team of Australia almost for the last 12 years. But this time during the 20-20 World Cup 2022, he might be the one who may fail to make it to the playing XI of the team throughout the entire tournament.

The presence of Tim David is making Smith’s presence irrelevant in the playing XI. The former’s ability to strengthen the lower middle order and Steve was looking like a misfit in the schemes of the management.

20-20 World Cup 2022: Five big names who might be benched in the entire tournament