Kevin Pietersen, of South African descent, was a similar precocious talent, bringing such inconceivable skill and swagger back into the gentleman's game.

His memorable knock in 2010 ICC World T20 finals helped England to take home their first ICC Championship.

He has been a consistent club player and has played for teams like Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Delhi Daredevils, etc. in Indian Premier League. He has also played in the Pakistan Super League for Quetta Gladiators and Melbourne Stars of the Big Bash League.

 

Career Statistics (2003-2018)

Full name: Kevin Peter Pietersen

Born: June 27, 1980, (40) Pietermaritzburg, Natal

Major teams: England, Deccan Chargers, Delhi Daredevils, Dolphins, Hampshire, ICC World XI, KwaZulu-Natal, Melbourne Stars, Natal, Nottinghamshire, Quetta Gladiators, Rising Pune Supergiants, Royal Challengers Bangalore, St Lucia Zouks, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Surrey

Playing role: Top-order batsman

Batting style: Right-hand bat

Bowling style: Right-arm off-break

 

T20I Career - England

Mat   Inns      NO    Runs     HS    Ave       BF      SR      100    50     4s     6s 

37        36        5      1176     79    37.93      831    141.51   0       7     119    32  

 

T20 Career

Mat     Inns    NO   Runs    HS      Ave       BF      SR       100   50   4s     6s  

200      193      25    5695    115*   33.89    4160    136.89   3     35   495   220  

 

Career Highlights

  • 4th most runs in T20I by an Englishman, 1176, avg. 37.93
  • 37 T20I Caps for England
  • Player of the tournament for 2010 T20 World Cup
  • 5695 runs at 33.89

An orthodox batsman able to adapt to all-conditions with fantastic technique and a dogged approach at the crease made Faf du Plessis an asset in the age of T20 cricket.

Moreover, his ability to strike it big is a testament to the versatility of the man.

He played his maiden T20I against England on September 8, 2012 and rose to the position of the Proteas skipper. He has a strike rate of 135.48 and has scored 1363 runs in 44 matches.

 

Career Statistics

Full name: Francois du Plessis

Born: 13 July 1984 (age 36), Pretoria, Transvaal Province, South Africa

Major teams: South Africa, Chennai Super Kings, Edmonton Royals, Kent, Lancashire, Lancashire 2nd XI, Melbourne Renegades, Nicky Oppenheimer XI, North Eastern Transvaal, Northerns, Nottinghamshire 2nd XI, Paarl Rocks, Rising Pune Supergiants, South Africa A, South Africa Academy, South Africa Under-19s, South Africa XI, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Titans, World-XIPlaying role: Middle-order batsman

Batting style: Right-hand bat

Bowling style: Leg break

 

T20I Career (South Africa)

Mat   Inns   NO   Runs    HS    Ave    BF      SR      100   50   4s     6s  

47       47      6     1407     119   34.31  1049  134.12   1      8    130    45 

T20 Career

Mat    Inns   NO   Runs   HS     Ave     BF     SR        100    50   4s      6s  

219     203     22    5258    119   29.04   4142  126.94     1     31    461    157      

 

Career Highlights

  • 4th most T20I runs by a South African, 1407, avg. 34.31
  • 1st South African to score a century in all international formats
  • 47 T20I caps for RSA
  • One T20I century (119)
  • 5258 T20 runs at 29.04

Virat Kohli made his T20I debut against Zimbabwe in 2010 and scored his first T20I fifty against Sri Lanka in 2012. Kohli continued churning runs in T20s as he scored 185 runs, including two half-centuries in 5 matches at the 2012 ICC World Twenty20. For his excellent batting, Kohli was named in the ‘Team of the Tournament’ for the 2012 T20 World Cup.

In the next T20 World Cup in 2014, Kohli’s continued to be in top form and played what he considers his best T20 innings in the semi-final of the tournament. He scored 72 not out in 44 balls and helped India get into the final by reaching the target of 173 runs.

 

Career Statistics (2007–present)

Full name: Virat Kohli

Born: November 5, 1988, Delhi

Major teams: India, Delhi, India A, India Blue, India Emerging Players, India Red, India Under-19s, Indian Board President's XI, North Zone, Oil & Natural Gas Corporation, Rest of India, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Surrey

Playing role: Top-order batsman

Batting style: Right-hand bat

Bowling style: Right-arm medium

 

T20I Career

Mat      Inns      NO Runs     HS  Ave       BF  SR  100       50       4s   6s   Ct   St

82  76  21  2794     94*       50.80   2021       138.24 0     24  258       76  41  0

 

T20 Career

Mat      Inns      NO Runs     HS  Ave       BF  SR  100       50       4s   6s   Ct   St

281       266       50  8900     113       41.20   6614       134.56 5     64  808       286       128       0

 

 

Career Highlights

  • Most runs all-time in T20Is, 2749, avg. 50.80
  • Player of the Tournament at the T20 WC in 2014 & 2016.
  • Most runs by an individual batsman at single T20 WC (319)
  • Most runs in IPL history (5412)
  • IPL player of the tournament & orange cap winner 2016 (record 973 runs)
  • 1st player to reach the 4000-run milestone in the IPL (2nd to 5000)
  • 82 T20I caps (3rd most for India)
  • 8900 T20 runs averaging 41.20

West Indies leg spinner Samuel Badree was at one stage of his career, the best T20 bowler in the world.

He earned that position through unerring accuracy and honing the pace of his deliveries where he hurried even the most technical competent batsmen.

Interestingly, though Badree is a leg spinner, he rarely ever bowls the delivery that should be his stock in trade.

Instead, Badree relies on his quicker delivery as well as his googly.

Badree’s hit the heights of the big time at the 2011 World T20 League where he finished third on the economy chart behind Sunil Narine and Brett Lee.

He would continue to stay at or near the top for the next few years, regularly opening the bowling for the West Indies.

His ability to control the new ball was impressive and by 2016 he had played a big part in helping the West Indies to his and their second World T20 title. He had stints in the IPL where he often went unused, largely because he isn’t the most mobile fielder and he can’t bat.

But as a bowler, there are few to ever play the shortest format of the game who have been more economical.

 

Career Statistics (2006-2018)

Full name: Samuel Badree

Born: March 9, 1981, Barrackpore, Trinidad (39)

Major teams: West Indies, Brisbane Heat, Chennai Super Kings, Islamabad United, Jamaica Tallawahs, Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Trinidad, Trinidad & Tobago, Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel, West Indies A, World-XI

Playing role: Bowler

Batting style: Right-hand bat

Bowling style: Legbreak

 

T20I Career

Mat   Inns   Balls   Runs    Wkts    BBI     BBM     Ave     Econ    SR      4w    5w    10w

52       52     1146    1180      56       4/15     4/15     21.07   6.17    20.4     1         0      0

T20 Career

Mat   Inns  Balls    Runs    Wkts    BBI     BBM     Ave     Econ    SR     4w    5w    10w

197    194    4125     4144     187      5/22     5/22    22.16    6.02    22.0     2      1         0

 

Career Highlights

  • ICC T20 World Cup winner (2012)
  • 3rd most wickets at ICC T20 WC (2014)
  • 10th most T20 WC wickets, 24 at 13.58
  • 2nd most wickets by a West Indian in T20Is (56)
  • 1 T20I four-wicket haul
  • 187 T20 wickets taken at 22.16

With 63 international T20 wickets, Imran Tahir is South Africa’s leading bowler in that format.

At the 2014 ICC World Twenty20, Tahir returned his best figures of 4–21 in South Africa's match against the Netherlands and was awarded man of the match. Tahir was joint highest wicket-taker in the tournament along with Ahsan Malik from the Netherlands; both took 12 wickets in the tournament.

In the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup quarter-final match between South Africa and Sri Lanka, Tahir helped South Africa to their first ever World Cup knockout win with a Man of the Match performance of 4-26.

In February 2017, he reached the top position in both the ODI and T20I rankings for bowlers, and three months later was named T20I Cricketer of the Year at Cricket South Africa's annual awards.

 

Career Statistics (2006-present)

Full name: Mohammad Imran Tahir

Born: March 27, 1979, Lahore, Punjab (41)

Major teams:  South Africa, Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Daredevils, Derbyshire, Dolphins, Durham, Durham 2nd XI, Duronto Rajshahi, Eastern Transvaal, Easterns, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Hampshire, Hampshire 2nd XI, Hampshire 2nd XI, ICC World XI, Lahore City, Lahore Lions, Lahore Ravi, Lahore Whites, Lions, Middlesex, Middlesex 2nd XI, Multan Sultans, Nelson Mandela Bay Giants, North Eastern Transvaal, Nottinghamshire.

Playing role: Bowler

Batting style: Right-hand bat

Bowling style: Legbreak googly

 

T20I Career

Mat   Inns    Balls    Runs     Wkts     BBI      BBM     Ave      Econ    SR      4w    5w    10w

38       38        845     948         63       5/23      5/23     15.04    6.73    13.4      2        2      0

 

T20 Career

Mat   Inns   Balls     Runs     Wkts     BBI     BBM    Ave     Econ     SR       4w    5w    10w

290     276    6203      7246      365      5/23     5/23    19.85    7.00     16.9     10       2       0

 

Career Highlights

  • 63 T20I scalps in 38 matches at 15.04
  • 2 Four wkt hauls, 2 five wkt hauls in T20I
  • Leading wicket taker in 2014 T20 WC (12)
  • Tied 2nd fastest player to reach 50 T20I wickets (31 matches)
  • 4th most T20 wickets (365)
  • IPL purple cap winner for most wickets in 2019

Jasprit Bumrah came to international prominence courtesy of an injury to Mohammed Shamsi, but he has not looked back since. The Indian team, at the time, desperately needed a death bowler, and Bumrah was it.

There are two weapons the paceman employ brilliantly, and it works just as well in T20s as it does in any form of cricket. Bumrah is master of the art of bowling Yorkers. With the Bumrah yorker, batsmen trying to earn quick runs at the death are faced with the added disadvantage of reverse swing, something he has a knack for finding, even with the limited movement of the white ball.

The slightly built pacer possesses a fast arm action and this has made his slower ball and other variations almost imperceptible.

While many cricketers have come to international cricket at the Test or ODI level and then adapted to the shortest form of the game, that is not the case for Bumrah.

Bumrah has gone the other way, using the Indian Premier League and his performances for the Mumbai Indians as a catalyst, he earned a place in T20 cricket first, before also doing the same with the Indian One-Day International team. Eventually, Bumrah would make his debut as a Test player and go on to show the kind of adaptability that makes for the best exponents of the T20 game.

In 2017, bowling against the Gujarat Lions in the IPL, Bumrah showed his skill in a super over. Given the ball ahead of Lasith Malinga, Bumrah successfully defended just 12 runs, against the might of Aaron Finch and the ultra-aggressive Brendon McCullum. He was at the peak of his powers. As a death bowler, Bumrah’s average is 7.06, which is quite remarkable.

 

Career Statistics (2013-present)

Full name: Jasprit Jasbirsingh Bumrah

Born: December 6, 1993, Ahmedabad (26)

Major teams: India, Gujarat, India A, India Green, India Under-23s, Mumbai Indians, West Region

Playing role: Bowler

Batting style: Right-hand bat

Bowling style: Right-arm fast

 

T20I Career

Mat   Inns   Balls      Runs     Wkts     BBI    BBM       Ave      Econ   SR      4w    5w    10w

50         49    1075      1195        59       3/11    3/11      20.25     6.66   18.2     0         0      0

T20 Career

Mat   Inns   Balls     Runs     Wkts     BBI    BBM     Ave    Econ    SR       4w    5w    10w

157     156   3480      4098       182       3/7     3/7      22.51    7.06   19.1       0       0       0

 

Career Highlights

  • #1 Indian T20I wicket-taker, 59 in 50 matches at 20.25
  • Most T20I wickets in the calendar year 2016 (28)
  • 183 T20 wickets taken at 22.51
  • Named in T20 XI of the year by ESPNCricinfo in 2016 & 2017

Sunil Narine, a mystery spinner, caught the West Indies selectors' attention by taking all 10 wickets in a trial match and received a call up to the Trinidad & Tobago squad in January 2009.  Every time Narine came to bowl, he looked like taking a wicket. His arsenal of carrom balls, knuckle balls and skidders led West Indies to the World T20 title in 2012.

He was one of the chief architects of Kolkata Knight Riders' two title victories in 2012 and 2014 - well worth the investment they put in him. He was bought at US $700,000 in 2012, promptly became the Man of the Tournament and has been retained by the franchise ever since.

Narine once bowled more overs than runs conceded in a Twenty20 match, with 21 dot balls out of 24 in the Caribbean Premier League 2014. After nearly 650 overs, he went into IPL 2016 with 216 wickets at an economy rate of 5.52.

He was ranked the No. 1 bowler in T20Is when he was picked for the World T20 in 2016.

 

Career Statistics (2011-present)

Full name: Sunil Philip Narine

Born: May 26, 1988, Arima, Trinidad & Tobago (32)

Major teams: West Indies, Barisal Burners, Cape Cobras, Comilla Victorians, Dhaka Dynamites, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Kolkata Knight Riders, Lahore Qalandars, Melbourne Renegades, Montreal Tigers, Quetta Gladiators, Sydney Sixers, Trinbago Knight Riders, Trinidad & Tobago, Trinidad & Tobago XI, West Indies A, West Indies Under-19s

Playing role: Bowling allrounder

Bowling style: Right-arm off-break

 

T20I Career

Mat        Inns        Balls      Runs      Wkts      BBI         BBM        Ave        Econ      SR       4w          5w       10w

51            49          1102      1105        52         4/12         4/12       21.25       6.01     21.1       1             0           0

T20 Career

Mat        Inns        Balls     Runs      Wkts      BBI         BBM      Ave       Econ      SR         4w          5w           10w

336         331         7682      7720       379        5/19        5/19      20.36     6.02       20.2       11           1               0

 

Career Highlights

  • 52 T20I wickets 51 matches at 21.25
  • 15 T20 WC scalps in 12 matches at 15.40
  • 3rd best T20I economy rate (6.01)
  • 3rd most wickets in T20 matches (379)
  • IPL player of the tournament 2012 & 2018
  • Named in the all-time Cricinfo IPL XI
  • #1 wicket-taker in Champions League T20 history with 39 scalps

Ajantha Mendes’ early success was built as much on his variations - off-breaks, top spinners, carrom balls, googlies, ones that did nothing - as it was on accuracy.

Mendis continues to be an effective spinner in shorter formats where batsmen don't have much time to adjust.

Mendis has twice set the record for best figures in a Twenty20 International.

On August 8, 2011, he took six wickets for 16 runs in the second Twenty20 international against Australia, becoming the first bowler to take six wickets in a Twenty20 international, and surpassing Umar Gul's five wickets for six runs recorded against New Zealand in 2009.

The following year, on September 18, 2012, in the opening match of the6 2012 ICC World Twenty20 against Zimbabwe, Mendis bettered this record by taking six wickets for eight runs. To date, Mendis is the only bowler to take six-wicket hauls in Two Twenty20 internationals.

Career statistics (2007-present)

Full name: Balapuwaduge Ajantha Winslow Mendis

Born: March 11, 1985, Moratuwa (35)

Major teams: Sri Lanka, Combined Provinces, Dhaka Gladiators, Hampshire, Kandurata Maroons, Kolkata Knight Riders, Lahore Qalandars, Mohammedan Sporting Club, Pune Warriors, Sri Lanka Army, Sri Lanka Board President's XI, Wayamba

Playing role: Bowler

Bowling style: Right-arm off-break

T20I Career

Mat     Inns     Balls    Runs    Wkts    BBI      BBM    Ave      Econ    SR       4w      5w       10w

39        39        885      952      66        6/8       6/8       14.42   6.45     13.4       3          2          0

 

T20 Career

Mat     Inns     Balls    Runs    Wkts    BBI      BBM      Ave      Econ      SR       4w        5w       10w

129      128      2767     3230      170      6/8       6/8       19.00     7.00     16.2        5          2          0

Career highlights

  • 10th all-time T20I wicket-taker, 66 in 39 matches at 14.42
  • 4th most T20 WC scalps, 35 in 21 matches at 15.02
  • Fastest player to 50 T20I wickets (26 matches)
  • The only man to boast a 6 wkt haul at a T20 WC (6/8)
  • 170 T20 wickets captured at 19.00

At first glance, Joe Root does not look like the type of batsman that makes for a successful T20 player. Obdurate in the Test arena and the solid anchor sheet in One-Day Internationals, Root doesn’t seem to have the swashbuckling, sometimes even kamikaze-like penchant for attacking bowling that the best proponents of the shortest form of the game seem to possess. But, for some reason, maybe his incredible work ethic has helped him, he has adapted.

Root depends on deft touches and manipulations of the field to accumulate his runs, but his ability to do so is so exquisite that he could hurt a team without ever hitting a six. In fact, Root has only ever hit 16 sixes for England in 32 T20I outings. He has, however, scored five half-centuries in that period and averages above 35. The story is similar in the T20 arena where he has scored nine half-centuries in 20 games at an average of 30 and a half. His strike rate of 126 in international cricket and 125 in T20s isn’t staggering, but it does show remarkable adaptability for a man who strikes at 50 in the Test arena and just 60 in ODIs.

Career Statistics (2011-present)

Full name: Joseph Edward Root

Born: December 30, 1990, Sheffield, Yorkshire (29)

Major teams: England, England Lions, England Under-19s, Sydney Thunder, Yorkshire, Yorkshire 2nd XI, Yorkshire Academy, Yorkshire Under-17s

Playing role: Top-order batsman

Batting style: Right-hand bat

Bowling style: Right-arm offbreak, Legbreak

 

T20I Career

Mat   Inns   NO    Runs    HS     Ave      BF      SR       100   50     4s      6s    

32       30       5      893      90*   35.72    707   126.30     0      5      92      16   

T20 Career

Mat   Inns   NO    Runs     HS     Ave      BF         SR         100   50    4s     6s     

72         66    13    1619      92*   30.54    1288      125.69      0      9    180    24    

 

Career Highlights

  • 32 T20I caps scoring 893 runs at 35.72
  • 1619 T20 runs at average of 30.54

The wicket of Kane Williamson is among the most prized in all of cricket, simple because he takes care of it so well. Not taking a chance against the New Zealand captain is probably the biggest mistake any opposition can make. Once Williamson is at the crease, New Zealand is likely to be a difficult prospect to beat.

What is worse, is if Williamson has scored some runs before he plays against your team. That is problematic because he scores runs in bunches, like he did in the 2018 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) where he donned the Orange Cap, having scored 735 runs on the season. That was the season when Williamson was first announced as captain of Sunriser’s Hyderabad, a team he led to the IPL final where they were defeated by the Chennai Super Kings. And that has been the trend with Williamson, his performances improve with mounting responsibilities.

A stroke player, rather than a 'muscler' of the cricket ball, Williamson had to learn to play in the shortest format of the game, but he has. He was bought by Sunrisers for US$96,000 in 2015, winning the title the following year. He was one of the retained players in 2017, but by 2018, his value as a T20 batsman had soared, and it cost Sunrisers US$460,500 to keep him.  

 

Career Statistics (2009-present)

Full name: Kane Stuart Williamson

Born: August 8, 1990, Tauranga (29)

Major teams: New Zealand, Barbados Tridents, Edmonton Royals, Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire 2nd XI, New Zealand A, New Zealand Cricket XI, New Zealand Emerging Players, New Zealand Under-19s, New Zealand Under-19s, New Zealand XI, Northern Districts, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Yorkshire

Playing role: Top-order batsman

Batting style: Right-hand bat

Bowling style: Right-arm offbreak

 

T20I Career

Mat   Inns   NO    Runs         HS     Ave    BF         SR     100   50         4s     6s     Ct         St

60    58    7      1665         95    32.64         1330         125.18      0         11    170   36         27    0

T20 Career

Mat   Inns   NO    Runs         HS     Ave    BF         SR     100   50         4s     6s     Ct         St

181   173   21    4593         101* 30.21         3681         124.77      1         31    430   115         71    0  

 

Career Highlights

  • T20I caps for New Zealand (60)
  • 5th most T20I runs by a Kiwi (1665)
  • Averages 32.64 in T20Is
  • 4593 T20 runs at 30.21 average
  • IPL 2018 orange cap winner (735 runs)

Mahendra Singh Dhoni is arguably the greatest finisher of the modern era, possibly of all time. A very cool, very calculated middle-order batsman in both T20s and One-Day Internationals, Dhoni, has been a pioneer in the art of assessing a run chase. With incredible ability to change the pace of an innings, Dhoni’s performances and his leadership have helped him carve out a place in Indian history, winning the most of any Indian captain. On the way to that record, Dhoni also became the first captain to win all three ICC limited-overs trophies, winning the World Cup, Champions Trophy and World T20 in 2013.

But his leadership and performances at the T20 level did not stop at international cricket, as Dhoni also led the Chennai Super Kings to Indian Premier League titles in 2010, 2011 and 2018. He also won the 2010 and 2014 editions of the Champions League Twenty20 with the Super Kings.

 

Statistics (2006-present)

Full name: Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Born: July 7, 1981, Ranchi, Bihar (now Jharkhand) (39)

Major teams: India, Air India Blue, Asia XI, Bihar, Bradman XI, Chennai Super Kings, East Zone, East Zone Under-19s, Help for Heroes XI, India A, Indian Board President's XI, International XI, Jharkhand, Rajasthan Cricket Association President's XI, Rest of India, Rising Pune Supergiants, Sehwag XI

Playing role: Wicketkeeper batsman

Batting style: Right-hand bat

Bowling style: Right-arm medium

Fielding position: Wicketkeeper

 

T20I Career

Mat   Inns   NO    Runs    HS     Ave      BF         SR        100   50       4s     6s     Ct     St

98       85      42    1617      56    37.60    1282      126.13     0      2      116     52    57     34

T20 Career

Mat   Inns   NO    Runs     HS     Ave      BF         SR         100   50     4s     6s     Ct    St

317   283      117   6621      84*   39.88     4882     135.62      0     27    451   295   170   83

 

Career Highlights

  • 3rd most T20I runs scored by an Indian, 1617- avg. 37.60
  • 2nd most T20I caps by an Indian player (98)
  • Record for most T20 WC matches (35) and most as captain (33)
  • Captained India to 2007 T20 WC title
  • Most consecutive innings without a duck in T20s (84)
  • Most dismissals as a wicket-keeper in T20 WC history (32)
  • 6621 runs at 39.88

An elegant stroke maker, Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara is perhaps one of the few batsmen who seamlessly transition from Test to One-Day International, to T20 cricket. Without a significant reliance on the powerful shots that make the modern T20 batsman a nightmare, Sangakkara depends on timing, a deft touch and a heightened awareness of where a game is and what needs to be done at the crease. His ability to keep wicket as well cannot be understated.

The wicketkeeping left-handed batsman seemed destined for greatness in the T20 format of the game after a public poll conducted by Cricket Australia named him the greatest ODI cricketer of all time. On his way to that symbolic title in 2016, Sangakkara was named man-of-the-match in the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 and before that helped Sri Lanka to finals in 2009 and  2012. In those years, Sangakkara became the first cricketer to score half-centuries in two different T20I World Cups.  

Along with Mahela Jayawardene, Sangakkara was part of the greatest second-wicket stand in the history of the World Twenty20 competition, the pair notching up 166.

But Sangakkara has also taken his exploits with the bat to a number of leagues, including the Indian Premier League, where he scored 1567 runs from 62 innings, inclusive of 10 half-centuries.

 

Career Statistics (2004-present)

Full name: Kumar Chokshanada Sangakkara

Born: October 27, 1977, Matale (42)

Major teams: Sri Lanka, Asia XI, Central Province, Colombo District Cricket Association, Deccan Chargers, Durham, Hobart Hurricanes, ICC World XI, Jamaica Tallawahs, Kandurata, Kandurata Maroons, Kings XI Punjab, Marylebone Cricket Club, Multan Sultans, Nondescripts Cricket Club, Quetta Gladiators, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Surrey, Warwickshire

Playing role: Wicketkeeper batsman

Batting style: Left-hand bat

Bowling style: Right-arm offbreak

Fielding position: Wicketkeeper

 

T20I Career

Mat   Inns   NO    Runs         HS     Ave    BF         SR     100   50         4s     6s     Ct         St

56    53    9      1382         78    31.40         1156         119.55      0         8      139   20         25    20

T20 Career

Mat   Inns   NO    Runs         HS     Ave    BF         SR     100   50         4s     6s     Ct         St

267   260   23    6937         94    29.27         5487         126.42      0         43    740   139         167   60

 

Career Highlights

  • 2014 ICC World T20 player of the final
  • 3rd most T20I runs scored by a Sri Lankan, 1382r- avg. 31.40
  • T20I caps for SL (56)
  • 7th on T20 WC most runs list (661)
  • 2010 IPL orange cap winner for most runs (618)
  • 6937 runs at 29.27

Shane Watson’s ability with bat and ball was never more on show than at the 2012 T20 World Cup when he bested all and sundry to earn the player of the tournament title. A hard-hitting batsman with a frame not dissimilar to that of his predecessor, Matthew Hayden, Watson is the kind of all-action player the T20 game strives on. A beast in the field, a smart swing bowler, and a more than competent opening batsman means with Watson, a team can find three players in one. So influential has Watson been on the T20 game that he was considered one of the IPL’s all-time greatest-ever players. He also twice won the Australian Twenty20 International Player of the Year award.

Career Statistics (2004-present)

Full name: Shane Robert Watson

Born: June 17, 1981, Ipswich, Queensland (39)

Major teams: Australia, Australia A, Australia Under-19s, Canterbury, Chennai Super Kings, Cricket Australia XI, Deccan Gladiators, Dhaka Dynamites, Gilchrist XI, Hampshire, Islamabad United, New South Wales, Prime Minister's XI, Queensland, Queensland Colts, Queensland Under-19s, Quetta Gladiators, Rajasthan Royals, Rangpur Rangers, Redlands, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sindhis, St Lucia Zouks, Sydney Sixers, Sydney Thunder, Tasmania

 

Playing role: Allrounder

Batting style: Right-hand bat

Bowling style: Right-arm fast-medium

 

T20I Career (Batting)

Mat   Inns   NO    Runs     HS      Ave      BF         SR         100   50     4s     6s    

58       56       6      1462     124*  29.24     1006     145.32     1      10    115    83        

T20I Career (Bowling)

Mat   Inns   Balls    Runs   Wkts    BBI    BBM     Ave       Econ      SR     4w    5w    10w

58        49    930       1187     48      4/15    4/15     24.72      7.65     19.3     1       0         0

T20 Career (Batting)

Mat   Inns   NO    Runs   HS     Ave      BF      SR         100    50      4s     6s    

332     324    33     8522    124*   29.28    6131   138.99      6      51    753    454        

T20 Career (Bowling)

Mat   Inns   Balls      Runs    Wkts    BBI    BBM    Ave    Econ    SR      4w    5w   10w

332    231     4429      5838      216     4/15    4/15    27.02   7.90    20.5     3       0      0

 

 

 

Career Highlights

  • 2012 T20 WC player of the tournament
  • 4th most T20I caps for Australia (58)
  • 1464 T20I runs at 29.24
  • Most T20 WC runs by an Australian (537)
  • 8522 T20 runs at 29.28 (10th most all-time)

West Indian opener Evin Lewis has gone through his ups and downs with injury and form over the course of his eight-year career as a T20 opener to date. But there is no doubting his big-hitting potential when he is on. There are few more destructive batsmen in world cricket, with Lewis’ 125 still the highest T20I score for the West Indies, a team that boasts a colossus of T20 cricket in Chris Gayle. There are no good deliveries to Lewis when he is on the go, it is no wonder he chose Gayle as his mentor many years ago before he ended up partnering with the big left-hander at the top of the order for the West Indies. Lewis scores big too, the diminutive left-hander having had four centuries in his T20 career to go along with his 29 50s.

 

Career Statistics (2012-present)

Full name: Evin Lewis

Born: December 27, 1991, Port of Spain, Trinidad (28)

Major teams: West Indies, Barisal Bulls, Comilla Victorians, Dhaka Dynamites, Karnataka Tuskers, Mumbai Indians, Punjabi Legends, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Trinidad & Tobago, Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel, Vancouver Knights, West Indies A, West Indies Cricket Board President's XI, West Indies Under-19s

Playing role: Opening batsman

Batting style: Left-hand bat

T20I Career

Mat   Inns   NO    Runs     HS      Ave      BF      SR      100   50      4s     6s    

32       31       2      934      125*   32.20    601   155.40     2      6      64     73   

T20 Career

Mat   Inns   NO    Runs      HS       Ave      BF       SR        100     50     4s     6s   

148     144     8      4217      125*   31.00    2934    143.72      4      29    344    282    

 

Career Highlights

  • CWI 2018 T20I Cricketer of the Year
  • 935 T20I runs at 32.20 and 155.40 strike rate
  • Highest T20I score by West Indian (125*)
  • 4217 T20 runs at an average of 31.00

Long before making his debut for India as a 27-year-old for India, Shikhar Dhawan had displayed serious talent as a T20 batsman. His stylish stroke-making was always something that could take a game away from an opposition and with a strike rate of 123, that threat must be taken seriously. While he is yet to convert any of his starts into hundreds, the 54 half-centuries he has accumulated tell the tale of a consistent performer.

 

Career Statistics (2007-present)

Full name: Shikhar Dhawan

Born: December 5, 1985, Delhi (34)

Major teams India, Deccan Chargers, Delhi, Delhi Capitals, Delhi Daredevils, Delhi Under-16s, India A, India B, India Blue, India Emerging Players, India Green, India Masters, India Red, India Seniors, India Under-19s, Indian Board President's XI, Mumbai A, Mumbai Indians, North Zone, Rest of India, Sunrisers Hyderabad, UWI Vice Chancellor's XI

Playing role: Opening batsman

Batting style: Left-hand bat

Bowling style: Right-arm offbreak

 

T20I Career

Mat   Inns   NO    Runs     HS     Ave      BF         SR        100     50      4s     6s 

61       59      3      1588       92    28.35    1238     128.27      0      10      175   47    

T20 Career

Mat   Inns   NO    Runs     HS     Ave      BF      SR         100   50    4s     6s   

259    256     26    7294       97*   31.71   5899    123.64      0    54    831   166        

 

Career Highlights

  • 5th most T20I runs scored by an Indian, 1588- avg. 28.35
  • Most T20I runs in the calendar year 2018
  • 61 T20I caps for India
  • 7294 T20 runs at 31.71
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