5 batsmen in IPL10 who have orthodox techniques yet are successful in T20s
Some batsmen make T20 batting look easy with the sheer class and grace
Published - Apr 27, 2017 12:50 am | Updated - Apr 27, 2017 12:51 am
The game of T20 came into existence more than a decade ago and the explosive batsmen were an instant hit in the format. There were several new strokes invented to produce runs from all parts of the ground. With the advent of IPL, the innovation in batting just kept increasing every year. The likes of AB de Villiers, Glenn Maxwell invented multiple new shots and the 360-degree aspect was brought into the game. The shortest format of the game was seen more and more as the one for such batsmen only.
But as the game evolved, it witnessed some players who have entrusted the techniques more than the inventions. They don’t play the extravagant shots like others yet are as successful as them. The format of the game does not matter to these players and they possess the same style and grace in their strokes across all the formats.
Here are 5 such players with orthodox techniques yet great records in T20s:
#5 Hashim Amla
The South African batsman was highly regarded as a specialist in the longest format of the game as he showed his grit to play the long innings. There were speculations that he won’t be as successful in limited overs cricket but he proved everyone wrong and mastered the ODI format. He went one step further and owned the T20 format and showed that he belonged to that setup too.
The right-hander is currently playing for Kings XI Punjab and is the leading run-scorer for them with 2 fifties and a hundred. He has played 38 international T20s and averaging 32.42 but in IPL, he has an even better record. In 13 matches so far, he is averaging 41.45 for 456 runs. It’s quite incredible to see how he has managed to amass such numbers with minimal changes in technique.