5 Bowlers who can be used as pinch-hitters in T20 World Cup 2020
Even in the upcoming T20 World Cup, the cricketing fraternity will witness some of the bowlers changing the game with their batting prowess.
Published - Feb 14, 2020 1:55 pm | Updated - Feb 14, 2020 1:55 pm
At the moment the cricketing community is enjoying the T20 extravaganza. Apart from the domestic T20 leagues, the calendar is full of bilateral series in the lead up to the biggest cricketing event of the year, T20 World Cup in Australia. In short, the fans are assured of the high-octane action in the coming months. Particularly the power-hitting which is considered as the most enjoyable facet of the slam-bang version of the game.
Surprisingly, nowadays the power game is not just limited to batsmen. Even the bowlers are supposed to clear the ropes with their batting muscle. There have been times when they are sent ahead of the established batsmen when the team is in search of quick runs.
Sometimes those runs might also turn out to be the difference between a winning and losing team. Even in the upcoming T20 World Cup, the cricketing fraternity will witness some of the bowlers changing the game with their batting prowess.
Here is the list of 5 bowlers who can be used as pinch-hitters in the upcoming T20 World Cup :
1. Rashid Khan
From their recent success, it is crystal clear that Afghanistan is one of the fastest-growing cricketing nations. Not only the country is full of exciting talents but they have also been blessed with a handful of match-winners in their line-up. One of them being Rashid Khan, who is now revered as a national hero by the Afghanistan cricket fans.
The 21-year-old is the perfect epitome of excellence as he has already picked up 240 international wickets across formats. Most of them coming in the limited-overs cricket where he has been creating records for fun including of the youngest bowler to top the ICC ODI bowling rankings. Khan is currently the No.1 ranked T20I bowler. Hence, the Asian team will be again banking on him to continue his dream run with the ball in the upcoming T20 championship.
In addition to that, the team will also be counting on his batting credentials as he topped the ICC all-rounder rankings a couple of years ago. Like his idol Shahid Afridi, Rashid plays with an aggressive mindset irrespective of the situation of the game.
His fearless batting often fetches important runs for the team and it was evident from his recent outings for Adelaide Strikers in BBL where he enjoys a healthy strike rate of 162. So now he will be expected to do more damage with his Camel bat in the 2020 IPL and as well as in the T20 World Cup.