All-time best T20 XI around the world
A starry XI of the best in the business. Let’s take a look at who makes the cut.
Published - Jun 28, 2020 8:26 pm | Updated - Jul 7, 2020 1:10 pm
Making an all-time team for a format is always fun, isn’t it? Reading the numbers, analyzing the statistics, reminiscing the performances, going through an arduous series of arguments and comparisons in your mind, and finally getting a team.
This all could look great fun, but it is enormously difficult to pick a bunch of eleven shiniest stars from the galaxy of cricket. T20 cricket is an ever-dynamic format and it is for this reason that choosing a few becomes a herculean task.
Nevertheless, the ones underneath are undisputable stalwarts of the game. A few of these are just mechanical selections, for they are just so obvious. Some battled the left-outs and emerged victorious by a margin as thin as of a wafer. And some have been kept out with a heavy stone on the heart.
Here’s all-time XI of the T20 format:
1. Chris Gayle
It’s an absolute no-brainer. You cannot keep Christopher Henry Gayle out of any discussion which is even remotely related to T20 cricket. He might as well be termed as the brand ambassador of this format. The 40-year-old Jamaican is a horrific nightmare for any bowler and is renowned decimate his adversaries.
With a plethora of records to his name, Gayle happens to be one of the most brutal assaulters of the cricket ball. Technically not the soundest, the “Universe Boss” still has the potential to rip apart any bowler without even moving his feet, through his trademark style of stand and deliver! Who can forget his blitzkrieg of 175 off 63 against Pune Warriors India?
The swashbuckling southpaw is an entire army in himself and calling him a T20 specialist would be an understatement. Having played for as many as 24 franchises around the world, Gayle is unquestioningly one of the most experienced players in this format.
The ruthless Jamaican has scripted some unreal numbers over the years. Gayle has amassed 13,296 runs in 404 T20 encounters, tops the list of most half-centuries (82), most sixes (978), and most fours (1026) and has crossed the triple-figure mark 22 times (Mind you, no one else has even 10). Dare anyone challenge the Universe Boss!