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Best T20I XI of the year

While the focus was largely on the 50-over World Cup of 2019 till June, now all of that focus has shifted to the T20 World Cup of 2020.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

2019 is almost coming to an end and the T20Is for the year are done and dusted. With 104 international teams in T20 cricket, there were as many as 306 T20Is that were played this year, including the T20 World Cup Qualifiers.

While the focus was largely on the 50-over World Cup of 2019 till June, now all of that focus has shifted to the T20 World Cup of 2020 which is scheduled to be played in Australia. There were multiple players who performed brilliantly. T20 is not an easy format where you can show consistency but there were players who had a very good year.

Thus, with just a few days left in 2019, we look at the best XI from T20 internationals from 2019:

(Note: Only Test-playing nations considered)

1. David Warner

David Warner
David Warner (Photo Source: Twitter)

It was a comeback year for David Warner. After serving a 12-month ban, Warner made a return to T20I cricket in October this year. He played just six games but emerged one of the best batsmen in T20Is this year.

In the six innings he played, Warner was dismissed just once. His lowest score was 2 not out but apart from that, the only time he was dismissed, he made 20. In the other innings, he had scores of 100, 60, 57 and 48 and he was unbeaten in all of those innings.

Overall, the swashbuckling left-hander made 287 runs and was striking at 145.69 this year. There may not be another player who will fit into the opening spot for the best XI of 2019.

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