CricTracker's T20I XI of the year 2016

CricTracker’s T20I XI of the year 2016

Virat Kohli
India’s Virat Kohli. (Photo by MONEY SHARMA/AFP/Getty Images)

This year, we’ve witnessed some exhilarating T20 action including the pinnacle – Wolrd T20 in India that had the fans on their toes every minute. The T20 season bore witness to some thrilling matches, exciting nail-biters and more importantly built a spectacular atmosphere. Some memorable wins and some heartbreaking losses but at the end of the day, it was the victory of the game itself.

Whether it be batsmen amassing runs with the cricket bat or spinner’s wizardry with the ball or the electrifying fielders flying all over, the shortest format has never failed to entertain us to the core. The valour displayed by some of the cricketers at the big stage is worth lauding and appreciating. Here we did the hard task of compiling the best T20I XI according to their performances in the year.

Mohammed Shahzad (Afghanistan)

ohammad Shahzad of Afghanistan
Mohammad Shahzad of Afghanistan. (Photo by Christopher Lee-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)

The Afghanistan opener’s zealous batting at the top order took everyone by surprise in the World T20. The 28-year-old played an essential part in Afghanistan’s qualification for the Super 10s in the World T20. He is the typical opener who loves to come hard at the bowlers and plays his shots from the onset.

Mohammed Shahzad was the second highest run scorer in T20 Internationals this year with a run tally of 520 runs. He stormed 25 sixes throughout the year which is the most by anyone in the list. His magnificent strike rate of 152.94 shows the blistering starts he has provided Afghanistan as an opener.