Rating the top 10 T20I batsmen of the decade
T20 format was just an experiment to start with. However, it received worldwide recognition with the passage of time.
by Vinay Author
Published - Dec 11, 2019 6:34 pm | Updated - Dec 11, 2019 6:34 pm
The T20 format was just an experiment to start with. However, it received worldwide recognition with the growth of the Indian Premier League and the involvement of more teams in the T20 World Cup. Unlike the ODI World Cups and the ICC World Test Championship, the T20 World Cups feature more associate teams.
This has helped in increasing the popularity of the format. The special thing about T20s is that the batsmen accelerate right from the first ball. This approach was not seen regularly in the ODIs and Tests. The cricketers entertain the fans with their unique skills and talents. T20I has witnessed a lot of batsmen inventing new shots in order to score runs quickly.
And, in this article, we will have a look at the top 10 T20I batsmen of this decade and their ratings:
Suresh Raina – 7/10
Indian middle-order batsman, Suresh Raina had been a match-winner for his nation in the shortest format of the game. At the beginning of this decade, he became the first Indian to score a T20I hundred. Raina achieved this feat against South Africa in the 2010 T20 World Cup.
He cemented his spot in the Indian team and also captained the team on a few occasions. The left-handed batsman scored 1,456 runs in 67 games in this decade while he recorded one hundred and four half-centuries.
His strike of 136.97 shows his aggressive technique of playing cricket. The Uttar Pradesh-born batsman usually played as a finisher but the team also used him as a number 3 batsman.