11. Odean Smith – CPL

The fast bowler, who hits the deck at 140+ while having to power to slam huge sixes, is a blessing for any T20 team. While he is placed as a bowler in this team due to an impressive tally of 18 wickets this season, his batting at times stole the thunder.

10. Harshal Patel – IPL

The Haryana speedster joined the elite club of the highest number of wickets in a season with DJ Bravo when he picked his 32nd wicket. What caught the eye of many was his ability to maintain the economy and strike rate despite bowling in death overs.

9. Tymal Mills – T20 BLAST

The world-class left-arm speedster went at an economical rate for the 17 wickets he scalped this season. A death specialist, he was the man to go to for the death overs. He may not be amongst the top wicket-takers, but he was the X-factor for Sussex.

8. Rashid Khan – PSL

Be it his first fifer in franchise cricket or the much-needed crucial contributions with the bat, Rashid could never be overlooked. He ended the season on a high by not only scalping 11 wickets, but also as the best economy rate. The spinner has never given teams a reason to exclude him from the XI and his quick runs in the lower order confirm a place in the team.

7. Ravindra Jadeja – IPL

The 14th edition of IPL saw him don the finisher role more often than not. His strike may have declined as compared to previous years, but what he did in the last over against the Royal Challengers Bangalore would surely put this argument to rest.

6. Josh Inglis – T20 BLAST

The Australian had an astounding strike rate of 175.82 in the edition, averaging just below 50. Although he opened the innings for the Foxes, his versatility has often come to the limelight being able to alter between the top and the middle order. A batsman of this calibre in the middle order could do wonders.

5. Glenn Maxwell – IPL

Many might have written him out, after consecutive poor shows in the cash-rich league, but Glenn Maxwell had more than just some tricks under his sleeve. What sat perfectly well in the Maxwell book of success was RCB’s strategy to bat him higher the order.

4. Evin Lewis – CPL

The swashbuckling opener had a dream run with St Kitts and Nevis Patriots and emerged victorious in CPL 2021. With the tag of maximum sixes hit during a season by his side (38 sixes), he seems to be in more than just some fine form.

3. Babar Azam– PSL C

The No.3 batsman has an extremely important role to play in the shortest format of the game, something which Babar seems to be doing with ease every time. He stamped his dominance throughout the tournament by scoring a total of 554 in the 11 matches played at a strike rate of 132.53 and an impressive average, just shy of the 70 mark.

2. Mohammad Rizwan – PSL – (WK)

The Pakistani wicketkeeper seems to be hitting the nail perfectly each time he sets his foot on the crease in T20s. A combined package of his brilliant wicketkeeping and his exhilarating performances, and not to forget his captaincy, led the Multan Sultans to their first-ever title in PSL.

1. Ruturaj Gaikwad – IPL

Furthermore, when a team puts the process and faith in the player ahead of the numbers scored in a game, they are rewarded with a Ruturaj Gaikwad. A fine blend of aggression and finesse helped Gaikwad to up the ante this season, as he finished with a tally of 635 runs in his 16 innings.