The role of an opening batsman is of utmost importance in a game of cricket. Behind every team’s success is an opener who has fulfilled his duties of paving the way to a brilliant win. And, today we will be telling you about 5 such batsmen of the world who are considered to be the most dangerous openers of cricket’s shortest format T20.
Rohit Sharma also nicknamed as ‘hitman’ of the Indian team is on the top of the list for being the most fierce opener. He has smashed 4 centuries in T20 cricket and is also in the list of those players who have scored more than 2000 runs in the shortest format.
Aaron Finch, an Australian opener has scored more than 150 runs twice in T20 cricket making him the only batsman to have achieved the feat.
Jos Buttler is the wicket-keeper batsman of England team and is considered to be a complete package who has everything needed to succeed in the shorter format. There are high expectations from him in the coming future.
Colin Munro is a South African born New Zealand player who holds the record of scoring 3 centuries in T20 format. He also holds the record of scoring the second fastest century in the shorter format and has scored 1173 runs in 45 T20 matches at a strike rate of 163.59.
Evin Lewis is a West Indies player who has played some brilliant innings in T20 matches. Let me tell you that in the T20 innings against the Indian team, he scored his century by hitting 5 fours and 9 sixes in just 49 balls. In T20s Lewis bats with a strike rate of 160.37.