Cricket fever seems to be gaining momentum day by day as we get to experience a number of cricketing events that are taking place in different parts on the world. The Women’s t20 World Cup 2020 seems to be in full swing as all the major women’s teams compete to dominate the cricketing world. Although the tournament itself is still in its early stages, we have managed to witness some amazing performances, particularly from the likes of the India Women who convincingly crushed their Aussie rivals the other day.
On the other end, we have the Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 tournament just around the corner, which will be taking place later this year. The T20 World Cup has always been an event full of entertainment wherein the audiences get to witness some of the most intense performances by the top teams. Generally speaking, the T20 format essentially consists of hard hitting batsman having to face bowlers who tend to bowl as accurately as possible, in order to avoid giving away extra runs.
In light of the upcoming Men’s T20 World Cup 2020, we will be highlighting players who have the potential to lead their respective teams to victory:
This man needs absolutely no introductions. Possibly one of the greatest players of this generation, Virat Kohli is the brainchild of India Cricket who has been ruling over the cricketing world ever since the early 2010’s. In writing, Virat Kohli is currently the number 1 ranked batsman in the Test and One Day circuit. In T20 cricket, he is ranked at the top 10. From a more on-field point of view, Kohli holds the record of the highest number of ODI centuries whilst having to chase a target. Overall, he is also the fastest bats, till date, to reach 10,000 runs in ODI cricket. His overall skills and batting style are clearly second to none. We hope to see some fireworks from him in the upcoming Men’s T20 World Cup.
The new kid in town who has the entire world talking about him recently. Babar Azam is a young Pakistani prodigy who has been making a name for himself. His recent performances against Australia and England have led him to gain a certain reputation for himself. Currently ranked number 1 in the shorter format of the game, Babar is being compared to Virat Kohli in terms of his performances, particularly after breaking his record of becoming the quickest player to reach 1000 runs in T20 cricket. Babar seems to be only improving with time which makes him a worthy contender in our list.
Perhaps considered to be an underrated T20 batsman, Lewis is being compared to Chris Gayle for his destructiveness and aggression in the T20 format. Lewis’ is one of those rare batsmen who holds the record of scoring multiple centuries, right next to Chris Gayle, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, and Mohammad Shahzad. Lewis’ destructiveness is possibly a genuine concern for rivalling teams as he holds the capacity to singlehandedly win games for West Indies Cricket.
Regardless of the statistics however, T20 cricket is unarguably the most unpredictable format of the three. It is a platform where players of all categories can rise up to showcase their skills on an international level. We plan to keep a watchful eye on the players mentioned above, however, at the same time, we wouldn’t be surprised having to see underdogs outperforming them and dominating the mega event.