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Ranking the Top 10 T20 Cricketers in the World Right Now

Twenty twenty or T20, the shortest format of the gentleman's game is considered to be that format which will take the game forward in coming years. Widely considered as a format which can be used for ICC's over the year ambition of global expansion, it has produced some global superstars in both it's International version and across various franchise tournaments across the world. Here we look at T20 crickets best achievers over the recent years.

1. Babar Azam

Pakistan's bright young prospect is currently the no. 1 batsman in T20I rankings. He had been holding on to that position for quite a long time now. He seems to be competing with himself with consistent performances. Averaging above 50 he showed his class in vitality T20 blast for Somerset as well.

Babar Azam in Franchise cricket in 2019-20
Matches: 32
Runs     : 1254
Average : 43.3

Babar Azam in T20I's in 2019-20
Matches: 12
Runs     : 440
Average : 50

2. KL Rahul

Rahul is someone who does anything for the team. And when it comes to giving solid opening start to his team, nobody comes closer to him in T20 cricket. He has been consistent over the years for India as well as for his franchise Kings XI Punjab. With 593 runs from 14 matches, he was second in the race for orange cap in IPL 2019.

KL Rahul in T20I in 2019-20
Matches: 16
Runs     : 679
Average: 48.56

KL Rahul in IPL 2019
Matches : 14
Runs      : 593
Average : 53.9

3. Andre Russell

Impact of some players on a team is beyond certain cricketing stats. This big West Indian is one such guy. The mere presence of him makes the opposition terrified. He is one of the hottest free agent available for franchise cricket teams around the world. Quick runs with the bat, early breakthroughs with the ball and gun fielding, this man can do it all.

Andre Russell in Franchise cricket in 2019-20

Matches:  48
Runs     : 1274
Average:  41.55
Strike Rate: 182.5
Wickets : 50

4. Imran Tahir

T20 is a game for youngsters, said who? Asks a 40 year old Imran Tahir. Even at the last stage of his career he is probably the best spinner going around in world cricket at the shortest format. His success in various T20 leagues around the world justifies it.

Imran Tahir in CPL 2019
Matches: 9
Wickets : 16
Economy: 5.93

Imran Tahir in IPL 2019
Matches: 17
Wickets : 26
Economy: 6.69

5. Rashid Khan

The Afghan prodigy continues to trick batsman all across the globe with his variations. He has taken 17, 21 and 17 wickets respectively in the last 3 editions of the Indian Premier League at an economy of just over 6. And when it comes to International cricket his numbers are unmatched. He stands tall at number one position in the ICC T20I bowlers rankings.

Rashid Khan in BBL 2019-20
Matches : 15
Wickets  : 19
Economy: 7.16


Midhun M Menon @Mid_On_

An engineer who watches, plays, and writes cricket. Out here to tell you interesting stories from 22 yards from the perspective of a 22-year-old guy.