One of the difficult job is to pick an all time great batters and bowlers in the 50 over format and test cricket because the game has evolved across eras and it will be of great Injustice for the batters from previous era as it was a bowler dominated period.
But T20s is one format where judging the greatness of the players makes great sense as the format doesn’t have a huge history hence picking top 5 batters of this format becomes rather easy when compared to the other 2 formats.
The former Indian opener and a popular broadcaster in Aakash Chopra has come up with his choice of top 6 T20 batters of all time and he has included some high profile names in it.
He places the universe boss at the top of the tree and it’s a pretty straightforward choice for any knowledgeable cricket expert. The former Protea skipper Ab de Villers sits next to Chris Gayle in this list and with his batting exploits around the world in this format of the game, one cannot raise any questions regarding it.
The explosive Kieron Pollard and the pocket dynamite in David Warner slots themselves in the 3rd and 4th rank with the Indian captain and Vice captain following their lead
Top 6 T20 batters
1. Chris Gayle
2. Ab de Villers
3. Kieron Pollard
4. David Warner
5. Virat Kohli
6. Rohit Sharma
Here’s the detailed analysis of Aakash Chopra
One of the most difficult job in T20s is that of a bowler. With big bats, muscular batters, flat tracks, small boundaries it has completely turned into a batsmen game and there is no margin for error for bowlers as they will be taken to cleaners even if they miss their margin by a bit.
Top 6 T20 bowlers
1. Lasith Malinga
2. Sunil Narine
3. Jasprit Bumrah
4. Rashid Khan
5. Dwayne Bravo
6. Dale Steyn