An orthodox batsman able to adapt to all-conditions with fantastic technique and a dogged approach at the crease made Faf du Plessis an asset in the age of T20 cricket.

Moreover, his ability to strike it big is a testament to the versatility of the man.

He played his maiden T20I against England on September 8, 2012 and rose to the position of the Proteas skipper. He has a strike rate of 135.48 and has scored 1363 runs in 44 matches.

 

Career Statistics

Full name: Francois du Plessis

Born: 13 July 1984 (age 36), Pretoria, Transvaal Province, South Africa

Major teams: South Africa, Chennai Super Kings, Edmonton Royals, Kent, Lancashire, Lancashire 2nd XI, Melbourne Renegades, Nicky Oppenheimer XI, North Eastern Transvaal, Northerns, Nottinghamshire 2nd XI, Paarl Rocks, Rising Pune Supergiants, South Africa A, South Africa Academy, South Africa Under-19s, South Africa XI, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Titans, World-XIPlaying role: Middle-order batsman

Batting style: Right-hand bat

Bowling style: Leg break

 

T20I Career (South Africa)

Mat   Inns   NO   Runs    HS    Ave    BF      SR      100   50   4s     6s  

47       47      6     1407     119   34.31  1049  134.12   1      8    130    45 

T20 Career

Mat    Inns   NO   Runs   HS     Ave     BF     SR        100    50   4s      6s  

219     203     22    5258    119   29.04   4142  126.94     1     31    461    157      

 

Career Highlights

  • 4th most T20I runs by a South African, 1407, avg. 34.31
  • 1st South African to score a century in all international formats
  • 47 T20I caps for RSA
  • One T20I century (119)
  • 5258 T20 runs at 29.04

Virat Kohli made his T20I debut against Zimbabwe in 2010 and scored his first T20I fifty against Sri Lanka in 2012. Kohli continued churning runs in T20s as he scored 185 runs, including two half-centuries in 5 matches at the 2012 ICC World Twenty20. For his excellent batting, Kohli was named in the ‘Team of the Tournament’ for the 2012 T20 World Cup.

In the next T20 World Cup in 2014, Kohli’s continued to be in top form and played what he considers his best T20 innings in the semi-final of the tournament. He scored 72 not out in 44 balls and helped India get into the final by reaching the target of 173 runs.

 

Career Statistics (2007–present)

Full name: Virat Kohli

Born: November 5, 1988, Delhi

Major teams: India, Delhi, India A, India Blue, India Emerging Players, India Red, India Under-19s, Indian Board President's XI, North Zone, Oil & Natural Gas Corporation, Rest of India, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Surrey

Playing role: Top-order batsman

Batting style: Right-hand bat

Bowling style: Right-arm medium

 

T20I Career

Mat      Inns      NO Runs     HS  Ave       BF  SR  100       50       4s   6s   Ct   St

82  76  21  2794     94*       50.80   2021       138.24 0     24  258       76  41  0

 

T20 Career

Mat      Inns      NO Runs     HS  Ave       BF  SR  100       50       4s   6s   Ct   St

281       266       50  8900     113       41.20   6614       134.56 5     64  808       286       128       0

 

 

Career Highlights

  • Most runs all-time in T20Is, 2749, avg. 50.80
  • Player of the Tournament at the T20 WC in 2014 & 2016.
  • Most runs by an individual batsman at single T20 WC (319)
  • Most runs in IPL history (5412)
  • IPL player of the tournament & orange cap winner 2016 (record 973 runs)
  • 1st player to reach the 4000-run milestone in the IPL (2nd to 5000)
  • 82 T20I caps (3rd most for India)
  • 8900 T20 runs averaging 41.20

Ireland matched their famous 2011 Cricket World Cup victory over England as they scored 329 again to take the final match of the one-day series in Southampton. 

Kevin O'Brien - the hero of the historic three-wicket triumph in Bangalore nine years ago - hit the winning run, seeing Ireland home in the final over to end the long wait for a second win over their neighbours.

However, it was opener Paul Stirling and captain Andy Balbirnie who were the architects of this outstanding result, both right-handers making centuries to set up the innings.

England captain Eoin Morgan had earlier hit 106 but suffered a groin injury while batting, forcing him to watch on from a seat inside the empty Ageas Bowl as his side's score of 328 all out was overhauled with seven wickets in hand.

Stirling smashed 142 from 128 deliveries while Balbirnie hit 113, the pair adding 214 runs for the second wicket before a mix-up saw the former, previously dropped twice by James Vince, run out.

The skipper also perished as the finishing line drew closer, lofting Adil Rashid to Sam Billings in the deep, but Harry Tector and O'Brien saw the job through, finishing unbeaten on 29 and 21 respectively.

As well as avoiding being swept in the three-match series, Ireland also claim their first points in the new ICC Cricket World Cup Super League by beating the reigning champions in the format.

England looked set to post an even more challenging target having been put into bat, yet twice undermined their progress by losing wickets in clusters during a sloppy performance.

Jason Roy fell in the first over of the contest, steering Craig Young to second slip, while opening partner Jonny Bairstow departed for four soon after, bowled by Mark Adair. 

Vince (16) also departed inside the opening powerplay to leave the score at 44-3, yet Morgan still opted to go on the attack against the team he used to play for. 

Tom Banton (58) recorded his maiden ODI half-century but played second fiddle to his skipper in a fourth-wicket alliance worth 146, though Morgan's departure led to another mini-collapse. 

From 190-4, England slipped to 216-7. As well as both well-set batsmen, Moeen Ali (one) and the in-form Sam Billings, who picked out mid-on having eased to 19, were also dismissed during a passage of play that proved crucial in the end.

David Willey followed up his unbeaten 47 on Saturday with a career-best ODI score of 51, while Tom Curran finished up 38 not out, but the hosts offered Ireland an opportunity they gratefully seized.

West Indies leg spinner Samuel Badree was at one stage of his career, the best T20 bowler in the world.

He earned that position through unerring accuracy and honing the pace of his deliveries where he hurried even the most technical competent batsmen.

Interestingly, though Badree is a leg spinner, he rarely ever bowls the delivery that should be his stock in trade.

Instead, Badree relies on his quicker delivery as well as his googly.

Badree’s hit the heights of the big time at the 2011 World T20 League where he finished third on the economy chart behind Sunil Narine and Brett Lee.

He would continue to stay at or near the top for the next few years, regularly opening the bowling for the West Indies.

His ability to control the new ball was impressive and by 2016 he had played a big part in helping the West Indies to his and their second World T20 title. He had stints in the IPL where he often went unused, largely because he isn’t the most mobile fielder and he can’t bat.

But as a bowler, there are few to ever play the shortest format of the game who have been more economical.

 

Career Statistics (2006-2018)

Full name: Samuel Badree

Born: March 9, 1981, Barrackpore, Trinidad (39)

Major teams: West Indies, Brisbane Heat, Chennai Super Kings, Islamabad United, Jamaica Tallawahs, Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Trinidad, Trinidad & Tobago, Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel, West Indies A, World-XI

Playing role: Bowler

Batting style: Right-hand bat

Bowling style: Legbreak

 

T20I Career

Mat   Inns   Balls   Runs    Wkts    BBI     BBM     Ave     Econ    SR      4w    5w    10w

52       52     1146    1180      56       4/15     4/15     21.07   6.17    20.4     1         0      0

T20 Career

Mat   Inns  Balls    Runs    Wkts    BBI     BBM     Ave     Econ    SR     4w    5w    10w

197    194    4125     4144     187      5/22     5/22    22.16    6.02    22.0     2      1         0

 

Career Highlights

  • ICC T20 World Cup winner (2012)
  • 3rd most wickets at ICC T20 WC (2014)
  • 10th most T20 WC wickets, 24 at 13.58
  • 2nd most wickets by a West Indian in T20Is (56)
  • 1 T20I four-wicket haul
  • 187 T20 wickets taken at 22.16

Jasprit Bumrah came to international prominence courtesy of an injury to Mohammed Shamsi, but he has not looked back since. The Indian team, at the time, desperately needed a death bowler, and Bumrah was it.

There are two weapons the paceman employ brilliantly, and it works just as well in T20s as it does in any form of cricket. Bumrah is master of the art of bowling Yorkers. With the Bumrah yorker, batsmen trying to earn quick runs at the death are faced with the added disadvantage of reverse swing, something he has a knack for finding, even with the limited movement of the white ball.

The slightly built pacer possesses a fast arm action and this has made his slower ball and other variations almost imperceptible.

While many cricketers have come to international cricket at the Test or ODI level and then adapted to the shortest form of the game, that is not the case for Bumrah.

Bumrah has gone the other way, using the Indian Premier League and his performances for the Mumbai Indians as a catalyst, he earned a place in T20 cricket first, before also doing the same with the Indian One-Day International team. Eventually, Bumrah would make his debut as a Test player and go on to show the kind of adaptability that makes for the best exponents of the T20 game.

In 2017, bowling against the Gujarat Lions in the IPL, Bumrah showed his skill in a super over. Given the ball ahead of Lasith Malinga, Bumrah successfully defended just 12 runs, against the might of Aaron Finch and the ultra-aggressive Brendon McCullum. He was at the peak of his powers. As a death bowler, Bumrah’s average is 7.06, which is quite remarkable.

 

Career Statistics (2013-present)

Full name: Jasprit Jasbirsingh Bumrah

Born: December 6, 1993, Ahmedabad (26)

Major teams: India, Gujarat, India A, India Green, India Under-23s, Mumbai Indians, West Region

Playing role: Bowler

Batting style: Right-hand bat

Bowling style: Right-arm fast

 

T20I Career

Mat   Inns   Balls      Runs     Wkts     BBI    BBM       Ave      Econ   SR      4w    5w    10w

50         49    1075      1195        59       3/11    3/11      20.25     6.66   18.2     0         0      0

T20 Career

Mat   Inns   Balls     Runs     Wkts     BBI    BBM     Ave    Econ    SR       4w    5w    10w

157     156   3480      4098       182       3/7     3/7      22.51    7.06   19.1       0       0       0

 

Career Highlights

  • #1 Indian T20I wicket-taker, 59 in 50 matches at 20.25
  • Most T20I wickets in the calendar year 2016 (28)
  • 183 T20 wickets taken at 22.51
  • Named in T20 XI of the year by ESPNCricinfo in 2016 & 2017

Sunil Narine, a mystery spinner, caught the West Indies selectors' attention by taking all 10 wickets in a trial match and received a call up to the Trinidad & Tobago squad in January 2009.  Every time Narine came to bowl, he looked like taking a wicket. His arsenal of carrom balls, knuckle balls and skidders led West Indies to the World T20 title in 2012.

He was one of the chief architects of Kolkata Knight Riders' two title victories in 2012 and 2014 - well worth the investment they put in him. He was bought at US $700,000 in 2012, promptly became the Man of the Tournament and has been retained by the franchise ever since.

Narine once bowled more overs than runs conceded in a Twenty20 match, with 21 dot balls out of 24 in the Caribbean Premier League 2014. After nearly 650 overs, he went into IPL 2016 with 216 wickets at an economy rate of 5.52.

He was ranked the No. 1 bowler in T20Is when he was picked for the World T20 in 2016.

 

Career Statistics (2011-present)

Full name: Sunil Philip Narine

Born: May 26, 1988, Arima, Trinidad & Tobago (32)

Major teams: West Indies, Barisal Burners, Cape Cobras, Comilla Victorians, Dhaka Dynamites, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Kolkata Knight Riders, Lahore Qalandars, Melbourne Renegades, Montreal Tigers, Quetta Gladiators, Sydney Sixers, Trinbago Knight Riders, Trinidad & Tobago, Trinidad & Tobago XI, West Indies A, West Indies Under-19s

Playing role: Bowling allrounder

Bowling style: Right-arm off-break

 

T20I Career

Mat        Inns        Balls      Runs      Wkts      BBI         BBM        Ave        Econ      SR       4w          5w       10w

51            49          1102      1105        52         4/12         4/12       21.25       6.01     21.1       1             0           0

T20 Career

Mat        Inns        Balls     Runs      Wkts      BBI         BBM      Ave       Econ      SR         4w          5w           10w

336         331         7682      7720       379        5/19        5/19      20.36     6.02       20.2       11           1               0

 

Career Highlights

  • 52 T20I wickets 51 matches at 21.25
  • 15 T20 WC scalps in 12 matches at 15.40
  • 3rd best T20I economy rate (6.01)
  • 3rd most wickets in T20 matches (379)
  • IPL player of the tournament 2012 & 2018
  • Named in the all-time Cricinfo IPL XI
  • #1 wicket-taker in Champions League T20 history with 39 scalps

Ajantha Mendes’ early success was built as much on his variations - off-breaks, top spinners, carrom balls, googlies, ones that did nothing - as it was on accuracy.

Mendis continues to be an effective spinner in shorter formats where batsmen don't have much time to adjust.

Mendis has twice set the record for best figures in a Twenty20 International.

On August 8, 2011, he took six wickets for 16 runs in the second Twenty20 international against Australia, becoming the first bowler to take six wickets in a Twenty20 international, and surpassing Umar Gul's five wickets for six runs recorded against New Zealand in 2009.

The following year, on September 18, 2012, in the opening match of the6 2012 ICC World Twenty20 against Zimbabwe, Mendis bettered this record by taking six wickets for eight runs. To date, Mendis is the only bowler to take six-wicket hauls in Two Twenty20 internationals.

Career statistics (2007-present)

Full name: Balapuwaduge Ajantha Winslow Mendis

Born: March 11, 1985, Moratuwa (35)

Major teams: Sri Lanka, Combined Provinces, Dhaka Gladiators, Hampshire, Kandurata Maroons, Kolkata Knight Riders, Lahore Qalandars, Mohammedan Sporting Club, Pune Warriors, Sri Lanka Army, Sri Lanka Board President's XI, Wayamba

Playing role: Bowler

Bowling style: Right-arm off-break

T20I Career

Mat     Inns     Balls    Runs    Wkts    BBI      BBM    Ave      Econ    SR       4w      5w       10w

39        39        885      952      66        6/8       6/8       14.42   6.45     13.4       3          2          0

 

T20 Career

Mat     Inns     Balls    Runs    Wkts    BBI      BBM      Ave      Econ      SR       4w        5w       10w

129      128      2767     3230      170      6/8       6/8       19.00     7.00     16.2        5          2          0

Career highlights

  • 10th all-time T20I wicket-taker, 66 in 39 matches at 14.42
  • 4th most T20 WC scalps, 35 in 21 matches at 15.02
  • Fastest player to 50 T20I wickets (26 matches)
  • The only man to boast a 6 wkt haul at a T20 WC (6/8)
  • 170 T20 wickets captured at 19.00

Rohit Sharma has distanced himself from comparisons to former India captain MS Dhoni which were made by Suresh Raina.

Speaking on the Super Over podcast, Raina likened Rohit's leadership to that of Dhoni, who captained India in over 300 matches across all formats and led the team to all three ICC white-ball trophies during his tenure between 2007 and 2016.

Though Virat Kohli succeeded Dhoni as India's skipper, Raina talked up Rohit's demeanour and described him as "the next MS Dhoni for the Indian cricket team".

When that was put to Rohit in an online question-and-answer session, the opener said on a Twitter video: "Yes, I heard about that comment from Suresh Raina.

"MS Dhoni is one of a kind and nobody can be like him and I believe comparisons should not be made like that, every individual is different and has his strengths and weaknesses."

Rohit, 33, has led Mumbai Indians to a record four Indian Premier League titles and has also captained India in 10 ODIs and 19 Twenty20 internationals, winning 23 of those 29 matches.

"Around him, players enjoy the intensity, they enjoy his aura," former India batsman Raina had said.

"When you enjoy the aura of a player, you like to be positive and I think that is what he is good at.

"MS Dhoni was brilliant. He [Rohit] has won more [IPL] trophies than MS, but they both are very similar. Both of them, as captains, like to listen.

"When your captain is listening, you can solve a lot of problems, you can solve the mental aspects of the players. So in my book, they both are wonderful.

"I have seen [Rohit], he is calm, he likes to listen. He likes to give confidence to the players and on top of that, he likes to lead from the front.

"When a captain leads from the front and, at the same time, he gives respect to the dressing-room atmosphere, you know you have it all."

Australia's Twenty20 series against West Indies scheduled for October has been postponed.

The move comes after the T20 World Cup, which was due to be played in Australia this year, was postponed last month due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In a statement, Cricket Australia (CA) said it and the Windies had agreed to postpone their scheduled three-game T20 series, which was set to be played in Queensland.

"Given the preference to host the warm-up three-match T20 series against the West Indies to coincide with the rescheduled T20 World Cup in Australia [which will take place in either 2021 or 2022], it has been agreed to postpone the matches," part of a statement from CA read on Tuesday.

Townsville, Cairns and the Gold Coast were scheduled to host the T20 matches.

At first glance, Joe Root does not look like the type of batsman that makes for a successful T20 player. Obdurate in the Test arena and the solid anchor sheet in One-Day Internationals, Root doesn’t seem to have the swashbuckling, sometimes even kamikaze-like penchant for attacking bowling that the best proponents of the shortest form of the game seem to possess. But, for some reason, maybe his incredible work ethic has helped him, he has adapted.

Root depends on deft touches and manipulations of the field to accumulate his runs, but his ability to do so is so exquisite that he could hurt a team without ever hitting a six. In fact, Root has only ever hit 16 sixes for England in 32 T20I outings. He has, however, scored five half-centuries in that period and averages above 35. The story is similar in the T20 arena where he has scored nine half-centuries in 20 games at an average of 30 and a half. His strike rate of 126 in international cricket and 125 in T20s isn’t staggering, but it does show remarkable adaptability for a man who strikes at 50 in the Test arena and just 60 in ODIs.

Career Statistics (2011-present)

Full name: Joseph Edward Root

Born: December 30, 1990, Sheffield, Yorkshire (29)

Major teams: England, England Lions, England Under-19s, Sydney Thunder, Yorkshire, Yorkshire 2nd XI, Yorkshire Academy, Yorkshire Under-17s

Playing role: Top-order batsman

Batting style: Right-hand bat

Bowling style: Right-arm offbreak, Legbreak

 

T20I Career

Mat   Inns   NO    Runs    HS     Ave      BF      SR       100   50     4s      6s    

32       30       5      893      90*   35.72    707   126.30     0      5      92      16   

T20 Career

Mat   Inns   NO    Runs     HS     Ave      BF         SR         100   50    4s     6s     

72         66    13    1619      92*   30.54    1288      125.69      0      9    180    24    

 

Career Highlights

  • 32 T20I caps scoring 893 runs at 35.72
  • 1619 T20 runs at average of 30.54

The wicket of Kane Williamson is among the most prized in all of cricket, simple because he takes care of it so well. Not taking a chance against the New Zealand captain is probably the biggest mistake any opposition can make. Once Williamson is at the crease, New Zealand is likely to be a difficult prospect to beat.

What is worse, is if Williamson has scored some runs before he plays against your team. That is problematic because he scores runs in bunches, like he did in the 2018 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) where he donned the Orange Cap, having scored 735 runs on the season. That was the season when Williamson was first announced as captain of Sunriser’s Hyderabad, a team he led to the IPL final where they were defeated by the Chennai Super Kings. And that has been the trend with Williamson, his performances improve with mounting responsibilities.

A stroke player, rather than a 'muscler' of the cricket ball, Williamson had to learn to play in the shortest format of the game, but he has. He was bought by Sunrisers for US$96,000 in 2015, winning the title the following year. He was one of the retained players in 2017, but by 2018, his value as a T20 batsman had soared, and it cost Sunrisers US$460,500 to keep him.  

 

Career Statistics (2009-present)

Full name: Kane Stuart Williamson

Born: August 8, 1990, Tauranga (29)

Major teams: New Zealand, Barbados Tridents, Edmonton Royals, Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire 2nd XI, New Zealand A, New Zealand Cricket XI, New Zealand Emerging Players, New Zealand Under-19s, New Zealand Under-19s, New Zealand XI, Northern Districts, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Yorkshire

Playing role: Top-order batsman

Batting style: Right-hand bat

Bowling style: Right-arm offbreak

 

T20I Career

Mat   Inns   NO    Runs         HS     Ave    BF         SR     100   50         4s     6s     Ct         St

60    58    7      1665         95    32.64         1330         125.18      0         11    170   36         27    0

T20 Career

Mat   Inns   NO    Runs         HS     Ave    BF         SR     100   50         4s     6s     Ct         St

181   173   21    4593         101* 30.21         3681         124.77      1         31    430   115         71    0  

 

Career Highlights

  • T20I caps for New Zealand (60)
  • 5th most T20I runs by a Kiwi (1665)
  • Averages 32.64 in T20Is
  • 4593 T20 runs at 30.21 average
  • IPL 2018 orange cap winner (735 runs)

Mahendra Singh Dhoni is arguably the greatest finisher of the modern era, possibly of all time. A very cool, very calculated middle-order batsman in both T20s and One-Day Internationals, Dhoni, has been a pioneer in the art of assessing a run chase. With incredible ability to change the pace of an innings, Dhoni’s performances and his leadership have helped him carve out a place in Indian history, winning the most of any Indian captain. On the way to that record, Dhoni also became the first captain to win all three ICC limited-overs trophies, winning the World Cup, Champions Trophy and World T20 in 2013.

But his leadership and performances at the T20 level did not stop at international cricket, as Dhoni also led the Chennai Super Kings to Indian Premier League titles in 2010, 2011 and 2018. He also won the 2010 and 2014 editions of the Champions League Twenty20 with the Super Kings.

 

Statistics (2006-present)

Full name: Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Born: July 7, 1981, Ranchi, Bihar (now Jharkhand) (39)

Major teams: India, Air India Blue, Asia XI, Bihar, Bradman XI, Chennai Super Kings, East Zone, East Zone Under-19s, Help for Heroes XI, India A, Indian Board President's XI, International XI, Jharkhand, Rajasthan Cricket Association President's XI, Rest of India, Rising Pune Supergiants, Sehwag XI

Playing role: Wicketkeeper batsman

Batting style: Right-hand bat

Bowling style: Right-arm medium

Fielding position: Wicketkeeper

 

T20I Career

Mat   Inns   NO    Runs    HS     Ave      BF         SR        100   50       4s     6s     Ct     St

98       85      42    1617      56    37.60    1282      126.13     0      2      116     52    57     34

T20 Career

Mat   Inns   NO    Runs     HS     Ave      BF         SR         100   50     4s     6s     Ct    St

317   283      117   6621      84*   39.88     4882     135.62      0     27    451   295   170   83

 

Career Highlights

  • 3rd most T20I runs scored by an Indian, 1617- avg. 37.60
  • 2nd most T20I caps by an Indian player (98)
  • Record for most T20 WC matches (35) and most as captain (33)
  • Captained India to 2007 T20 WC title
  • Most consecutive innings without a duck in T20s (84)
  • Most dismissals as a wicket-keeper in T20 WC history (32)
  • 6621 runs at 39.88

An elegant stroke maker, Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara is perhaps one of the few batsmen who seamlessly transition from Test to One-Day International, to T20 cricket. Without a significant reliance on the powerful shots that make the modern T20 batsman a nightmare, Sangakkara depends on timing, a deft touch and a heightened awareness of where a game is and what needs to be done at the crease. His ability to keep wicket as well cannot be understated.

The wicketkeeping left-handed batsman seemed destined for greatness in the T20 format of the game after a public poll conducted by Cricket Australia named him the greatest ODI cricketer of all time. On his way to that symbolic title in 2016, Sangakkara was named man-of-the-match in the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 and before that helped Sri Lanka to finals in 2009 and  2012. In those years, Sangakkara became the first cricketer to score half-centuries in two different T20I World Cups.  

Along with Mahela Jayawardene, Sangakkara was part of the greatest second-wicket stand in the history of the World Twenty20 competition, the pair notching up 166.

But Sangakkara has also taken his exploits with the bat to a number of leagues, including the Indian Premier League, where he scored 1567 runs from 62 innings, inclusive of 10 half-centuries.

 

Career Statistics (2004-present)

Full name: Kumar Chokshanada Sangakkara

Born: October 27, 1977, Matale (42)

Major teams: Sri Lanka, Asia XI, Central Province, Colombo District Cricket Association, Deccan Chargers, Durham, Hobart Hurricanes, ICC World XI, Jamaica Tallawahs, Kandurata, Kandurata Maroons, Kings XI Punjab, Marylebone Cricket Club, Multan Sultans, Nondescripts Cricket Club, Quetta Gladiators, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Surrey, Warwickshire

Playing role: Wicketkeeper batsman

Batting style: Left-hand bat

Bowling style: Right-arm offbreak

Fielding position: Wicketkeeper

 

T20I Career

Mat   Inns   NO    Runs         HS     Ave    BF         SR     100   50         4s     6s     Ct         St

56    53    9      1382         78    31.40         1156         119.55      0         8      139   20         25    20

T20 Career

Mat   Inns   NO    Runs         HS     Ave    BF         SR     100   50         4s     6s     Ct         St

267   260   23    6937         94    29.27         5487         126.42      0         43    740   139         167   60

 

Career Highlights

  • 2014 ICC World T20 player of the final
  • 3rd most T20I runs scored by a Sri Lankan, 1382r- avg. 31.40
  • T20I caps for SL (56)
  • 7th on T20 WC most runs list (661)
  • 2010 IPL orange cap winner for most runs (618)
  • 6937 runs at 29.27

A gifted cricketer, who didn’t quite live up to expectation as a Test player, JP Duminy still managed to become South Africa's leading T20 run-scorer, in 2013, as well as the first from the country to amass 1500 runs in the format.

He would eventually score almost 2000 T20 runs representing South Africa averaging 38 runs per innings.

He has also excelled in T20 leagues across the globe in which he scored almost 6400 runs at a healthy average of 37.19.

Duminy played in the Indian Premier League in 2009 after the Mumbai Indians franchise acquired him. He rewarded them by scoring two half-centuries in the tournament. He eventually went on to play for Sunrisers Hyderabad and Deccan Chargers and was named the captain of Delhi Daredevils in 2015. He was bought back by Mumbai Indians for the 2018 season and later released ahead of the 2019 IPL auction.

The middle-order batsman also plied his trade in the Pakistan Super League in 2018 for Islamabad United whom he captained to the league title. He also captained Winnipeg Hawks to the 2019 Global T20 Canada title. He was named Player of the Tournament during which he was the leading run-scorer.

His final T20 tournament was the 2019 Caribbean Premier League when he played for Barbados Tridents.

 

Career statistics

Full name: Jean-Paul Duminy

Born: April 14, 1984, Strandfontein, Cape Town, Cape Province (36)

Major teams: South Africa, Barbados Tridents, Cape Cobras, Deccan Chargers, Delhi Daredevils, Devon, Islamabad United, Mumbai Indians, South Africa Under-19s, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Surrey, Western Province, Western Province Boland, Winnipeg Hawks

Playing role: Batting allrounder

Batting style: Left-hand bat

 

T20I Career (2004-present)

Mat    Inns    NO     Runs    HS       Ave     BF        SR        100     50    

81        75      25      1934     96*     38.68   1532   126.24      0        11    

T20 Career

Mat      Inns    NO     Runs      HS      Ave      BF        SR        100     50    

264       248      76      6397      99*     37.19    5215   122.66     0        42    

 

Career highlights

  • Most Capped T20I player for South Africa (81 matches)
  • Leading T20I runs scorer for South Africa
  • 6th best batting average in T20Is (38.68)
  • Most runs & Player of the tournament at 2019 Global T20 Canada
  • 6397 T20 runs at 37.19

One of the fastest scorers in world cricket, Glenn Maxwell has become a key man in Australia's middle order in the shorter formats. It is not just his power that worries opposing bowlers and captains.

His ability to make unconventional shots appear routine - reverse sweeps and pulls, for example - makes it hard to set fields to cover all of his scoring areas. His audacity comes with risk, and he can exasperate as well as exhilarate, but at his best, he can change a game in moments.

In 2017-18 his career entered a confusing stage as he was dropped from the ODI side and then told by new Australia coach Justin Langer to "go and make hundreds" without seemingly being given the opportunities to do so. But he re-established himself and is a pivotal member of the ODI and T20I sides playing some stunning innings on the tours of India and the UAE. He scored his third T20I century in Bangalore to help Australia mow down 194.

 

Career Statistics (2010-present)

Full name: Glenn James Maxwell

Born: October 14, 1988, Kew, Melbourne, Victoria (31)

Major teams: Australia, Delhi Daredevils, Fitzroy-Doncaster, Hampshire, Hampshire 2nd XI, Kings XI Punjab, Lancashire, Melbourne Renegades, Melbourne Stars, Mumbai Indians, Victoria, Victoria Second XI, Victoria Under-19s, Yorkshire

Playing role: Batting allrounder

Batting style: Right-hand bat

 

T20I Career

Mat    Inns    NO     Runs   HS      Ave     BF      SR         100     50      4s       6s      

61        54        9      1576    145*   35.02   985    160.00      3        7     133       81    

 

T20 Career

Mat    Inns    NO     Runs    HS      Ave      BF       SR        100     50      4s       6s         

268     251      34      5983     145*   27.57   3875   154.40     3       33      484     308  

 

Career highlights

  • Scored 1576 runs in T20Is at average of 35.02
  • 3rd most T20I runs by an Australian
  • 2nd most capped Australian in T20I (61)
  • 2nd Aussie to score a century in all 3 formats (3 T20I centuries)
  • Has the 4th highest T20I score (145*)
  • Australian men’s T20I player of the Year 2015 & 2019
  • IPL player of the tournament 2014
  • 5983 T20 runs at 27.57
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