Best Batsman of T20 Worldcup 2016
Considering the nature and especially the place of the event is very much difficult to filter best batsman of T20 Worldcup 2016. Cricket already being a game of fortunes and unpredictability never lets you guess the exact winner until the whole match has been played out. And when it is for the shortest version of the game the task becomes impossible. T20 Worldcup 2016 is the same event, unpredictable and totally open for its winners to come out. However considering the recent performance of players we have somehow managed to screen out top 10 best batsman of T20 Worldcup 2016. Indeed the list is highly debatable because on its day any batsman can turn the tables in his favor also some big names are replaced from the list as we have very short number of places.
Best Batsman of T20 Worldcup 2016
Claiming to be ‘back in form for world cup’ Jason Roy is England’s most promising middle order batsman. The 25 year old right handed young gun is full of energy and talent perfectly suiting for a T20 format game. Although he has not yet done anything extraordinary in T20 format, considering his style of playing he could be the best batsman of T20 Worldcup 2016.
Making his way in the Australian side as a leg-break bowler and then promoting himself up to be the most reliable middle order batsman for ‘Kangaroos’ in all formats, Steve Smith is a pure tale of improvement and dedication. The current Australian captain in all three formats has a phenomenal ability of adaptation and that makes him one of the best batsman of T20 worldcup 2016. Also he will be tested for his side’s legacy continuity making him even more responsible in his role with the bat and captaincy.
Succeeding the revolutionary style of playing cricket from Brendon McCullum, Marin Guptill and co. has a lot to prove in the 2016 T20 world. The finalist side of the 2015 ICC World Cup, New Zealand has a number of players that can single handedly take a game away however Guptill being the senior one has to take the charge. The highest individual score in worldcup record holder has everything to be the man of T20 world cup 2016 with his rolling T20 average of almost 35.
Quinton de Kock
The South Africans left handed opener Quinton de Kock is one of the few classic emerging players in the world. Playing with a strike rate of over 125 the young protean wicketkeeper is searching for his chances to be glorified and the 2016 t20 Worldcup could be the right place for him. His astonishing record against India and in the game played on Indian soil makes him one of the best batsman of T20 Worldcup 2016.
One of the most reliable opening batsman in the world for all three formats, David Warner turns into a total hit-man when it comes to T20. Enriched with advanced level of numerous physical strengths the left hander holds a furious strike rate of over 140 in the shortest version of cricket. The fact that he will be pushed by the recent good performance of another Australian opener Usman Khawaja, makes him even more determined to perform well to keep a safe place in the playing XI. David Warner is no short of consistency as well, at least so is reflected by his T20 average of almost 30.
The master of variety in the shortest format of game, Glenn Maxwell has many factors on his side to be the best batsman of T20 Worldcup 2016. Having played a lot of cricket in India lately with both his national and IPL sides, Maxwell has a lot of playing experience in India. As for the stats his striker rate of over 160 is well enough to cover up his arguably lower batting average.
Host country India’s very own Rohit Sharma has magic in his bat when he starts scoring. The fact that he will be playing on his home soil makes him undoubtedly the most dangerous and one of the best batsman for T20 Worldcup 2016. Rohit Sharma possesses the unique ability of carrying the bat right through the end. The sole author of the two double hundreds in ODIs, Sharma holds the ability of scoring and keep on scoring throughout the whole twenty overs with a healthy striker rate of 128.
The mighty Jamaican Christopher Henry Gayle is one of the few players in world personified with the T20 format of cricket. Unarguably the best entertainer in the shortest version of cricket has been single-handedly storming the opponents in IPL and that gives him an extra advantage of familiarity with the playing surface. The West Indian has a brilliant average of 35 in T20 internationals making him one of the best batsman of T20 worldcup 2016, though he might be a bit unreliable at crucial times.
AB de Villiers
The record smasher South African living legend AB de Villiers is one of the very few players in the world who has zero haters. Known as the Mr.360⁰ for his unorthodox and innovative shots play AB De Villiers is the most difficult batsman to bowl against. South Africa not winning the world cup even for a single time will depend a lot on AB de Villiers- one of the best batsman of T20 worldcup 2016.
A pure combination of class, temperament, consistency and adoptability, Virat Kohli is currently the best batsman for T20 worldcup 2016. The skipper for Indian test side Kohli has emerged into one of the most consistent performers in world cricket lately. His ODI and Test records were absolutely brilliant from the start however lack of pacing the inning in T20 format was the only fault he has ratified lately. Coming from a brilliant Australia tour followed by the Asia Cup victory, Virat Kohli will be the player to watch out for on his home soil this March.