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ICC World T20: Best Opener and Middle Order Batsman

by on January 1, 2011
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Famous cricket players of West Indies: Chris Gayle

ICC World T20: Best Opening Batsman

He is none other than the Windies willow Chris Gayle,s who has been stupendous with the bat as an opener in T20 Cricket. Chris Gayle‘s record is brilliant during 2007-2010 ICC World T20 Tournament. During the discussed period, Chris Gayle has played 11 matches with an excellent knock of 442 runs which he scored with an astounding strike rate of 153.47. His 2007-2010 ICC World T20 batting average stands at 44.2

The left hander from Jamaica is currently in an exuberant form has the knack to cut a swathe through the figures of even the frugality of opening bowlers. His triple century in a Test Series vs Srilanka has rung alarms for all the bowlers en masse. We hope to see him playing at his best in the forth coming 2011 ICC World T20.  Our pick is Chris Gayle as best opening batsman for ICC World T20.

ICC World T20: Best Middle Order Batsman

‘Mahela Jayawardene is a vital middle order batsman for Sri Lanka’ said the Srilankan Skipper Kumar Sangakkara

And we second his thoughts. He is not only a valuable commodity than glitz to a Srilankan team but also remained a dazzling performer with the bat during 2007-2010 ICC World T20 Tournaments. His exceptional batting in the 20-20 Cricket World Cup has made him a treat to watch in limited overs game. He has been the top middle order batsman of Sri Lanka in 2007-2010 ICC World T20 with an excellent knock of 615 runs in 18 matches with a decent batting average of 41. His exceptional strike rate of 146.77 has made him tall amongst some great batsmen of T20 Cricket. Presently, Srilankan batting line-up is going through a transitional phase. Although he has been promoted from middle order to top order in recent times, we hope to see him playing in middle order during 2011 ICC World T20 where he is at his best.

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