Top Ten T20 Openers/ Middle Order Batsmen of West Indies and Australian Cricket Team
Top Ten T20 Openers/ Middle Order Batsmen of West Indies Cricket Team
Opening a Twenty 20 match as an opener is a big responsibility. Batsmen have to be calm and quick in batting to make a decent score in the fast format of Twenty 20 cricket. Chris Gayle of the West Indies team is the most successful opener of Twenty 20 matches. He holds the highest score of the world in the history of Twenty 20 tournaments. He is the most consistent high scoring opener of the West Indies’ Twenty 20 team. He holds the highest score of 117 runs in his career. There are many other good middle order batsmen in West Indies’ Twenty 20 team. The list of the top ten Twenty 20 openers and middle order batsmen of the West Indies team is shown below.
|Chris Gayle||117||11 Sep 2007|
|Chris Gayle||98||9 May 2010|
|Chris Gayle||88||6 Jun 2009|
|Lendl Simmons||77||13 Jun 2009|
|Chris Gayle||67||26 Dec 2008|
|Dwayne Bravo||66*||12 Jun 2009|
|Chris Gayle||63*||19 Jun 2009|
|Devon Smith||61||28 Jun 2007|
|Chris Gayle||61||29 Jun 2007|
|Ramnaresh Sarwan||59||15 Mar 2009|
In recent years, West Indies cricket team has failed to impress cricket fans all around the globe. However, majority will agree that Chris Gayle is one of the finest opening batsmen in T20 cricket today. He is aggressive, stylish and a great hitter of ball.
Top ten T20 Openers/ Middle Order Batsmen of Australian Cricket Team
The Australian cricket team is one of the favorites of many cricket lovers. Whether it’s an ODI, Test or Twenty 20 matches, Australia’s game play is worth watching. In the fast-paced format of Twenty 20, their openers and middle order batsmen produce life in any match. They are very talented with quick reflexes to stun their opponents. Ricky Ponting is one of the top class batsmen of Australian Twenty 20 matches. With 98(not out) runs, he is at the top most spot in the list of the top ten Twenty 20 openers and middle order batsmen of Australia.
|Ricky Ponting||98*||17 Feb 2005|
|Dsmien Martyn||96||9 Jan 2006|
|David Warner||89||11 Jan 2009|
|David Hussey||88*||27 Mar 2009|
|Andrew Symonds||85*||11 Dec 2007|
|Cameron White||85*||9 May 2010|
|Shane Watson||81||2 May 2010|
|Ricky Ponting||76||20 Oct 2007|
|Matthew Hayden||73*||16 Sep 2007|
|David Warner||72||7 May 2010|
Australian Cricket Team is one of the most successful cricket teams of recent past. They have dominated the cricket world for more than a decade. Australian Cricket Team has won 4 ODI World Cup tournaments. There performance in T20 world cups is also very good so far. Their great performance is dependent on their great opening partnerships and sound middle order batting line up.