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Top Ten T20 Openers/ Middle Order Batsmen of West Indies and Australian Cricket Team

by on December 30, 2010
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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.

Batsman Runs Year
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.

Batsman

Runs Year
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.

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