An all-rounder in the team will boost the team combination to play an extra specialist. Modern-day cricket demands an allrounder in the squad who can chip in to score crucial runs and pick wickets. Especially in the shorter format of the game, having an allrounder is an added advantage. Earlier, a specialist batter or a bowler good at their primary skill will be promoted to hone their secondary skill. With the arrival of too many leagues, many players want to excel in both the skills and secure their position. Each team participating in the coming T20 World Cup picked all-rounders in their squads. Watch ICC Men’s T20 World Cup live on YuppTV.
Ahead of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, let’s look at some outstanding all-rounders capable of shifting the game in their favour.
Ravindra Jadeja is arguably one of the best all-rounders in the modern era. Specialised in picking wickets with his magical spin, he often played many game-changing knocks for India and Chennai Super Kings. A brilliant fielder on the ground, Jadeja has been instrumental in his team victories off late. A top-class bowler, a powerful hitter and an outstanding fielder, there’s little that he cannot do on the ground.
Another Indian player in the list of top all-rounders in modern cricket is Hardik Pandya. A medium pacer with exceptional batting abilities, Hardik Pandya is India’s revelation as a power hitter in recent times and a bonus to the team in every game format.
The world’s number one all-rounder in the T20 format is Afghanistan sensation Mohammed Nabi. This Afghan skipper is an off-break spinner and right-handed batsman who holds the record to score the fastest fifty by an Afghan player in T20’s.
This Windies star player is one of the destructive all-rounders in T20 Cricket. Deadly with his fast bowling and devastating with the bat, Russell has played an important role in West Indies domination in T20’s. With a strike rate of 167 and a key player in the Windies success, Russell will aim to clinch their third title.
Shakib Al Hasan
Considered as one of the best all-rounders in the world, Shakib has been instrumental in Bangladesh success in cricket. Shakib is the first and only cricketer who ranked No.1 allrounder by ICC in all formats of the game. He is also the only cricketer to score 1000 runs and pick 100 wickets in T20. Batsmen find it hard to pick his clever variations.
Look out for more explosive all-round performances in T20 World Cup. Watch ICC Men’s T20 World Cup live on YuppTV.