Last Update on: June 30th, 2018 at 12:14 pm
A little cameo in the T20I Innings is always instrumental in the success of the team. A quickfire innings can help the team to finish on a high. As there are only 20 overs in the Twenty20 International game, batsmen don’t have much time to settle into the crease.
Thus, a batter must hit the ground running from the get-go. In fact, there are some imperative short innings which have played their part in the success of their team.
Let’s take you on the journey of some crucial cameos in the shortest format.
Carlos Brathwaite (34 runs off just 10 balls, Strike Rate 340):
19 runs were needed off the final over in the ICC World T20I when Carlos Brathwaite smashed Ben Stokes for four consecutive maximums at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
Thus, the Windies all-rounder was able to make a name for himself at the big stage. In fact, Brathwaite is currently leading Windies in the shortest format.
Jehan Mubarak (46 runs off just 13 balls, Strike Rate:353.84):
It was early days of T20I cricket in 2007 when Sri Lanka smashed the highest score of 260 runs against Kenya in the ICC World Cup.
The southpaw batsman Jehan Mubarak provided the finishing touches as he scored a quickfire 46 off just 13 balls while smashing three fours and five sixes in his blistering innings.
Consequently, Sri Lanka went on to win the match by a gargantuan margin of 172 runs which is the biggest win thus far in terms of runs.
Hardik Pandya (32 off just 9 balls; Strike Rate: 355.55):
Hardik Pandya powered India to above par score of 213 when he was able to get everything from the middle of the bat against Ireland yesterday (29 June).
Pandya played some delightful strokes straight down the wicket. The Indian all-rounder pyrotechnics was on display against a depleted-looking Irish bowling attack.
Colin Munro (50 off just 14 balls; Strike Rate: 357.14):
New Zealand reached their target of 143 runs in half the overs thanks to swashbuckling knock by southpaw batsman Colin Munro. \
The left-hander scored the second fastest T20I off just 14 balls. The combative southpaw cleared the ropes on seven occasions in his blistering innings.
Yuvraj Singh (58 off just 16 balls; Strike Rate: 362.50):
Yuvraj Singh’s knock in the ICC World T20I Cup of 2007 will always be remembered. The southpaw batsman was at the peak of his powers.
Furthermore, Yuvraj had smashed six sixes in an over against Stuart Broad. Thus, Yuvraj was instrumental in the triumph of the Indian team in the 2007 World T20I Cup.