Allrounder have always been an asset in the game. One individual playing the role of batsman as well as bowler open up a vast vista of options for the teams. And the allrounders’ value has sky-rocketed with the advent of T20 cricket. In this shortest format of the game, each team wants an individual who can contribute in more than one facet of the game.
The balance that an all-rounder provides is something that every team desires in T20 cricket. T20s values those players which are multi-faceted the most, rather than specialist players. This is one of the primary reasons why Ben Stokes has been the most expensive player in the last two auctions of the Indian Premier League. The likes of Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard have become some of the most sought after individuals only because of their abilities to deliver with both bat and ball.