The strike rate plays a huge part in T20 cricket nowadays, and the batsman must keep their strike rate above 120 as it could be a headache for the whole team. Usually, the teams have now preferred the attacking batsmen at the top of the innings so that they can make use of the powerplay.
Strike rates can change a whole game on its head especially in a low scoring game and the smallest of margins could be very decisive. The situation demands are a rare case, and let us look at the 5 batsmen with the lowest strike rate in a T20 innings for India.
5 Batsmen With The Lowest Strike Rate In A T20 Innings For India(Min. 40 Runs):
Shikhar Dhawan – 100 vs SL, 2016:
Shikhar Dhawan sits fifth in the list of batsmen with the lowest strike rate in T20 innings and this came against Sri Lanka in 2016 in the 3rd T20 international. Batting first, Sri Lanka could only post 82 on the board, thanks to a brilliant spell of bowling from Ravichandran Ashwin who picked up 4 wickets for just 8 runs.
India chasing 83 to win got off to an excellent start but Rohit Sharma perished early. Dhawan and Rahane joined together and they took their time to get going. Dhawan stayed not out in the end scoring 46 off 46 balls with a strike rate of 100 despite the late burst and India won the game by nine wickets in the end.