Among other sports, the Twenty20 Cricket format is the most exciting. The game focuses on scoring quick runs and hitting for better scores. The most crucial part of the game is the opening batsmen of each team.
As long as they stay on the pitch and score, the momentum of the team builds. If they get out early, then the batting side becomes unstable as it requires more time for the following players to get set on the pitch.
Here are some of the top-most T20 opening batsmen you should know about:
David Warner (AUS)
With 52 T20I matches on the belt and 90* highest score, David Warner remains a legendary opening batsman. His performance has remained consistent in the T20I format. The top Australian batsman has an almost 30 batting average with a whopping strike rate of 139.
Tillakaratne Dilshan (Sri Lanka)
The former Sri Lankan captain, Tillakaratne Dilshan, is another popular name in T20I history. He has played 48 matches, scored almost 1300 runs, and has a batting average of nearly 32. With a strike rate over 115 and the highest score as 104*, Dilshan has become a successful cricket industry name.
Chris Gayle (West Indies)
A name that needs no introduction, Chris Gayle is one of the most famous T20I players of all time because of the fierce way he plays the game. He has played 43 T20I matches, scored over 1200 runs with 117 highest scores. He has made fans worldwide with his brutal gameplay that can mince any bowling attack.
Brendon McCullum (New Zealand)
Another famous name that needs no introduction, Brendon McCullum, is a ferocious and ruthless player. He has played 40 T20I matches, scored more than 1200 runs with a batting average of just a little over 37.
His highest score is 116*, which makes him an intimidating top-order batsman. McCullum is an integral part of New Zealand’s team. No matter which batting order you put him in, he is capable of scoring impressive runs.
Alex Hales (England)
The very young rising talent, Alex Hales, has played 33 T20I matches, scored more than a thousand runs, and has a batting average of almost 38. His aggressive gameplay had made him famous even before he entered any other cricket match format. The young talent will surely keep on rising as time passes. His consistency will keep rewarding him with excellent stats and overall position.