Most Consistent T20 Batsmen: The T20 format was just an experiment to start with. However, it received worldwide recognition with the growth of the Indian Premier League and the involvement of more teams in the T20 World Cup. Unlike the ODI World Cups and the ICC World Test Championship, the T20 World Cups feature more associate teams.
This has helped in increasing the popularity of the format. The special thing about T20s is that the batsmen accelerate right from the first ball. The cricketers entertain the fans with their unique skills and talents. T20I has witnessed a lot of batsmen inventing new shots in order to score runs quickly.
Maxwell played his first T20 match for Australia in 2012. He has played 61 matches till date, scoring 1,576 runs at an average of 35.02. The highlighting statistic of his T20I career is his impressive strike rate of 160.
Another statistic of Glenn Maxwell’s career which matches that of Colin Munro is the number of T20I hundreds. The right-handed Australian has registered three centuries this decade with his highest score being 145*.
The right-handed batsman has not played a T20I match in 2019 but in this decade, he has scored 1,726 runs in 80 matches. He was the backbone of Pakistan’s batting order during his prime.
He registered 10 T20I half-centuries in the last nine years however, his strike rate was only 115.52. Hafeez always neglected the aerial route when scoring runs which is why his strike rate is on the lower side. He hit 173 fours and 47 sixes for Pakistan from 2010 to 2018.
Finch held the record for the highest individual score in T20I cricket after his knock of 156 runs against England. And, five years later, he himself broke his own record by playing incredible innings of 172 versus Zimbabwe in 2018.
Talking about his approach of playing now, Finch usually takes the aggressive way but on a few instances, he has taken his own time to settle in the middle. But his talent to pace the innings has helped him to have a strike rate of 156.50 in T20I cricket.
English captain, Eoin Morgan has set an example of leadership by taking his team to the World Cup in 2019. England had won the T20 World Cup at the turn of this decade and Morgan would be keen to repeat history in the approaching decade.
Regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of this decade, Virat Kohli has been unstoppable ever since he made his debut. The right-handed batsman has improved his game a lot and emerged as the most consistent player in T20Is. The reason he is at the number 2 position is because he has skipped a lot of matches in his career.
BCCI has offered him a lot of rest during the T20I matches however, that has not had a negative impact on Kohli’s T20I career. He has featured in just 74 T20I games and still, he holds the record for scoring the most number of runs.
Apart from that, another statistic which has kept him away from the pole position is his number of hundreds. The Indian skipper bats at number three batsman and thus, he has received many opportunities where he could have scored a hundred. For the record, Kohli has scored 23 T20I fifties in his career.
The only batsman who has played better T20I cricket than Virat Kohli in the last ten years is his deputy in the Indian leadership department, Rohit Sharma. The Mumbai-born batsman owns the record of scoring the most T20I hundreds having scored four of them.
Rohit had made his debut during the 2007 T20 World Cup but he could never seal his place in the Indian team. It was only after his promotion to the opening position that Sharma emerged as a match-winner for India.
He has scored an astounding 107 sixes along with 206 boundaries in 89 T20I games. Rohit is only behind his captain in terms of scoring more T20I runs but his strike rate of 138.73 is a bit better than Kohli. Hence, he rightfully deserves the numero uno position on this countdown.