Published On: Wed, Mar 9th, 2016

8 Batsmen to look out for in the 2016 World T20


Cricketing fans will be treated with big hitting and massive sixes in 2016 World Twenty20 in India. Big hitters will amaze the fans with their batting skills in the cricketing extravaganza.

Takes a look at some of the batsmen to look out for in the mega event.

1. Shahid Afridi


Pakistan’s captain in the Twenty20 format, Shahid Afridi can hit the ball with immense power and can turn any game within moments. He played a key role in Pakistan’s 2009 World T20 win.


2. AB de Villiers


Known as Mr. 360 for his capacity to strike the ball at any part of the ground, South Africa’s AB de Villiers is one of the most feared when it comes to power hitting. The Proteas’ skipper can snatch matches from the opponents’ grasp with his amazing striking.


3. Glenn Maxwell


Australia’s Glenn Maxwell has made a name for himself while representing different cricketing clubs around the world. Considered a big striker of the ball, he is also good as a spinner and has been playing key roles for the Kangaroos.


4. Virat Kohli


For India’s Virat Kohli, aggression and consistency is the key. He put up consistent performances in the recent Asia Cup Twenty20 to help his side clinch the trophy.


5. Chris Gayle


Chris Gayle can strike fear in the opponents’ hearts with his ability to demolish the bowling attack of any team he faces. His solid performances in the World T20 2012, which the West Indies emerged champions, is still remembered by the cricketing fans.


6. Tillakaratne Dilshan


Tillakaratne Dilshan is perhaps known for his ability to time the ball along with his wristwork and aggression. Inventor of the “Dilscoop”, he is the most senior member in this year’s Sri Lankan World T20 squad.


7. Alex Hales


The English batsman can play shots towards the off side and has been a handy pick for the side in the 20-over format. He has scored 1156 runs for the teams while representing his country in 39 matches with an high score of an unbeaten 116.


8. Corey Anderson


The left handed all rounder burst into the cricketing scene with breaking Shahid Afridi’s then-world record of the fastest century. Since then, the batsman has cemented his side with the help of useful contributions with the bat and ball.



About the Author

Syed Ammar Alavi

- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology

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