The Flamboyant cricketers

@avi256 (4093)
Pune, India
May 3, 2016 5:11pm CST
This is the era of fast cricket, the T20 cricket or a redefined one day cricket where scoring 350 runs too is no longer a safe total. This brings the importance of impact players or strong hitters as every team needs players who can clear the rope more often. If we analyse last 7-8 years of cricket keeping in mind the changing format of One Day cricket and the rise of T20 cricket, there have been few phenomenal cricketers who have redefined how the game is played. Some impact players that come straightaway to the mind are Chris Gayle, Brendon Mccullum, Andre Russel, AB Deviiliars, M S Dhoni, Kerron Pollard, Glenn Maxwell, David Miller, Jos Butler and they belong to the league of power hitters, and some of these players score maximum runs in boundaries or sixes only. There are other players who may not be that great big hitters but are equally impactful like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Steve Smith, Joe Root, Marlon Samuels, Faf Duplesis or a Kane Williamson. They may not look that destructive the way they build their innings but they could be real match winners on their day and they are usually more consistent than the above league of power hitters. They are exceptionally good when chasing a score or setting a score of a 160-170 in a T20 match or somewhere around 280-300 mark in 50 overs cricket. The utility of the power hitters come into the picture when chasing a 200+ score in a T20 or 350+ score in 50 overs format. Every team relies on these power hitters. NZ is still missing the void left by their most attacking batsman Mcculum. There cannot be any replacement for dangerous Chris Gayle and England team have reinvented themselves with fearless cricket from Jason Roy , Alex Hales , Joe Root and their captain Morgan. This decade is an era of flamboyant cricketers and impact player will be always be given preference even if it means few inconsistent innings.
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@divssri (990)
• Bangalore, India
4 May 16
I like T20 matches just because of low te consuming.
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@avi256 (4093)
• Pune, India
4 May 16
That was exactly the reason it was evolved.
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