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11 of the finest T20I cricketers to have graced the game

Mohit Kalra
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60.49K   //    23 Feb 2018, 15:58 IST

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Twenty20 is the shortest format of the gentleman's game to be played at the international level. It was coined by England and Wales Cricket Board in 2003 for domestic competition, which was later officially recognized by International Cricket Council as the third format after the Test and ODI cricket.

In 2005, the first ever T20 International match took place between Australia and New Zealand at Eden Park in Auckland and the inaugural world cup called the ICC World Twenty20 was hosted by South Africa in 2007.

When it comes to T20 cricket, players like Chris Gayle, Brendon McCullum, Yuvraj Singh, Adam Gilchrist, Virender Sehwag, AB de Villiers, Shahid Afridi, Lasith Malinga, Mitchell Starc and others create a different aura altogether. Let's see how many of them have the goods to make it to the list.

#1 Brendon McCullum (New Zealand)

The squash-buckling batsman that often give nightmares to the opposition bowlers, Brendon McCullum was the all-time highest run-scorer in T20 internationals including 91 sixes for a vastly long time until his fellow country-man, Martin Guptill overtook him in the tri-series against Australia and England.

'The Baz' also has two centuries to his name in the format. However, the 36-year-old has a mediocre record as a captain of New Zealand, with 13 wins in 28 games.

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