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Top 5 yesteryear players who were tailor-made for T20 cricket

The pocket dynamite crushed a lot of oppositions
The pocket dynamite crushed a lot of oppositions
Modified 27 Mar 2018
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Cricket, as a game, has evolved over the years. The dynamics of the game have completely changed and so has the approach of players.

Gone are the days when Cricket was about seeing the day out, giving respect to good balls or bowling the same line and length over and over again.

With the introduction of T20 cricket, flamboyance has replaced patience, and, aggression has taken the center stage.

T20 cricket has been a crowd puller. Subsequently, cricket boards all over the world have grabbed the opportunity with both hands to keep their finances soaring.

As a result, most of the Test playing nations have their own T20 leagues and every country has got T20 specialists.

Although cricket in the past did not demand aggression, there were a few players who could take the attack to any opposition and turn the game on its head.

Let us look at some players who would have excelled in T20 cricket.

#5 Romesh Kaluwitharana

Sanath Jayasuriya and Romesh Kaluwitharana can surely be called as the revolutionary cricketers.


This was the pair which changed the perspective of ODI batting around the world. More often than not, the two Sri Lanka batsmen took the attack to the opposition from the outset.

The right-handed batsman, along with Jayasuriya, was instrumental in Sri Lanka winning the 1996 cricket world cup.

His explosive batting often left the opposite teams bewildered. Moreover, he was an exceptional wicket-keeper.

The pocket-dynamite, as the commentators called him, would surely have made a perfect T20 player.

Interesting stats:

Romesh Kaluwitharana played the 1996 World Cup much like T20 with an unbelievable strike-rate. He had the highest overall strike-rate of 140.38 in the 6 games he played in the World Cup.

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Published 27 Mar 2018, 10:36 IST
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