Sportskeeda Cricket Awards 2018: T20I All-rounder of the year
- All-rounders continue to hold their aces as the most valuable assets in any format of cricket.
All-rounders continue to hold their aces as the most valuable assets in any format of cricket. From bringing balance to adding versatility, this class of cricketers enhances a side's composition by a great deal.
While they have always been in demand in the traditional formats, their market has surged exponentially post the advent of T20 cricket. The abilities to score quick runs and bowl consistent overs in a dynamic format have made all-rounders sought-after entities in 20-overs-a-side matches.
As each year registers numerously remarkable performances from these gentlemen, 2018 too, was no different. Different all-rounders brought their best to the fore as they played crucial roles in winning games for their teams. Here, we take a look at the three best all-rounders in international T20 cricket this year, and crown one of them as Sportskeeda's T20I all-rounder of 2018.
#3 Shakib Al Hasan
It's hard to look beyond Shakib Al Hasan while compiling any list of fine all-rounders. The gifted all-rounder has been one of the most prolific players for Bangladesh over the years and 2018 was no different.
Proving his mettle as a valuable asset in the T20 format yet again, Hasan made crucial contributions with both bat and ball for Bangladesh this year. Furthermore, the 31-year-old even handled the captaincy duties of the team this year and guided them to some memorable victories.
Hasan, who is currently the third-ranked all-rounder in T20Is, accounted for 248 runs and 15 wickets, at an exceptional economy rate of 6.65 runs per over, thereby extending his efficacy as Bangladesh's prized possession. His heroics this year also include a career-best bowling performance of 5/20 against Windies in Dhaka in the recently concluded T20I series.
Runs: 248 Average: 24.80 SR: 132.62 Highest Score: 61
Wickets: 15 Average: 17.73 Economy: 6.65 Best Figures: 5/20