Sportskeeda Cricket Awards: T20 XI of 2018
#4 Rishabh Pant (India)
Performance in 2018: Matches – 32, Innings – 31, Runs scored – 1209, Avg – 41.68, Hundreds – 2, Fifties – 10
India's ultimate talent Rishabh Pant is a perfect fit when it comes to T20s. His aggressive batting style and innovative shots make him stand among the best batsmen in this format. The wicketkeeper-batsman has 1209 runs to his name in 31 Innings at an average of 41.68 and a strike rate of 172.71 is enough to underline his performance.
Pant has a couple of centuries to his name this year and has hit 10 fifties as well. His highest score this year came against Sunrisers Hyderabad during IPL 2018 group game, where he scored an unbeaten 128 runs of just 63 balls to help Delhi DareDevils post a respectable total.
His ability to thrash any bowling attack makes him a perfect T20 batsman to occupy his name in this list.
#5 Rassie van der Dussen (South Africa)
Performance in 2018: Matches – 19, Innings – 18, Runs scored – 632, Avg – 45.14, Hundreds – 0, Fifties – 5
The South African has been in good form in T20s this year. He has scored 632 runs in 18 innings at an average of 45.14 and a strike rate of 135.91. The Proteas batsman was among leading run-getters in Mzansi Super League 2018
His highest score this year came against Tshwane Spartans where he scored an unbeaten 96 runs off just 44 balls to propel Jozi Stars to playoffs.