Strongest T20 playing XI featuring 11 All-Rounders
Cricket lovers have a craze for T20s, which happens to be the shortest format in international cricket. T20 came like a storm in the cricket world and being a shorter and faster format, it reinvigorated the game. Cricket is always seen as a game of either batsmen or bowlers but with T20s, all-rounders are becoming more valuable and starting to get more opportunities. The format also attracts a massive audience as the spectators just can't get enough because there is action in every over.
T20s need some great classy batsmen and equally talented bowlers to counter-attack. Hence, the better option for teams is to have a greater number of players who can bat in case they lose wickets in quick succession and also have more options in bowling. This can be managed by having more and more number of all-rounders in the team who contribute with both the bat and the ball. Therefore, in this paced format, the all-rounders have a major role in the success of the team.
Imagine an XI constructed of just all-rounders. How would that team fair? Let's take a look at one such possible XI formed by active players of various countries:
*Retired players are not taken into consideration
#1 Colin Munro
New Zealand is filled with many good all-rounders such as Corey Anderson, Mitchell Santner and others. Colin Munro is another talented Kiwi all-rounder. He is kept at number 1 because he usually opens the innings for his national team.
The hard-hitting batsman can destructive for the opposition when he is in touch. With 50 off 14 balls, he is the second fastest to hit a half-century in T20Is. He also holds the record for being the fastest New Zealander to hit a century. The Kiwi player hit a century off 47 balls against West Indies on January 3rd of 2018.
Another record held by Colin Munro is of second most centuries in T20Is. Although Munro has more batting records to his name, his right-arm medium fast bowling has proved to be effective for New Zealand on multiple occasions.