5 cricketers who have prolific domestic T20 records but haven't played many T20Is

  • Despite a stellar domestic record, these five were unlucky to not have played more T20Is.
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Modified 17 Jan 2016, 16:23 IST

#3 Yasir Arafat

Arafat has a better T20 strike rate than Malinga

T20 as a format is fast-paced and was brought in to increase the entertainment quotient. So it is only understandable that the rules are stacked in favour of the batsmen. Since that is the case, it is only natural that as a bowler, you need be like a death adder, strike powerfully but quickly as well.

Among all bowlers with at least 150 T20 wickets, only one has a better strike rate than Yasir Arafat. In fact, Arafat has a better strike rate than even Malinga, who is widely regarded as the best T20 bowler.

Playing for 14 different domestic teams across 6 countries, Arafat has picked up 277 wickets in his 217 matches. Although he doesn't have a single five-wicket haul to his name, nobody has picked up more four-wicket haul than Arafat's 10.

Despite being third highest wicket-taker in T20 cricket history, Arafat has only played 13 T20Is for Pakistan, which was spread across a five-year period from 2007 to 2012. One of the best finishers with the ball didn't really get much of a chance to finish games for his country as Pakistan's curious selection policy got the better of another talented cricketer.

Published 17 Jan 2016, 05:34 IST
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