The T20 world cup competition was scheduled to take place in 2020, however, the International Cricket Council announced in July 2020 that it had been postponed because of the COVID-19 epidemic. Australia was also announced by the ICC to host the rescheduled tournament in 2022 in August 2020 and according to the t20 world cup 2022 update world’s best bowler is Josh Hazlewood and the best batsman and all-rounder player is Chris Gayle.
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Twenty20 cricket has developed into a genuinely exciting and spectacular third act on the world stage since quickly becoming popular in 2005.
A format that was once little more than light-hearted entertainment has transformed in less than ten years into a game that demands players in ways that no other sports format can.
Chris Gayle is frequently cited as the finest T20 batsman when discussing the subject. That propensity is well justified by the merciless West Indian’s record, which includes 1,096 runs in this style at a staggering 140.33 strike rate. Gayle, although playing many fewer games than many other effective batters on this list, is second only to McCullum in terms of milestones attained (100 and 10 fifties).
An aggressive Jamaican left-hander, Gayle received a black mark on his first senior trip to England in 2000 because the younger players weren’t seen to be treating their seniors with enough respect. But since then, Gayle has benefited from having no respect—at least for the bowlers of the opposition. He can obliterate the numbers of even the most frugal opening bowlers with his height and dominance at the crease. He enjoys carving through the covers from either foot. And Gayle has flourished more than any other batsman in this age of Twenty20 cricket.
His exceptional hand-eye coordination is one of his numerous skills, and it’s what enables Gayle to consistently smash even good-length deliveries for boundaries. His footwork and technique should be better, but he often makes up for it with his other abilities. He has adapted to the 20-over format better than any other batter. By scoring the first Twenty20 international century against South Africa in the World Twenty20 in 2007, he gave the format early indications of his love. Gayle was the greatest winner when Twenty20 leagues sprung up all over the world and began to recruit international stars.
The team from the West Indies that won the ICC T20 World Cup in 2012 and 2016 included the self-described “Universe Boss.” Gayle has had a fantastic career in the Indian T20 League in addition to his outstanding T20I cricket statistics.
He easily became the most feared batter in the IPL during the course of two seasons, 2011 and 2012, slamming significantly more hundreds and sixes than any other hitter. No batsman has dominated Twenty20 cricket as he has, so it only felt appropriate that he should eventually hold the record for highest individual score, fastest century, and most sixes in a Twenty20 innings as he pounded Pune Warriors all over the field to register an unbeaten 175 in IPL 2013.
The Indian T20 League’s highest total was achieved by former Bangalore batter Chris Gayle versus Pune on April 23, 2013, at Bengaluru’s M Chinnaswamy Stadium.
Gayle made history by scoring the quickest century in T20 cricket history when his team was batting first. In just 30 balls, Gayle became the quickest T20 century player against a poor Pune bowling team. Bangalore scored a massive 263/5 in their 20 overs thanks to the swashbuckling batter’s comeback, who scored an unbeaten 175 off just 66 balls.
Gayle’s aggressive, free-stroking approach is undoubtedly more effective in limited-overs cricket, but that doesn’t mean he can’t succeed in the Test format as well. In what has been a tough period for West Indian cricket, his brazen style has emerged as an attacking weapon in and of itself when he has played for West Indies. His 79-ball century in Cape Town in January 2004 was emblematic of his no-holds-barred style and came after a South African first-innings score of 532.
But Gayle has also demonstrated the capacity to bat for extended stretches and the desire to record significant runs. In order to salvage the Test in Adelaide in 2009 against Australia, Gayle batted for over seven and a half hours. The very following game, though, he hammered the fifth-fastest Test century – off 70 balls – to show that quick-scoring remained his favoured strategy. The next year, in Galle, against Sri Lanka and Muralitharan, he batted for over 10 hours and reached 333, becoming just the fourth batter in Test history to record two triples, demonstrating once more his capacity to play for extended durations.
Then there is his quick non-turning off spin, which has enabled him to emerge in limited-overs cricket as a true allrounder. When West Indies was led by him, his tendency to remain distant on the field occasionally gave the impression that he wasn’t engaged in the game. However, his laid-back demeanour helped the squad. Due to his disagreements with their board, West Indies has missed out on his services far too frequently. He played Twenty20 regularly in several leagues throughout the world while he was exiled, thrilling fans in Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, and Australia. He made a great comeback to international cricket in 2012, playing well on the England trip and then against New Zealand at home.
When South Africa was the opponent in the opening game of the 2007 ICC T20 World Cup, Chris Gayle scored his greatest T20I score against them. Gayle scored 117 runs off 57 balls while opening the batting with Devon Smith, helping West Indies reach 205/6 in their allotted 20 overs. But the Proteas won by eight wickets thanks to Herschelle Gibbs’ undefeated 90 off 55 balls and Justin Kemp’s 46 off 22 balls.
Brendon McCullum is his closest competitor in terms of milestones accomplished, and he has outperformed McCullum in terms of T20 runs scored at a superior strike rate (100 and 10 fifties). The West Indies squad that won the ICC T20 World Cups in 2012 and 2016 included the self-described “Universe Boss.” In the 2013 Indian Premier League match between Bangalore and Pune Warriors, batsman Chris Gayle struck an unbeaten 175 from 66 balls. He currently owns the records for the most sixes in a Twenty20 inning, the fastest century, and the greatest individual score. His 79-ball century in Cape Town in January 2004 followed a 532 total for South Africa in the first innings.
In 2009 against Australia, he amassed the fifth-fastest Test century (from 70 balls). The next year, he faced Muralitharan and Sri Lanka for more than 10 hours while batting. In the opening game of the 2007 ICC World Twenty20 against South Africa, he recorded his best T20I score.
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