The Indian cricket team has some great batsmen within their squad but there are 3 such players who, if in top form, can inflict some serious damage on the shoulders of the best of bowlers in the T20 World Cup in Australia.
And who are those top 3 T20I Indian batsmen who are expected to cause some major damage with their batting skills at the 2022 T20 World Cup in Australia this year? Sportsbuzz takes a look at them:
Who are India’s top 3 T20I batsmen?
“SKY”, as he is nicknamed by many, is arguably India’s best T20I batsman currently. Ranked 4th on ICC Men’s T20I batting rankings with a rating of 755, Yadav has played a total of 28 T20I matches till now and has scored a total of 811 runs with his highest score being 117. Averaging 36.9 at a strike rate of 173.3, Yadav is expected to showcase his fine form in the T20 World Cup in Australia as well. Yadav has scored a total of 2644 runs in the IPL till now and has already become a superstar in recent years.
How can we go about this list without including “King Kohli”? His terrific performance in the recently concluded Asia Cup saw him become the second-highest run getter in the competition (276 runs), just 5 runs short of Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan who scored 281 runs. Kohli’s heroics at the Asia Cup saw him jump 14 places to 15th position on ICC Men’s T20I batting rankings, with a rating of 599. He is certainly back in his fiery form and the Australian pitches will witness the wrath of his bat when he walks out to bat on the pitch.
And finishing this list with of course, the captain himself, Rohit Sharma. Although Sharma had a subdued Asia Cup, his hard-hitting innings against Sri Lanka reminded everyone of how dangerous he can be when in form. The “Hitman” is placed 14th on ICC Men’s T20I batting rankings, with a rating of 606. In as many as 136 T20I matches, Sharma has 3620 runs to his name with 118 being his highest score. Averaging 32.3 at a strike rate of 140.6, Sharma is expected to turn up the heat with his bat as well with his captaincy abilities at the T20 World Cup in Australia.