It is reasonable to say that T20 Cricket has aided spinners relight their way back into international cricket. It become possibly getting to some extent in which spinners had been fading away. The shortest format in T20 cricket has seen many excellent spinners in recent times. So, which are the top six spin wizards who are expected to dominate this tournament? Read about the world cup t20 live match so that you do not miss any updates.
Here is an in-depth look at all times spinner in T20:
- Ravi Ashwin
This Indian spinner is known for his pace, accuracy, and bounce. He is often compared with fellow compatriot Ravindra Jadeja who can be equally as effective on slow pitches or on those that offer turn and bounce. The latter makes him one of the best T20I bowlers around today. Ashwin’s record in T20Is reads 49 wickets at an impressive average of 21.50, with a strike rate of 22.87; though not as impressive as Jadeja’s 50 wickets at just 19.85, but still very good nonetheless!
He has been in superb form as of late, picking up 10 wickets in the three T20Is he played against Australia and Sri Lanka. Ashwin will be looking to continue this form into the World Cup and help India defend their title on home soil.
- Rashid Khan
He may have only played three matches so far for New Zealand (but he has already made an impact), but Rashid Khan is one bowler who has emerged as one of the most highly-rated young spin bowlers in world cricket today. The 19-year-old Afghanistani has already been compared to the legendary Wasim Akram, and there is no doubt that he has the potential to become an all-time great. He has also shown that he can be equally effective on slow pitches or those which offer bounce and turn. With a record of 11 wickets at an impressive average of 5.55, Rashid Khan may not have played many matches but his performances have already made him a fan favorite in New Zealand!
The diminutive spinner has a very unusual bowling action, but he still manages to generate good pace and bounce. This is mainly due to his ability to generate extra revolutions on the ball due to his unique technique. He uses an unusual wrist position which makes him look like he is bowling with a tennis racquet rather than a cricket ball! But this unorthodox action gives him an advantage over other spinners as it makes it difficult for batsmen to pick his deliveries.
- Shane Watson
Shane Watson is one of the greatest all-rounders to have represented Australia in international cricket. He was known for his accurate line and length bowling and his off-spin bowling which were essential parts of his game at the top level. His consistency at the crease helped him take wickets with aplomb and he always gave his team valuable runs with bat as well. His ODI record stands at an impressive 341 wickets from 390 matches at an average of 27.78, with a strike rate of just under 52 percent, as well as an equally impressive 71 not out in just 51 balls against India during their last tour Down Under for 2 Tests & 5 ODIs back in 2010 where he took 11 wickets in the series.
Waston is regarded as one of the greatest leg spinners in cricketing history. He was named one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1993, and he was inducted into the Australian Sports Hall of Fame in 2000. The same year he was also inducted into the International Cricket Council Hall of Fame. In 2002 Warne won an ESPY Award for Best Male Athlete, and was chosen as one of Australia’s 100 National Living Treasures by the National Trust in 2007.
- Sunil Narine
Sunil Narine is a player from Srilanka and the highest wicket-taker as spin bowler in the world and he is famous for his wrong ‘un. His unique bowling style has given him the reputation of being one of the best spinners in world cricket, but it also led to some controversy when he was banned from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect after testing positive for an illegal action during an ODI against West Indies back in February this 2020year.
His average in the series was 13 and he took 14 wickets with an economy of 5.67. He is the highest wicket-taker as a spin bowler in T20 cricket and has taken over 200 international wickets so far. Sunil Narine will be a huge boost to the Indian team, who have been struggling with their pace attack during this tri-series. The West Indian pacer has also played 8 ODIs against India where he has bagged 11 wickets at an average of 30
- Imran Tahir
Imran Tahir The South African leg-spinner is known for his variations and control over the ball. This makes him one of the most dangerous bowlers in this format, especially when playing on slow pitches or against batsmen who struggle with spin. He bowls a flat trajectory and generates good bounce off the pitch which can also be attributed to his height (6 feet 7 inches).
Imran Tahir is a left-arm orthodox bowler who plays for the Titans in South African domestic cricket. He has played 12 ODIs and 7 T20Is against India and has bagged 14 wickets at an average of 22.14. He has also played 11 ODIs against West Indies where he has taken 15 wickets at an average of 26.73
- Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan is one of the most effective all-rounders in world cricket. He has played 11 ODIs against India where he has taken 10 wickets at an average of 18.50 and scored 171 runs at a strike rate of 112.
He can bowl leg breaks, carom balls, and googlies and has variations in his pace. He is a master of reverse swing which makes him even more dangerous with the ball in hand.
Shakib Al Hasan is arguably the best spinner in world cricket at the moment. He bowls a flat trajectory and generates good bounce off the pitch which can also be attributed to his height (6 feet 7 inches). He bowls leg breaks, carom balls, and googlies and has variations in his pace.
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