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5 Former Cricketers who would have thrived in T20 Franchise Cricket

By Balaji

Ever since the T20 Cricket came into the international arena in 2004, it has slowly started to take centerstage and has now become the heart of entertainment in the cricketing world. There will always be awe for this format of the game for the players from the previous era mainly due to the duration of the game as the total game ends in a matter of just about three and a half hours and the popularity this game brings to the table.

Let us take a look at top 5 former players who would have thrived in T20 cricket

1. Lance Klusener

The dynamic power-hitting all-rounder from South Africa was one of the mainstays for South Africa from mid-90s to the early 2000s. He started as a bowler and went on to become one of the feared hitters of the ball. He impressed everyone with his power hitting down the order with the bat and more importantly, he finished the games with ease while chasing for the country.

He not only stopped with batting but also made his mark as a terrific bowler. He bowled some crucial spells and was always considered as a partnership breaker. He used to bowl the crucial death overs during his playing days and also used the old ball to get some reverse swing which made the life hard for batsmen. He has a batting average of 41 with a healthy strike rate of close to 90 and a bowling average of 29 with an impressive economy of 4.7. He definitely would have been a hot pick in today’s T20 franchise cricket around the world.

2. Wasim Akram

With Today’s games being played on pitches where there is hardly any help for bowlers, teams would definitely want a bowler who could take pitch completely out of the equation and give them quality 4 overs with the ball. One such bowler is Wasim Akram from Pakistan. He was called as the Swing of Sultan. Rightly so, he used to trouble the batsmen with his outswingers and inswingers and more importantly there is still no substitute for his pinpoint yorkers, often called Toe-Crushers that he bowls at the death.