With the opening game between Sri Lanka and Namibia, we have officially kickstarted the proceedings in the T20 World Cup 2022. Now, 8 teams will play the first round as four of them will join the top eight sides in Super 12 on the road to the championship. This edition is happening in Australia where the batters will get true pace and bounce off the surface. However, traditionally, Australia is known for its big boundaries and the teams will need power hitters to clear them. On that note, let’s take a look at the five most destructive batters in the competition this time around.
Glenn Phillips (New Zealand)
A very underrated batter in the realms of power-hitting, Glenn Phillips is a massive strike of the cricket ball. The Kiwi possesses strength in his wrists and has the ability to cross any boundary in the world. Glenn Phillips is likely to bat at number five for New Zealand in the tournament and he will be responsible for providing New Zealand with big finishes. The 25-year-old has scored 1093 runs in 49 T20Is at an impressive career strike rate of 145.35.
David Miller (South Africa)
He has earned himself the nickname of the Killer-Miller for a reason. The South African batter is known for smashing massive sixes at the death. Furthermore, David Miller is carrying the form to this World Cup as he recently smashed an explosive century against India. The left-handed southpaw will play a crucial role in South Africa’s campaign as a lot will depend upon his shoulders this time around. David Miller has played 107 T20Is in his career and he still carries a career strike rate of 145.64, it is a testament to his power-hitting abilities.
Tim David (Australia)
The Singapore-born cricketer is finally living his dream to represent Australia on the biggest stage. One can imagine the talent of this bloke as the Australian team management amends some rules to accommodate him to Australia’s T20 World Cup squad. He is a 6 feet 4 inches tall monster who could use the big handle to smoke the bowlers away. In his short career of 19 T20Is, Tim David has already shown his extraordinary abilities by scoring four fifties as he is carrying a strike rate of almost 160. The 26-year-old will be a vital piece in Australia’s puzzle for the title defence.
Liam Livingstone (England)
Arguably the most dangerous power-hitters going around at the moment, Liam Livingstone has earned himself a reputation. The right-handed English all-rounder can score maximums at will. He is equally effective against the spinners and the pacers and not afraid of taking the risks. Liam Livingstone has been at the centre of England’s attacking approach in white-ball cricket and he will be their go-to man in the mega-event in their bid for the 2nd T20 World Cup title. In a career of 23 T20Is so far, Liam Livingstone is carrying a career strike rate of 152.07.
Suryakumar Yadav (India)
The most dangerous T20 batter in the world at the moment, Suryakumar Yadav is the new 360-degree player. He is not exactly your typical power-hitter but his ability to explore every dimension of the cricket ground makes him dangerous. Furthermore, unlike the others, the Indian batter handles both the pace and the spin with equal ease. Other than the big shots, Suryakumar Yadav also has the game to manoeuvre the ball for singles & doubles and that set sets him apart. In a career of 34 T20Is, SKY has a career strike rate of 176.82 and he will be India’s main man in the T20 World Cup 2022