Since the advent of T20 cricket , the concept of pinch hitters just popularised more and more. In today’s cricket , it has become mandatory to have atleast one pinch hitter in the playing 11.
So here is the list of top 5 Pinch hitters in T20 Cricket in the world right now.
Note : This list is based on all T20 leagues and international T20s played.
- Andre Russell
When you hear the name Andre Russell , what do you think ? The big guy with spikes hitting the ball anywhere he wants and changing the course of the match in just 2-3 overs. However 2020 was not quite the year Andre Russell wanted. He did not fire at all in the IPL. However that doesn’t mean he will not fire again. He has shown his dominance in T20 Cricket and will continue to do so.
- Glenn Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell in Punjab and Glenn Maxwell other than punjab are two completely different types of players. No one has an idea about what happens to Glenn Maxwell when he plays for KXIP. Apart from the IPL , Glenn Maxwell is a huge T20 player , he shows his hitting skills for Australia and also in the BBL. He comes fourth on the list.
- Eoin Morgan
The English captain is a perfect example of a balanced T20 batsman. He can play anchor and he can play hitter role with the same ease. However recently Eoin Morgan has been more of a pinch hitter just because the batsmen above him are batting most of the overs and by the time Morgan comes into bat , it is the slog overs. He had a okayish IPL but for the England team , he is their most important player.
- Hardik Pandya
Is it possible that we are talking about pinch hitters and not talk about Hardik Pandya? The guy has been consistently performing for the Indian team and his franchise Mumbai Indians. Hardik Pandya can hit the bowlers wherever he wants with such an ease. He makes six hitting look so easy. He is the best Indian pinch hitter right now. There is no doubt about that.
- Kieron Pollard
Kieron Pollard is already a legend of T20 cricket. An absolute superstar giving consistent performances right from the start of 2010 and continues to do so till date. He and Hardik Pandya are the reason for Mumbai’s success in the IPL. Also in 2020 , Pollard led an unbeaten Trinbago Night Riders to title victory. He recently played 500 T20 matches and is the first one to do so. He is the best T20 player right now without a doubt.
These were the top 5 pinch hitters in T20 Cricket right now. Many big names are missing but the list is chosen totally on recent performances and the impact of these players on their team.
Which more names do think should be added to this list ? Feel free to comment your thoughts.