England’s batting talent is currently ruling the world cricket. Thanks to their matchless batting talent, they have won 2 World Cups in just 4 years. Even some batters in the English domestic circuit are as good as most of the top batsmen in International cricket. Also, they have some exceptional foreign batters set to play the T20 Blast 2023.
So, let’s take a look at the 10 best batsmen in this year’s Vitality T20 Blast.
1. Jos Buttler
That’s one name you can never forget in T20 cricket. The English white-ball captain is perhaps the most valuable T20 batsman in the world. Jos has scored 2713 runs in 98 T20 International innings. These runs came at a brilliant average and strike rate of 144.16. He has picked 20 half-centuries and a hundred in the format. His T20I numbers were just par as a middle-order batsman. He had scored just 5 fifties in 54 innings.
Then, he was surprisingly promoted to the opening position by Eoin Morgan. Since then, his 44 outings with the bat have brought 16 half-centuries and a maiden ton. His 1673 runs as an opener have come at a terrific average of 49.21 and an astonishing SR of 152.23. Without a doubt, he will be the most important batsman to watch out for in T20 Blast 2023.
2. Mohammad Rizwan
After making his T20 International debut in 2015, the wicket-keeper had played just 16 matches till 2019. He scored 180 runs at a miserly average and strike rate of 16.36 and 97.83, respectively. He was struggling in the year 2020 as well before he played a match-winning knock against New Zealand on their home ground.
Since then, Rizwan has accumulated 2484 T20I runs at an outstanding average of 57.77. He is currently ranked #2 in the ICC T20I rankings. His unreal consistency in scoring runs sets him apart. The English conditions suit his batting methodology, so his fans will be eager to watch him bat there.
3. Alex Hales
The English opener is currently one of the most valuable players in franchise cricket. He has scored almost 11 thousand runs in the format, along with 5 tons and 71 half tons. His strike rate of 147.19 in the format is particularly impressive. He also has 2074 T20I runs at an average of 30.95 and an SR of 138.35. Hales has been one of the most destructive batsmen in the T20 Blast.
4. Jason Roy
Alex Hales’ old opening partner follows him on the list. His elegance and flamboyance are always a treat for cricket fans. Roy has more than 8,000 T20 runs to his name. He has struck 6 hundreds and 55 fifties in the format. In T20 Internationals, he has piled up 1522 runs at a strike rate of 137.61.
5. Kieron Pollard
One of the greatest T20 batsmen of all time will also feature in this year’s Blast tournament. The hard hitter has represented dozens of T20 sides. His 12,000+ runs in the format have come at an incredible SR of 150.51. He is one of the legends of the format, and his inclusion in the T20 Blast is a great addition to the tournament.
6. Dawid Malan
The left-hander is one of the most consistent T20 batsmen going around. Not too long after his International debut, he became the #1 batsman in the T20I rankings. Till now, he has scored 1810 T20I runs at an average of 37.7 and a strike rate of 134.07. In overall T20s, he has got 8,000+ runs while averaging over 32.
7. Moeen Ali
The Southpaw is a dangerous middle-order batsman who is known for his ability to dominate spin. His 5786 runs in the format have come at a strike rate of 142.02. He has also made 1076 T20 International runs while striking at 143.46. Moeen Ali has been a regular performer in T20 Blast over the years. His dominance with the bat has taken his team to the finals day in most of the recent seasons.
8. Liam Livingstone
Liam Livingstone is currently one of the most powerful hitters of the cricket ball. On his day, he can take apart any bowling lineup in the world. He has over 5000 T20 runs against his name. He strikes at 146.58 in T20s and 147.9 in T20 Internationals. He has also hit a 42-ball hundred while playing for England.
9. Rahmanullah Gurbaz
The wicket-keeper batsman will be the most watchable young batter in this year’s T20 Blast. The Afghan cricketer has accumulated 3287 T20 runs at the age of 21. His strike rate of 149.88 tells how exciting talent he is. Gurbaz also has more than 1000 T20I runs.
10. Tom Kohler-Cadmore
TKC got plenty of fame for his powerful batting performances in ILT20 League and Pakistan Super League. The 28-year-old has 3787 T20 runs at a strike rate of 139.02. He will be eager to continue his good form this year in England’s domestic T20 competition.