If we talk about the best t20 player few most common names that came in our mind are Henry Gayle, Karon pollard, Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, and few very impactful players like Sunil Narine, Sohail Tanveer, Shane Watson, Andre Russell, Imran Tahir, Glen maxwell, Rashid Khan, etc. These are the player who always has a good impact on the team Playing anywhere in the world. We can include some other names but the names I mentioned above Have a high impact in my opinion. So to decide Best every T20 player is a difficult task.
We all West indies Cricket have always produced quality hitters. If we talk about the past of WI cricket they produced Highly skillful Fast bowlers like Curtley Ambrose, Courtney Walsh, Joel Garner, Colin Croft… But now things have been changed they have produced quality hitters in recent years like Henry Gayle himself, pollard, Russell, etc. Unfortunately for them that they couldn’t produce technically sound batsmen except for a few in recent years. These power hitters are the main reason WI has dominated in the shorter format they have won 2 WC as well and they can be called Game Changers in the shorter format.
In cricket leagues happening around the globe, The players having a greater impact or match winners have healthy demand. We have seen WI players Performing almost everywhere. Spinners like Badree and Narine doing their job well too. The reason is very simple, T20 Cricket is very FAST 1-2 overs can change the game so fast players are more popular in this format:
So These stats prove him the best t20 player, if not best then surely one the best player ever. He is the only guy having 22 centuries in t20 Cricket which is itself an impressive record. Also, his avg of 38 .24 with Sr of 146.80 Is UNBELIEVABLE.
“Gayle hits sixes for Fun “
In this modern Cricket, we have seen so many great bowlers using new techniques and varieties, bowlers are very developed and Pitches aren’t batting-friendly everywhere so batting aggressively isn’t an easy task but this guy hits sixes like for fun. that’s why he has hit 983 sixes so far in his career.
Having such a player in the top order is such a blessing coz you know he can win you the matches single-handedly at times and opponents always feel pressure when you are playing such a destructive player top of the order. Henry Gayle has a huge experience of t20 Cricket that can be utilized well too. so I would have him in my team any day anywhere.
Henry Gayle is one of the few players who have played all cricket the leagues whether it’s IPL, PSL, BBL, BPL, CPL Etc Etc … He has been an ICON player in almost every cricket league. He has experience of All the cricket leagues happening around the globe that is a positive sign.
Henry Gayle has been called by few other names like Sixer king, sixer machine but most popularly he has been called by ” UNIVERSE BOSS” one who performs everywhere.
If we talk about pollard I would rate him second to gayle. He is also a GEM when it comes to the shorter format. Henry Gayle is already 41, he might just play 1-2 years more but one thing is for sure, CRICKET WORLD WILL NEVER EVER GET THE NEXT UNIVERSE BOSS.