Jan 01, 2020

Malinga named king of T20 fast bowling Featured

Wisden magazine, which is considered as the Bible of cricket, has published its T20I Team of the Decade.
Wisden magazine has named Sri Lanka's fast bowler Lasith Malinga as the king of T20 fast bowling.

Wisden has announced their T20I team of the decade, and interestingly there is no place for Indian vice-captain Rohit Sharma. In this decade, Rohit is the second-highest scorer in T20Is after Virat Kohli, with 2392 runs.

Australia’s limited-overs captain Aaron Finch leads the Wisden T20I team of the decade, whereas two Indian players have been picked into the side. There is no place for former Indian skipper MS Dhoni as well.

He finds a spot in T20I Team of the Decade as the leader of the attack, likely to take the new ball alongside Willey, and the old ball alongside Bumrah.

Malinga’s attacking full lengths kept the stumps in play, and made him a regular wicket-taker; only Rashid struck more often.

Despite bowling his overs at the top and the tail of the innings, Malinga returned a superb economy rate of 7.15 – the seventh best among pace bowlers.

Wisden T20I team of the decade:

Aaron Finch (c), Colin Munro, Virat Kohli, Shane Watson, Glenn Maxwell, Jos Buttler (wk), Mohammad Nabi, David Willey, Rashid Khan, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga.
 
(Excerpts : crickettimes.com)
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