Friday, September 16, 2011
10 reasons why Misbah IS a good enough T20 player
1) He is captain and deservedly so with his performance, stabilising presence and leadership qualities as well as captaincy material stuff - (something Afridi fanatics cannot stand)
2) He is Pakistan's 3rd leading 20/20 run scorer of all time with an excellent average & healthy SR.
3) He holds the record for the highest individual score by Pakistan batsmen in 20/20 cricket.
4) In the 2007 T20 WC he was the 3rd leading run scorer in the whole tournament.
5) He was a member of the 2009 T20 WC winning team as even vice captain.
6) He has hits more 6s per match in T20s than even Afridi.
7) His 20/20 heroics were good enough to earn him a place as an overseas professional in the Indian Premier League with the Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2008. In one of the matches he dispatched a bowler for 26 from a single over.
8) He has a wide range of shots. He can play the big shots when required & even deliver some monstrous blows.
9) He can be inventive, innovative and creative with his shots & stroke play. Have modern innovations in his game such as the reverse sweep, slog sweep, big calculated blow towards cow corner, scoop, shuffling across his stumps & targeting the mid wicket area & he is not afraid to expose him stumps & slam the ball inside out through the off side. Can execute these shots with good percentages as well as an element of shock & surprise. Not an easy batter to set a field too.
10) He has the ability to take initiative, seize the opportunity, accelerate and change gears quickly.
Posted by Abdullah at 3:34 AM