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Best players in the Top-3 T20 leagues in the world

By Bet Barter

November 23, 2020

T20 cricket has provided a quite unique perspective to cricket fans around the world. In the past 10 years, many cricketing giants have inaugurated their own T20 league. The introduction of this format has also been a blessing in disguise for some players. Cricketers who have failed to impress in International Cricket have won hearts in T20 leagues.

Here we list out the best all-time player from the top 3 T20 leagues in the world:

1. Suresh Raina (IPL)

Widely known as Mr. IPL, Raina isn’t someone who needs an introduction. The CSK legend has smashed 5368 in 193 matches throughout his IPL career. He is the second-highest run-getter in IPL history, only behind Virat Kohli.

Raina has helped win CSK matches on several occasions. He has been so consistent, which is quite evident by the fact that he has scored more than 400 runs in almost every season. Nicknamed Chinna Thalla by the CSK army, Raina is arguably IPL’s all-time best and will surely go down as one of its greatest.

2. Michael Klinger (BBL)

Klinger is not one who has impressed in International cricket. Even though he has hit tons and tons of runs in BBL, he failed to make an impact on the selectors for the Australian National Team. He retired back in 2019 and is currently the 3rd highest run-getter of the tournament. Klinger holds the record of scoring the most centuries and the highest number of runs before making his debut for the international team.

Klinger represented Adelaide Strikers in the initial stages of his career. He eventually moved to Perth Scorchers later on. Klinger has amassed 1917 runs in just 71 matches, earning him legendary status. He has won the BBL two times, with the Perth Scorchers.

3. Wahab Riaz (PSL)

Wahab Riaz is arguably PSL’s best bowler by far. The left-handed pace bowler has taken 77 wickets in his entire career, playing only 54 matches in the league. His ability to bowl at an outrageous speed of 90-96 miles per hour has earned him worldwide recognition. Riaz managed to take 12 wickets in 9 games this season, playing for the Peshawar Zalmis.

The Zalmis managed to qualify for the playoffs. However, they were beaten by Lahore Qalandars and hence failed to make it to the finals. Even though Riaz has not quite been a regular starter for the national side, he has dominated the PSL almost every time he has played.

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