The introduction of T20 has taken the game of cricket to another level. Once regarded as a dying sport in many countries, the T20 theme rejuvenated the face of the game for millions of fans. The quick results and thrilling encounters get the fans to the edge of their seats. Viewers can’t get over the exciting encounters between well-built sides. The success of the Indian Premier League and Big Bash is just another example of the newly introduced concept that is benefiting all areas of the game ,lets look at some of the Best And Highest Strike Rate Innings .
Players need to delivers regularly if they want to fix a spot in the T20 format. Batsmen need to be quick with their bats and the bowlers need to keep a check on their economic rates. It will be safe to say that a batsman in T20 is judged by his strike rate. The strike rate plays the most important role in judging a batsman’s caliber in the T20 format.
Top Five match-winning innings with Best And Highest Strike Rate;
1. Yuvraj Singh (58 runs off 16 balls vs England)
Former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh wrote his name in India’s history when he struck 6 sixes in 6 balls against England in the 2007 ICC T20I World Cup. Stuart Broad was the victim of Yuvraj Singh’s menace. Former English all-rounder Andrew Flintoff picked an unwanted feud against Yuvraj Singh in the middle of the match. However, pacer Broad became the victim of Yuvraj’s rage.
The Indian southpaw smashed Broad for six sixes in a row while recording the fastest every T20I half-century in the history of the game. Yuvraj scored 58 in just 16 balls with a strike rate of 362.50. Yuvraj’s innings included three fours and seven sixes. Yuvraj Singh was named as the Player of the Tournament in the 2007 ICC T20I World Cup and also in ICC World Cup 2011. India went on to win both the World Cups (2007 and 2011).
2. Colin Munro (50* runs off 14 balls vs Sri Lanka)
New Zealand’s Colin Munro has an astonishing international record. Munro has scored a total of 1724 runs at a strike rate of 156.44. Interestingly, Munro has scored the most number of T20I hundreds (3) after Indian opener Rohit Sharma (4). The stats speak for themselves. Munro’s most lucrative innings came against Sri Lanka in 2016 where he smashed 50 runs in just 14 balls with a strike rate of 357.14. Munro’s innings included 7 sixes and a four. Munro marked the second-fastest fifty in T20Is.
3. Moeen Ali (39 runs off 11 balls vs South Africa)
The English all-rounder regained his T20I form while playing for CSK in the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League. MS Dhoni made the right use of Moeen Ali which resulted in him returning good batting numbers for the team. Ali is a sound batsman and a quality all-rounder. His best T20 innings came against South Africa at Kingsmead stadium in Durban. Ali scored a blistering 39 runs off just 11 balls with an impressive strike rate of 354.54 to help England reach the heavy total of 205. Ali’s innings included three fours and four sixes.
4. Kieron Pollard (38 runs off 11 balls vs Sri Lanka)
Kieron Pollard is one of the best T20 players the game has produced. He is an exceptional all-rounder of the game. He has been carrying his country for years now. Kieron Pollard is one of the best player in the Mumbai Indian’s squad. Pollard one of the best innings came against Sri Lanka in Coolridge where he scored 38 runs in 11 balls at a strike rate of 345.45. The innings included six sixes in a single over of Akila Dhananjaya. 34-year-old Pollard will be motivated to continue with his form in the upcoming T20 World Cup in the UAE.
5. Jos Buttler (32* runs off 10 balls against South Africa)
Jos Buttler is one of the best T20I batsmen of this generation. He carries the ability to switch gears at the go. He can change the momentum of the game as per the requirement. Jos Buttler’s one of the most iconic T20 innings came against South Africa in Birmingham. Buttler racked up a total of 32 runs in just 10 balls with a strike rate of 320. His innings included two fours and 3 sixes. Buttler’s innings played a big part in England’s win over South Africa. Buttler will be very crucial for the English in the upcoming T20I World Cup.