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Kyro Sports’ T20I XI of the Decade: 2010-2019

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As the game of cricket has progressed over the years, people have been more keen on enjoying the shorter formats more than the game that lasts for 4-5 days, being in the sports industry from over 3 years we have released the T20 XI of the decade.

The T20 format was introduced in the early 2000s, but it got recognized once the T20 World Cup came into shape in 2007. The teams were new to the game and so were the fans. No one exactly knew what to expect from the 3 hours of cricket to be played.
A young Indian Cricket Team led by MS Dhoni lifted the first-ever T20 World Cup after defeating Pakistan in the finals. Even at that time, no one was sure about the future of T20 cricket as a regular format.
Year by year, as the fans started to involve avidly in the game, T20 became an official format of the game. Not only that, T20 matches cater to the largest number of audience and are widely popular all around the world. 
Over the years, we got to see some beautiful knocks in the T20 matches, where the main goal of the team was to pose a big score and hit it out of the park.
The popularity of the game involved businessmen and celebrities to invest their time and money in the newer format of the game.
Now, almost every country has its T20 league, with the Indian Premier League and Australian Big bash League being the most famous of the lot. 

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There have been players who have retired internationally form the long formats of the game but still play in the T20 formats as the 3-hour match time is a blessing in disguise for the cricketing world.
The constant involvement of players has led to a development in this shorter format of the game and it has been graced by the presence of brilliant players who have performed exceptionally great.
Let’s take a look at the players who make it to the T20 XI of the decade.

#1 Rohit Sharma

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Explore T20 XI of the Decade Rohit Sharma has ruled the limited-over format this decade. | Image Source: India.com
Whenever we talk about the limited format of the game, there’s one name that always stands out: Rohit ‘The Hitman’ Sharma. The talented Indian opener has been one of the most effective players of this decade.
Rohit Sharma has not only redefined the attitude of an opener in the T20 format but has also mastered the game with his exuberant performances in domestic as well as international matches.
The right-handed batsman played 90 T20I games this decade and scored 2392 runs at a strike rate of 140.92. He holds the joint-record to smash the fastest century in T20I format off just 35 deliveries.
Rohit Sharma is the apotheosis of a T20 opener and is one of the finest batsmen in the game. His prolific record in the T20 format and excellent control over the game makes him the perfect opener of the T20I XI of the decade. 

#2 David Warner

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There will be a bunch of people who will be surprised to see this name in the T20 XI of the decade. Despite being one of the most reliable openers in the world, David Warner has found it difficult to be recognized for his skill-set and batting capabilities.
The 2018 ball-tampering scandal raised some questions on the integrity of the player, but he has dominated in the format for a good part of the decade.
The left-handed Australian has a terrific record when it comes to T20 and has even led the Sunrisers Hyderabad to victory in the 2016 IPL.
David Warner has scored 2079 runs in 76 matches at a strike rate of 140.8 in the international format. The level of confidence in his batting showcases the dominance of the batsman and makes him stand apart as the second opener of the T20I XI of the decade. 

#3 Virat Kohli

Explore T20 XI of the Decade Virat Kohli: Captain of Indian Cricket Team | Image Source: GQ India
The current captain of the Indian side, ‘King Kohli’ is the name that has shone in all the three formats of the game. There’s not much to his story that people around the world don’t already know about.
One of the greatest chasers in the shorter format of the game, Virat has been an inspiration for a lot of upcoming batsmen. 
The right-handed batsman from Delhi scores elegantly without taking much risk on the field. His shot selection and running between the wickets are the talking factors in the cricketing world.
Virat has scored 2633 runs in just 75 matches at a strike rate of 138 and is the only batsman in the world with an average of more than 50 in the T20 format.
Virat’s chasing skills and aggressive-yet-composed batting style make him the key batsman of the squad. 

#4 Ab de Villiers

Explore T20 XI of the Decade The South African cricketer recently retired from international cricket. | Image source: Sky Sports
The South African batsman is known for his unique and aggressive batting style clubbed with the clever non-cricketing shots he plays.
To have Ab de Villiers in any team is nothing less than a blessing for the captain. One of the finest middle-order batsmen this world has ever seen, Ab de Villiers is stunning on the field.
The Protean’s sudden decision to exit International cricket came as a surprise to everyone and disappointed the fans all around the globe.
In his T20I career, de Villiers scored 1672 runs in the 78 matches he played, at a strike rate of 135.2. An exceptional fielder and a ravishing batsman, Ab de Villiers knows his game inside out and can be a delight to watch every time he is present on the field. 

#5 MS Dhoni (C & WK)

Explore T20 XI of the Decade MS Dhoni: The Captain of every team he is in | Image Source: cricket.com.au
One of the most influential figures in the Indian Cricket history, MS Dhoni has ruled the limited-over game for more than a decade.
The Captain of the Indian Team who won the first-ever T20 World Cup to be played in the history of first-class cricket, MS has led the cricketing generation by an example.
Dhoni is one of the finest middle-order batsmen and can handle the pressure like no one else.
The World Cup-winning captain comes down the order to bat and has managed to score 1261 runs in 78 matches at a strike rate of 133.
Under his run as a captain, the Indian team managed to destroy a lot in the T20 championships and leagues.
His various achievements as a captain and wicketkeeper-batsman make him the ideal man to lead the T20 XI of the decade.

#6 Glenn Maxwell

Explore T20 XI of the Decade Glenn Maxwell has surprised everyone with his bat | Image Source: Euro Sports
Over the years, Glenn Maxwell has evolved as one of the most destructive T20 batsmen in the world. At a strike rate of 160, Maxwell has scored 1576 runs in 61 matches.
It is difficult to match with his consistency in T20 cricket. The Aussie middle-order batsman has been a reliable run-scorer and match-winner.
A clean striker of the ball, Glenn Maxwell has been an effective all-rounder for the Australian team and is a proven match-winner.
His innovative batting style and running between the wickets is dangerous for the bowler. The T20 XI of the decade will be incomplete without the batsman’s switch hits and reverse sweep. 

#7 Dwayne Bravo

Explore T20 XI of the Decade Dwyane Bravo is a Champion | Image Source: icc-cricket.com
The West-Indian all-rounder has been a game-changer for the T20 format. His tendency to confuse the batsman with his exceptional bowling skills and the variety he brings with him.
The fun-loving all-rounder was known for his batting than bowling at the start of the decade, but as his career progressed he became one of the most reliable bowlers for West Indians, especially in the death overs. 
The ‘Starboy of West Indian cricket’ has scored 1142 runs in 66 matches and has 52 dismissals to his name.
Dwayne Bravo has played a vital role for Chennai Super Kings in the IPL and has been a constant performer in the Big Bash League too. His playing style and attitude make him a perfect fit as the all-rounder in the T20 XI of the decade.

#8 Sunil Narine

Explore T20 XI of the Decade Sunil Narine has come-back stronger after the suspension | Image source: Sky Sports
The right-arm West Indian spinner has had a roller-coaster ride as a professional cricketer.
Having been suspended on multiple occasions for his controversial spin-arm action, Sunil Narine has not let the suspension bring him down and has always managed to come back stronger.
Narine has made a name for himself by being a wicket-taking bowler. His economy rate of 6.03 in T20 cricket speaks for itself. 
Not only Narine has been a wonderful spinner for his side but he has also stuck some powerful shots with his bat.
The left-handed batsman comes-in handy down the order and can smash a few maximums to escalate the innings. With a spinner like Narine in the side, the team can be sure of slow innings by the opponent and some wickets. 

#9 Rashid Khan

Explore T20 XI of the Decade Rashid Khan has proven to be a match-winning spinner | Image Source: Cricket365
Afghani sensation, Rashid Khan has been a dominant figure in the world of T20 cricket. The young leg-spinner has 84 dismissals to his name in the 45 matches he has played in international T20 cricket. The spinner has two 5-wicket hauls and is one of the finest spinners in the scenario. The No. 1 ranked bowler in ICC T-20 cricket Rashid Khan deserves to be in the T20I XI of the decade. 
The young spinner has proven to be one of the upcoming spinning legends in the world of cricket. Rashid has not only dominated his bowling skills in international cricket but has also proven himself to be a match-winning bowler in domestic cricket. The bowler has lots of in-store and the upcoming decade will be dominated by the spinner.

#10 Jasprit Bumrah

Explore T20 XI of the Decade ‘Boom-boom Bumrah’ | Image Source: The Sentinel
The young bowler might be new to fame, but he has proven to be one of the best death bowlers in the world. He started as an off-season bowler for the country but has gone on to become the best bowler in the current Indian bowling line-up. The factors working for him are his pace and his toe-crushing yorkers that dominate any batsman in the world. 
Bumrah has 51 wickets to his name in the 42 matches he has played. One of the most efficient bowlers in the world, he has been applauded by veteran seamers and batsmen from all around the globe. Bumrah can break a partnership, and his death-bowling skills are crucial for any team he plays in. 

#11 Dale Steyn

Explore T20 XI of the Decade Dale Steyn: The South African legend | Image Source: Getty Images
The South African legend has been one of the most dangerous bowlers around, for a good part of the decade. His recent injuries have forced him out of the team on multiple occasions, but the pacer has enjoyed dominating the batsmen. The right-handed pacer has delivered some of the fastest deliveries in the world, and his killer combination of pace and swing has been difficult for the batsmen to face him.
The bowler has taken 61 wickets in 44 matches he has played internationally. Dale Steyn has been out of action for a while but has ruled the major part of the decade with his dominating bowling action and skills. His experience and skill-set, make him the bowler to have in the T20  XI of the decade. 
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