Bowler Rashid Khan bags ICC award for best T20 player | Sunday Observer

Bowler Rashid Khan bags ICC award for best T20 player

3 January, 2021

The International Cricket Council picked Afghanistan bowler Rashid Khan as the best T20 Player of the Decade or past 10 years which is an indication that the sport’s governing body is looking to the future.

Khan, who outsmarted all other showmen, is currently playing in the Australian Big Bash championship after making his international debut as a 17-year old in 2015. He took 89 wickets from 48 matches at an average of just 12.62 with an economy rate of 6.14 runs per over.

Khan also went on to become the first bowler to take four wickets in four balls in a T20 match which was against Ireland in 2019 and the fastest to reach 50 wickets.

India’s Virat Kohli, who had scored 20,396 runs in all international cricket during the time period, which is more than anyone else, was adjudged as the ICC Cricketer of the Decade.

Kohli was also awarded the ICC ODI Cricketer of the Decade while Australia’s Steven Smith bagged the Test Cricketer of the Decade for scoring 7,040 runs in 69 Tests in the period at an average of 65.79 with 26 centuries.