Twenty20 Dangermen

Every sport in the world has its more dangerous players but when it comes to Twenty20 Betting markets it will be essential for punters to take a good look at the following dangermen.

They are listed in no particular order, but all are huge stars of the brilliant game. Most of the players listed below are included on our Twenty20 Records page.

Chris Gayle

The West Indies captain and opening bat is one of the most destructive in the game. He holds the current International record for the most runs scored in an international match, when he hit an incredible 117 off just 50 balls against S Africa in the 2007 ICC T20 World Cup. In that match he also broke the record of most sixes in a Twenty20 match with 10 huge hits, several of which went out of the ground. Gayle is also the 4th highest in the runs scored off an over stats when he hit 27 off Australian Brett Lee in the 2009 ICC World T20 Cup in England.In addition to the West Indies, Gayle plays for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL.

Yuvraj Singh

Chris Gayle might hold the record for the highest number of sixes in a T20 match, but it is Indian Left Hander, Yuvraj Singh who holds the International T20 record of the most sixes. So far the destructive all rounder has notched up 30 T20 sixes and in so doing has become a T20 legend in his home country. Singh also holds the record for the fastest 50 which he made against England in just 12 balls in the ICC 2009 T20 World Cup. In that match he also scored the only maximum so far achieved in T20 anywhere after hitting the unfortunate England seamer, Stuart Broad for six sixes in one over. Yuvraj is an Icon player in the IPL in which he plays for the Kings Xl Punjab

Umar Gul

Clearly the most destructive bowler in International cricket is Pakistani swing bowler, Umar Gul. He holds the record for the best wicket haul in International T20 when he took 5 wickets for just 6 runs against New Zealand in the 2009 ICC T20 World Cup in England. He finished the tournament of course as one of the winning team but he also finished as top wicket taker, something that he also achieved in the 2007 ICC World Cup in South Africa. He will be favourite in the 2010 ICC T20 World Cup Top Wicket taker market.

Tillakaratne Dilshan

this very aggressive batsman from Sri Lanka is another player who can destroy teams with one visit for a few over’s in any match. He finished the 2009 ICC T20 World Cup as player of the series. In that tournament he scored three brilliant fifties and introduced a T20 shot that has now been named after him called the ‘Dilscoop’, which is where a batsman scoops a delivery directly behind him and over the keepers head, usually for four runs but sometimes for six. Dilshan is also the joint second top scorer in runs made in one T20 match. He holds the record jointly with Australian captain, Ricky Ponting, of 96 runs which he made against the West Indies in England in the 2009 ICC T20 World cup

Brendan McCullum

this New Zealand wicket keeper is also a fearsome batsman and holds the record currently of the most career T20 runs. He has scored 689 runs in 26 matches so far and still has plenty to come. McCullum plays for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League and it was for them in the very first IPL match where he set the record of the highest score in T20 cricket at any level. He smashed 158, including 13 sixe’s and 10 four’s off just 73 balls and in so doing he set the IPL off to the most perfect of starts

Shahid Afridi

Very much a hit and miss player but who, when hitting form is almost unstoppable in the T20 form of the game. Many will say that he was single-handedly responsible for Pakistan’s 2009 ICC T20 World Cup success after batting brilliantly in both the Semi Final and Final, where he scored fifties both times. He also chipped in with several important wickets and is now on 34 wickets and only three down on his compatriot, Umar Gul as having the most T20 wickets. Afridi plays for the Deccan Chargers in the IPL.