2012 ICC World T20: Top ten batsmen – Part III

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2012 World T20: Top ten batsmen – Part III
Continued from Part II...
7. Michael Hussey:
Though the veteran Australia batsman,, failed to emulate his 2010 World T20 semi-final’s performance against Pakistan in the latest edition of the global tournament, he was impressive enough to make the number seven spot on the list of the
top ten batters.
The 37-year-old batsman, who batted at No. 3 position in the T20 World Cup, was dismissed only twice in five innings in the mega event while scoring 155 runs at an astounding average of 77.50 – the best among all the batsmen in the tournament.
The left-hander scored runs at a strike rate exceeding 123, plundering twelve boundaries and four sixes.
Hussey played his best knock in the tournament against in the third and final Super Eight fixture, where his calculated 54 not out helped the mighty Aussies get past the par score of 112 to keep their hopes of making the semi-finals alive. The veteran
left-hander smashed four fours and a six in his 47-ball knock, to steer the Kangaroos to 117 for 7 in their stipulated twenty overs. Hussey was the second highest run scorer from and 11th overall.
8. Luke Wright:
England’s, and 76 against New Zealand.
With two half-centuries in his tally of 193 runs from five innings at 48.25, the 27-year-old all-rounder ended the tournament as England’s leading run getter (sixth overall). His strike rate of 169.29 was the second best among all the batsmen, only
behind George Bailey’s 171.42.
Wright’s best performance came during England’s World T20 opener against Afghanistan, where he missed a well deserved ton by only one run, returning unbeaten on 99, which came off just 55 deliveries.
9. skipper Ross Taylor comes in ninth with a tally of 147 runs from five innings, at an impressive average of 49.
The 28-year-old Wellington-born right-handed batsman finished the tournament as the second highest run getter from New Zealand., a veteran of 190 Twenty20 games, scored runs at an incredible strike rate of 145.54. Though the right-hander failed to
impress with big innings in the marquee tournament, he consistently scored 20s, building valuable partnerships with fellow batsmen, before being ousted from the Super Eights stage.
Taylor’s best performance was a 62 not out against eventual champions,, in their third and final Super Eight fixture, at Pallekele on October 1. While chasing 140 to win the Kiwis skipper smashed unbeaten 62 from just 40 deliveries, plundering
three fours and an equal number of sixes, to help his side level the score. But the effort went in vain as the Windies won the one-over eliminator.
10. Suresh Raina:
The top ten is rounded off by India’s hard-hitting middle-order batsman (185).
Raina’s tally of 110 runs, scored at an average of 36.66 included 15 muscular boundaries, but lacked a six. His best performance in the tournament was a 34-ball 45 against in the third and final Super Eight match, at the R Premadasa Stadium
in Colombo, on October 2, 2012.
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