The T20 format has been here for 15 years now and we have seen it evolve in front of our eyes. At the start, it was thought that spinners would be of no use in the slam-bang cricket format, but we saw the rise of finger spinners first and now wrist spinners are ruling the roost in both international T20s and in leagues all around the world.
Similarly, with batsmen, it was thought that batsmen should go after the bowling from the go and often the onus of doing so fell on the openers, who get the maximum amount of balls to play. It led to even pinch hitters being promoted to the opening slot in international T20 matches.
Now the role of openers has evolved so much, thanks to the advent of T20 leagues, that openers have started to look to bat throughout the innings, including the power play overs and lay a platform for a big score.
Therefore, we have decided to shortlist five of the most destructive openers in the international T20s who have carved out their own niche in cricket in the current times.
Check out the top 5 most destructive openers in T20I cricket at the moment