Chennai Super Kings opener Shane Watson is one of the best T20 all-rounders of all-time. He has also been an integral part of the success of the Australia cricket team in the limited-overs format. The 39-year old is one of the most dangerous batsmen who is famous for his attacking style of play.
Recently, the Aussie named his list of top-5 greatest T20 bowlers of all-time and picked up a few interesting players.
Let’s look at Shane Watson’s choices of top-5 T20 bowlers:
“The first one in my top 5 T20 bowlers of all time is the greatest T20 bowler, Lasith Malinga… His execution of yorkers is something that has not been seen before and might not be seen again for a long period,” Watson said in a video on T20 Stars’ Youtube channel.
“Number two is Shahid Afridi. I am just talking about his bowling right now, he is an incredibly dynamic batsman, but from a bowling perspective, he is the perfect T20 bowler. He is a wicket-taker, but also, he does not concede that many runs. And that is a T20 bowler you always need in your team,” he continued.
At number 3, Shane Watson picked Indian speedster Jasprit Bumrah.
“Bumrah, for me, is an all-round package. He is only 26 at the moment but the dominance that he has had in T20 cricket so far as a bowler is absolutely phenomenal,” Watson hailed Bumrah.
“He has got speed, he can swing the bowl both ways, he has got a great change of pace, the execution of his yorkers is incredible as well… Facing him is a huge challenge, he has got so many different high-quality bowling options and you have to be absolutely on your game to be able to score and put him under pressure. I am sure he will be absolutely great at the end of his career in T20 cricket alone with incredible skills that he has got,” he added.
In the end, Watson concluded his list with CSK teammate Dwayne Bravo and Sunil Narine as the remaining two bowlers.