Cricket is more global than it was before. Thanks to the advent of the T20 format, the sport has now become more reachable and also financially profitable. At the moment, we have thousands of players who are part of the game. In this article, we compile an XI of active cricketers whose name starts with ‘C’.
Earlier, it was almost impossible for a domestic cricketer to make it to the news. However, T20 leagues such as IPL have now placed all players on a common platform. This has made the sport diverse, and of course, entertaining.
Openers Of This XI Of Cricketers Whose Name Starts With ‘C’: Colin Munro and Chris Lynn
Colin Munro started his T20I career on a high. He struck a few centuries but somehow failed to establish his name as a reliable T20 opener. Nevertheless, it seems he has rekindled his form in recent months. He did well in PSL and looks set to dominate other leagues as well.
Chris Lynn is one of the highest run-scorers in BBL history. He is a hard-hitting opener who is considered majorly in the shortest format of the game. That said, a spot in the Australian Team has eluded him for a while now.
Middle-Order: Chris Gayle (C), Colin Ingram (WK), and Craig Ervine
Chris Gayle and T20 cricket hardly fall out of the same line. One of the blockbuster players in this format, despite crossing 40, Gayle is still doing well in the format. He has now developed his game at No.3, the spot at which he also plays for West Indies currently.
Colin Ingram‘s start in International Cricket was good, but he tapered down after that. However, in various T20 leagues, the southpaw performed well and came back into the scheme of things. It needs to be seen if he can push harder now. He is a part-time wicket-keeper and will don the gloves for this XI. Craige Ervine is a quality Zimbabwe cricketer and will operate at No.5 or may be even higher for this XI.
All-Rounders Of This XI Of Cricketers Whose Name Starts With ‘C’: Colin de Grandhomme, Carlos Brathwaite and Chris Morris
The all-rounders’ unit of this XI is tailor-made for T20 cricket. All of these three players can contribute big on their day, and hence, all are individually match-winners. While CDG is a big-hitter and a useful bowler, Carlos also arrives with similar attributes. Morris, though, is more of a specialist pacer, who can strike big with the bat on his day. These three in the lower middle-order will call for extensive run-saving strategies by the opposition bowlers.
Bowlers: Chris Green, Chris Woakes, and Chris Jordan
If you take a look at their contributions, Chris Green, Chris Woakes and Chris Jordan can also make it to the all-rounders’ department. However, for this XI, these three cricketers must contribute more with the ball and hence, we have them in the bowlers’ unit. While Woakes and Jordan are established cricketers, Green is an upcoming player who has done well in a few T20 leagues. This trio, with the help of Morris will form a strong bowling unit.