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Among the viewers, no one can forget Indian star cricketer Yuvraj Singh’s six sixes in an over against the English pacer Stuart Broad during the Super Eight match of the ICC World T20 2007. In that same game, the left-handed middle-order batsman also created another record which many believe as one of the hardest challenges in international cricket to break.
During that Durban T20I on 19th September 2007, Yuvraj hit 12-ball fifty and scored 58 runs off just 16 balls. Yuvraj completed his fifty in that match with the last six of his journey to hitting six sixes in an over to Broad and also created the history by becoming the fastest batsman to complete T20 half-century.
In recent times, we have experienced 13-ball fifty or 14-ball fifty or lower, but no one has levelled this record in T20I cricket. On the other hand, in T20 cricket, we saw two more 12-ball fifties (once by Chris Gayle and once by Hazratullah Zazai), all those were hit after Yuvraj’s brilliant knock, but no one managed to become faster.
To beat this record, we need a batsman who can not only start bashing from the first delivery he faces, also needs the ability to score back-to-back boundaries from the beginning. Let’s take a look at the Five Batsmen Who Can Break The Record Of Fastest T20I Fifty Of Yuvraj Singh.
Here we are talking about the top five favourite cricketers at present who can break Yuvraj Singh’s record of fastest T20I half-century
Australia cricketer Glenn Maxwell hasn’t played an international match since last October. At first, he missed out the game due to his break from cricket to fight with mental health difficulties. Later, he played in the Big Bash League 2020, but his return to the national team has been delayed due to injury.
However, the Aussie cricketer is trying to return to the game as quick as possible. As he generally bats in the middle-order position, Maxwell gets very low time to bat, especially in the T20 format. The right-handed batsman can hit from the first ball and break the record of fastest T20I half-century.
Maxwell’s strike-rate is one of highest among those batsmen who have batted at least in 15 T20I innings. While his T20I strike-rate is 160.00, his T20 cricket strike-rate is 154.40. The right-handed batsman has already hit three T20 centuries (all in T20Is) and 33 T20 fifties (seven in T20Is).