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The T20 World Cup is little over eight months away but it has already attracted a lot of attention given the kind of excitement it generates. This year’s T20 World Cup too is expected to bring many exciting moments like the previous editions.
With every T20 World Cup seeing the emergence of power-hitters and this year’s event will once again bring focus on some of the newest power-hitters in world cricket who have the ability to change the outcome of a game.
In such a contrast, this T20 World Cup will get special attention as we could see bowlers who might be used as pinch-hitters.
In every T20 World Cup, we see the batsmen or the all-rounders dominate the batting charts but this year’s T20 extravaganza might see bowlers who could under-line their match-winning abilities with the bat.
We could see some of these bowlers do the job of a batsman as they are more than capable of winning games with the bat for their respective teams.
We take a look at five such bowlers who can be used as pinch-hitters in the 2020 T20 World Cup:
Nathan Coulter-Nile tends to hit the deck hard with his quick pace. Coulter-Nile can outsmart the batsmen with his variations but the Australian can also pack a punch with his batting. Playing in home conditions will help Coulter-Nile evolve as a batsman.
The 32-year-old can struck the ball powerfully and is a strong square of the wicket. Coulter Nile has showcased his batting abilities by playing some cameos in the past.
The Australian will relish batting on bouncy Australian wickets. Coulter-Nile can hit the ball out of the park with his attacking style of play.
Coulter-Nile has a wide array of big shots against the spinners and has looked comfortable while playing the pull shots. And, he will surely turn out to be a reliable option as a pinch-hitter but he should be used as a No. 3 or No 4 this seems highly unlikely. His strike rate in 28 T20I is 125 which showcases his hitting abilities.