To select the top *20 20 International (T20I)* batsman of the decade, we kept a minimum criteria of scoring* 1,500 runs* in the period from *January 1, 2010* to *December 31, 2019*. We further narrowed the list by keeping a *minimum average of 30.00* and a *minimum strike rate of 125.00* in the period. It is to be noted that *Mohammad Shahzad* of *Afghanistan* fulfilled all the criteria but he was not included in the list as he *mostly played against weak oppositions*. Lastly, I would like to remind you that the stats in the article are *not the career stats of the players* but only their *stats in the 2010s*. Ten batsmen fulfilled all the above mentioned criteria and these now compete across *11 different disciplines* for the title of *Stat Sensei T20I Batsman of the Decade.*

## The Contenders

## Primary Criteria

The 3 most important stats in which a player can earn a maximum of 200.0 points. The other batsmen are given points as a ratio of their performance to the top batsman.

**#01 Prolific:** Points given for number of runs scored in the period

**#2 Consistent:** Points given for average in the period

**#3 Brisk: **Points given for quick scoring ability, i.e. the strike rate

## Secondary Criteria

8 other criteria in which a player can earn a maximum of 100.0 points. The other batsmen are given points as a ratio of their performance to the top batsman. In criteria where both runs and strike rate are considered, points are calculated by the formula: Average X 3.5 + Strike Rate.

**#1 Bog Hitting Potential:** Points given for six hitting ability. This is calculated by the balls taken to hit a six.

**#2 Big Innings Consistency:** Points given for average number of innings taken to score a 50 plus score.

**#3 Big Innings Potential:** Points given for the 10 highest scores in the period

**#4 In Devastating Mood:** Points given for the 5 quickest innings in terms of strike rate with a minimum criteria of 40 runs.

**#5 In Top Form:** Points given for most runs scored in a calendar year

**#6 Against Top Opposition:** Points given for average and strike rate against test teams which have a better than 1.0 Win Loss Ratio during the decade. These teams are India, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan and England

**#7 In Victories:** Points given for average and strike rate in innings in which their nation won the match

**#8 At The Big Stage:** Points given for average and strike rate in ICC tournaments, i.e. the T20 World Cup. As sample size is small, we have added another factor to the criteria; i.e. total runs scored. Points for runs are calculated by Runs/ Max Runs X 100.

## The Final Rating

Total number of points in the 11 criteria reduced to per 1,000 points.