8. Shane Watson, 406 runs in 2012
Say what you say about Shane Watson- a perpetual LBW candidate, an injury prone cricketer, a batsman who stays in the team because of his bowling , one cannot deny that Watson is one of the best cricketers when it comes to T20 Cricket.Time and again, he has bailed out his IPL team Rajasthan Royals team out of trouble, he did the same in the Australian clothes in the year 2012. Putting aside his bowling figures, Watson had a pretty great 2012 in the shortest format- he scored 406 runs in 11 innings, 4 fifties included. If that’s not enough, he averaged more than 40, a Godly number in this format. Watson comes in at number 8 on the list.