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Top 5 Batsmen in the World

Since the inception of cricket in the 18th century, the sport has grown by many leaps and bounds. Cricket is popular for its exotic attribute and passion that connects its followers to the sport. In countries like India and Pakistan, cricket is more than just a sport and top batsmen are treated no less than idols. It’s an emotion that touches the hearts of millions on their television sets as their favourite players run down the cricket pitch.

Top Batsmen In the Cricket World

The batting craft is one of the most significant aspects of the game that connects many. Batters are largely famous as shining stars in the game. They understand the temperament of each format and the challenges associated with their ball in the over. Many batting legends in the past have proved their silence in their prime time and match displaying the greatest batsmanship of all time. On the same terms, let’s pen down the top 5 batsmen in the world as of 2022. 

5. David Warner

Source: David Warner/ Instagram

Nickname: Lloyd, and The Reverend

Batting: Left-handed batsman

Warner is a left-handed Australian opening batsman who is popular as one of the finest batters of the current era. Currently, his average stands at 46.52.

Interestingly, Warner was the first Australian cricketer in 132 years who was selected in the national team without prior experience in first-class cricket. He was awarded Australian Test Player in 2016 and ODI player in 2017 and 2018. He also won the title of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup player of the tournament in 2021.

4. V. Kohli

Source: Virat Kohli/ Instagram

Nickname: Chikoo/ Chiku

Batting: Right-handed batsman

One of the greatest all-formats batsmen that India gave to the industry is Virat Kohli. He holds the record of being the fastest player to score 23,000 international runs. The list of his extraordinary recognitions includes the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy, ICC Test Player of 2018, Arjuna Award in 2013, Padma Shri in 2017 and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 2018. 

His current average is 51.94 which is the highest career batting average in T20I as of September 2022. He also holds the record for most hundreds against West Indies in the ODI format. With his consistent performance in limited overs format, Kohli has gained popularity among millions of his fans.

3. J. Root

Source: Joe Root/ Instagram

Nickname: Joe

Batting: Right-hand Batsman

Root began his career as a right-handed batsman in 2012 with his Test debut. On the occasion of England’s 1,000th Test in 2018, Root was named in the country’s greatest all-time Test XI by the England and Wales Cricket Board. He tops the list of players with the most runs in a Test series by a captain with 1175 runs. Currently, his average stands at 50.01. 

He was named both the ICC Men’s Test Cricketer of the Year and the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World for 2021. He also tops the list of players with most fifties in consecutive matches in the Test format with 12 fifties.

2. R. Sharma

Source: Rohit Sharma/ Instagram

Nickname: The Hitman Sharma

Batting: Right-handed batsman

In the list of best batsmen, R. Sharma is a popular Indian cricketer who has bagged many unique records in his playing career. His extraordinary records helped him achieve great titles like ICC ODI player of the year, Golden Bat Award and Sportsman of the year award for 2019. He is ranked top batsman with the most runs from fours and sixes in an innings in ODI. His current average is 46.13 combining all three formats. 

Currently, the Hitman tops the list of players with the most runs in T20I with 3620 runs. Sharma also helped India win two titles in the limited-overs format in Kohli’s absence. He is the only batsman to score 3 double centuries in one-day international matches.

1. B. Azam

Source: Babar Azam/ Twitter

Nickname: The Emperor and Bobzy

Batting: Right-handed batsman

In the list of top 5 batsmen, Azam definitely deserves the first spot. Right-hand, top-order batsman Azam turned many heads during his performance against West Indies in 2016. At the age of 22, he hit three consecutive ODI hundreds along with a 90 in his third Test and showed his caliber as a top batsman for the Pakistan cricket team. 

He became the first player in history to make five straight hundreds in the same nation in 2017 and was named the PCB’s ODI Player of the Year. He is the only player from Pakistan to have three centuries in T20 games in a single year. With an average of 59.79 in ODI, he sits at the third rank of highest career batting average. He sits at the top rank of most hundreds in an ODI series. He was appointed T20I and ODI captain in 2019 before eventually captaining the Test side since 2021.

With this, we conclude the list of the Top 5 batsmen in the world as of 2022. As you create fantasy teams on MyTeam11, make sure to add them to your team with their outstanding record. In major leagues like Indian T20 League and World Cup, these players have also been ranked in the top fantasy player list of MyTeam11. Don’t forget to create your teams on MyTeam11 and enjoy big winnings with fantasy cricket. Keep playing, keep winning!

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