Best Five Finishers in ODI Cricket

Best Five Finishers in ODI Cricket

Cricket is all about winning a match, to win a match you need to either outscore your opponent and win by a number of wickets or Chase down the target laid by your opponent. Winning by wickets is a job well done by the bowlers but, the later is a very demanding, tough and pressure building method for chasing a target successfully you really need to get going from the start but the job is not done till the last run is scored. Chasing involves its share of high-pressure moments, where despite the climbing required run-rate the batsman needs to stay calm, control their nerve of going for the big hit and get through with patience. This being such an important part of winning a match we bring to you a list of five men who have beaten the odds and have helped their teams win matches with their individual ability to score runs when they are needed the most.

No 1. MS Dhoni (India)

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni, Captain of India arrives during an India training session. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

MS Dhoni the right-handed wicketkeeper batsman defines the word handling pressure, keeping cool, holding nerves and finishing an innings. Dhoni has the highest average of 104 in the 60 innings he has batted In successful run chases averaging over 105 is an achievement in itself and if it is while batting second in the pressure situation you have to give it to the man. The Indian Skipper is well known for his destructive batting which can murder any bowling attack at the same time his cool headedness is an asset of everyone’s envy too. Summing it up Dhoni rotates the strike when he is new at the crease, always ready to put away the loose deliveries and once he has decided to go for the kill no matter who the bowler is no matter where he is bowling he is going to get hit. The most famous and most loved innings of his has to be the 2011 World Cup Finals where he came in, in a tough situation and bailed India out of it and won the match with a magnificent SIX. These abilities of his ensure a victory for the team whenever he is at the crease and it makes it sufficient for him to top the list of Best Five Finishers in ODI Cricket.


Player Name Period Mat Inns NO* Runs HS Ave SR 100 50 4s 6s
MS Dhoni (India) 2004-2016 278 241 67 8918 183* 51.25 89.27 9 60 691 192