Ranking 10 most valuable batsmen across all formats currently

Ranking 10 most valuable batsmen across all formats currently

It is a different ball game altogether when a batsman performs in all formats as it shows his worth to the team because this is a rare skill.

Virat Kohli of India
Virat Kohli of India. (Photo by Surjeet Yadav/Getty Images)

Cricket has become more of a batsman’s game than bowlers. From one new ball to two new balls, from larger to smaller boundaries and smaller to larger bats, the shift has been gradual but quite large. With the popularity of T20s increasing, cricket has become more biased towards the batsmen as people are excited by four and sixes and not by bowlers bowling dot balls and hitting the stumps.

The top batsmen have become the face of the game in every way. However, there are still only a handful of batsmen who are successful in all formats. They can adapt their game for different condition sets and knows how to absorb pressure. In simple words, they know their game inside out.

It is a different ball game altogether when a batsman performs in all formats as it shows his worth to the team because this is a rare skill. They are challenged to make changes to their game and mindset especially when they have to switch formats or when they play away from home.

Here are 10 most valuable batsmen in the world:

10.  Jos Buttler

England's Jos Buttler celebrates with teammates after they won the super over to win the 2019 Cricket World Cup final between England and New Zealand at Lord's Cricket Ground in London on July 14, 2019. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
England’s Jos Buttler (PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

No batsman who is as good an opener as a finisher, a quality which only Jos Buttler possesses currently. He is arguably the cleanest hitter of the cricket ball England has ever produced. He is the key man in the English batting line-up, especially in white-ball cricket.

Having represented England 282 times, he has scored 8488 runs including 52 fifties and 11 centuries. He is England’s most consistent batsman in T20Is and also has the highest strike rate in ODIs. His ability to score anywhere on the ground with ease makes him one of the best limited-overs batsmen around the world.

Generally, English players aren’t great players of spin but he is an exception. Just like some of the West Indian counterparts, he can stand and hit sixes. Don’t get fooled by his looks folks, he is a beast on the field. It shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone if Jos Buttler ends up being the best keeper-batsman England has ever produced.