Ranking top 5 batsmen across all three formats currently
These five batsmen made their presence felt and are equally good in all three formats
Updated - Mar 13, 2020 4:26 pm
Cricket has changed a lot since its inception. It’s probably the only sport which has seen these many changes over time. Test Cricket was the first and original format of the game, played over five days.
Then came the One Day format. Days of cricket was reduced to 60 overs per side and then to 50 overs, to be played on a single day. As if that was not enough, the new millennium saw the birth of a new format, the T20s. It changed how the game was played forever.
As for batsmen, there are some who excel in one format or two, like the Test specialists or the power hitters in the shorter format. Then there are some who make their presence felt and are equally good in all three formats.
Here’s a list of 5 best batsmen across formats
5. Quinton de Kock
When Quinton de Kock hit three consecutive centuries against India in December 2013, it was an announcement of the arrival of a modern-day great wicketkeeper-batsman.
The left-handed batsman has since then evolved into a brutal force in all the three formats of the game. Tests – 2934 runs in 80 innings with 5 centuries may not sound great but the way he has batted in the last few years is simply astounding. In ODIs, he is at the very top of his abilities, along with being the joint fourth quickest to 5000 runs, with 15 hundreds in his kitty.
The newly appointed South Africa cricket captain, De Kock, may be of short stature but hits the ball as hard as anyone on the cricket field. He’s a indispensable part of the T20I squad and his records back this claim. To accompany his tremendous batting skills, Quinton de Kock is also a mighty fine wicketkeeper.