Ranking top 5 current explosive batsmen in International cricket
Some batsmen of this generation have perfected the art of scoring runs quickly and have also shown the world what explosive batting is.
Updated - Apr 15, 2020 3:56 pm
Back in the day, when cricket started to be played, a skill which a batsman required the most was patience. But, with time things have changed and the requirement of the game is also different. With the evolution of 50 overs cricket, power-hitting and scoring runs quickly came to existence. However, it was the introduction of the T20 format which completely changed the dynamics of batting.
Scoring quickly has become a skill which is much required along with scoring consistently. Some batsmen of this generation have perfected the art of scoring runs quickly and have also shown the world what explosive batting is. There was a time this term was used for batsmen such as Viv Richards or Kapil Dev and later on Adam Gilchrist and Sanath Jayasuriya.
Let’s take a look at the top 5 current explosive batsmen in International cricket:
5. Jos Buttler
Since the retirement of Alec Stewart, England struggled to find one good wicket-keeper in the limited-overs format. There were a few who play more matches than others but no one could solidify there position. And then came Jos Buttler. Since his debut, Buttler has been one batsman from the English squad whom bowlers fear a lot as he can change the course of the match at any given point in time.
In ODIs, the wicket-keeper batsman has an average of 41 and a strike rate of 120. He has played 142 matches, hence that is some serious record. Buttler has scored all centuries, except one, with a strike rate in excess of 120. In T20Is as well, he has a strike rate of 140.
There is no doubt that with a match is in line and the team needs to score quickly, Buttler is one of the batsmen you would look at. His consistency and power-hitting skills make him an explosive batsman. His record is just too good to be ignored.