Rating the top 10 current ODI batsmen in the world

These players have been ruling the 50-over format consistently over the last couple of years.

Virat Kohli (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Cricket is an enthralling sport! From the gruelling Test matches to the nerve-wracking T20 action, the sport presents memorable moments at every corner. In the road from Test to T20, there lies a certain ODI form of the game, the one which has provided us all with a fair share of reason to fall in love with this amazingly beautiful sport.

The prospect of facing the white ball may not be as daunting as the red ball. But when coupled with the field restrictions and the overs limit in the limited-overs cricket, it can be utterly challenging for a player to shine with the bat. ODI cricket demands the right balance between composure and aggressiveness and the ones who maintain it, they prosper whereas the others sink!

The game has changed with the advent of T20 cricket. And the ODI format has witnessed a handful of changes in terms of playing style as well as the expectations from the avid fans. The onus is on the batsmen these days to come up with a bucket load of runs and perform consistently as well as efficiently with the bat.

Talking about consistency and efficiency, there are few batsmen who practice these terms to perfection as far as the ODI cricket is concerned.

Here we bring you the top 10 current batsmen in ODI cricket:

10. Quinton de Kock – 6.5/10

Quinton de Kock South Africa
Quinton de Kock. (Photo by Lee Warren/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

South African cricket is in some sort of transition state at the moment as some of the top players retired recently. But the Proteas still look like a formidable unit thanks to Quinton de Kock. He continues to shine with the bat in these testing times.

With a vast number of shots up his alley, De Kock is one of the most versatile players around. His playing style has often drawn comparisons with the legendary Australian wicket-keeper batsman, Adam Gilchrist. Being discussed in the same breath as Gilchrist is an achievement in itself for him. And it won’t be wrong to say that the mercurial South African deserves every bit of appreciation that he receives.

De Kock is just 93 runs away from reaching the magical number of 5000 ODI runs. With age by his side, the hard-hitting southpaw will surely accumulate a lot more runs in his promising career.


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