While the entire world is eagerly waiting for the 12th edition of ICC Cricket World Cup, let’s give you all heads up on what’s coming your way. The sport which is dubbed as the gentleman’s game is no more gentle with the kind of scores being made and boundaries being scored. 300 which was once considered as an over par score is just an average score because of the brand of cricket played today.
Here’s a look at the top five batsmen to watch out for in the tournament.
- BABAR AZAM
The young right hander batsman has recently busted into the scene in the midst of big names. The torch bearer of Pakistan cricket team is in a really good form off late. He is considered as one of modern day great at the age of just 24. With an average on 51.52, he is definitely the one to watch out for. It would be his first 50-over world cup and would be eager to launch himself globally in the best time possible.
- DAVID WARNER
The veteran, left hander batsman needs no introduction. The Australian is always in the news for both good and the bad reasons. Currently he is banned from international cricket which ends in March 2019, just before the Cricket world cup and will be available for the selection . The kind of impactful player he is and dynamics he brings into the team, there is very little change of him being dropped specially after the rough season Australia he going through. Australian team stands 6th in the ODI ranking. DO you think he will be playing in the 2019 world cup? Let us know in comments.
- Joy Root
The Englishmen in one of the most graceful player of the modern day cricket. He is a right-handed batsman and occasional off-spinner, with a similar playing style to former England captain Michael Vaughan. He is often been praised by the cricketing greats for being technically correct and his elegant style of play. A strong contender for highest runs getter, will he make it to the top?
- ROHIT SHARMA
Ro-hitman Sharma is one of the most hard hitting batsman in modern day cricket. The Indian vice-captain is the only player in ODI history to have scored three double hundreds, including a world record individual score of 264 against Sri Lanka in 2014, and that tells you what a talent he is. His game has improved drastically ever since he started captaining the Mumbai Indians in IPL. He looks more composed on pitch and values his wicket, this change in character says a lot about the player. Let’s see what he brings to the table in London 2019 for India.
- VIRAT KOHLI
Does this man need any introduction? The Indian cricket team captain brings in an aggressive and fiercely brand of cricket which is loved by everyone. Undoubtedly, Virat Kohli is one of the pack-leading faces of cricket’s current generation. With a firm bottom-hand grip and the ability to smash balls landing on a particular area to any part of the ground at will, Kohli has carved a niche of his own in Indian cricket. The king of chases as many of his fans have christened him, Kohli is a deeply hammered nail in all cricket formats. With the reputation of performing best under pressure, you got to wait and watch how the first Cricket world cup as a captain turns out for him. With more than a billion pairs of eyes looking at him let’s hope he brings the cup home.
These are the top 5 batsmen on the way to create history. Let us know what do you think about it and who are your top 5 picks in the comments section below.