Cricket is a game of passion for many, statistics for many, business for many, revenue generator, source of livelihood for many and sources of entertainment for the others. Here are the topmost cricketers who are the masters of the game and in the top ranking, currently.
Top Cricket Players :
Rohit Gurunath Sharma is an International Indian cricketer, captain of ODI and T20 team. And vice-captain of Test cricket. He is the official Rhino Ambassador for WWF-India and a member of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
- His aggressive batting style has earned him a nickname’ Hitman’.
- Only batsman in the world to hit 3 double centuries in ODI cricket.
- He scored 264, the highest number of runs in a single innings of ODI cricket.
- Second Indian to have centuries in all formats of the game on the international stage
- He is the captain of the Mumbai Indian’s team and has 4 IPL titles under his belt.
Indian cricketer Virat Kohli is an international cricketer and a right hand batsman. One of the greatest cricket players of all time. He is the first player to win all three ICC wards in a single year in 2018. A recipient of many awards –
ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Decade, ICC Cricketer of the year, ICC Test Player of the Year, ICC ODI player of the year
- Scored most runs in a single IPL season – 973.
- Scored most runs in a calendar year/series in 2017. Eleven centuries in all formats of the game with a total of 3000 runs.
- Scored 7 double centuries in test cricket, which is most by an Indian.
- Scored 2818, the highest number of runs (combined) in a calendar year by an Indian cricketer.
- The only batsman to average more than 50 in all 3 formats of the game.
- Holds the world record of being the fastest to score 23,000 international runs.
He is one of the topmost Australian international cricket player and current Vice-captain. He started his cricketing career as a leg spinner and went on to become the best batter in the world.
- Only player to win the ICC Test Player of the year award more than once.
- First cricketer to win the McGilvray Medal 4 times.
- Youngest player to win the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy (ICC Cricketer of the year award).
- Fastest Australian batsman to reach 10000 runs in international cricket.
Joe Edward Rootis the current England Test captain and represents Yorkshire in English domestic cricket.
- In 2015 Cricket World Cup, he became the youngest English player to score a century at a World Cup.
Babar Azam is a right handed batsman who is the current captain of Pakistan cricket team in all format.
- A leading run scorer in the tri-series against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
- His score of 1306 in 25 matches is the highest after Jonathan Trott’s numbers.
- He is the first batsman to score the most number of runs in a maiden T20 World Cup 2021 by scoring 303.
An Australian international cricketer and a former captain of the Australian national team. He is the first batsman to be selected to the national team without any experience in first class cricket.
- 13th Australian opening batsman to carry his bat through the innings.
Kane Stuart Williamson is a New Zealand International cricketer and currently the captain of the national team in all formats of the game.
- He is quickest New Zealand batsman and 5th overall to score 3000 ODI runs.
- First New Zealander to score 20 test centuries in 2019
- On 31st December 2020 Kane Williamson reached a Test batting rating of 890 and was ranked as the number one Test batsman in the World. He was awarded ICC Male cricketer of the Decade.
James Michael Anderson is an English international cricketer. He is the most successful fast bowler with 639 wickets to his name.
- He registered the highest score of 81 for an English No.11 batsman.
- He is involved in a record last wicket partnership with Joe Root when they added 198 in a series against India.
Ravichandran Ashwin is an Indian international cricketer and a tall all-rounder who holds an impressive B. Tech degree in Information and Technology.
- He is the only Indian bowler to take 29 wickets in a four match test series.
- Second Indian to achieve the ICC Test Player of the Year as well as ICC Player of the year award in the same year.
- Has won 9 Man-of-the-Series, awards in test cricket, the highest by an Indian cricketer.
- He is the fastest Indian bowler to reach 50, 100, 150, 200, 250, 300, 350, 400 wicket mark in test cricket.
Trent Boult is an international bowler who plays for New Zealand national team. One of the most exciting new talents with the ball, who is always amongst the wickets and one among the exceptional fielders.
- First cricketer in New Zealand to take a hat-trick in the cricket world cup.
- Got 10-wicket haul against West Indies.
- He has 296 wickets in Test matches and 169 in ODI match.
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