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List of Top 10 Best Batsmen in the World Right Now

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Top 10 Best Batsmen in the World: Cricket is one of the most fascinating and fastest developing games in the world. The popularity of cricket has increased over the years and is now played professionally in the Americas and Europe. The Batsmen play an important role in cricket to garner runs for his team. The team which scores more runs wins a match in cricket.

Many legends have honored the role of the batsman and created history. These include Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara, Ricky Ponting, Alistair Cook, and many more. The current generation batsmen have displayed extraordinary cricket in recent times. Here is the list of Top 10 batsmen in the world:

Top Ten Best Batsmen in the World Right Now

#10 Quinton de Kock, South Africa

(Rating: 747)

Quinton de Kock
Quinton de Kock

Quinton de Kock is a fierce South-African Left-Handed Opening Batsman who is also the Wicket-Keeper of the National Team. De Kock has featured in more than 100 ODI’s for the Proteas and performed magnificently.

De Kock is one of the most successful wicket-keeper for South Africa and he has the quickest reflexes in the world. With a current rating of 747, De Kock is the 10th best batsman in the world. De Kock had a good season in 2021 and scored tons of runs in the bilateral series.

#9 Kane Williamson, New Zealand

(Rating: 754)

Kane Williamson
Kane Williamson

Kane Williamson is one of the most classical and elegant batsman on the New Zealand team. He is the current Captain of the Kiwis across all the formats. Under the leadership of Williamson, New Zealand Cricket flourished and had the best time as the Kiwis played two successive World Cup Finals and won the inaugural ICC World Test Championship.

Williamson has scored consistently for the national side and is currently the 9th best batsman in the world. According to the MRF Tyre ICC Ratings, Williamson has a career-best rating of 754.

#8 Shai Hope, West Indies

(Rating: 758)

Shai Hope
Shai Hope

The latest batting sensation from the Caribbean side, Shai Hope has been one of the most successful batsmen for the West Indies team in current times. Hope was recently awarded the ODI captaincy for his consistent performance for the team. Shai Hope is a versatile top-order right-handed batsman.

Hope is also the wicket-keeper of the national side. Hope was recently inducted into the top 10 batsman in the world. With a rating of 758, Hope is the 8th best batsman in the world. His consistency and elegancy finally bought glory to the young man.

#7 David Warner, Australia 

(Rating: 762)

David Warner
David Warner

The former Australian Skipper, David Warner has been one of the best Left-Handed Opening Batsman for the national side. Warner plays explosive cricket at the top and scores tremendous runs for his team. Warner was an integral part of the World Cup-winning Australian team in 2015.

Warner was the highest run-scorer in the prestigious championship. Warner and his counterpart Finch pair up as the strongest opening partnership for the Aussies. According to the latest ICC Rankings, Warner is the 7th best batsman in the world with a rating of 762.

#6 Jonny Bairstow, England

(Rating: 775)

Jonny Bairstow
Jonny Bairstow

Jonny Bairstow is a Right-Handed top-order batsman of the England National Cricket Team. Bairstow also keeps the stumps in absence of regular wicketkeeper Jos Buttler. Bairstow has been one of the most reliable batsmen for England who delivers just when the team needs him. He was the most important part of the World Cup-winning England team of 2019.

Bairstow also features in the English Test team and the T-20 International team. In the latest ICC Rankings, Bairstow managed to earn a spot and was adjudged as the 6th best batsman in the world. Bairstow enjoys his career-best rating of 775.

#5 Aaron Finch, Australia

(Rating: 779)

Aaron Finch
Aaron Finch

Aaron Finch is the current Australian skipper in the limited-overs fixtures. Finch is a Right-Handed Opening batsman who plays aggressively and scores quick runs for his team. Finch is the power play expert who just takes hold of every opportunity in the first ten overs.

Finch replaced Smith as the captain after the latter went under scanner for ball-tampering. Finch has been consistent in scoring runs for his team as he booked a spot in the top 10 best batsmen in the world. With a career-best rating of 779, Finch is currently the 5th best batsman in the world.

#4 Ross Taylor, New Zealand 

(Rating: 801)

Ross Taylor
Ross Taylor

Ross Taylor is one of the most successful batsmen for New Zealand in ODI cricket. Taylor has been a consistent part of the team and has always managed to gather important runs for his team.

Taylor has been the deputy to Williamson and his experience has always helped his counterpart to make excellent decisions in the field. Taylor is the highest run-scorer for New Zealand in limited-overs fixtures. He has been a part of this list for a very long time. In the current rankings, Taylor serves a rating of 801 which certainly makes him the 4th best batsman in the world.

#3 Rohit Sharma, India

(Rating: 813)

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma

The list of the best batsmen in the world will truly be incomplete without Indians. The Indian batsmen have truly been an integral part of world cricket. Rohit Sharma is the current Indian Right-Handed Opening batsman who has been a consistent part of the team across all three formats.

He has been recently inducted into the list and maintained his position for a brief period. Sharma is an explosive batsman who scores consistently for Team India. Rohit Sharma has hard-hitting abilities which made him the 3rd best batsman in the world with a rating of 813.

#2 Virat Kohli, India

(Rating: 844)

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli is the most versatile and elegant batsman on the Indian cricket team. He is a Right-Handed top-order batsman who is the current Captain of the national team. Kohli has several records to his name as he has smashed many centuries and scored immense runs for India across all three formats.

Virat Kohli was also a part of the World Cup-winning Indian team in 2011. King Kohli was the number one batsman in the world for the longest period. He is currently the 2nd best batsman in the world with a career-best ICC rating of 844 to his name.

#1 Babar Azam, Pakistan 

(Rating: 873)

Babar Azam
Babar Azam

Babar Azam is the only Pakistani batsman to feature in the list. He recently surpassed the Indian Batting sensation Virat Kohli to claim the first spot. Babar Azam is the captain of the Pakistani National Cricket team across all three formats.

Azam is a classical batsman who is highly acknowledged and praised for his brilliant batting skills. He scores consistently for the national team which accredited him into the list of the best batsman in the world. Azam is currently the best batsman in the world with a rating of 873.

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