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Top 10 Men ODI Batsmen In The World According To The International Cricket Council

  • April 27, 2021
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Top 10 Men ODI Batsmen In The World According To The International Cricket Council

At the moment there are 12 full-time members of the International Cricket Council (ICC) which include, Indian, Pakistan, England, South Africa, Bangladesh, Australia, New Zealand, Afghanistan, Ireland, Sri Lanka, West Indies, and Zimbabwe. Out of these many teams, it gets difficult to pick the Top 10 ODI Batsmen in the world 2021.

However, the ICC, every year, based on the recent performance of the players, pick the 10 best players in different categories. But today we will take a look at the 10 Best Men ODI Batsman in the world as of 2021.

These rankings do change over time depending upon the matches a player play and how he performs in the One Day International (ODI) match.

The player is rated out of 1000 points and is scored majorly on the basis of the runs he scores in the match.

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POSPLAYER NAMETEAMCAREER BEST RATING
1Babar AzamPAK865 v South Africa, 07/04/2021
2Virat KohliIND911 v England, 12/07/2018
3Rohit SharmaIND885 v Sri Lanka, 06/07/2019
4Ross TaylorNZ841 v Bangladesh, 05/06/2019
5Aaron FinchAUS798 v England, 25/06/2019
6Jonny BairstowENG796 v India, 26/03/2021
7Fakhar ZamanPAK778 v South Africa, 07/04/2021
8Francois du PlessisSA820 v Australia, 06/07/2019
9David WarnerAUS880 v Pakistan, 26/01/2017
10Shai HopeWI808 v Bangladesh, 17/05/2019
Official Men’s ODI Batsmen Ranking According To ICC As On 14 Apr 2021

1. Babar Azam

ODI batsmen in the world: Babar Azam

Babar Azam is a Pakistani cricketer who has been turning heads. He is a top-order batsman who also serves as the Captain of the Pakistani cricket team in T20 and Vice-Captain in ODI format. Making his ODI debut at a nascent age of 20 in 2015, he was the highest run-scorer for Pakistan in the ICC World Cup 2019 which took place in England.

In 2017, he was awarded the PCB’s ODI Player of the year when he became the first player in history to have scored 5 consecutive centuries in the same country. At just 25 years old, he is said to be a prodigy. He ranks 3rd on the list of the top 10 ODI batsmen in the World.

In his debut ODI match, he scored 54 runs off just 60 deliveries. He is also the only Pakistani player to have scored 3 centuries in T20 matches in a calendar year.

Fun Facts:

Nickname: The Emperor and Bobzy

Height: 5 feet 11 inches

Batting: Right-handed batsman

Spouse: Unmarried

ODI Debut: 31st May 20015 against Zimbabwe

ODI Batting Stats: 80 matches, 78 innings with an Average of 56.8 and a Strike Rate of 88.7

2. Virat Kohli

ODI batsmen in the world Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli is the India skipper and is currently sitting at the number 1 position in the ICC ODI player ranking of 2021. Being a top-order batsman he scores lots of runs for the team and personally loves chasing a target than putting up a score to be chased by the other team.

Born on 5th November 1988 in Delhi, he made it to the International format in 2008 when he was just 19 years old and now he is rated 869/ 1000 by the ICC.

He has the record of reaching 11,000 ODI runs faster than anybody else in the World, even faster than Sachin Tendulkar. He has been awarded the ICC ODI Player of the Year award 3 times – 2012, 2017, and 2018.

Fun Facts:

Nickname: Chikoo/ Chiku

Height: 5 feet 9 inches

Batting: Right-handed batsman

Spouse: Anushka Sharma (2017)

ODI Debut: 18th August 2008 against Sri Lanka

ODI Batting Stats: 254 matches, 245 innings with an Average of 59.1 and a Strike Rate of 93.2

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3. Rohit Sharma

ODI batsmen in the world Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma is another Indian Cricketer on the list, he is the opener for the Indian cricket team and is also the Vice-Captain of the Indian team. His full name is Rohit Gurunath Sharma and was born on 30th April 1987 in Nagpur.

He started his career in 2007 when he was 20 years old and currently ranks 2nd on the list of 10 best ODI batsmen in the World.

Rohit Sharma has the record of hitting the most runs in an ODI match in the World at 264 runs. Also he has the most number of Double Centuries scored by any cricketer in the world in ODI format, with 3 double centuries.

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Fun Facts:

Nickname: The Hitman Sharma

Height: 5 feet 7 inches

Batting: Right-handed batsman

Spouse: Ritika Sajdeh (2015)

ODI Debut: 23rd June 2007 against Ireland

ODI Batting Stats: 227 matches, 220 innings with an Average of 49.0 and a Strike Rate of 88.9

4. Ross Taylor

ODI batsmen in the world Ross Taylor

Ross Taylor is a cricketer from New Zealand and plays in the middle order. He has served as the captain for the New Zealand cricket team in the past. His full name is Luteru Ross Poutao Taylor and was born on 8th March 1984 in Lower Hutt, Wellington. He ranks 4th on the list of 10 best ODI batsmen in the World.

Making his ODI debut in 2006 when he was 22 years old, but only managed to score 15 runs, however, in his 3rd ODI match he scored 128* against Sri Lanka. He is also the select few players in the world who have scored a double century in Test format.

He has played in 4 ICC World Cups – 2007, 2011, 2015 and 2019. Also, Ross Taylor is the first New Zealander to have centuries against all nations who play Test games in the ODI format. Not just this, he is only the 4th player in the history of the game who has scored a century on his birthday.

Fun Facts:

Nickname: Rosco

Height: 6 feet 1 inch

Batting: Right-handed batsman

Spouse: Victoria Jayne Brown (2011)

ODI Debut: 1st March 2006 against West Indies

ODI Batting Stats: 233 matches, 217 innings with an Average of 48.2 and a Strike Rate of 83.4

5. Aaron Finch

ODI batsmen in the world Aaron Finch

Aaron Finch is another Australian batsman on the list and ranks 9th on the list of top 10 ODI Batsmen in the World. He is the opening batsman for the Australian cricket team and serves as the captain in the limited over cricket format.

Aaron Finch’s full name is Aaron James Finch and was born on 17th November 1986 in Colac, Victoria, Australia. He made his ODI debut in 2013 at the age of 27 against Sri Lanka where he could only score 16 runs. However, this does not overshadow his record.

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In T20I he holds the record of highest individual score of 172 which is also the highest run scored by any opener and captain. And by doing so he broke the record of no other player but himself of 156 runs. Recently, he and David Warner set a record highest ever opening partnership with 285 runs against India.

Fun Facts:

Nickname: Finchy

Height: 5 feet 9 inches

Batting: Right-handed batsman

Spouse: Amy Griffiths (2018)

ODI Debut: 11th January 2013 against Sri Lanka

ODI Batting Stats: 132 matches, 128 innings with an Average of 41.9 and a Strike Rate of 88.4

6. Jonny Bairstow

ODI batsmen in the world Jonny Bairstow

Jonny Bairstow is a 31 year old English wicket-keeper batsman born on 26th September 1989 and son of former English keeper David Bairstow. Being the only English cricketer amongst the top men ODI batsmen in the world speaks volume of the talent he has. He made his first class debut in 2009 and was the top-scorer with an unbeaten 82 in the second innings.

He made his One Day International debut against India in 2011 in the fifth ODI game against the visiting Indians in Cardiff, and made it special with a stunning inning of 21-ball 41 which helped his side win the match. Bairstow is also the first England cricketer to have scored 3 consecutive One Day International hundreds a feat he attained in 2018.

Jonny Bairstow has a strike rate of 103.72 in ODI and has 10 centuries and 13 half-centuries to his name.

Fun Facts:

Nickname: Bluey, YJB

Height: 5 feet 9 inches

Batting:Right handed batsman

Spouse: Single

ODI Debut: 16th November 2016 against Sri Lanka

ODI Batting Stats: 81 matches, 76 innings with an Average of 53.7 and a Strike Rate of 74.9

7. Fakhar Zaman

Fakhar Zaman Best ODI Bastman in The World

Fakhar Zaman is a 31 year old Pakistani cricketer who has been added to the list of 10 best ICC Men ODI batsmen in the world. In April 2017, Zaman made ODI squad debut for Pakistan in the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy. However, it was 7th June 2017 against South Africa where he made his ODI debut.

He also became the Man of the Match for CT finals in 2017.

Zaman became the first player to score a double century in ODIs scoring an unbeated 210 against Zimbabwe on 20th Jule 2018, just 2 days later in the 5th match of the series, Zaman became the fastest player to score 1000 runs in One Day Internationals, reaching the milestone in just 18 innings, beating the previous record of 21 innings held by 5 cricketers together.

In the 50 ODIs he has played, he has scored 2,262 runs at a strike rate of 97.12 and an average of 49.17, scoring 6 tons, 13 half centuries and 1 double-century.

In just 50 ODIs he has hit 255 boundaries and 45 sixes.

Fun Facts:

Nickname: Fauji

Height: 5 feet 9 inches

Batting:Left handed batsman

Spouse: Unmarried

ODI Debut: 7th June 2017 against South Africa

ODI Batting Stats: 50 matches, 50 innings with an Average of 49.2 and a Strike Rate of 97.1

8. Francois du Plessis

ODI batsmen in the world Francois du Plessis

Francois du Plessis is a South African International cricket player and ranks 5th amongst the top 10 batsmen in the world at the moment with 719 points. He is a middle-order batsman and is the former captain of the South African Cricket team. Born on 13th July 1984 in Pretoria, Transvaal Province, South Africa, he made his ODI debut in 2011 against India where he scored 60 runs remaining not out.

He has played 3 ICC World Cups – 2011, 2015, and 2019. In 2019, Francois du Plessis was named the South African Player of the Year in Men’s category. Out of the 39 games he has captained, Plessis has driven New Zealand to victory in 28 of them.

Fun Facts:

Nickname: du Plessis

Height: 5 feet 11 inches

Batting: Right-handed batsman

Spouse: Imari Visser (2013)

ODI Debut: 18th January 2011 against India

ODI Batting Stats: 143 matches, 136 innings with an Average of 47.5 and a Strike Rate of 88.6

9. David Warner

ODI batsmen in the world David Warner

An Australian cricketer who currently ranks 6th on the list of the top 10 ODI Batsmen in the World. He has served as a captain for the Australian Cricket Team and still opens for them. His full name is David Andrew Warner and he was born on the 27th October 1986 in Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

In 2009, Warner debut in ODI when he was just 20 years old against South Africa where he just scored 5 runs, however, since 1877 he is the first Australian cricketer to have not played a single First-Class match.

In the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, when playing against Afghanistan, he scored the highest in his career of 178 which helped Australia reach the highest tally in any World Cup ever at 417/6.

Fun Facts:

Nickname: Lloyd, and The Reverend

Height: 5 feet 7 inches

Batting: Left-handed batsman

Spouse: Candice Warner (2015)

ODI Debut: 18th January 2009, South Africa

ODI Batting Stats: 128 matches, 126 innings with an Average of 45.4 and a Strike Rate of 95.5

10. Shai Hope

Shai Hope Top ODI Batsman in The World

Shai Diego Hope is a 27 years old Barbadian cricketer who made his ODI debut on 16th November 2016 in the 2nd match of a tri-series against Sri Lanka. Hope scored his first International ODI century in his second match against Zimbabwe in the same tri-series. He is the only Barbadian cricketer in the list of the top 10 ICC ODI Men Batsmen in the world in 2021.

In the 81 ODIs Hope has played, he has had an average of 52.94 and a strike rate of 74.91. He has also scored 10 centuries with a highest score of 170 in just 152 balls which came against Ireland on the 5th May 2019 in a tri-nation series. He has also scored 19 half centuries in ODI so far.

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Shai Hope is a right handed wicket keeper-batsman.

Fun Facts:

Nickname: Shai

Height: 5 feet 7 inches

Batting:Right handed batsman

Spouse: Unmarried

ODI Debut: 16th November 2016 against Sri Lanka

ODI Batting Stats: 81 matches, 76 innings with an Average of 53.7 and a Strike Rate of 74.9

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