The ongoing cricket tournament which is being held in Australia and New Zealand has brought the best batmen from all over the world to showcase their amazing cricketing skills. It’s always fun watching these champions battle their way to the top.
After the 2014 World T20 Tournaments, some of the finest batsmen managed to push their way to the top. Here is a list of the Top 10 batsmen in the world today who are currently among the top teams in the ongoing World Cup challenge.
- Aaron Finch
The Australian batman has been ranking at the ICC’s top T20 batmen for a long time considering his excellent battling skills. During 2014’s T20 tournament, Finch managed to score 892 points, which ranked him at the top. Finch made history when he scored 156 points against England during the T20 tournament in 2013. His aggressiveness battling might actually help him score a bit higher during the ongoing World Cup 2015.
- Brendon McCullum
Brendon McCullum battled his way to the top securing a No.4 position after the Bangladesh T20 tournament. Being New Zealand’s premier batsman has earned him the chance to showcase his abilities in the 2015 World Cup challenge. Cricket fans will be looking forward to his appearance with much anticipation.
- Shahid Afridi
He is one of the most experienced cricket players, having represented his country, Pakistan, for about 10 years. Shahid’s aggressiveness has earned him scores during the 2011, 2007, 2003, 2001 as well as the 1999 tournaments. He definitely is a good player and the 2015 World Cup should be no big deal for him.
- Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle is rated as one of the most experienced players since he began participating in the international tournaments. Chris will be representing his West Indies during the ongoing World Cup tournament. This will be his fourth ICC World Cup since 1999.
- Virat Kohli
Virat has made his country proud by showing extemporal performance during the international tournaments. He is famous for his aggressive battling styles which makes him one of the most feared batsmen. He currently holds the No.2 position in the ICC’s ODI top rankings for batsmen. There is no doubt that India will celebrate his win after the ongoing World Cup this year.
- Kumar Sangakkara
Kumar is a Sri Lankan batsman who has in the past participated in the 2011, 2007 as well as 2003 World Cup tournaments and 2015 will be no exception. The batsman has showcased his abilities by battling out in the field during the past tournaments. He scored 465 runs in 9 matches against New Zealand’s 111. In 2007, Kumar did not disappoint when he scored four half-centuries which included a battle match of 54 against Australia and 76 against Bermuda.
- Daniel Vetorri
Daniel will make his 5th World Cup appearance during this year’s tournament and his cricket fans have high expectations considering his previous World Cup Performances. The New Zealand’s cricketer took part in the 2011, 2007, 2003 and the 1999 World Cup challenges. He is ranked among the best batsmen in the ICC’S T20 batsmen.
- James Anderson
He is to make an appearance to play his 4th World Cup tournament this year and is expected to improve his 22 tournaments wickets tally. Anderson hit the international tournament stage during the 2013 ICC World Cup tournament. He has been on top of the game, battling his way through the challenges.
- Tillakaratne Dilshan
The Sri Lankan batsman will make his 3rd appearance at the ICC World Cup 2015. Dilshan’s performance during the 2011 made him an exceptional run scorer, gaining 500 runs from 9 matches. He has so far ammassed more than 8500 ODI runs in about 300 matches.
- Mahela Jayawardene
Jayawardene is one of the most experienced Sri Lankan players and this year’s ICC World Cup will mark his 5th appearance at the tournament. During the 2007 World Cup tournament, Mahela scored an unbeaten 103 against New Zealand in the semi-final. This marked his breakthrough in the international tournaments, marking him as one of the best players in the world.