The 2023 ODI World Cup is less than a month away, and every team has prepared their World Cup squad. All 15 members of their squad are very good cricketers who can turn the match single-handedly. Last year, we witnessed one of the best world cups in cricket. Similarly, this World Cup is also going to be one of the best because it is going to be hosted in India. Small boundaries, big standing, and good pitches of the bowlers. So let’s take a look at the top 10 batters to watch out for at the ODI World Cup 2023.
Top 10 batters to watch out for at the ODI World Cup 2023
- Virat Kohli
- Rohit Sharma
- Shubman Gill
- Jos Butler
- Kane Williamson
- Steve Smith
- Quinton de Kock
- Henrich Klaasen
- Babar Azam
- David Warner
In case you missed: Lowest ODI Score in cricket
The King of Cricket and undoubtedly the best in cricket, Virat Kohli, is one of the top batters to watch out for in the 2023 ODI World Cup. The player is back in his prime and is scoring runs for fun. Recently, at the Asia Cup, he scored a blistering hundred against the Pakistan Pace attack and is all set to do this again at the ODI World Cup.
The 2019 World Cup-leading run-scorer and captain of the Indian cricket team is also one of the players to watch out for. He has hit a total of six centuries in two ICC World Cups, including five in the last. Moreover, when it comes to ODI, he is one of the most destructive batsmen. He is an opener and starts hitting sixes from the very first ball.
Another Indian finds his place on the list. The Prince of Cricket, Shubman Gill, is the leading run scorer in ODI in 2023. He is in the best form of his cricketing career and has the potential to become one of the best cricketers in the world. Currently, he stands second in the latest ODI rankings, just 43 points behind Babar Azam.
Indian pitches and Jos Buttler batting on them is the biggest threat to any opponent. In ODI, he bats in the middle-order position, and when he gets set, no one can stop him. England will rely more on him and Ben Stokes, which is also one of the deadly combinations at the ODI World Cup.
The New Zealand cricket team captain is back from an injury and is aiming to lift the World Cup this time. Well, his performance on the Indian pitches is not that good, but this time he will not leave any stone unturned. This is possibly his last ODI World Cup, and he will give his very best to win the trophy after losing two back-to-back ODI World Cup finals.
Steve Smith is one of the FAB-4 players in cricket, and he is undoubtedly one of the batters to watch out for. He has a better batting record than some of the Indians themselves. Like some of the legends, this is also going to be his last ODI World Cup.
Quinton de Kock
|Quinton de Kock||145||6,176||44.75||178||17/30|
The list of batters to watch out for in the ODI World Cup is always incomplete without a South African. Quinton de Kock will be playing his last ODI matches at the 2023 ODI World Cup because he is going to retire from international cricket soon. Well, that is not why he is on the list.
De Kock is one of the batters who loves to play on Indian pitches. Be it spin or pace, he just loves to take on the bowlers from the very first ball.
This might be the name you had not expected. Well, believe us, he is going to be one of the batters who will have the highest strike rate in this World Cup. This record in the past IPL season was amazing. He scored runs for fun and even smashed an IPL century. He loves to bat on Indian pitches and will be the x-factor on the South African side.
The list was looking incomplete without the No. 1 ODI batter, but now it is complete. The Pakistani batter is a new member of the FAB 4 of cricket and has made it to the FAB 5. Over the past few years, he has ruled the No. 1 ODI spot and will be given his very best to win the World Cup on Indian soil.
David Warner is one of the most underrated ODI cricketers. The reason he is on the list is not because he is an underrated cricketer but because he is one of the best white-ball players. He has a great record on Indian pitches and loves to play in Indian conditions. We think Warner will be one of the top five batsmen as the leading run scorer in the ODI World Cup 2023.
Continue Reading: Indian Cricket Team Schedule After WTC Final 2023