I like his style and he is one player who is very hard to leave out of any ODI team.
The other batsman I am looking forward to seeing in the coming weeks is Virat Kohli
. At such a young age he has twice the number of ODI centuries than in Tests and he is such a confident player in limited-overs. It is not to say he isn’t so in the longer format, but I really like his aggressive style in ODI cricket. Look at the way he started his career, and the batsman he has already become today, he is simply magnificent in whatever little time he has played so far. He is only going to get better and better, and add to his list of achievements.
Any talk of aggressive batsmen is incomplete without mentioning Chris Gayle
. On his day, he can be very destructive, a bowlers’ nightmare. He can be a match-winner in any environment and in any match conditions. If he is on song, then the opposition can lose the match in the blink of an eye, that’s how destructive he can be.
Among one of the top batsmen in the world today is Steve Smith
. He is not the most orthodox player, yet in the last couple years he has improved by leaps and bounds, unlike anyone else recently. Just look at his record after becoming Australia’s Test captain this past summer. He is almost tireless, picks gaps with ease and has a wonderful hand-eye co-ordination. He will be playing at home and will only make that advantage work in his favour in the World Cup.
Staying with the Australian team, it also boasts of Glenn Maxwell in its ranks. He is an enormously talented player, but he hasn’t done enough justice to his ability. This is because we don’t know what he will bring to the field on a particular day.