A look at the world’s current best batsmen

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2019 has been one of the best years to date for cricket. The World Cup covered the sport in glory after a thrilling tournament was capped off by England and New Zealand. The Ashes series was also extremely successful, the Aussies retaining the urn after several epic innings from batsman Steve Smith.

However, the cricket betting tips indicate that Steve Smith isn’t the only player enjoying his time at the crease. We’ve seen excellent performances from Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson, Rohit Sharma, and Shakib Al Hasan, among others this year. These players set the 2019 Cricket World Cup alight.

Today, we’ll analyze the most in-form batsmen in the world right now. There are dozens of talented players out there, but we can’t include them all. Let us know if you agree with the names we’ve selected below.

Steve Smith

Australia’s number three is currently top of the ICC Men’s Test Rankings. Smith single-handedly dragged his country over the line against England in the Ashes. He scored back-to-back centuries during the first test at Edgbaston and went on to score an incredible 774 runs during the series.

Steve Smith has been under the spotlight this year after the Australian ball-tampering scandal. However, it looks like he’s put it all behind him. The Australian batsman is slowly winning back the hearts of cricket fans around the world. We can’t wait to see his stats for the rest of the year.

Virat Kohli

India’s captain sits second behind Smith in the rankings with a score of 903. The charismatic batter led his team to the Cricket World Cup semi-finals, but they couldn’t get past New Zealand. Kolhi scored five consecutive 50s during the tournament before being dismissed for just one run against the Black Caps.

The Indian superstar is renowned for his aggressive batting style. He isn’t afraid to take big shots on and entertain the spectators. He was top of the world rankings for most of the year before being toppled by Steve Smith.

Kane Williamson


How many times did Williamson get the Black Caps out of trouble during the World Cup? The Kiwi skipper put in a series of phenomenal performances and led his country to their second consecutive World Cup final. What’s more, Kane Williamson was the fourth-highest scoring batsman in the tournament after putting 578 runs on the board.

The 29-year-old was bitterly disappointed to miss out on glory again, but we think he’ll be around for the 2023 tournament in India. If Williamson keeps playing like this, we wouldn’t be surprised to see New Zealand in yet another final.

Rohit Sharma

Is there a more entertaining ODI batsman than Rohit Sharma? India’s opener was the highest-scoring player in the Cricket World Cup with 648 runs. On top of that, he hit 67 fours and 14 sixes for good measure. It’s safe to say that Sharma knows how to entertain his adoring fans.

Rohit currently represents India in all formats of the game. However, we think he’s most effective during one-day internationals. Hopefully, he keeps scoring runs and putting big totals on the board for his country.