Who is the Best Batsman in the World Right Now? [ Latest Update ]

Cricket has carved a distinct identity worldwide and is the second most played and watched sport after football. The International Cricket Council (ICC) currently has 12 full-time members (teams), including the Indian team, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Australia, England, West Indies, South Africa, New Zealand, Afghanistan, Ireland, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe.

But today, in this article, we will not tell you about any team, but today we will notify you about the best batsman in the world at present. We will tell you this based on the list of the best batsmen in the world, ODI format. And this list is based on data from the International Cricket Council. So let’s start.

Top 10 Best Batsman in the World Right Now

Rank Player Name Team Career Best Rating
1 Babar Azam PAK 865 v South Africa, 07/04/2021
2 Virat Kohli IND 911 v England, 12/07/2018
3 Rohit Sharma IND 885 v Sri Lanka, 06/07/2019
4 Ross Taylor NZ 841 v Bangladesh, 05/06/2019
5 Aaron Finch AUS 798 v England, 25/06/2019
6 Jonny Bairstow ENG 796 v India, 26/03/2021
7 Fakhar Zaman PAK 778 v South Africa, 07/04/2021
8 Francois du Plessis SA 820 v Australia, 06/07/2019
9 David Warner AUS 880 v Pakistan, 26/01/2017
10 Shai Hope WI 808 v Bangladesh, 17/05/2019

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#1. Babar Azam


According to the ICC Player Rankings, Babar Azam is currently the Top-ranked ODI batsman. Babar Azam is a Pakistani cricketer who is  top-order Batsman for Pakistan and he is Popular Picks in Best Batsman. He made his ODI debut in 2015 at the age of just 20. He became the highest run-scorer for Pakistan in the ICC World Cup 2019 held in England.

Babar Azam is the only player to score five consecutive centuries against the same country. The Classical Player Babar Azam has also been awarded the PCB’s ODI Player of the Year in 2017. Babar Azam scored 54 runs in 60 balls in the debut ODI. Babar Azam is the only Pakistani player to score three International cricket centuries in T20 in a calendar year.

Babar Azam broke the record of Indian team captain Virat Kohli to score fastest 2000 runs in T20. Babar Azam has completed 2000 runs in 54 innings in T20, while the Indian captain has achieved this feat in 60 international matches.

#2. Virat Kohli

Indian team captain Virat Kohli is known by the whole world today because he is one of the top batsmen in the world. Talking about the ODI rankings, it comes second after Babar Azam. He is Most active Batsman in indian cricket team.

Recently Babar Azam has broken the record of Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli, Virat Kohli was the fastest indian batsman to score 2000 runs in T20 before April 2021 but now his record has been broken by Babar Azam. Virat Kohli did this feat in 60 matches while Babar Azam did it in 54 matches.

Virat Kohli has won the ICC ODI Player of the Year award thrice in 2012, 2017 and 2018. He holds the record for reaching the fastest 11000 ODI runs. This record is also quicker than Sachin Tendulkar.

#3. Rohit Sharma


After Virat Kohli, there is another Indian player on this list named Rohit Sharma. Rohit Sharma started his career in 2007 when he was 20 years old. Rohit’s ability to bat at different paces according to the conditions and situations.

Rohit Sharma was born in April 1987 in Nagpur. He is also called the vice-captain of the Indian team. Rohit Sharma’s full name is Rohit Gurunath Sharma.

There was a time in Rohit Sharma’s career when he was dropped from the Indian team due to his fitness, but Rohit Sharma again worked hard and made a comeback in international cricket. Now he is an Active Player and Aggressive Player in Indian team.

Rohit Sharma holds the record for scoring the most runs (264) in an ODI match in the world. He is the only batsman in odi to have 3 double Centuries in ODI. Rohit Sharma plays the huge role of a main player in the Indian team.

#4. Ross Taylor

Ross Taylor is an explosive ODI, T20 and test batsman from New Zealand, and he bats for New Zealand in the middle order. Ross Taylor’s full name is Robber Ross Taylor Poteau. He is the 4th player in the World’s Best Batsman List.

Ross Taylor has also been given the captaincy of the New Zealand cricket team several times. Ross Taylor is the leading run-scorer for New Zealand in ICC Test and ODI cricket current game.

Ross Taylor has played for four New Zealand ICC World Cup in 2007, 2011, 2015, and 2019. Ross Taylor is the only player to score a century against every foreign team in ICC Test cricket Game.

Ross Taylor made his ODI debut in 2006 when he was 22 years old and scored only 15 runs in his debut match, but after that, he scored a century against Sri Lanka in the third ODI.

#5. Aaron Finch


Aaron Finch is considered one of Australia’s most dangerous opener players and Valuable Batsman for Australian team. Aaron Finch is also the captain of the Australian cricket team. Aaron Finch was born in November 1986 and started his ODI career in 2013.

Australian cricketer Aaron Finch scored only 16 runs in his debut match, but if we look at his batting, we cannot compare him to any other player. Aaron Finch’s full name is Aaron James Finch.

We cannot compare Aaron Finch’s record with the records of other batters as he holds the record for the most 172 runs in T20s, the most runs scored by an opener and captain. Aaron Finch set this record by breaking his previous record of 156 runs.

Recently, Australian Batsman Aaron Finch set the record for the biggest ever opening partnership by partnering 285 with David Warner. Now hardly any opening pair will be able to break this record.

People also ask

Who is the No 1 cricketer in the world?

According to ICC Batsman rankings: Babar Azam is currently the number one cricketer in the world. Babar Azam has become the number one International cricketer by beating the Indian team captain, Virat Kohli. Earlier, Indian team captain Virat Kohli was the world’s number one batsman. It is expected that after some time, Virat Kohli, the captain of the Indian team, will become the number one batsman of the ODI.

Who is the best cricketer in the world All Time?

  1. Sir Don Bradman (Australia)
  2. Sachin Tendulkar (India)
  3. Sir Garfield Sobers (West Indies)
  4. Imran Khan (Pakistan)
  5. Sir Ian Botham (England)
  6. Shane Warne (Australia)
  7. Sir Viv Richards (West Indies)
  8. Brian Lara (West Indies)
  9. Jaques Kallis (South Africa)
  10.  MS Dhoni (India)

Who is the best batsman in the world right now in 2021?

Rank Player Name Team
1 Babar Azam PAK
2 Virat Kohli IND
3 Rohit Sharma IND
4 Ross Taylor NZ
5 Aaron Finch AUS
6 Jonny Bairstow ENG
7 Fakhar Zaman PAK
8 Francois du Plessis SA
9 David Warner AUS
10 Shai Hope WI

Who is better, Virat or Babar?

Babar Azam is in good form at present, but comparing the Indian team captain and best indian cricketer Virat Kohli and Babar Azam, Virat Kohli has played 254 ODIs so far, in which he has scored more than 12 thousand runs in 245 innings, in which he scored 43 international centuries. And have scored 62 fifties. Talking of Babar Azam, Babar Azam has played 80 matches so far, in which he has scored more than 3800 runs in 78 innings, including 13 international centuries and 17 fifties. 

Who Scored Fastest 4000 Runs In T20?

India’s premier batsman Virat Kohl became the first batter in history to score 4000 runs in T20 Internationals. Kohli reached the milestone against England in the second semi-final of the T20 World Cup 2022 in Adelaide on Thursday.

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