Top 10 Best Cricket Players Around the World In 2022

Cricket is the most famous sport on the planet. It is the most prestigious sport of all time and is appreciated all around the world. With a bat or a ball in their hands, some professionals can perform miracles. On the 22-yard wicket, they can alter the course of a cricket match. We aim to compile a list of ten such outstanding cricketers in this article.

Here are the top 10 best cricket players around the world in 2022:

 

Virat Kohli

Top 10 Best Cricket Players Around the World In 2022

Critics would point out that Virat Kohli has not scored an international century in more than two years. However, India’s test match skipper continues to be a threat in all three forms of cricket, earning him a spot on our list. Kohli is placed second in One Day Internationals and tenth in Test cricket, according to the official ICC rankings. In 2022, he’ll be eager to disprove his doubters, and I’m anticipating a positive reaction from Virat Kohli this year.

This right-handed ace hitter has 43 ODI hundreds in 260 matches, putting him on track to break Sachin Tendulkar’s world record of 49 ODI hundreds. Under his helmet, he also has a massive 27 test hundreds.

Kohli has the global record for the quickest ODI run totals of 7000, 8000, 9000, 10000, 11000, and 12000 runs. It took him only 242 innings to attain the milestone of 12000 ODI runs, which is the fastest in the world. He has the world record batting average of 51.50 in T20I games, making him the most difficult batsman to dismiss in the sport.

 

Marnus Labuschagne

Top 10 Best Cricket Players Around the World In 2022

Marnus Labuschagne of Australia created cricket history by becoming the first player to be used as a concussion substitution in a test match in 2019. It was a stroke of luck for the player as well as the Australians, who had almost by chance discovered a star batsman.

In that game, Labuschagne took the place of Steve Smith, and by the end of the year, he had surpassed his partner as the highest run-scorer in test cricket. In the longest version of the game, he continued to score heavily, and the 27-year-old will begin 2022 as the number one ranked test batter.

Labuschagne had 2644 runs with seven hundreds and a best of 215 in 35 international matches (tests and ODIs) up to and including the fourth Ashes Test at Sydney in 2022.

 

Babar Azam

Top 10 Best Cricket Players Around the World In 2022

Babar Azam of Pakistan had a fantastic year in 2021, and he will begin the new year as the world’s best One Day International batsman. Babar is also a top 10 performer in both T20 and Test cricket. In the previous calendar year, he was a standout in all three formats, scoring 939 runs. These runs were hit with a strike rate of 127.58 percent and an average of 37.56 percent

Given that strike rates in test cricket tend to be lower, those are excellent numbers. At the start of 2022, Babar Azam had appeared in 203 games across the three formats. He has nearly 9,000 runs to his credit, including 20 international centuries.

 

Dawid Malan

Top 10 Best Cricket Players Around the World In 2022

Dawid Malan has found it difficult against Australia in the 2021/22 Ashes series, as have all of England’s test batsmen. He does, however, start the New Year as the top-ranked T20i batter, which is enough to get him on this list.

When he struck 103 against New Zealand in 2019, he became only the second English hitter to score a T20i century. He’s also made a 99 in this format for his country since then. Malan has been criticized for not scoring quickly enough in limited-overs cricket, but he should still be a key player for England in 2022.

 

Rohit Sharma

Top 10 Best Cricket Players Around the World In 2022

Rohit Sharma is ready to captain India in limited-overs cricket, and we should expect to see a lot more of him in white-ball cricket. He hasn’t played in India’s test series against South Africa in 2022, but he still has a lot to contribute in the lengthier format of the game. He is a record-breaker in one-day international cricket, having scored three double hundreds in the 50-over format, including the highest total of 264. Those are great numbers, and I expect him to be much more productive in 2022.

In an ODI match, Rohit Sharma has made it a custom to stay on the 22-yard wicket for the entire 50 overs. He is the first and only player in 50-over cricket history to score three double-hundreds, two vs Sri Lanka one was vs Australia. With 5 hundred runs in the 2019 ODI World Cup, he holds the world record for most hundred scorers in one ODI World Cup. In the ODI ICC Rankings, this great ball-hitter is now ranked third as a batsman.

 

Kane Williamson

Top 10 Best Cricket Players Around the World In 2022

Kane Williamson, the captain of New Zealand, has been one of the most reliable batsmen in international cricket for quite some time. In 2022, the Kiwi is predicted to do big things, and he still holds several high-ranking positions in all formats of the game.

Williamson was placed 3rd in the ICC test ratings at the start of 2022, behind Marnus Labuschagne and Joe Root. He’s also ranked seventh in the ODI rankings. Overall, New Zealand’s current skipper has almost 15,000 international runs to his credit, with 37 centuries and the best score of 251.

 

Joe Root

Top 10 Best Cricket Players Around the World In 2022

In an ODI match, Rohit Sharma has made it a custom to stay on the 22-yard wicket for the entire 50 overs. He is the first and only player in 50-over cricket history to score three double-hundreds, two vs Sri Lanka one was vs Australia. With 5 hundred runs in the 2019 ODI World Cup, he holds the world record for most hundred scorers in one ODI World Cup. In the ODI ICC Rankings, this great ball-hitter is now ranked third as a batsman.

 

David Warner

Top 10 Best Cricket Players Around the World In 2022

In 2019, Australia’s powerful left-handed opener struggled in England, but not in the most recent Ashes series. David Warner was the third-highest scorer overall in the first four tests of 2021/22, with 273 runs at an average of 45.5. Warner has been a successful batter throughout his career, and I expect him to have another productive year. He was ranked sixth in test cricket and seventh in ODIs at the start of 2022. In 2021, he received a major setback when Sunrisers Hyderabad dropped him from the IPL, but he is expected to bounce back with a new team.

 

Aaron Finch

Top 10 Best Cricket Players Around the World In 2022

Aaron Finch, Australia’s limited-overs captain, has played test cricket but is primarily regarded as a white-ball specialist. He was ranked fifth in ODIs and sixth in T20Is at the start of 2022, according to the ICC ratings. Finch’s notable accomplishments include having two of the top three T20 international cricket scores at the start of 2022. The current world record of 172, set versus Zimbabwe in 2018, is included in that list.

Aaron Finch is ranked 5th in the ICC ODI Rankings for batsmen in 2022, and 6th in the T20I rankings. Former ICC T20I batsman who scored 172 runs in a single T20I match against Zimbabwe in 2018, beating his previous record of 156 runs in just 63 balls against England in 2013. For seven franchisers, this aggressive opener has competed in the Indian Premier League. His most recent appearance in the IPL will be for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2022 edition.

 

Steve Smith

Top 10 Best Cricket Players Around the World In 2022

Steve Smith didn’t have the best year of his life in 2021, even by his lofty standards. He failed to hit a century in each of the first four tests against England in 2021/22, despite averaging over 100 in the Ashes series of 2019.

However, dismissing him would be a mistake. In this game, form is ephemeral, but class is permanent, and Smith has enough of it. He isn’t the most graceful player to watch, but he is extremely effective. From now on, Smith will concentrate on test cricket, and in the red-ball format, he has 7757 runs at an average of 60.60, with 27 hundreds and a best of 239.

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