TOP 5 RIGHT HAND BATSMAN

Top 5 Right Hand Batsman

A batsman who bats right-hand is known as a right-hand batsman. There have been many great right-hand batsmen as we all know and we will be discussing them later. While the debate between whether right-handed batsmen are better or left-hand batsmen are better will go forever, one should realize that technique is all that matters.

The beauty of cricket is that since it allows for things like that, the matches get even more interesting. In other sports like basketball, football and weightlifting, there isn’t any concept of left or right-hand cricket batsman. These types of batsmen mean that fielders too have to be arranged accordingly.

Top 5 Right Hand Batsman 

  1. Hashim Amla (South Africa)
  2. Rohit Sharma (India)
  3. Virat Kohli (India)
  4. Steve Smith (Australia)
  5. Babar Azam (Pakistan)

Hashim Amla

Hashim Amla was summoned from domestic team Natal in 2004 seeking to fill the gap in the South African middle-order that looked to rebuild under Graeme Smith. After an unflattering start, it was in his fourth Test outing against New Zealand a year and half following his debut, that he scored a massive 149 to make his mark.

Amla was symbolic of Test batsmen of yore who bid their time to build long innings. It often forced him into an ultra-defensive mode, carefully choosing deliveries to entertain his willow, a weakness that bowlers initially suspected. He was given time to iron out flaws just like his South African side circa 2006. It took another 11 Tests since that 149 for Amla to post a second ton, once again facing New Zealand at home in late 2007 at Johannesburg. It was the first of two consecutive hundreds, opening floodgates in the process.

Centuries in India and England a year later marked his adoption to the highest level, atoning for poor displays in those very foreign soils earlier in his career. It also sparked an ODI call-up against Bangladesh in 2008, a position he hasn’t relinquished since. As South Africa returned to being in and among the best in all formats by 2009, Amla’s presence in the middle-order has been one of the ingredients of resurgence. However, the monk-like cricketer hit his purple patch in 2010, scoring 1000 plus runs with a staggering average of around 75. His consistency in both, Tests and ODIs is the biggest strength of his cricketing repertoire. Amla took his awe-inspiring form for the next couple of years in ODIs as well as Tests. In 2012, he became the first-ever South African to score a triple ton, when he scored 311 at the Oval.

Rohit sharma

Sharma joined the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2008 when Hyderabad-based franchise Deccan Chargers signed him for US$750,000 per year. In the 2011 season, he was sold to the Mumbai Indians for $2 million. He scored his only IPL century in the 2012 tournament with 109 (not out) against Kolkata Knight Riders. Under his leadership, Mumbai won the IPL in 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2020; they won the first Champions League Twenty20 in 2013.

Sharma has been one of the most successful players in the IPL as the captain since 2013 of the Mumbai Indians, who have won the tournament five times under his stewardship. He is currently (March 2022) one of six players to have reached 5,000 career hits in the tournament. Sharma has 5,611 runs with centuries and 40 half-centuries and is the third highest run-getter after Virat Kohli (6,283) and Shikhar Dhawan (5,784).

VIRAT KOHLI

Confident, tough and extremely talented, Virat Kohli is one of the best right hand batsmen the country has ever produced. He even compared to the great Sachin Tendulkar. With a strong grip and the ability to hit the ball in one area to any part of the ground without taking too much risk, Kohli has carved a niche for himself in Indian cricket. The king of chasing as many of his fans call him, Kohli is a nail deep in every aspect. Kohli rose to fame when he captained the U19 international team to India’s victory over Malaysia in 2008. He was immediately inducted into the lucrative Twenty20 tournament – the Indian T20 League in 2008 and has since been part of the Bangalore franchise.

Steve Smith

The best researcher right now, Steven Smith’s career redemption is the story for the year. Having initially made a name for himself as a batsman who could hit a bit, there was much criticism, even among Australians, about the quality of his selection during his debut in international cricket. However, they were forced to eat humble pie as the legendary man from New South Wales turned things around in a sensational way to become one of the world’s best strikers.

Babar Azam

When Babar Azam found his fifth ODI ton against West Indies in his 25th innings in early 2017, he became the second fastest after Quinton De Kock to score five ODIs. His tally of 1,306 runs after 25 hits reached the highest mark, beating Jonathan Trott’s tally. Indeed, life has gone on for Babar Azam. His three consecutive ODI tons against the Windies in 2016 in the United Arab Emirates was the starting point for a glorious career that awaited us. Pakistan’s quest for a reliable number 3 in the shorter format has been eternal. Their batting history at international level, especially in the shorter formats, seems to be as far removed as Mother Hubbard’s memory. However, Babar’s arrival on the big stage, cannot be called serendipity.

Ever since he was included in the Pakistan Under-19 team for the 2010 World Cup at the age of 15, it seems that another talent has been unleashed. However, some polish resulted in another under-19 World Cup campaign in 2012. This time he was the captain. India’s winners beat Pakistan, but Babar has collected points to become his captain.

 

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