ICC Champions Trophy 2013 will see many star batsmen from top 8 ODI teams out on the pitch. Let us take a look at the best of them.
Top 5 Batsmen To Look Out For In ICC Champions Trophy 2013
1.Virat Kohli (India)
India’s most consistent One-day International player since his debut in 2008, Viart Kohli is well on his way to breaking records and gathering silverware. In 98 ODI matches, Kohli has a staggering 4054 runs, at an average of just under 50.
From a pugnacious youngster, Virat has developed in to India’s most dependable middle-order batsman. With no glaring flaw in his batting technique, the swing-and-seam conditions in England should not faze Kohli.
2.Hashim Amla: (South Africa)
Hashim Amla The No.1 ranked Test and ODI batsman who has a staggering average of 57.21, in ODI carries the expectations of an expectant nation at the 2013 Champions Trophy.
In 68 ODIs, Hashim Amla has scored 3433 runs, with a mind-blowing average of 57.21 but it is his strike rate of 91.15 that is the most impressive. On what is likely to be batting friendly surfaces in England, Amla’s performance with the willow will be proportional to their final showing.
3.AB de Villiers (South Africa)
One of the most complete cricketers in the modern era South African Captain AB De Villiers , can switch roles in his batting with ease. From being the aggressor in one instance, AB can hold forth in another.
AB De Villers has an impressive record in the ICC Champions Trophy as well. In the last two editions, he has scored 240 runs in six games, at an average of 48.
The charismatic AB is building an aura and a legend around himself. What better way to go about it than delivering the ICC Champions Trophy.
4.Chris Gayle (West Indies)
Chris Gayle is West Indies’ most successful batsman in the ICC Champions Trophy history. Gayle has till now scored 695 runs in 14 games, most by any player in the history of the Champions Trophy.
If he brings his destructive form which he is used to in franchise cricket to the 50-over game, the West Indies will once again be a handful.
5.Tillakaratne Dilshan (Sri Lanka)
Tillakaratne Dilshan is one of the most talented veterans in the Sri Lankan Side which automatically makes him a strong prospect for his side.
Dilshan has a fluent style of play and batting at the top, can erect a solid foundation in quick time. Last time he played in the Champions Trophy, Dilshan smashed 106 runs and was the third-highest scorer for his side.