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Most Innovative Batsmen In International Cricket

Here is a list of most innovative batsmen in International Cricket. More like this on http://trendingonindia.com/cricket/

1

AB de Villiers

AB de Villiers

AB de Villiers is arguably the best batsman in the world at the moment. The man who has played scintillating knocks around the world and who, as IPL viewers witnessed, could take even the most fearsome bowler in the world aka Dale Steyn (his teammate, what a loss it is to miss out on their contests in international cricket) apart, at will, is still considered an underachiever. That goes to show, how much talent he is blessed with.
AB can play the “stand-up and punch”, on-the-rise cover drive, flick of the pads and the pull, all with the same ease and elegance. When all that doesn’t work, he could sweep a fast bowler for a 6 behind square. Wielding the bat like it were a Samurai, he could slice and scythe his way through the toughest matches against the toughest bowlers. Some are blessed with eyes, some with wrists and some with nimble feet. AB has everything!

2

Mahela Jayawardene

Mahela Jayawardene

Almost in the twilight of his career, Mahela is one of the game’s few classical touch players holding forte. His precision in finding gaps is clinical. He is one of those rare players who cares for the ball, who seems to caress and coax it, even when it flies away over the boundaries.
The flick over square, the classical hook, the ‘stand-tall and cut’ and the square drive – Mahela can play all of them without wanting to tear the leather out of the cherry; he will do it like he is not inclined enough to hurt the ball or the bowler, just score runs. Brought up on slow and low wickets, Mahela has adapted well to pace and swing, showing how skill and the ability to learn can take you places.

3

David Warner

David Warner

David Warner is a pocket-size powerhouse. He is one of the most cleanest hitters of the cricket ball, and on his day, he can make a mockery of any bowling attack in the world. Warner is also very innovative in his ways. He first started as a T20 specialist, but over the years, he has converted his game into a good blend of innovating and orthodox style of batting.

4

Glenn Maxwell

Glenn Maxwell

Australian batsman Glenn Maxwell who is also known as THE BIG SHOW, is one of the most “feared” batsmen in the world at the moment. He plays some of the most outrageous shots in the world. He has the potential to finish the games single-handedly.

5

Brendon McCullum

Brendon McCullum

That blazing double-century he scored in Phillip Hughes’s memory, will be one of the finest knocks one would ever see a cricketer play in whites. New Zealand’s skipper Brendon McCullum is one of the hardest hitters of the cricket ball. He is a very fearless batsman, who is not afraid of taking on any bowler in the world. Just like AB de Villiers, McCullum has the potential to destroy any bowling attack in the world.What is even more important is the fact that he looks elegant against spin and pace, in Tests and T20s even when he hits them hard!

6

Joe Root

Joe Root

Joe Root is amongst the youngest players in the circuit and is already being talked about in high esteem around the world. He is probably the heir-apparent in English cricket, considering he is a smart and thinking cricketer. He nudges Glenn Maxwell out of the list, largely because he can handle spin much better and can change his game under any circumstances.
Root is technically correct and yet, cheeky, playing scoops and reverse sweeps when he wants to. He can handle the bouncer well and of course, like any good English batsman worth his salt, can drive all along the ground!

7

Kevin Pietersen

Kevin Pietersen

The dashing England batsman is the inventor of the switch-hit shot. Pietersen is one of the most dominating batsmen to have ever played the game. He has almost every shot in the book and he backs himself to clear the ground at any given moment