Cricket is one of the Most popular sport played around the world, it is followed as a religion by a lot of people specially in Indian subcontinent, Australia and UK. There has been a lot of interest ever since the game started but it has always been the limited overs cricket that has managed to pull the crowds.
Limited Overs cricket specially T20 and IPL is mostly about Striking the ball well and hitting hard because you don’t get much time to settle in. These players in the list are very aggressive batsman and know how to hit big and they are best power hitters in the game of cricket. These batsman have managed to win matches for their teams on lot of occasions single handedly and have exceptional strike rates.
The Most Dangerous Batsman in the World cricket who can strike the ball really well are:
10. Tillakaratne Dilshan
Tillakratne Dilshan opens the batting for Sri lankan Cricket team. He is a very aggressive and dangerous batsman and tremendous hitter of the ball and on his day he can be extremely lethal. Tilakratne Dilshan also plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IP. He is a brilliant in fielding too and points at Point most of the times.
9. Yusuf Pathan
Yusuf Pathan plays for Indian Cricket team in the middle order, he is known for his aggressive batting which is his natural style of playing. Yusuf Pathan hasn’t been regular in the Indian cricket team in ODI’s because of his non consistency but when he gets going he becomes the most dangerous batsman. Yusuf Pathan brother Irfan Pathan also plays for Indian cricket team. Yusuf Pathan can also bowl part time which makes him a decent all rounder. He plays for Kolkata Knight Riders in Indian Premium League.
8. Brendon Mccullum
Brendon Mccullum is New Zealand cricket team captain and one of the best player for shorter version of cricket game. He has the ability to hit the ball out of boundary from the very first ball and once he gets set than there is no stopping him. Brendon Mccullum has the record of hitting the highest runs in single innings of T20 match at 123 runs and also has record of hitting highest runs in IPL Brendon Mccullum has 4 International ODI centuries to his name and he currently plays for Kolkatta Knight Riders.
7. Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the Indian team captain, wicket keeper and bats at the middle order. He is the most consistent batsman today in World cricket and has the potential to win matches for India alone. He can strike and hit the ball extremely well and does that in almost all the matches. The team relies heavily on this batsman, also India has won Cricket World Cup and T20 World cup under his captaincy. Mahendra Singh Dhoni also plays for Chennai Superkings in IPL T20.
6. Kieron Pollard
Kieron Pollard is West Indian Cricket team player. This big West Indies player has a lot of power and when he connects the ball it mostly sails out of the Cricket ground. No Cricket ground is too big when this West Indies cricketer is in his prime form. Kieron Pollard bats at lower middle order and plays very well in the depth overs. He is a specialist 20 Over’s player and has a lot of experience to place his innings. Also he bowls Medium pace and comes in very handy with his bowling Kieron Pollard plays for Mumbai Indian’s cricket team in IPL.
5. Adam Gilchrist
Adam Gilchrist is the now retired Australian Wicket keeper batsman who used to Open innings for Australian team. This left handed batsman is the most dangerous cricketer who has ever played he game, he is known for his hitting and can destroy any bowling on his day. Adam Gilchrist loves playing fast bowlers and most of the occasions he has been very successful against fast bowlers. Adam Gilchrist is also one of the Best Wicket keepers. He has retired from the game of International Cricket but does play in IPL from Kings XI Punjab.
4. Shahid Afridi
The Boom Boom Afridi is one most feared cricket batsman in world cricket. He is known for his very aggressive and dangerous batting style as the only way he knows to play cricket is by hitting every bowl he faces. Shahid Afridi plays for Pakistan Cricket team and comes in the middle order. He hasn’t been in his prime form lately but he has the potential to get back in his form any day. Shahid Afridi also has the record of hitting the Fastest Hundred in ODI Cricket in just 37 balls. He has also improved his bowling and now is one of the main spin bowlers in Pakistan Cricket team. Shahid Afridi is undoubtedly the best All Rounder in our list of most dangerous cricket batsman.
3. Virender Sehwag
Virender Sehwag is the Indian Opening batsman, he is one of the most important member in Indian squad in all three formats of game i.e Test Matches, One Day Internationals and T20. Virender Sehwag has one of the Best Strike rates in World cricket and he is one of the most players to get out when he gets his eye in. Once he has crossed the score of 20-30 runs than it becomes extremely difficult to take his wicket. Virender Sehwag also has the record of hitting triple centuries in test Cricket two times this also makes him the only batsman in Indian cricket team to reach triple centuries two times. Virender Sehwag plays for Delhi Daredevils in Indian Premium League.
2. AB De Villiers
AB De Villiers is a very stylish South African cricket player. He come’s first down when batting from South African team and has tremendous ball hitting power. AB De Villiers is an amazing talent and has been the reason for a lot of South african wins. He can play a lot of cheeky shots behind the wicket as well and is very consistent in hitting runs. He also has the highest batting average in our List of most dangerous players which clearly shows why he is so very popular. AB De Villiers plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in Indian Premium League.
1. Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle is undisputed the World’s Most dangerous cricket batsman ever. This big player from Jamaica plays for West Indies Cricket team in all three formats of game but it’s scoring ability in shorter version of game that makes him the top most position in our list. He has so much power that even his bat edges can go over the fence for six. Chris Gayle is definitely a reason for night mares for a lot International Bowlers. He also holds the record of hitting highest number of centuries in T20 International’s. Chris Gayle usually opens the innings and starts of slowly but once he settles than there is no stopping him. Chris Gayle also plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL.