Being considered the best in cricket is often impossible as there are so many great professionals who are doing their best to stay at the top. In other words, the list of the best and the most popular cricketers often changes, and this list could end up being outdated in a couple of months. Nevertheless, we had to narrow down our decision, and we came up with four players who we think are the best cricketers in the world right now. Read on!
Kagiso Rabada has been playing international cricket for only four years, as he is only 23 years old at the moment. This player from Johannesburg, South Africa, managed to accumulate a total of 250 wickets in all game formats. Rabada’s accuracy and pace are so perfect that he could end up becoming one of the best bowlers who have ever played this game. He had started his career in Gauteng, and also played in Lions and Kent. As of 2017, Rabada has been an active member of Delhi Capitals.
Rashid Khan may be the person to thank for the rapid rise in popularity of cricket in Afghanistan. He is the Twenty20 International cricketer and the current captain of his country’s national cricket team. He is an extraordinary bowler and, unlike other players from this list, he doesn’t have a long career behind him. As a matter of fact, Khan was born in 1998, which means that he is only 20 years old at the moment. He has been playing cricket professionally for a couple of years, but the last two made all the difference as he has managed to achieve immense success.
Oftentimes, cricket fans criticize contemporary cricket, claiming that it lacks good bowlers. However, James Anderson begs to differ as he is one of the best bowlers to have ever played this sport. He debuted in 2002, and his career is still very active, having taken a total of 564 wickets across 143 matches. However, that may have already changed by the time you read this article! Sure, Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar may be considered the best batsmen at the moment, but Anderson managed to dismiss them both.
Virat Kohli is considered one of the best cricket players in the world. He has been the most important part of the Indian national team and managed to win the hearts of millions of cricket fans around the globe. His great performances have set a new standard among players of all forms of cricket.
Whenever he plays for the Indian national team, his name is visible at the top of every board. Kohli broke many records, like reaching 10000 runs that were a part of ODI format. Another Kohli’s great achievement was scoring a total of 2000 runs in a year for three consecutive years.