Top 10 Best Top-Order Batsmen In ODI Cricket Right Now (Updated 2023)

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Top Order plays the Key role in the victory of any team in cricket. The major strength of batting line up lies in the top order. From Brian Lara to Sachin Tendulkar many Greatest batsmen in cricket have batted at the top position. Not only top order batsmen provide a stable start to their team in batting, but their great batting skills provide the base for big target to their team. Today, we will be looking at the Top 10 Best Top-order Batsmen in ODI Cricket Right now.

Top 10 Best Top-Order Batsmen In ODI Cricket Right Now

Following list carries the names of Top order batsmen( mostly from 1 to 3) in ODI cricket now. Many Great ODI batsmen such as Virat Kohli, Babar Azam and Rohit Sharma are listed here. So, here goes our list.

1. Virat Kohli

The Current Indian Captain and greatest ODI batsman in cricket right now Virat Kohli takes the top spot on our list of Best Top-order batsman in cricket right now. Apart from representing Indian national team in International cricket, Kohli also captains Royal Challengers Bangalore in Indian Premier League as well. He recently became the fastest batsman to complete 12,000 runs in ODI Cricket.

Virat Kohli is considered the major pillar of Indian batting line up and he usually bats at number 3. Till now, He has played 254 ODI matches for India and scored 12,169 runs with a batting average of 59.07. His 13 years long ODI career also points 43 centuries and 62 fifties in One Day format. His top score remains 183 in the ODI cricket.

Virat Kohli is regarded as one of the best Batsman in cricket right now. Moreover, he is the fastest batsman to score  8,000, 9,000, 10,000 and 11,000 runs in ODI cricket. The present day Indian captain received Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for two consecutive years in 2017 and 2018.

He was declared ICC Test Player of the year in 2018. Besides, he also received ICC ODI Player of the year award in 2012, 2017 and 2018. In addition, Kohli has also been the Wisden Cricketer of the year recipient in 2016, 2017 and 2018. He is ranked the most famous athlete by ESPN and one of the most valuable athlete brands by Forbes.

Above all, Virat Kohli is the best Top-order Batsman in ODI cricket today. Thus, he deserves the top spot on our list.

2. Babar Azam

The Present day Pakistani Captain Babar Azam takes the 2nd spot on our list of Greatest Top order batsmen in ODI Cricket right now. He is regarded as one of the best batsmen in cricket right now and Top ranked ODI batsman on ICC Batsmen Rankings. Babar Azam represents Pakistan in all three formats of cricket.

Bobby played domestic cricket for Central Punjab and he also captains Karachi Kings in Pakistan Super League. Since his debut in 2015 for Pakistan, he has scored 4,077 runs in 85 One Day matches with a batting average of 55.85. During this short career he has scratched 13 hundreds and 20 Fifties in ODI format with a highest score of 125.

Babar is said to be the backbone of Pakistani Batting line up and he usually bats at numbers 1,2 or 3. He remained the leading ODI run scorer for Pakistan in 2016,2017 and 2019. Babar Azam was declared ICC ODI Player of the year in 2017 an 2019. He recently surpassed Virat Kohli in ICC ODI batsman rankings and became the number 1 ODI batsman in world.

Above all, Babar Azam deserves 2nd spot on oust list of Best Top Order One Day batsman right now.

3. Rohit Sharma

The ongoing Indian ODI opener Rohit Sharma joins our list at the 3rd position. He is currently ranked 3rd on ICC ODI batsmen rankings after Babar Azam and Virat Kohli. Rohit plays domestic cricket for Mumbai and captains Mumbai Indians in Indian Premier League. Apart from it, Hitman remains the vice captains of Indian team in limited overs formats of cricket.

Since his debut in 2007, Rohit has participated in 227 ODI matches for India and he has scored 92,05 runs with an average of 48.96. His illustrious career is brighten with 29 ODI hundreds and 43 fifties with a top score of 264 on 173 balls. He holds the record of highest individual score in an ODI innings.

Rohit Sharma is the first batsman to score five consecutive hundred in a world cup. Moreover, he is the only batsman to score three double hundreds in One Day format. He was named ICC ODI Player of the year in 2020. Rohit is regarded as one of the most destructive ODI openers of all times.

Above all, Rohit Sharma enters his name on our list at the 3rd slot.

4. Aaron Finch

Next we have Australian ODI captain Aaron Finch on our list at the 4th spot. He usually bats at 3rd position in Australia ODI batting line up. Aaron Finch is currently ranked 5th on ICC ODI Batsman rankings. He is considered as one of the best ODI batsman in cricket right now.

After debuting for Australia in 2011, Aaron Finch has participated in 132 ODI matches. He has scored 5,232 runs with an average of 41.85 during his career. His ODI career also indicates 17 glorious hundreds and 29 splendid fifties with a highest score of 153*.

Aaron Finch plays for  Victoria, Surrey and Melbourne Renegades in domestic cricket. He captains Melbourne Renegades in Big Bash League. Finch received ICC’s T20 Player of the year award in 2020. He is considered as of one the best Australian captains of all time.

Above all, Aaron Finch deserves to be mentioned on our list.

5. Jonny Bairstow

Present English Wicket Keeper Batsman Jonny Bairstow also puts together on our list. He usually bats at number 3 in One Day Internationals. Jonny plays domestic cricket for Yorkshire. He is also part of Sunrisers Hyderabad in Indian Premier League since 2019.

Following his debut for England in 2011, Jonathan Marc Bairstow has scored 3,498 runs in 89 ODI matches with an average of 47.91. During this period, he has also hit 11 centuries and 14 fifties in the ODI format with a highest score of 141*. Apart from it, he is currently ranked 6th on ICC ODI Player rankings for batsmen.

He was the second highest run scorer for England in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Jonny played a key role as a top-order batsman in England’s first world cup victory. He is considered the key batsmen in England’s ODI batting line up now a days.

Above all, Jonny Bairstow earns his name on our list.

6. Fakhar Zaman

Next, we have Pakistani left handed opener Fakhar Zaman at number 6 on our list. He is currently ranked 7th on ICC ODI Player rankings for men. Also, He usually opens in the One Day International for Pakistan. Fakhar Zaman plays for Khyber Pakhtunkwa in the domestic cricket. He is also part of Lahore Qalandars in Pakistan Super League.

After signing his ODI contract with PCB in 2017, Fakhar has played 52 ODI matches so far. He has scored 23,19 runs with an average of 48.31 in the One Day format. His top score remains 210*. He is the first Pakistani batsman to score a hundred in ICC Event final.

Fakhar Zaman is the first Pakistani to score a double hundred in ODI format. His highest score of 210* is the highest individual score by a Pakistan in ODI innings. Zaman is the fastest batsman to score 1,000 runs in ODI cricket.

Above all, Fakhar Zaman lists his name as the Best Top order batsman in ODI cricket.

7. Fuf Du Plessis

The South African batsman and former captain Fuf Du Plessis places his name at the 7th spot on our list. He is currently ranked 8th on ICC ODI Player rankings. Currently, Plessis usually bats at the 3rd position in ODI format. Moreover, He plays for Titans in South African domestic cricket. Faf du Plessis represents Chennai Super Kings in Indian Premier League and Quetta Gladiators in Pakistan Super League.

He debuted in ODI cricket for South Africa in 2011. Since then, he has smashed 5,507 runs in 143 ODI matches with an average of 47.47. His ODI career tips 12 magnificent hundreds and 35 fifties with a highest score of 185. As of now, he is the key player in South African ODI batting line up.

Above all his achievements in ODI cricket, he get his name on our list.

8. David Warner

Moving on with Australia batsman David Warner at 8th position on our list. He is currently ranked 9th on ICC ODI Player rankings for batsmen. Moreover, David Warner usually opens for Australia in the ODI format. Moreover, Bull plays domestic cricket for New South Wales and he represents Sunrisers Hyderabad in Indian Premier League.

After debuting for Australia in 2009, Warner has scored 54,55 runs in 128 ODI matches with an average of 45.45. His ODI career also indicates 18 glorious hundreds and 23 fifties with a highest score of 179. He is the building block of Australian batting line up in One Day format.

Warner received Allan Border award in 2016,2017 and 2020. He was also include in ICC ODI Team of the decade from 2011 to 2020.

Most specifically, David Warner is one of the best Top order ODI batsman in cricket right now.

9. Shai Hope

The talented West Indies opener Shai Hopes earns the 9th spot on our list. He is ranked 10th on recent ICC Player rankings for Batsmen. Shai Hope bats at the opening position for West Indies in the ODI format. In addition, he is one of the best batsman in cricket right now.

Since his ODI debut in 2016 for West Indies, he has played 80 One Day matches and scored 3,483 runs with an average of 53.58. His splendid career also refers to 10 hundreds and 19 fifties with a top score of 170. He is the backbone of West Indies ODI batting line up nowadays.

Shai Hope is the fastest West Indian batsman to score 2,000 runs in ODI format. He currently plays domestic cricket for Barbados. Above all, Shai Hope is the 9th best Top-order batsman in ODIs on our list.

10. Quinton De Cock

The Current South African Captain across all format Quinton De Cock makes the final spot on our list Top-order Batsmen in ODI cricket. He usually opens for South Africa in the One Day format. Quinny is said to be one of the best ODI batsman of all times in cricket.

After his ODI debut in 2013, Quinton De Cock has represented South Africa in 123 One Day Internationals. He has scored 5,235 runs in this format with an average of 44.74. His ODI career also points out 15 magnificent hundreds and 26 fifties with a top score of 178. Quinny plays key role in South African ODI batting line up.

He is the fastest South African to complete 1,000 runs in ODI format. Above all, he makes the 10th spot on our list of best top-order batsman in One Day cricket right now.

Conclusion

so, here is our list. Who do you think should make it on our list? Let us know in the comment box.