The 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup is just a month away and you can sense the buzz among the cricket fans. This world cup will perhaps be the most anticipated world cup in the history of the cricket. Some of the key players from the last World Cup will not be a part of the team, and some will be playing their last. The key factors for the teams to succeed in conditions like New Zealand and Australia will be how the batsman of the respective team adopt to the pace and bounce. In this article we look at 5 key batsman, who every cricket fan would be eagerly waiting to look forward to. For covering all the major teams we have just picked one key batsman from a team. Here is the list of 5 key batsman during the world cup:
One of the best players going around, Virat Kohli will be one of the key player for the Indian team if they have to regain the World Cup. Virat was one of the junior players in the 2011 world cup, but now he is the backbone of the Indian team. Just 26 years Virat Kohli has already scored 6000 plus ODI runs, and averages above 50 in this format of the game. He certainly loves to play under pressure, and the World Cup might just bring the best of him. Virat Kohli may play at No 4 spot during the World Cup and will be looking to anchor the innings during the middle overs of the game.
This pocket size dynamo, will be one of the key players for the Australian team during the World Cup, the team heavily depends on David Warner for giving them a solid and an aggressive start to the innings. He is one of the quickest players in the game and his fielding will also play a critical part during the World Cup. Warner will be playing his World Cup, and he has already said in a press release that he fears no bowler in the world. 2014 was his best year, and he will certainly be looking forward to carry this great form of his during the upcoming World Cup.
AB De Villiers:
South Africa’s ODI captain, AB de Villiers will certainly try his best to help the Proteas win their First World Cup. He is the only player who can score runs all round the ground at will. The proteas have a tendency to come under pressure during the crucial stages of these big events. De Villiers has scored 7000 plus ODI runs and has an average of 52 in the ODI format. He will be looking to bat at No 5 spot for his team and look to take his team to a defendable score or help them to chase the target, whatever the situation of the game demand. He recently scored his highest 149 in ODI’s which is also the fastest hundred in Cricket. He is in red hot form and will like to win it for the proteas.
This young Kiwi batsman will be one of the key batsman for the team which is full of power hitters. He will be expected to play the anchoring role and stay there for as many overs as possible. He has one of the best techniques in the New Zealand team both against seam and spin. He has already scored over 2000 runs at a healthy average of 44. If New Zealand are to win this World Cup, he will have to play his best cricket.
The English opener is in the best phase of his life, he has finally grabbed the opening spot for in team. He will be one of the key players for the English Team in the World Cup. He has a very good technique to play both seam and spin, and will be the one key player that England will want him to play most of the overs. He has scored 5000 ODI runs at an average of 38. He is most experienced of the English batsman and also played the most number of games in Australia and New Zealand.