Top 10: Batsmen who have highest batting average in the last 1 year

AB de scored his 21th international hundred in ODI cricket and become the co-holder of the most number of centuries registered by the South African batsmen. Before,  AB de Villiers his teammate  Hasim Amla and former cricketer Herschelle Gibbs also scored the same number of centuries. This is the first match of the five-match ODI series, so, both De Villiers and Amla will have ample opportunity to chase each other’s record.

When AB de Villiers scored hundred, Indian fans were not at silence mood. Unlike any other times, Indian fans gave standing ovation to him, the rare sight in Indian cricket. But, we have to keep mind that AB de Villiers, who is popularly known as the Mr. 360 as he can play stroke around the park. His shots, which is not in MCC’s book makes cricket fans across the world love him. He scored the fastest hundred of the international cricket against West Indies New Wanderers, Johannesburg just before the World Cup  earned him fans across the world. His sheer consistency and ability to handle the pressure also made him the best bloke in contemporary international. There are many prolific batsmen playing international cricket, and there are many who can hit the ball hard with mind-blowing consistency. But, the South African’s humility also made him the favourite batsman among the all talented batsmen.

Since he scored the fastest ODI hundred, his performance in the next nine innings  was prolific. Here is the list- 24, 77, 99, 65*, 9, 31,64 and 104*. It is hard for his fans to measure his innings, So they don’t believe their favourite is from the planet because all technically gifted batsmen play copy book cricket. But, AB de Villiers is the only batsman who alongside playing MCC recommended shot innovated shots like lap shot off an express fast bowler and in one fell sweep off a slow medium pacer.

 

 

AB de Villiers former teammate Jacques Kallis said, his lap shot has changed dynamics of the contest between bat and ball. And one that he’s seen his former South African teammate, AB de Villiers, pull off with unmistakable precision, and to devastating effect. But, who has the highest batting average in the last one year.

 Here is the list, (minimum qualification is 10 innings)

Batsmen

Innings

Runs

HS

Average

100

50

Shoaib Malik (Pak)

11

500

112

100

1

3

AB de Villiers (SA)

21

1369

162*

85.56

3

9

Kumar Sangakkara (SL)

23

1390

124

73.15

6

7

Rohit Sharma (IND)

15

983 

264

70.21

4

 3

Ross Taylor (NZ)

28

1293

119*

64.65

5

5

Kane Williamson(NZ)

30

1663

123

61.59

4

10

Steve Smith(AUS)

22

1136

105

59.78

3

8

Brendan Taylor(ZIM)

11

595

138

54.09

2

3

Hashim Amla (SA)

27

1335

159

53.40

6

3

TM Dilshan(SL)

30

1535

161*

52.93

5

7

The list is updated on October 11, 2015

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