Top-5 Right-handed batsmen to watch out for in ICC World Cup 2015
The ICC World Cup 2015 is less than a month away. Some of the right-handed batsmen have been in great form in the past. So, here we look at the top 5 right handed batsmen to watch out for in the World Cup 2015:
1. Virat Kohli (India)
Virat Kohli is another player with such a great record in One Day Internationals. His ability to chase huge scores makes him a special and dangerous player. In the recently concluded Test series against Australia he was in sublime form scoring 692 runs in 8 innings. Playing with aggression and positive attitude will be key for Virat Kohli. Before the World Cup, India will play tri series with Australia and England, giving him another chance to make a statement.
2. AB De Villiers (South Africa)
One of the finest players of One day International cricket in modern day. His ability to play according to the situation makes him a dangerous and valuable player for South Africa. He can make the opponent fear and can tear any bowling apart. In the end overs, he can play innovative strokes which disturbs the line and length of the bowler. He will be a vital cog in the World Cup 2015. The pressure will on captain de Villiers to deliver the goods. The South African must handle the pressure well to win the tournament.
3. Brendon McCullum (New Zealand)
Another hard hitting batsman from New Zealand. His form in the matches against Sri Lanka has been great and will look to continue in the World Cup. His biggest strength is to come down the track and disturb the line and length. In Test matches, he plays aggressively and brings down the morale of the bowlers down. Bowling short to him outside the off-stump will give him the license to hit the shots for 6 and 4. The best thing about him is the positive attitude that he plays with.
4. Mahela Jayawardena (Sri Lanka)
An excellent right-handed batsman for Sri Lanka. His technique on the bouncy and pacy pitches a solid batsman will be key for Sri Lankan fortune. He plays the cut, pull and drives very well. He will do everything to win the World Cup as he is playing the tournament for the last time. With his contribution the Sri Lankan team can go on and win the World Cup. Playing for more than 400 One day internationals speaks about the value that Mahela Jayawardena has for the team.
5. Glenn Maxwell (Australia)
He is a great hitter for Australia. His ability to dominate the bowlers makes him a lethal player. Playing innovative strokes like sweep, reverse sweep shows the strength of the man and will be key person in the middle order. If the opponent team does not get out him in the first few bowls then the bowling team will be in deep trouble. If Australia has to win Maxwell contribution must be huge as he is useful with bat and bowl also. He is also an electric fielder.
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