In cricket, the ultimate fight is the contest between the batsmen and the bowlers. Batsmen try to defeat the bowlers and snatch the runs as much as possible. Meanwhile, the bowlers try to defeat the batsmen by dismissing them.
In the long cricket history, we have seen many top-class bowlers who have dominated over the best batsmen. The picture hasn’t changed much now although the batsmen are getting more benefits in the present time. There are some great bowlers present in modern cricket who are dominating world cricket regularly. However, they also fear to bowl against some top-quality batsmen.
Here are the top five international bowlers who have revealed their most challenging batsmen in world cricket.
Josh Hazlewood (Australia) – AB de Villiers (South Africa)
Australian right-arm pacer Josh Hazlewood is a great bowler in present time as he is famous for his consistent line and length. In his nine-year international career, Hazlewood has picked 244 wickets in 95 matches (average 26.77). His superb bowling always threats the opposition batsmen.
In general, most of the batsmen never feel comfortable to face Josh Hazlewood. However, the Aussie pacer has once revealed that the former South African cricketer AB de Villiers is the toughest batsman he has faced. AB de Villiers’ dominant batting, including his brilliant abilities to play innovative shots, scares Hazlewood. In international cricket, Josh Hazlewood and AB de Villiers faced 11 times and Hazlewood dismissed him for the three times.