The majority of cricketers on the planet are right-handed. While left-handed batsmen are more appealing to the eye, right-handed batsmen have dominated the roost since the sport’s beginnings. According to certain statistics, right-handed batters and bowlers account for 85 percent of all cricket batters and bowlers. This might be explained by the fact that more individuals are right-handed than left-handed in general. However, it would be intriguing to watch if an ODI side ever fielded only one sort of player.
In general, cricket teams dislike such a combination since it renders them susceptible as a unit.
Rohit Sharma has been regarded as a wayward batsman since his youth. He made his international debut in 2007, although it took him some time to settle in. Sharma would be one of the greatest ODI openers of all time if he retired today. He also leads by a long shot in terms of numbers. He hammered five centuries in the 2019 World Cup, setting a new record for the most centuries by a batsman in a single edition.
In the shorter format, Babar Azam has been able to easily switch to the role of an opener, and he may do likewise in the ODI if the occasion arises. Babar would also form a wonderful combination with a stroke player like Sharma since he can steady the innings. In fact, when putting together his India-Pakistan combined XI in 2020, he selected Rohit to begin the innings.
Virat Kohli, the Indian captain, will lead the current top ODI XI of right-handers. Since changing his training routine, he has done remarkable things in international cricket, and Virat Kohli’s career graph has risen since assuming leadership of the squad. Kohli has defied all expectations to become one of the greatest leaders and batsmen in history.
Steve Smith is a traditional batsman who prefers to concentrate on ones, twos, and fours rather than going for sixes right away. With his captaincy experience, he can perform the position of the anchor to perfection and also give vital insights to the leadership group. Steve Smith is one of the best ODI batsmen and one of Virat Kohli’s greatest competitors.
Kane Williamson has had a lot of success in the One-Day International and Twenty-20 formats. He is a Test cricket specialist, but no one can disagree that he is the finest batsman in the New Zealand limited-overs team. He’ll be the number 5 batsman in this XI, and he’ll come out early if the first three batsmen are dismissed in the first half of the innings.
Jos Buttler embodies all that modern English one-day cricket has stood for. In ODI cricket, he possesses a complete game and has the potential to become one of the sport’s greats in the coming years. He’s been a consistent performer in the format since 2015, and he’s helped to redefine batting in the middle overs in one-day cricket.
Hardik Pandya bats in the bottom middle order and has a wide range of strokes at his disposal. He is a strong batsman in the cricket world. Pandya has already established himself as the finest multi-skilled player on the Indian squad, despite missing a few games due to physical issues.
Rashid Khan, a 16-year-old leg-spinner from Afghanistan, debuted on the international arena as a decent but not world-beater. His presence, though, placed his country’s cricket on the map and contributed a new chapter to the leg-spin bowling book. In ODIs, he has an incredible record. In 70 innings, he has taken 140 wickets.
A fast bowler should possess a few characteristics. A bowler who can swing the ball, bowl at a quick tempo, have a short pitch ball, and a good full ball can be as excellent as any fast bowler in history. Kagiso Rabada was a promising young player when he made his debut for South Africa in 2015. In 2021, though, he is likely to be one of the world’s most complete pacers.
Pat Cummins’ speed in the powerplay overs may cause problems for batsmen, and he can also deliver the lethal Yorkers in the slog overs. Cummins is one of the best players in the game, able to hit huge shots when necessary. In one-day international cricket, the right-handed fast bowler has been outstanding for Australia.
Bumrah has 108 wickets at an average of 25.33 in 67 matches thus far. His strike rate is 32.62, indicating that he has a propensity for collecting wickets. Given the number of overs he bowls in the death overs, his economy of 4.66 is pretty impressive. He is still young, at 27 years old, and on his way to becoming one of India’s best bowlers.