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Top 10 History of Cricket Hitters in the World

10. Adam Gilchrist – Australia   Adam Gilchrist   Adam Gilchrist is the Australian wicket-keeper and hard-hitting opener. He was the best hard hitter during his playing days. The opening pair of Adam Gilchrist and Matthew Hadden got fame. In ODI cricket, he scored 9619 runs in 287 matches at the strike rate of 96.94. His best score is 172 and his career average is 35.89. Along with his batting skills, his wicket keeping skills also got huge attention.     9. AB de Villiers – South Africa   AB de Villiers   AB de Villiers is one batsman in all formats of the game. He set very high standards of cricket. His shot selection is diverse; ranging from the orthodox cover drives to the modern slop sweeps. His performances in all formats of the game make him a unique player. He has scored 7876 runs in 186 one day matches at a strike rate of 98. His highest score is 162 and his career batting average is 53.     8. Yuvraj Singh – India   Yuvraj Singh   Yuvraj Singh is the famous for his six sixes in an over in the world T20 against England. He is one of the most elegant players in the history of cricket. He use his wrists while playing his favorite shots. He was diagnosed with cancer and got the treatment from America. After the treatment, he is back in the strong Indian middle order and returned to form in Asia Cup T20 2016.     7. Darren Sammy – West Indies   Darren Sammy   Darren Sammy is one the best limited overs cricketer. His strike rate is 99.6. He is an all-rounder but mostly his batting skills gets the attention. Sammy is the current captain of West Indies cricket team which won the 2016 ICC T20 world cup held in India. He is the part of Peshawar Zalmi team in Pakistan Super League. His plays T20 leagues across the globe. Javed Afridi, the Peshawer Zalmi’s owner, announced a prize of 20 thousand US dollars for Darren Sammy after the world cup victory.     6. David Miller – South Africa   David Miller   The South African late-middle order hard hitter, David Miller holds a career strike rate of 100. His best score is 138 and his career average is 37. He is a genuine match finisher and provides the final touch to the innings. His batting in the batting power-play is a treat to watch. He is a T20 specialist and plays across the world, in the T20 leagues.     5. Virender Sehwag – India   Virender Sehwag   Virender Sehwag is the aggressive Indian opener and cricket analyst. Sehwag was the part of the champion Indian side of 2011. He scored 8273 runs at a strike rate of 104. In 251 matches of his whole career, he maintained a handsome average of 35. He was famous for his hard hitting in the mandatory power play, giving a good start to the team.     4. Thishara Perera – Sri Lanka   Thishara Perera   Thishara Perera has a strike rate of 112. His bowling skills are the main reason behind his selection, whereas his hard hitting late in the innings provides good finish. He is a true all rounder, and that’s why he gets very attractive salary in T20 leagues worldwide. He always provides impetus to the innings with his batting and provides some economical overs with his bowling.     3. Shahid Afridi – Pakistan   Shahid Afridi   “The wait is over, here comes the boom boom, fielders moving towards the boundaries”, these words said by the commentators are the trademark of Shahid Afridi, one of the best Pakistani all-rounder of all times and probably is the world’s most destructive batsman. He has a handsome career strike rate of 117. Early in his career, he challenged batsman around the globe, by scoring the fastest hundred of the cricket history. His leg-spin has always provided some wickets. Throughout his career, he remained the most unpredictable batsman of the worlds.     2. Glenn Maxwell – Australia   Glen Maxwell   Glenn Maxwell is the best hard hitter of modern times. He is a consistent batsman and an off-break bowler. His career strike rate is 126, which is highest in the one day international cricket. His highest score is 102. His off-spin has always been a plus point for Australia, a cricket playing nation which lacks a true spinner in modern times. His is truly a trendsetter.     1. Chris Gayle – West Indies   Chris Gayle   Chris Gayle is the cricketer cum entertainer from the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago. He is always among the headlines. Sometimes, he comes in news for his brilliant hard hitting and sometimes for his comments on female anchors and journalists. He holds the record of the fastest century in the history of Indian Premiere League. He plays for Lahore Qalanders in Pakistan Super League and for Melbourne Renegades in Australian Big Bash league. He is mostly criticized for his rude comments but even his critics believe that he is a real entertainer.

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