Mark Taylor Picked His Top-5 Batsman In Last Five Decades: Many great batsmen have passed in the cricket world so far. Meanwhile, former Australia veteran Mark Taylor has selected his top-5 batsmen of the last 50 years. Taylor has selected the top-5 batsmen of the last five decades. Mark Taylor also included current Indian batsman Virat Kohli and Australia’s Steve Smith in his list.
Kohli and Smith are among the best batsmen of the present time. Kohli is showing excellent form in all three formats of cricket, while Smith is touching different heights in Test cricket. The former Australian player also picked former West Indian batsman Viv Richards, former Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar and former West Indies left-handed batsman Brian Lara. Taylor’s list included 2 batsmen from India, 2 from West Indies and one from Australia.
Mark Taylor picks his 5 best batsmen in the last five decades
- Viv Richards (West Indies)
- Sachin Tendulkar (India)
- Brian Lara (West Indies)
- Virat Kohli (India)
- Steve Smith (Australia)
International career of all batsmen was like this
Viv Richards: Former West Indies batsman Viv Richards has played 121 Tests and 187 ODIs in his career. He has scored 8540 runs in Tests and 6721 runs in ODIs.
Sachin Tendulkar: Former Indian veteran batsman Sachin Tendulkar has played 200 Tests, 463 ODIs and 1 T20 International match in his international career. He has scored 15921 runs in Tests and 18426 runs in ODIs. Apart from this, Sachin has scored 10 runs in his only T20. Sachin Tendulkar holds the record of scoring 100 centuries in his international career.
Brian Lara: Former West Indies veteran Brian Lara has played 131 Tests and 299 ODIs in his international career. He has scored 11953 runs in Tests and 10405 runs in ODIs.
Virat Kohli: Kohli has so far played 109 Tests, 274 ODIs and 115 T20 Internationals in his international career. He has scored 8479 runs in Tests, 12898 and 4008 runs in ODIs.
Steve Smith: Australia’s star batsman Steve Smith has so far played 99 Tests, 142 ODIs and 63 T20 Internationals. He has scored 9113 runs in Tests, 4939 runs in ODIs and 1008 runs in T20 Internationals.
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