The Champions Trophy is an ODI cricket tournament that is governed by the International Cricket Council (ICC). It was planned that 2013 would be the Champions Trophy’s final competition. But given its popularity, it continued up until 2017.
The T20 International championship took place in 2018. As a result, there was no Champions Trophy competition in 2021. As a continuation of the 2021 Future Tour Program, the event was continued for the 2025 cycle.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced in November 2021 that Pakistan would host the upcoming Champions Trophy in 2025. India will serve as the host nation in 2029.
Here is the ranking of the Top 10 ICC Champions Trophy Batsman-
Rank 10: Hashim Alma
During South Africa’s 3rd ODI match against England at Lord’s, Hashim Amla broke Virat Kohli’s record for the fastest player to make 7,000 runs in ODI. Amla did so in 11 fewer innings than the India captain did.
Amla will look to build on his strong IPL performance in England. He is one of only 5 batsmen with 100 ODI appearances and a batting average of over 50.
Rank 9: Kane Williamson
Kane Stuart Williamson, a cricketer from New Zealand, was born on August 8, 1990. He serves as captain of all New Zealand national teams. He bats using his right hand and at times bowls off-spin.
With Williamson leading the way, New Zealand always has a chance to make it to the finals. Williamson is remarkably consistent and warmed up for the Champions Trophy by scoring 88 against Sri Lanka.
Rank 8: Martin Guptill
Martin James Guptill, a cricket player for New Zealand who competes internationally, bats first in the limited-overs versions of the game (30 September 1986).
The achievements of the Black Caps’ batting line-up hinge on Guptill at the top of the lineup. In New Zealand’s closing warm-up, he demonstrated just how dangerous he can be by smashing 116 from 76 deliveries. Earlier this year, he touched an unbeaten 180 from 138 deliveries against the Proteas.
Rank 7: Babar Azam
Azam is the batsman with the least experience on this list. He has had a significant impact on ODI cricket in a short period of time. Sir Viv Richards’ record of 1,000 ODI runs scored in the second-fastest time ever had stood for 37 years before he matched it in January.
Scoring an unbeaten 125 while playing against the West Indies steadily for the past month, he is also in good shape. Azam is unquestionably at the top of the pyramid of the Champions Trophy’s exciting young batsmen.
Rank 6: Faf du Plessis
Francois “Faf” du Plessis, a former captain of South Africa’s national cricket team. He was born on July 13, 1984, and plays professional cricket for South Africa.
If South Africa wants to end its ICC tournament losing streak, another prodigy Proteas batsman must perform. Du Plessis scored fifty runs in South Africa’s opening ODI loss to England after sitting out the majority of the IPL for Rising Pune Supergiant.
Rank 5: Joe Root
Although Root’s all-rounder teammate Ben Stokes has recently received most of the attention, don’t undervalue how important Root’s performance will be to his team’s chances of finally winning a significant 50-over tournament.
One of the best batsmen in the world across all forms, Root will start at No. 3 for England in the ODI team led by Eoin Morgan. Therefore, He was eager to take advantage of the favourable home conditions.
Rank 4: Quinton De Kock
Given his recent ODI superstardom, the Proteas wicketkeeper may be the lucky card his team needs to win the Champions Trophy. He missed the IPL because of a finger injury. He made up for it, though, by scoring a century against Sussex in a tour match. In Southampton’s second one-day match against England, Quinton was dismissed for 98, falling short of a century.
Rank 3: Virat Kohli
After struggling with the bat in a match against Australia during the Border-Gavaskar Trophy series. Followed by a lacklustre performance in the IPL, Kohli was eager to make a statement in England.
A change in fortune may be on the horizon, though, as the renowned right-hander has scored runs consistently over the past three years. He started his Champions Trophy campaign streak with an undefeated half-century against New Zealand.
Rank 2: David Warner
Australian international cricketer David Warner served as both the nation’s limited-overs captain and former vice-captain of the test team. He was born on October 27, 1986.
He is Australia’s vice-captain and the only Australian in the top 10 right now. After a lacklustre showing during the Qantas Test India tour, he will be eager to make a big impression with the bat in this competition.
Warner scored 11 and 19 in his warm-up innings, but he was in great shape throughout the IPL and is ready for a successful Champions Trophy run.
Rank 1: AB De Villiers
Cricketer Abraham Benjamin (AB) de Villiers played for South Africa at the international level. He was born on February 17, 1984. During his 15 years of international play, AB de Villiers won three ICC ODI Player of the Year awards.
He was also listed by Wisden as one of the top five cricketers of the previous ten years at the end of 2019. Among the greatest cricket players in the sport’s history, according to many.
Although South Africa has a history of underwhelming at significant 50-over competitions, de Villiers in form may be the most perilous x-factor in all of cricket. The 33-year-old scored 45, 52, and 27 runs in the Proteas’ 2-1 series defeat to England while leading his team to a 3-2 series victory in New Zealand in February-March.
Everyone is aware that the Champions Trophy is an international one-day cricket tournament. After the world cup, it has gradually become a fantastic international cricket tournament since its founding in 1998. Pakistan won the most recent ICC Champions Trophy, which was played in 2017.
Instead of every four years as it should, the upcoming Champions Trophy competition will take place in 2025. The top 10 ICC Champions Trophy batsmen covered in this article are some of the greatest to ever enter the sport.