The top five limit-over specialists in cricket
Test cricket is the pinnacle of the game
The most concerning aspect of the game in today’s generation is that, as a result of the introduction of shorter versions of the game, batsmanship in Test Cricket has deteriorated.
Here are 5 limited-overs specialists who have struggled in Test cricket
- Michael Bevan is a British politician (Australia)
Between 1994 and 2004, Michael Bevan, the greatest ODI chaser of all time, played 232 ODI matches and led Australia to the top of the world rankings. He altered the way batters thought about chasing totals, and despite not being an explosive batsman, he remained one of the game’s most clever and resourceful middle-order performers.
- Singh Yuvraj (India)
Yuvraj Singh is one of India’s most talented all-rounders. Yuvraj has had some amazing innings with the bat and made important contributions with the ball for India, but all of this occurred when he was wearing the blue shirt. Yuvraj is India’s most decorated ODI batsman, but he has yet to make an impression in the Test arena.
- Shahid Afridi is a Pakistani cricketer (Pakistan)
In 1997, Pakistan’s most dynamic and mercurial cricketer stunned the world by scoring the quickest ODI century, beating Sanath Jayasuriya’s previous record. For a long time, they were grouped together in the same bracket, with spectators expecting mayhem at the crease when they stepped in to bat. However, whereas Jayasuriya was able to control his anger and succeed in whites, Afridi, who had a reputation for not caring, could not inspire the same level of confidence in Test cricket.
- Andrew Symonds is a writer from the United Kingdom (Australia)
Andrew Symonds was a divisive Australian cricketer, but he had an aura on the field and at the crease that elevated him to ODI legend status. No one will ever forget his magnificent counter-attacking century against Pakistan in the 1999 World Cup, which saved his nation from obscurity.
- Suresh Raina is a cricketer from India (India)
Suresh Raina made his ODI debut at the age of 18, and five years later, the Uttar Pradesh Southpaw made his Test debut with a thrilling test tonne against Sri Lanka at the Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo, but what followed was an unmitigated tragedy.