3 Best No. 4 batsmen in ODI cricket at the moment
Number 4 in ODI cricket is a position where a batsman plays according to the situation on hand. A No. 4 batsman must have a wide-ranging skill set, from having a compact defense to being able to hit the ball long and hard. But most importantly, the batsman should be able to rotate the strike and keep the scoreboard ticking.
Here are the three best No. 4 batsmen in ODI cricket right now in my opinion:
3) Mushfiqur Rahim
A Bangladeshi legend and a livewire behind the stumps, Mushfiqur Rahim is a great wicket-keeper and a brilliant batsman.
While his excitable nature has incited some criticism over the years, that takes nothing away from his ability to bat in the middle order.
In 79 innings played at number 4, Mushfiqur has scored 2927 runs at an average of 41.81 with 6 hundreds and 19 half centuries.
2) Eoin Morgan
The skipper of the most entertaining side in ODI cricket at the moment, Eoin Morgan is an attacking number 4 batsman who loves to take on the opposition bowling. He is known to be an inventive and free stroking middle order batsman who on his day can be a match winner for his side.
In 58 innings played at number 4, Eoin has scored 2832 runs at an average of 46.71 accumulating 4 hundreds and 17 half centuries in the process.
1) Ross Taylor
One of the most underrated cricketers of this generation, Ross Taylor should be talked about along with the best batsmen in world cricket but seldom is. His enthralling stroke play and ability to rotate the strike makes him the best in his position.
Taylor has been quite consistent for the Black Caps over the years. In 157 innings played at number 4, he has scored 6797 runs at an unbelievable average of 52.28 notching up 18 hundreds and 40 half centuries in the process.