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5 batsmen with the best away strike rates across all formats

  • Stunning shot makers who have not only scored at a rapid rate but have done so in foreign conditions, too.
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Modified 20 Jul 2016, 15:22 IST

Hard-hitting batsmen have always been a treat to watch for cricket followers ever since the game emerged. Although explosive batting was a primary feature in limited-overs cricket, it has found a strong foothold in Test cricket, too, during recent years. The strike rates of batsmen have gone up and so has the rate at which teams score runs.

There have been quite a few players who have not only maintained a quick rate of scoring across all three formats of cricket but have done so in alien conditions as well. Considering batsmen with a decent amount of limited-overs cricket and at least 10 Tests under their belt, we have come up with a list of the best away strike rates for players across all formats.

Here are 5 batsmen who only know one way of playing irrespective of formats and conditions:

5. Adam Gilchrist - 91.91

Adam Gilchrist is among the most devastating batsmen ever

Legendary Australian wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist deserves a lot of credit for bringing in the art of power hitting to Test match batting. A left-handed batsman by trade, Gilchrist batted pretty much in the same manner regardless of the format he was playing. He was also equally capable of performing well outside his home conditions.

In 223 matches that the powerful batsman played away from Australia, he scored over 8000 runs at a brilliant strike rate of 91.91. This figure was slightly higher than his overall international career strike rate of 91.43 and shows that conditions did not make any difference to the way Adam Gilchrist batted.

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Published 20 Jul 2016, 13:05 IST
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