Lefties XI: Best left-handed players (2013-2018)
In cricket, a left-handed player is considered an asset to the team. There have been quite a few left-handed players to have played cricket, but those who have left a mark on the game have been only a handful.
Left-hand bowlers are known for creating awkward angles and sharp movement. Some of the finest bowlers in cricket have been left-arm bowlers and same is the case in the batting department as well.
Left-hand batsmen are elegant and have a glorious charm in their batting. The cuts, drives and the pulls look more magnificent when played by a left-hander. Not to mention, the left-hand-right-hand combination is a commonly used tactic in the sport today to get bowlers off their game and that has only increased the worth of the southpaws in the way cricket is played today.
Here is the list of best XI of left-handed players from 2013.
#1 Quinton De Kock (South Africa)
Role- Wicket-keeper Batsman
Batting style- Left handed batsman
The left-hander has been a revelation for the Proteas at the top of the order ever since making his debut and has been shattering all records in this format. He rose to prominence by scoring three centuries in a three-match ODI series against India in 2013 and has not stopped scoring since then.
The wicketkeeper-batsman has the right mix of consistency and aggression. Quinton De Kock emerged as the highest run-scorer for South Africa in 2017 and was in red-hot form throughout the year.
Batting Career Summary in ODI
Matches- 90, Runs-3860, Strike-Rate- 93.99
Batting Career Summary in Test
Matches-29, Runs- 1649, Strike rate- 72.48