Top 5 batsmen who performed consistently in all formats in 2018
2018 comes to an end with the conclusion of all international fixtures. This year saw the ban of Australia's Steve Smith, David Warner, and Cameron Bancroft, which led to the team's dip in form in all formats of the game.
In the past, players were bound to play both the Test and ODI formats. T20 format saw players gain unique skills of playing a fast-paced game. Different formats require unique skill sets from the players and pose as a challenge to adjust accordingly. Very few have been able to represent their countries and perform consistently in all three formats.
Let's take a look at the players who have done so in 2018.
#5 Kane Williamson
Williamson's batting is a delight to watch with his temperament, class, and determination. His elegant strokeplay and the compact defence has made him one of the best players in this generation. He leads the Kiwis with his captaincy and run-scoring abilities. His ability to score quickly transformed as he moved into the T20 format, making him a complete player.
Representing New Zealand in all three formats, Williamson has displayed consistency throughout the year. In Tests, the Kiwi has played 12 innings scoring 651 runs at an average of 59.18 which includes two centuries and three fifties with a high score of 139.
In the T20s, he has scored 251 runs at an average of 22.81 with a high score of 72 and a strike rate of 115.66. In the ODIs, he has 468 runs with an average of 46.80 which includes two centuries and a fifty.
The drop in his limited-overs form may come as a worry to the team management. But with the calibre that he possesses, it will be no time before he regains his form and scored big runs for the Kiwis.