The game of cricket is one where a single player can sometimes change the fortunes of their teams. Each team tries to not be overly dependent on a single player but that cannot always be the case at all times.
There are certain players who rise up more often than not to become the Most Valuable Players in their teams. Here are the five biggest Most Valued Players in the game today:
Virat Kohli (9.5/10)
The current Indian captain is one player who has maintained a scary level of consistency for nearly five to six years now. He already has 30 international centuries in the ODI format and only seems to be getting better day by day.
It is surprising to know that Kohli is still only 28 years of age and still have the best years of cricket left ahead of him. This is just good news for Indian fans and it will be a pleasure to watch him play for many more years.
Ben Stokes (9/10)
The Englishman is one player who has constantly been talked up as one of the best all-rounders in the game. It is justified considering the number of match-winning batting and bowling performances that the player has put in over the past few years.
Stokes is still young and could still prove to be a bigger player for the country. He has the uncanny ability of picking wickets and hitting the big runs when required and he has done so across all formats of the game.
Quinton De Kock (8.5/10)
The South African wicketkeeper-batsman is another player who has been raising the levels of his game. He has been in splendid form over the past few years and his ability both behind and in front of the stumps mean that he is a big player.
He has the ability to open the innings in limited overs cricket and either go on the onslaught or stay back and defend until required. He will continue to be an asset for the South Africans for years if he continues this form.
Trent Boult (8.5/10)
The New Zealand bowler is another player who has been consistently good for his country for so many years now. He has the ability to swing the ball both ways and was at his dangerous best in the World Cup back in 2015.
Now a little older but still the wiser, Boult has the ability to usher in the new generation with his fantastic ability.
Steve Smith (9/10)
The Australian captain is one player who has been able to raise his level for the national squad over the past few years. He was not touted to become so important but his sheer determination and hard work have seen him reach a position of power.
Steve Smith is one player who lets his batting do the talking and even his unorthodox techniques have helped him prosper. It will be telling to see if he can use this to his advantage as he grows older.
Shakib Al Hasan (8.5/10)
Arguably, the greatest Bangladeshi cricketer ever, Shakib Al Hasan is the backbone of Bangladesh cricket team. Over the years, he has been the strongest force for Bangladesh and he has performed almost everywhere.
Rashid Khan (9/10)
Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan is one of the best spinners in world cricket. From international cricket to Indian Premier League (IPL), Rashid Khan has performed against some of the best batters in the world and tricked them with his skills.
This young sensation from Afghanistan will surprise cricket fans across the world in the years to come.
Sunil Narine (9/10)
West Indies’ spin master Sunil Narine is one of the best T20 bowler in the world. He operates in a very cool and calm manner and tricks batsmen around the world with his mystery spin. He can control the last phase of the innings with his skills and win matches for his team.
Narine is surely one of the most valued players in the world.
By Rohit Narine