India is a team that is known to have players who can play at any given situation and win a game for them. In the last few years, Indian cricket team has been lucky to have some top quality finishers in ODI cricket, who have taken them to victory from the jaws of defeat. Here are top 5 finishers in Indian cricket team:
Undoubtedly the best batsman in the world at the moment, Virat Kohli has proven time and again why he should be considered the greatest chaser in the game. While chasing, Kohli is an absolute beast and almost always stays till the end. His finishing abilities are the stuff of legend and this makes him the best today.
The ultimate finisher, MS Dhoni is the Iceman when it comes to situations where India need to win with lesser balls in hand. A lot of commentators have said that when India require a lot of runs in the last over, the pressure is on the bowler and not on him. He is statistically also the greatest finisher the game has ever seen and is still continuing to do so today.
Manish Pandey is a very gutsy batsman who backs himself and plays his natural game even in the most difficult circumstances. In his short career, so far, he has shown characteristics of a good finisher and played some crucial knocks for India, including his match-winning hundred in Australia.
Another batsman who is trying to find his way back, Suresh Raina was a cricketer of a different class during his prime. He would normally come with around 15 to 20 overs to play and would be given the responsibility of hitting the big runs while also ensuring wickets were intact. His most famous innings was the century he hit against Zimbabwe in the 2015 World Cup, ensuring that India did not succumb to a heavy loss against mediocre opponents.
While Pandya is starting to show his ability in the game, he still has the power to finish games. Despite his wicket just 10 runs short of the target in the last game, Pandya is showing that he has the maturity to finish games off. The flamboyant all-rounder from Baroda is one of the cleanest hitters of the cricket ball.
He is still in the early stages of his career, but if he continues this form, it won’t be long before he goes down as one of our best all-rounders ever.