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5 Best Finishers in World Cricket

5 Best Finishers in World Cricket

World Cricket has seen the rise of many batters in the International arena who have proved their prowess & become the star of every cricket-fans eyes. Among these batters, a few of them who went one step ahead & guided their team to ultimate success by winning fixtures in death overs got special designation. These specially designated batters are known as ‘finishers’. And some of them who have aced the role of a finisher have scripted their name in the history of World cricket. So let’s have a look at these specially talented finishers who managed to become the pole star of World Cricket.

5 Best Designated Finishers in World Cricket:

5) One of the Best Finishers in Australia- Michael Hussey

5 Best Finishers in World Cricket
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Fondly called ‘Mr. Cricket’, Mike Hussey comes fifth on the list of Best Finishers in World Cricket. The swashbuckling southpaw is one of the best players Australia has ever produced. Whether it’s ODI or Tests, no one can deny Hussey’s excellence in cricket. After the retirement of Michael Bevan, it was Hussey who led the finisher slot for Australia. And we can say he did his job commendably without letting the Australian team feel the absence of Michael Bevan.

He was known for his cam & composed nature, astute finishing technique & sheer understanding of cricket. In all Hussey has played a total of 79 Test fixtures amassing 6235 runs at an impeccable average of 51.5. Coming to ODIs he has made a special place for himself in the format playing 185 fixtures & scoring 5442 runs staying unbeaten on 44 occasions. In T20Is too he did well by amassing 721 runs in 38 T20Is he had played.

For the unversed Hussey enjoyed a glorious career & was also ranked as the top ODI batter in World cricket during 2006. With 12000+ International runs in his kitty, Michael Hussey is regarded as an expert in the sport.

Michael Hussey’s standout performance as a finisher came against Pakistan when Australia needed 18 runs to win from six balls. The Aussies were feeling the heat & someone with composed nature was needed to step up & guide the team towards victory. Hussey came to Australia’s rescue as he smashed Ajmal’s lethal spin attack by smashing back-to-back sixes & guiding Australia to victory. He was also the part of CSK franchise where he used to open the batting for the franchise. Michael Hussey’s power-hitting & exemplary finishing skills make him one of the best finishers in World Cricket.

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