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Top 5 Best Finisher in Cricket History – Meet the ultimate match winners

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Striking the balls with all the power has become very important for many players. Finishing has now become a major role and has specialists to do that job. Players spend a lot of time practicing their skills to hit the ball out of the park to make sure their team always is in a good position. T20 has given this role a major boost, but it is not just T20 that requires finishers. ODI also has produced some great finishers. Let’s look at the TOP 5 best finisher in cricket history.

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List of top 5 best finisher in cricket

No. Player Team Strike Rate
5 Glenn Maxwell Australia T20- 158.9

ODI- 125.4

4 AB de Villiers South Africa T20- 135.2

ODI- 101.1

3 Jos Buttler England T20- 139.8 

ODI- 118.7

2 Shahid Afridi Pakistan T20- 150

ODI- 117

1 MS Dhoni India T20- 87.6

ODI- 126.1

Best finisher in the world cricket: Glenn Maxwell

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A stylish player, a powerful batsman, Glenn Maxwell checks all the qualities required for a finisher. He has been a part of Australia’s white-ball team for many years now and has cemented his place as the finisher in the team. While Australia has produced many powerful players, his numbers and consistency with the bat have led him to be on this list of best finisher in cricket. He has also done well in some of the seasons in the IPL. His best was with Mumbai Indians in 2014 and Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2021.

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World no 1 finisher in cricket: AB de Villiers

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Mr. 360, probably the most innovative player in the history of the game. He has done exceptionally well for South Africa and also Royal Challengers Bangalore over the years. He is one of the very few players who has a massive fan following across the globe, and his style of playing the game is the major reason for that. AB has retired from the international circuit, but we wish to see a lot more of him in the IPL. He is undoubtedly one of the best finisher in cricket.

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Jos Buttler

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Jos Buttler is one of the few players who is very flexible. He can bat as the opener, and come down to finish the games as well. His contribution to the English side has been outstanding, including his contribution in the 2019 World Cup.

Shahid Afridi

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Afridi is one of the players who revolutionized the game when T20 was only starting to emerge globally. His performances with the bat in both formats have been that of a match-winner which makes him one of the best finishers in world cricket, after all, he has the record for the longest six in the history of the game. He is the player who has laid the foundation for the modern Pakistani Cricket team that has produced such great T20 players.

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Best cricket finisher in the world: MS Dhoni

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MS Dhoni, the name is enough to know who is the best cricket finisher in the world. His numbers might not be the best, but that is because his style of game is very unique. He likes to take the game very deep and then hit the big boundaries that win matches. His contributions to the Indian Cricket Team, not just as a captain, but also as a batsman and a finisher are always going to be very important in the country’s history.

MS is undoubtedly the world best finisher in cricket.

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