Australia’s contribution to cricket has been immense. Some of the best Australian cricketers have added a lot of value to the game. The most successful teams in the game rely on their Australian players. Also, the world cup winning teams of Australia, 2007 and 2015, had some of the best cricketers in their squads. Currently, Australia is ranked 2nd in ICC rankings for ODI teams and 5th for test teams. They are also ranked 2nd in T20I rankings. Australia has also won the most World Cups, with 5 World Cup titles under their belt. Furthermore, Australia has given the world of cricket some of the best players and captains. So continue reading to know who the best Australian cricketer is right now.
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1. David Warner– The best Australian Cricketer
David Warner is one of the best batsmen Australia has ever produced. Many people think he is the best Australian batsman at this moment. David Warner is known for his aggressive batting style. He likes to score more than 100 runs in every match, and he usually succeeds. His career with the Australian cricket team started in 2009 when they played against South Africa. He scored 89 runs in that match, and since then, he has been playing for Australia continuously.
Warner was awarded the Allan Border Medal in 2015, 2017, and also 2018, becoming the second player to win three times after Michael Clarke (2009–2013). On 23 January 2019, he became the fourth player to win the medal in consecutive years. In 2017, he was also awarded the Australian Test Player of the Year at Cricket Australia’s annual awards night. Also, the Pune Warriors picked him IPL 2011. Later, Sunrisers Hyderabad bought him for $800,000 at the 2013 auctions of the Indian Premier League (IPL). As of now, he plays for the Delhi Capitals in the IPL.
2. Pat Cummins
Pat Cummins is the second-best Australian cricketer right now. His career with the Australian cricket team, as well as his IPL career, has been filled with brilliant spells of fast bowling. Also, he has delivered several crucial performances for both Australia and Kolkata Knight Riders to date. Pat Cummins’s career has been a roller-coaster ride, filled with highs and lows. He made his Test debut back in 2011 against South Africa but suffered a serious injury in the next match, which ruled him out for almost two years.
He made a comeback in 2013 for ODI duty against Sri Lanka but again suffered a stress fracture to his back that ruled him out for another year. He finally came back to consistent first-class cricket in 2015 and then had an impressive run with the national team. Cummins finally got his opportunity to represent Australia at the biggest stage when he played for the World Cup 2015 squad. It was when Australia was defending its title against all odds.
3. Glen Maxwell
Glenroy Maxwell is an Australian all-rounder who plays for Victoria and Melbourne Stars. Maxwell is a perfect player for the shorter formats of the game. He can hit big sixes, bowl crucial overs, and field well. His debut match was against Afghanistan. Maxwell made a sensational debut as he smashed 34 runs as well as three wickets to help Australia win. His T20I debut came against Pakistan in September 2012.
Maxwell helped KXIP finish as runners-up in the 2014 IPL season while playing under the leadership of George Bailey. In 2015, the Delhi Daredevils bought Maxwell for Rs 6 crore, but he failed to impress with both bat and ball. So the franchise traded him back to Kings XI Punjab in the 2016 IPL auctions, where he became the captain that season. Maxwell has been a consistent performer in domestic cricket, having scored more than 5000 runs at an average of 37.39 with ten centuries to his name.
4. Josh Hazlewood
Josh Hazlewood is the fourth-best Australian cricket player right now. He has played 57 Test matches and taken 215 wickets, taking wickets at an average of 12 runs. Initially, Hazlewood made his first-class debut for New South Wales as an eighteen-year-old in November 2008, having already represented Australia at under-19 level, including at the 2008 Under-19 World Cup.
In January last year, he was suspended by Cricket Australia (CA) after being found guilty of breaching the CA Code of Behaviour following an incident while playing against Western Australia in December. He returned to action with New South Wales soon but missed the 2010 Champions League Twenty20 tournament in India because he was too young to play. Hazlewood was selected in Australia’s squad for the 2011 Cricket World Cup but did not feature as they reached the final and lost to India by six wickets.
5. Jason Behrendorff
Jason Behrendorff (born 23 March 1990) is an Australian cricketer who plays for the Perth Scorchers and Western Australia. He played for the Australian national team in 2017. He made his Twenty20 International debut for Australia against Sri Lanka on 17 February 2017. Also, Jason made his One Day International (ODI) debut for Australia against England on 13 June 2018. Moreover, in September 2019, Behrendorff played for Australia’s squad in the 2019 ICC T20 World Cup in Australia.
In January 2018, the Mumbai Indians bought him in the 2018 IPL auction. He also signed a contract with Western Australia ahead of the 2018–19 season. He was also named in Perth Scorchers’ squad in the 2018 Abu Dhabi T20 Trophy. Furthermore, in February 2019, Cricket Australia named him one of the five cricketers to watch ahead of the 2019 Big Bash League tournament.
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