The no. 3 position in the batting order is always very important and special. All great batters once batted at No.3 in their career. in present-day cricket, if we talk about No.3 batters, they are all top-class players. A player who bats at No.3 is expected to play longer and to do the role of an anchor. In this article, we will tell you the top 5 No.3 batsmen in the World Cup 2023.
#5 Joe Root
Joe Root is not in his best form at the moment but no one can doubt his quality. He has been a very promising player for England in the past. He will bat No.3 for England in World Cup 2023, he is also the best batsman of spin in England’s squad.
#4 Steve Smith
Part of the Fab 4 and one of the legends of modern-day cricket, Steve Smith of Australia is a very dependable No.3 for Australia. He is always very dangerous when it comes to performing on the big stage. He will look to get everything out of him in probably his last ODI World Cup.
#3 Kane Williamson
Kiwi captain, Kane Williamson was the player of the tournament in the previous edition, he is a world-class batter who has been a great asset for New Zealand cricket and also for world cricket. Williamson will look forward to the 2023 World Cup as he has already faced many heartbreaks as the skipper.
#2 Babar Azam
As they all it Fab 5 and not Fab 4 anymore and the reason is Babar Azam. You just cannot ignore him in ODIs. He is the No.1 ranked ODI batsman and a major part of Pakistan’s batting relies on his form. Babar has done miracles at No.3 in ODIs in the past few years.
#1 Virat Kohli
As the name speaks, Virat Kohli is not only a player he is an emotion when it comes to white ball cricket. He is arguably the best ODI batsman to ever play the format. The number speaks for him; no other batsman has achieved what he has achieved in ODIs. His numbers in crucial situations and run chases are simply remarkable.