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| On Updated : Mar 31, 2020 6:19 PM IST

5 Most underrated cricketers in the world

The game of cricket have produced many superstars over many years. It usually just takes one or two good innings for a player to secure a favourite spot in the hearts of cricket fans. While many players gets hyped up over the course of their entire career due to one or two outstanding or noteworthy performances, some tends to go unnoticed or gets underrated compared to their achievements or contribution over the years. Here we look at the 5 most underrates cricketers going around in world cricket right now.

1. Ross Taylor

This may come as a surprise for a few, but there is absolutely no denying the fact that Ross Taylor's career is one of the most underappreciated in modern cricketing history. He is undoubtedly one of the greatest players to have come out from New Zealand in the last 2 decades. But he had been under the shadow of Brendon McCullum in the past and Kane Williamson at present.

He averages an astonishing 61.07 in ODI's in the last 5 years (2015- Present) which is on par with what the New Zealand captain Kane Williamson have achieved over this course of time. But has never witnessed the sweet smell of success in terms of the limelight for his achievements like his teammates.

2. Neil Wagner

Neil Wagner is ranked second among Test bowlers in the world but never gets credited for his achievements like his counterparts Cummins, Rabada, Bumrah.

Even when you think of New Zealand bowlers Trent Boult comes to mind first, or Tim Southee or a fiery Lockie Ferguson. However, when it comes to creating crucial breakthroughs or taking important wickets its Wagner who always does the job for Kane Williamson.

Even though he bowls just around 130km/h, heĀ  has an incredible ability to hurry batsmen. His value to the New Zealand team cannot be understated, and is indeed a key reason why they sit second in the Test rankings.

He will get something out of any pitch. He will run in all day. Among all pace bowlers since his debut, no one has bowled more unbroken spells of 10 overs or more. Incredibly, 34.67% of his deliveries are bowled in unbroken spells of seven overs or more.


Midhun M Menon @MidhunMMenon25

An engineer who watches, plays and writes cricket. Treats life like a test match, waits for the bad balls to capitalize on.