The origin of the term, finisher, could well be attributed to Michael Bevan, Australia’s lower middle order batsman, who averaged more than 50 despite coming in to bat towards the end of the innings. Rightly so, he provided the “finishing touch” to propel Australia to match-winning totals. With the evolution of T20 cricket, the term has been redefined, and due to the format we have witnessed the emergence of some of the most talented players of the world in addition to some shots, which would hardly be thought of hitting, against deliveries as fast as 140 clicks or more. Here is our selection of the 10 best finishers in the current cricketing scenario.

1. AB de Villiers

South Africa’s AB de Villiers

The explosive South African batsman is capable of doing what one would normally do in a video game, and he proved it with his century in just 31 deliveries against the West Indies this year. However, that’s only a glimpse of his cricketing talent. Probably the most skilled cricketer in the present day and possibly the agilest, his floral wagon wheels speak of the wide range of shots that the man can play. Notwithstanding the sheer talent, behind there is a soft and passionate sportsperson.

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