Talking about limited over cricket , being specific with ODI there we will see particularly two types of a player , one with class and calmness other player who always want to go with big shots and that’s the entertainment for fans. Such player has high strike rates but not much impressive average.
You can find many players who averages below 30 and has SR more than 100 ,you will see few players with average more than 30 and has SR greater than 100. This number falls to just 3 when we take average 40+ with Strike rates more than 100 and if we consider average 50+ with strike rate 100+ you will find just one name and it’s none other than AB De Villiers.
yes he averages 53+ with career strike rate more than 100, you can easily see destruction with consistency with above number.Only cricketer in the history to score 20+ century with SR over 100. No other players has even 2500 runs with Average 50 and SR over 100. Let’s look at his number in this decade
*Highest Strikes in ODI in death overs
*Highest average in this decade (Minimum 5000 runs)
*Highest Strike in this decade (Minimum 5000 runs)
*Century after coming to bat in 38th over
He poses such kind of personality that even asking rate of 20 RPO looks get-table and he has done it many times and done this year in IPL too. RCB won 7 game this year and he was player of the match in 4 games. He is perfect combination of Consistency plus destruction. If maintaining consistency with destruction is an art then he Picasso of it.
Many pundits believes that overseas batsman struggles to play spin in sub continent but this man poses strike rates of 117.89 against spin though he seems to struggles against Googly in IPL in earlier season. His limited over stat is just insane , just imagine he was the no.1 ODI batsman for more than 2000 days.