Chasing targets in cricket is a task full of pressure. In ODIs and T20Is, the team batting second always needs to chase the target set by the opposition team in the 1st innings. If they failed to chase the target, they suffer a defeat. While chasing, teams have to score runs at the required run rate and the batsmen have to safeguard their wickets.
Often chasing a target becomes a task full of pressure. The fielding team utilizes their full potential to pressurize the batsmen and dismiss them. However, there are many players who showcased impressive potential while chasing targets.
They played many match-winning knocks for their teams while chasing in ODIs along with an impressive batting average. In this listicle, we form a team of Best XI of players with the best batting average while chasing in ODIs.
Best XI Of Players With The Best Batting Average While Chasing In ODIs
Jonny Bairstow (England)- 52.88
Jonny Bairstow should be the opener of this team. The England batsman has an amazing average of 52.88 while chasing in ODIs. While chasing in 42 ODI innings, the right-handed batsman has scored 1904 runs with 6 centuries and 7 half-centuries. He also had a decent strike rate of 112.39 while following a target.
His highest knock while chasing in 50-overs cricket is an unbeaten 141-run knock. He played this match-winning knock in an ODI against West Indies in September 2017, while chasing a 288-run target.