The lower middle-order players can be very handy at times and that is one of the reasons for teams preferring all-rounders in their squad as their contributions can be very decisive. Bowlers who can bat are a boon to any team and it gives the license for the top order players to start attacking right away.
England is a team that bats very deep and in fact, even the number eleven has been contributing to the team which always puts them above other opponents. This is one of the reasons behind England’s success in the limited-overs format and here are 5 players with the highest scores batting at number eight or lower in ODIs.
5 Players With Highest Scores Batting At Number Eight Or Lower In ODIs:
Nathan Coulter Nile’s 92 vs WI, 2019:
The Australian pace bowler Nathan Coulter Nile is a handy all-rounder down the order and he won the game for his country on his own batting skills in the 2019 Worldcup in a game against West Indies. Put in to bat first, Australia were reeling at 147 for the loss of 6 wickets when Coulter Nile and Steven Smith joined hands. The pair added 102 for the seventh wicket as Coulter Nile top-scored in the batting lineup.
He scored 92 off just 60 balls with 8 fours and four sixes in the innings at a strike rate of 153.33. It is the fifth-highest score by a number eight or lower batsmen in ODI format and eventually, Australia went on to win the game by 15 runs. Coulter Nile was awarded the player of the match for his brilliance with the bat despite not picking up a wicket in his 10 over spell.