There have been many wonderfull batsmen who played their own game. I studied imran khan's book about batting and he has discussed most of the basic strokeplay which is played in modern cricket. Such batting skills were displayed by even sachin tendulkar throughout his career. But all batsmen batting skills are not alike. Many show unorthodox batting techniques but still become successful. So in my view there are very few batsmen who play perfect batting technique, other than imran khan, sachin tendulkar...as i think perhaps hansie cronje, nasser hussain, graham gooch, brian lara (left handed), steve waugh. Many would say mark waugh should be reckoned as best stroke playing batsman, but i feel his batting too seems unorthodox. Might be that mark waugh and batsmen like daryl cullinan could be categorized as semi-orthodox batsmen. Batting is not learnt in a coaching club, many batsmen learn batting all by themselves they just improvise. Just a unorthodox batsmen hitting a big six or making a hundred doesn't makes him world class!
So typically bowlers can be many in the world, but batsmen who correct their own batting styles are very few. I like to watch michael artherton english batting instead, if people say cricket was first played in england, then i can assume his batting style to be orthodox!!???
Cricket could be ranked even by judging the batting...
5) West Indies.
6) South Africa.
7) New Zealand.
9) Sri Lanka.
Michael Atherton 108 vs South Africa 2nd test 1999/00 - YouTube
In the ongoing test series of england vs india, indian spinners bowl loop deliveries towards middle-leg of english batsmen!! So my querry is why don't england batsmen tend to work the ball towards the leg side / off side instead of hitting on the up??? The pitch even looks short.