7. Martin Guptill (New Zealand)
From a talented yet inconsistent player, Martin Guptill has made giant strides to be counted among one of the most dangerous openers of the present time. He has not only performed time and again but has also played aggressively upfront to inflict damage on the morale of the opposition. He was the highest run-scorer in 2015 World Cup and one of the vital cogs of New Zealand’s historic success.
In last two years, the experienced right-hander is the second leading run-scorer in ODIs with 2,080 runs at an average of 50.73 and strike-rate of 96.