The words batsman, batsmen sound the same but have different meanings and spellings. Why do batsman, batsmen sound the same even though they are completely different words?
The answer is simple: batsman, batsmen are homophones of the English language.
Sports The player at bat in cricket and baseball.
Plural form of batsman.
Definitions from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition, from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License and Wordnik.
Homophones (literally "same sound") are usually defined as words that share the same pronunciation, regardless of how they are spelled.