Most runs in ODI

Last Modified Mar 5, 2020 10:45 IST

The name that tops the list has been static for quite a long period of time and it is highly probable that the milestone would stand the ravages of time. But there are a few players in the list that can come dangerously close to matching the celestial Sachin Records. The most prominent one being Virat Kohli, India’s current best batsman.


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  1. List Of Players to Score Most Runs In ODI
  2. Expected Players to top the list of Most Runs In ODI


List Of Players to Score Most Runs In ODI


PosPlayerTeamSpanInnsRunsHSAveSR
1Sachin TendulkarIndia1989-201245218426200*44.8386.23
2Kumar SangakkaraSri Lanka2000-20153801423416941.9878.86
3Ricky PontingAustralia1995-20123651370416442.0380.39
4Sanath JayasuriyaSri Lanka1989-20114331343018932.3691.2
5Mahela JayawardeneSri Lanka1998-20154181265014433.3778.96
6Virat KohliIndia2008-20202361186718359.8593.39
7Inzamam-ul-HaqPakistan1991-200735011739137*39.5274.24
8Jacques KallisSouth Africa1996-20143141157913944.3672.89
9Saurav GangulyIndia1992-20073001136318341.0273.7
10Rahul DravidIndia1996-20113181088915339.1671.24

*Updated On 5 March 2020



India v South Africa: Group B - 2011 ICC World Cup


Expected Players to top the list of Most Runs In ODI


Amassing runs at a pace not thought possible, Kohli is rising through the ranks series after series. His average of 60, which is the highest in the list is a simple proof of his prowess in the cricketing world.


Some other prominent names who have not retired include Hashim Amla, MS Dhoni, Ross Taylor, Chris Gayle, Rohit Sharma and Shoaib Malik who are still going strong and have a few years left to play.


Indian players clearly dominate the chart with three players in the top ten and nine in top 50. Apart from the highest runs in ODI, Indian players top the list in the highest individual score as well as the average column. Moreover, seven out of the top ten players are Asian, which is a clear reflection of game’s immense popularity in the subcontinent.


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