Top 5 ODI batsmen with most runs in winning causes
For nearly five decades, ODI cricket has seen several great batsmen come and go, making a huge impact on its history. A number of these batsmen have scored a plethora of runs throughout their respective careers and have dominated the finest of bowlers.
Scoring a lot of runs is a wondrous achievement but seeing those runs contribute to the team’s victory is always a greater achievement for a player. After all, that’s the motive of every batsman, to score runs and help his team win the match.
Over the years, there have been many batsmen who have scored a lot of runs in winning causes in ODIs.
Here are the top 5 ODI run-scorers in winning causes.
#5 Jacques Kallis - 8036 runs
The greatest South African cricketer of all time, Jacques Kallis scored 11579 runs throughout his ODI career. Out of those, Kallis scored 8036 (69.4%) from 198 innings in a winning cause, averaging 51.18. 5399 of those came while batting at No.3. Those are the third most number of runs scored by any No.3 ODI batsman in a winning cause.
Most of Kallis’ finest ODI knocks resulted in South Africa winning the match. 13 of his 17 ODI centuries came in a winning cause. Kallis’ highest ODI score of 139 against West Indies at Johannesburg in 2004 also came in a winning cause. In ICC ODI tournaments, both of Kallis’ centuries came in a winning cause.