Thursday, February 23, 2012

Top 10 Batsmen with 10,000 Runs in ODI

The fifty over match or better known as the One Day International is very popular form of cricket. In fact, it used to be a 40, 45 or 60 over match earlier. On 5 January 1971, the first ODI was played between England and Australia at the Melbourne. Since then, many legends chose this game as their careers. The top ten batsmen who have crossed the 10,000 runs milestone in their One Day International cricket career are listed here. This list includes India and Sri Lanka as the leading countries to have placed their three batsmen in the honorable list, followed by four other countries that include West Indies, South Africa, Pakistan and Australia with one batsman each. Five of the batsmen have taken retirement from the ODIs and the rest are still playing.
Top 10 Batsmen with 10,000 Runs in ODI
10. Kumar Sangakkara (10,019)

Born on October 27, 1977, in Matale, Sangakkara the 34-year-old batsmen has played in 315 matches and scored 10019 runs with an average of 37.80. He has a strike rate of 75.33. On July 5, 2000 in his first match against Pakistan, at Galle International Stadium, he scored 35 runs. With 12 centuries and 67 half centuries, his best ODI score till date is unbeaten 138. The left hand top order batsman is an excellent wicket keeper also.

He became the 10th batsmen and 3rd Sri Lankan to join the group of 10,000 or more runs in the ODI cricket. He scaled the milestone on completing his 11th run against Australia in the sixth ODI of the currently running Commonwealth Bank series being played between India, Sri Lanka and Australia. On February 17, 2012, it was his 296th match against Australia at Sydney, where he scored 30 runs. This match made him the latest member of the 10,000 runs club. Kumar Sangakkara, who is a former captain of Sri Lanka, has been ranked number 1 many times as a test batsman.

9. Mahela Jayawardene (10,235)

Denagamage Proboth Mahela de Silva Jayawardene was born in Colombo, Sri Lanka on May 27, 1977. The 34 year old batsman has played 363 ODIs till date and scored 10235 runs including 15 centuries and 63 half centuries. His highest score is 169 runs and has an average of 40.48. He has a strike rate of 77.58. He has played numerous match winning innings for the Sri Lankan cricket team.

Jayawardene started his career against Zimbabwe at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo on January 24, 1998, and remained unbeaten on 1 run. On November 18, 2011, he completed the score of 10,000 runs in his 333rd match played against Pakistan at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. He scored 17 runs in this match. The present Sri Lankan skipper became the second batsmen from his country to enter the club of batsmen with 10,000 ODI runs.

8. Brian Lara (10,405)

Born on May 02, 1969, in Santa Cruz, Trinidad, Brian Lara is known as one of the greatest batsmen ever. The 42 year old legendary batsman from West Indies holds numerous records in his cricket career. He has scored 10405 runs in 299 ODIs, which include 19 centuries and 63 half centuries. His highest score is 144 runs and has an average of 33.44.

Starting his career in 1990, Lara scored 19 centuries and 63 half centuries with a strike rate of 79.51. On November 9, 1990, he started his career against Pakistan, at National Stadium, Karachi and scored only 11 runs. He played the last match of his career against England at Kesington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados, on April 21, 2007, and got run out on 18 runs. Lara reached his 10,000 runs milestone in the 278th match played on December 16, 2006, against Pakistan at National Stadium, Karachi, and scored 44 runs in that match.

7. Rahul Dravid (10,889 runs)

Quite popular as 'The Wall' of the Indian cricket team Rahul Sharad Dravid was born in Indore, Madhya Pradesh on January 11, 1973. The right hand batsman is regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the cricket history. The 39 year old batsman has played 344 matches in which he scored 10889 runs inclusive of 12 centuries and 83 half centuries. With an average of 39.16, his best score is 153 runs. Recently, he has retired for the ODIs and is concentrating on the test matches.

On April 3, 1996, he started his career against Sri Lanka at The Padang, Singapore and scored only 3 runs. On September 16, 2011, he played his last match against England, at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff and scored 69 runs. In his 287th match against Sri Lanka on February 14, 2007 at Nehru Stadium, Fatorda, Margao, he scored 66 runs and reached the milestone of 10,000 runs.

6. Sourav Ganguly (11,363 runs)

Sourav Chandidas Ganguly popularly known as Dada was born on July 8, 1972 in Kolkata, West Bengal. He is regarded as one of the most successful captains of the Indian cricket team. In 311 matches, he scored 11363 runs with 22 centuries and 72 half centuries. He had an average of 41.02 runs and a strike rate of 73.70. 183 runs is his highest score.

On January 11, 1992, the left hand batsman started his career against West Indies at Brisbane Cricket Ground and scored only 3 runs. In his 263rd match against Sri Lanka on August 03, 2005 at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, he scored 51 runs and reached the milestone of 10,000 runs. He played his last match against Pakistan on November 15, 2007 at Captain Roop Singh Stadium, Gwalior where he scored only five runs. The former skipper became the 2nd Indian batsmen to join the 10,000 run club in ODI cricket.

5. Jacques Kallis (11,481 runs)

Born on October 16, 1975 in Pinelands, Cape Town, Jacques Henry Kallis is known among the greatest all rounders ever. In the year 2005, he was the ICC Player of the Year and the ICC Test Player of the Year. In 319 matches he scored 11481 runs with an average of 45.55. With a strike rate of 72.96, Kallis scored 17 centuries and 85 half centuries. His highest score is 139 runs.

The right hand batsman and right-arm medium fast bowler started his career on January 9, 1996 at Newlands, Cape Town against England and scored 38 runs in the first match. He achieved the 10,000 runs milestone in his 272nd match on January 23, 2009 against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground. He scored 60 runs in that match. Among the top ten run scorers of the ODI cricket, he holds the highest average. Also, he is the only batsman from South Africa to cross the 10k milestone in ODI cricket.

4. Inzamam-ul-Haq (11,739 runs)

Inzamam was born on March 3, 1970 in Multan, Pakistan. The 41 year old right hand batsman and left arm spin bowler played 378 matches and scored 11739 runs with an average of 39.52. With a strike rate of 74.24, he hit 10 centuries and 83 half centuries. The former Pakistani skipper is also the second highest run scorer in Test cricket for his country.

On November 22, 1991, he played his first match against West Indies at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore where he scored 20 runs. He played the last match of his cricket career against Zimbabwe on March 21, 2007 at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica and scored 37 runs in that match. On September 19, 2004, Inzamam crossed the 10,000 runs milestone in his 299th match against India in the ICC Champions Trophy at Edgbaston, Birmingham scoring 41 runs. His highest score is 137, not out.

3. Sanath Jayasuriya (13,430 runs)

Sanath Teran Jayasuriya was born on June 30, 1969 in Matara, Sri Lanka. With an average of 32.36, the former Sri Lankan captain scored 13430 runs in 445 matches. He hit 28 centuries and 68 half centuries and has a strike rate of 91.21. The left hand batsman and a left-arm spin bowler has a highest score of 189 runs and has also captured 323 wickets in his ODI career.

On December 26, 1989, he made his debut against Australia at Melbourne and scored only 3 runs. Jayasuriya achieved the 10,000 runs milestone in his 328th match against India on August 9, 2005, in the Indian Oil Cup-Final at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo where he hit 67 runs from 77 balls including 9 fours. The 42 year old played his last match on June 28, 2011 against England at Kennington Oval, London and scored only 2 runs.

2. Ricky Ponting (13,697 runs)

Born on 19 December, 1974, in Launceston, Tasmania, Ricky Thomas Ponting is one of the best Australian Captains. Under his captaincy, the team won 2 ICC Cricket World cups in the year 2003 and 2007. The 37 year old former captain played in 374 matches and scored 13697 runs with an average of 42.14 with 30 centuries and 82 half centuries. He has the highest score of 164 runs and a strike rate of 80.47.

Ponting started his cricket career on February 15, 1995 against South Africa at Basin Reserve, Wellington and scored only 1 run. He completed his 10,000 runs in the 266th match on March 24, 2007, which was played against South Africa at Warner Park, Basseterre in which he scored 91 runs from 91 balls including 8 fours and 2 sixes.

1. Sachin Tendulkar (18,176 runs)

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar also known as the Indian 'master blaster' was born on April 24, 1973 in Mumbai, Maharashtra. He ranks number one in the Elite league and is also the highest run scorer in Test cricket. In his ODI career, in 456 matches he scored 18176 runs with an average of 44.99. With a strike rate of 86.25, he scored 48 centuries and 95 fifties.

The little master started his career on December 18, 1989, at Municipal Stadium, Gujranwala against Pakistan and was unable to score a single run. On March 31, 2001 Tendulkar completed his 10,000 runs at Nehru Stadium, Indore against Australia in his 259th match by scoring 139 runs from 125 balls including 19 fours. He has completed 99 centuries in his International cricket career and is looking forward to his 100th hundred.

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