Top 10 ODI Batsmen of all time

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 Cricket is second most popular game on the planet and this game is governed by the ICC. It is known by all there are three different formats of the game namely they are Test, ODIs and  T20. Earlier I have written articles about largest Cricket stadiums in the world. ODI cricket started way back in 1975 since then there has been number of batsman so here we are going to take a look on the top 10 batsman in ODI Cricket format of All time.

10. Javed Miandad

Javed Miandad is considered as the best ODI Cricket batsman played for the Pakistan cricket team. He was very good player both in defense as well as in the attacking form of the cricket.For this reason, he played most of his match as the middle order batsman. He was popularly called as the Pakistani run machine. Furthermore, Javed Miandad had very good record for an ODI cricket batsman of his time.


Batting Record :

Matches    Runs    Average    St. Rate     50s    100s Best Score
  233    7381     41.70      67.01      50       8      119*

9.Desmond Haynes

Desmond Haynes of West Indies is regarded as the one of the greatest opener in the history of cricket. His pairing with the Greenidge is regarded as one of the best opening pair in ODI cricket. He played most of his cricket when the West Indies cricket was on top in the world. Moreover, Haynes was one of the reasons why West Indies succeeded to stay so long on top in international cricket.

Batting Record :

Matches     Runs   Average   St. Rate    50s     100s Best Score
   238     8648     41.37     63.09    57       17     152*

8. Saeed Anwar

Saeed Anwar was left handed opening batsman from Pakistan held the record of the highest score in an inning of ODI cricket match for very long time before it was broken by Sachin Tendulkar. In fact, he was highly successful opener and regarded as the one of the greats in ODI cricket. Furthermore, he played most of his cricket for Pakistan as the specialist opening batsman in ODIs.

Batting Record :

Matches      Runs   Average    St. Rate     50s    100s Best Score
   247      8824     39.21     80.67     43     20     194

7. Kumar Sangakkara

Kumar Sangakkara is left handed wicket keeper-batsman from Sri Lanka and he is at 7th position in the list of top 10 ODI cricket batsman of all time. He has very good career average and he has contributed a lot to the Srilanka as well as to International cricket. For this reason, he is one of the most successful Sri Lanka ODI cricketer.

Batting Record :

Matches    Runs   Average   St. Rate    50s     100s Best Score
   351*   11632     39.69     76.29     77       16      169

6. Brian Lara

West Indies cricketer Brian Charles Lara was left handed batsman very famous for his unorthodox stance of batting and still being highly successful in ODI cricket. For this reason, he has been considered as the toughest batsman to bowl in the ODI cricket. Fuerthermore, he carried the whole West Indies cricket team on his shoulder for very long long time. In fact, he was always compared with the Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting and Jacques Kallis as the best ODI cricket batsman.

Batting Record :

Matches Runs Average   St. Rate    50s    100s Best Score
   299 10405  40.48    79.51     63      19      169

5. Sourav Ganguly

Left handed Indian opening batsman Sourav Ganguly considered as the “God of Off-side” as he was just too strong on the off side. In addition, he was very dangerous for spinners to bowl against him as he used his feet very effectively to hit them for massive sixes. Accordingly, his opening pair with Sachin Tendulkar is considered as the best opening pair in the ODI cricket history of all time.

Batting Record :

Matches    Runs   Average   St. Rate     50s   100s Best Score
   311   11363    41.02     73.70      72     22      183

4. Jacques Kallis

South African right handed middle order batsman Jacques Kallis has very good record in the ODI format of the cricket. He is considered as one of the best batsman at number 3 position in ODI cricket history. In fact, Jacques Kallis was a highly useful medium fast bowler too and won many matches for South Africa with his all-round abilities. For this reason, he is regarded as the greatest batsman in the history of the South African cricket as well as the greatest All-rounder in ODI cricket history.

Batting Record :

Matches     Runs   Average   St. Rate    50s    100s Best Score
   321    11498    45.26     72.97     85      17      139

3. Vivian Richards

West Indies cricketer Sir Vivian “Viv” Richards is considered as the most dangerous batsman in the history of ODI cricket to bowl. In fact, he had unmatchable hitting skill to even a very good bowl. He played most of his cricket when ODI cricket came into the picture still he has incredible batting record. Finally, he is also considered as the most feared batsman in history so he at 3rd position in our list of best ODI batsmen of all time.

Batting Record :

 Matches     Runs   Average    St. Rate    50s   100s Best Score
   187     6721    47.00      90.20     45     11      189*

2. Ricky Ponting

Australian right handed batsman Ricky Ponting batted at the number 3 in most of his international cricket career. He was equally strong against the spin bowlers as well as against pace bowlers. Furthermore, he has very good record to support his 2nd position in the all time great ODI batsman list. In addition, he is only skipper to win two ODI Cricket world cups. Finally, he is also rated as the greatest skipper in the history of ODI cricket.

Batting Record :

Matches    Runs    Average   St. Rate    50s    100s Best Score
   375    13704     42.03     80.39     82     30      164

1. Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar the right handed Indian opening batsman is at the top position of best ODI cricket batsman. He has unmatchable batting record like he is the first one to score 200, highest ODI runs etc in the ODI cricket history. Furthermore, It is said that he has the best stance and has the capacity to hit a ball in six different areas of the ground. He is also the highest run scorer, highest century scorer in the history of ODI cricket. As a matter of fact, He is referred as the “God of Cricket”.

Batting Record :

Matches    Runs Average   St. Rate    50s   100s Best Score
   463   18426   44.83     86.23     96    49     200*

              While preparing the list of Best ODI batsmen of all time, the criteria has been Average, Runs, Matches and Strike Rate of the batsmen in his international ODI career. However, Sir Vivian  Richards is an exception as in his era the number of matches played were very less as compared to today, so he has been given slight benefit for that.

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