A special milestone awaits India’s wicketkeeper-batsman MS Dhoni. In the India-Australia ODI series, he will have a chance to get to 10,000 runs in ODI cricket. The right-hander currently has 9658 runs in the format and is just 342 runs shy of joining a list of elite players.
Only 11 batsmen in the history of ODI cricket have more than 10,000 runs. India’s legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar sits at the top of the scoring chart with 18426 runs followed by Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara and Australia’s Ricky Ponting. Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid are the other 2 Indians in the list.
MS Dhoni will get to play 5 ODIs against Australia and the kind of form he showed on the Sri Lankan tour, he might fancy his chances to get there. If not Australia, the Indian team is scheduled to play ODI series against New Zealand and Sri Lanka later this year which means that the right-hander is almost certain to bring up the unique record in 2017.
The Sri Lankan tour brought a number of records for Dhoni as he became the only wicketkeeper to inflict 100 stumpings in ODIs. The 4th match of the series was his 300th One-Day International. While playing the 2nd match of the series, he will feature in his 300th ODI for India as he has played 3 matches for Asia XI against Africa XI.
Batsmen who have scored more than 10,000 ODI runs
|Sachin Tendulkar (India)||463||452||18426|
|Kumar Sangakkara (Asia XI/ICC/Sri Lanka)||404||380||14234|
|Ricky Ponting (AUS/ICC XI)||375||365||13704|
|Sanath Jayasuriya (Asia XI/Sri Lanka)||445||433||13430|
|Mahela Jayawardene (Asia XI/SL)||448||418||12650|
|Inzamam-ul-Haq (Asia XI/Pakistan)||378||350||11739|
|Jacques Kallis (Africa XI/ICC/South Africa)||328||314||11579|
|Sourav Ganguly (Asia XI/India)||311||300||11363|
|Rahul Dravid (Asia XI/ICC XI/India)||344||318||10889|
|Brian Lara (ICC XI/Windies)||299||289||10405|
|Tillakaratne Dilshan (Sri Lanka)||330||303||10290|