India enforced a 5-0 whitewash over Sri Lanka in the ODI series on the back of a 3-0 victory in the Test series. The ODI series brought multiple records for team India and the skipper Virat Kohli. He scored his 30th ODI century and equaled Ricky Ponting’s tally. Now, he is only behind Sachin Tendulkar who has 49 ODI centuries.
The series proved to be a run feast for the modern master who went past 1000 ODI runs in this calendar year and became the first batsman to do so. He now has 1017 runs from 18 matches with an average of 92.45 including 4 centuries and 6 half-centuries.
After Kohli on the list, there is South Africa’s Faf du Plessis with 814 runs followed by England’s Joe Root with 785 runs. Kohli has a huge chance of widening the gap between him and the rest as India are set to play a handful of ODI cricket in the coming months. Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka will feature in ODI series against India this year.
Most runs in ODIs in the year 2017
|Player||Matches||Innings||Not Outs||Runs||Best||Average||Strike Rate||100s||50s|
|Virat Kohli (India)||18||18||7||1017||131||92.45||102.62||4||6|
|Faf du Plessis (South Africa)||16||16||2||814||185||58.14||89.45||2||5|
|Joe Root (England)||14||14||3||785||133*||71.36||89.61||2||5|
|Eoin Morgan (England)||15||15||1||752||107||53.71||98.68||3||3|
|Niroshan Dickwella (Sri Lanka)||18||18||0||708||116||39.33||94.65||2||4|
|Shikhar Dhawan (India)||16||16||1||701||132*||46.73||104.16||2||4|
|Quinton de Kock (South Africa)||16||16||0||669||109||41.81||91.14||1||6|
|Hashim Amla (South Africa)||16||16||0||667||154||41.68||86.51||2||3|
|Upul Tharanga (Sri Lanka)||17||17||3||661||119||47.21||96.49||1||4|
|Ross Taylor (New Zealand)||14||14||2||660||107||55||81.88||2||5|
The record for the most runs in ODI cricket in a calendar year is held by India’s Sachin Tendulkar. He scored 1894 runs from 34 matches in the year 1998. Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid are the other 2 Indians to feature in the list. Virat Kohli has a great chance to register himself in the top 10 as he is set to play a handful of ODI cricket this year.
Most runs in ODIs in a calendar year
|Sachin Tendulkar (India)||1998||34||33||1894||143||65.31||102.15||9||7|
|Saurav Ganguly (India)||1999||41||41||1767||183||46.5||76||4||10|
|Rahul Dravid (India)||1999||43||43||1761||153||46.34||75.16||6||8|
|Sachin Tendulkar (India)||1996||32||32||1611||137||53.7||82.44||6||9|
|Matthew Hayden (Australia)||2007||32||30||1601||181*||59.29||89.19||5||6|
|Saeed Anwar (Pakistan)||1996||36||36||1595||115||51.45||91.56||3||10|
|Saurav Ganguly (India)||2000||32||32||1579||144||56.39||82.75||7||6|
|Martin Guptill (New Zealand)||2015||32||32||1489||237*||55.14||96.56||4||8|
|Mark Waugh (Australia)||1999||36||36||1468||106||44.48||75.59||2||11|
|Gary Kirsten (South Africa)||2000||36||36||1467||115||44.45||73.2||2||13|
-Stats as of September 3, 2017