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Highest Runs Scorer in Test-ODI-T20 and World Cup Cricket

by on January 13, 2011
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Famous cricket player of New Zealand- Brendon McCullum

Highest Runs Scorer in Test Cricket

He comes, he plays, and he clutches all the records in his bag. He is the little master Sachin Tendulker whose name is a trademark for excellence in batting. Not only he holds the highest runs record in ODIs but also he is the undisputed Emperor of batsmen in Test Cricket. In his 290 test innings to date he has scored 14692 runs with an exceptional average of 56.94. Though he got out 14 times without any scoring, his 51 centuries and 59 centuries have played the key role in achieving his highest runs target.

Next in the queue is the Aussies’ skipper Ricky Ponting with his 12363 runs. He has a lot more potential to cross Sachin Tendulker in the near future, however; Sachin too has a long way to go. Let’s see who keeps the crown of highest runs scorer in Test Cricket in the forthcoming years.

Highest Run Scorers in ODI Cricket 

One of the greatest moments of pride and esteem is when you put a badge of being a record maker in any field of concern.  Once looking at the cricket records, there are a large number of badges on the jacket of one man, the Indian cricket maestro Sachin Tendulker. He is the only one cricketer, who stands shoulder to shoulder to Sir Donald Bradman in terms of his dexterity and elegance towards the game of cricket. Sachin Tendulker holds almost all the batting records whether it’s from Test Cricket or One day Internationals. The little master holds the highest runs scorer record of mammoth 17,598 runs in ODIs at a stupendous batting average of 45.15 where the strike rate is 86.26. He has made this record with the help of 46 centuries and 93 half centuries.  He is far too ahead in this record as the second highest score is of 13,428 runs by Srilankan batting whiz Sanath Jayasuriya. There is a lot more cricket left for Sachin and we might see him touching the 20,000 runs in ODIs.

Highest Run Scorers in T20 Cricket

With the advent of T20 cricket the face of the game has changed a lot. Fast pitches, hefty scoring and action packed bowling in just 20 overs have brought a revolution in the game of Cricket. With T20 cricket comes new records as well with new names. Looking at the highest batting scores by an individual, Brendon McCullum of New Zealand is on the top position with 1100 runs at an average of 33.33. Following is the list of highest runs scorer in T20 cricket:

Batsmen Country Inns Runs Avg Strike Rate
Brendon McCullum New Zealand 40 1100 33.33 128.35
Graeme Smith South Africa 31 958 33.03 129.11
KP Pietherson England 28 911 37.95 141.67
Mahela Jayawardene Srilanka 32 784 28.00 141.77
Kumar Sangakkara Srilanka 28 777 31.08 119.17
Tilikaratne Dilshan Srilanka 31 758 29.15 120.70
Kamran Akmal Pakistan 33 704 23.46 124.60
Shahid Afridi Pakistan 40 671 18.13 144.61
Ross Taylor New Zealand 34 659 21.96 116.84
JP Duminy South Africa 29 648 30.85 126.31

Highest Run Scorers in Cricket World Cups

The one whose bat just gushes out runs for him whether it’s a test match, a One Day International or a Cricket World Cup is Sachin Tendulker. Since his appearance in 1989 in the world of cricket, he has been a star performer with bat and still performing remarkably well. Looking at his performance in ICC Cricket World Cups, Tendulker holds the record of most runs scorer in Cricket World Cups. He has scored 1796 runs with a batting average of 57.93 and recorded 4 centuries and 13 half centuries across the board. Not only has that he topped the chart with an amazing strike rate of 88.21, he holds the record of highest runs scored in a match which is 152 runs.


One Response to “Highest Runs Scorer in Test-ODI-T20 and World Cup Cricket”
  1. Swarup Ganguly says:

    matha mota!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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