Every batsman in the world wants to score as many runs as possible in his career. Some batsman have scored record runs in their career which will remain a challenge to new players for a long period of time. Below is the list of top run scorers in world cricket history of all time. This includes the top three players from all three formats of cricket.
1. Sachin Tendulkar
Perhaps the most complete batsman and the most worshiped cricketer in the world, this Indian player holds just about every batting record worth owning in the game, including those for most runs and hundreds in Tests and ODIs. In Test cricket Sachin has scored 15837 runs after playing 198 matches with a career best of 248 runs not out.
2. Ricky Ponting
He is an former cricketer and the captain of the Australian national cricket team. He was an right-handed specialist middle order batsman and a occasional right-arm bowler. Ricky Ponting is the leading run scorer in both Test and One Day Internationals for Australia. Ponting has played 168 Test matches in which he has scored 13378 runs.
3. Rahul Dravid
Rahul Dravid is also an former cricketer from India who was the captain of Indian side for both Test and ODI matches. He holds the record for highest number of catches taken by any fielder other than the wicketkeeper. His Test career stats are 13288 runs in 164 matches with a career best of 270 runs.
“Top Run Scorers in Cricket World History of All Time”
One Day Internationals (ODIs):
1. Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar also known as the little master, is an former Indian cricketer who is regarded as one of the greatest batsmen to ever play International cricket. Sachin Tendulkar has been the most complete batsman of his time and arguably the biggest cricket icon the game has ever known. In ODI career he has played 463 matches while scoring 18426 runs with an career best of record 200 runs not out.
2. Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting is an former cricketer and the captain of the Australian national cricket team. He was an right-handed specialist middle order batsman. Ricky Ponting is the leading run scorer in both Test and One Day Internationals for Australia. Ponting has played 375 One Day Internationals in which he has scored 13704 runs.
3. Sanath Jayasuriya
Sanath Jayasuriya is a former Sri Lankan cricketer. Jayasuriya was an all-rounder who scored 13430 runs and took 323 wickets in 445 ODI matches which makes him the 10th highest wicket taker bowler in ODI’s till now.
1. Brendon McCullum
Brendon McCullum is a New Zealand’s international cricketer and is the current captain of the cricket team in all the three forms of the international game. Brendon McCullum is one of the most dominant and brilliant player at the moment in International Cricket. A wicketkeeper-batsman, McCullum has played at different numbers in batting order and has scored 1882 runs in 62 matches.
2. Mahela Jayawardene
Mahela Jayawardene is a batsmen and the former captain of the Sri Lankan cricket team. Mahela is known as an elegant and classy batsmen who has scored more than 10,000 runs in both test and ODIs. In 46 T20 matches he has scored 1293 runs with a strike rate of 133.
3. David Warner
David Warner is a left-handed opening batsmen for Australia who he better known for scoring fast runs and attacking the opposition’s bowlers. His figures for T20 are 1206 runs in 44 matches with a strike rate of 139.
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