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Top 10 Greatest ODI Batsmen of All Time

Top 10 Greatest ODI Batsmen of All Time:

Cricket is said to be a batsman’s game and ODI Cricket is the best example of this statement.

Batsmen always have to be in full form, must be determined, enthusiastic and talented otherwise it would be impossible for the team to win a particular match.It requires huge sum of ability and caliber to become an extraordinary Batsmen of all time.

This is my list of the Top 10 Greatest ODI Batsmen of All Time in order of their performance in ODI Cricket.

1. Sachin Tendulkar :

Sachin Tendulkar is at Number 1 Position in Top 10 Greatest ODI Batsmen of All Time

Top 10 Greatest ODI Batsmen of All Time

Sachin Tendulkar Aka “God Of Cricket” will easily enter into an all-time XI as he is undoubtedly the greatest batsmen in the history of the Cricket. Sachin Tendulkar scored 18,426 runs in ODI cricket,scored 49 Hundred’s and 96 Fifties. Little Master is also the most capped player having featured in 463 ODIS in his illustrious 23-year old career.

Sachin Tendulkar was the first player to score a double century in ODIs.Tendulkar has scored 34% more runs than the person who’s scored the second greatest amount of runs in ODI cricket. In World Cup cricket, Sachin is the highest run-scorer with 2278 runs in 45 appearances.He was also made Man of the Match sixty times in One day International matches and Man of the Series fourteen times.

There is no batsmen who even come close to Sachin Tendulkar’s 49 centuries or 18,426 runs in ODI cricket.Tendulkar’s numbers show that in ODI cricket, not only was he the greatest, he was in a league of his own.


2.  Jacques Kallis :

Jacques Kallis is at Number Two Position in our list of "Top 10 ODI Batsmen Of All Time

Jacques Kallis is at Number Two Position in our list of “Top 10 ODI Batsmen Of All Time

 Jacques Kallis  is to South Africa as what Sachin Tendulkar is to India.  Jacques Kallis is undoubted greatest All rounder who ever played cricket.  Few players who belong to the modern age are a better fit for the notion of the classical cricketer. Kallis is a fine, forceful batsman who has at his disposal both a rock-solid technique and a mind impervious to distraction.

Jacques Kallis  have played more than 321 ODI matches and have a awesome average of 45.26 . He is  the only cricketer in the history of the game to score  more than 11,000 runs and take more than 250 wickets in both one day and Test match cricket.   

Hence Jacques Kallis is at Number Two Position in our list of “Top 10 ODI Batsmen Of All Time”


3) Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka)

Sanath Jayasuriya is at Number Three in our List of "Top 10 Greatest ODI Batsmen of All Time"

Sanath Jayasuriya is at Number Three in our List of “Top 10 Greatest ODI Batsmen of All Time”

Sri Lanka legdendary All rounder Sanath Jayasuriya is at Number Three in our List of “Top 10 Greatest ODI Batsmen of All Time
Jayasuriya is third highest run-scorer in ODI Cricket behind Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting.

Jayasuryia have scored 13430 runs in 445 matches at a strike rate of 91.21,and have taken 323 wickets in ODI cricket.Sanath Jayasuriya is the first man to have reached the 12,000 and 13,000 run marks in ODIs.Sanath Jayasuriya’s highest ODI score is 189 against India at Sharjah in 2000 and that innings crushed India’s hopes so badly that they folded up for a paltry 54 in the run chase.

Unfortunately, his average is 32.36 and that is too low to challenge a batsman of Tendulkar’s calibre for long.


  4. Sourav Ganguly (India):

Sourav Ganguly is at Number Four in my List of "Top 10 Greatest ODI Batsmen of All Time"

Sourav Ganguly is at Number Four in my List of “Top 10 Greatest ODI Batsmen of All Time”

Sourav Ganguly Aka Dada was one of the best Odi Batsmen Of All Time and therefore i have placed him on Number Four on my list of”Top 10 Greatest ODI Batsmen of All Time”. Apart from Sachin Tendulkar, no other Indian has had so much impact on one-day cricket as Dada.

Sourav Ganguly scored 11363 runs,22 hundreds and 72 half centuries in ODI Cricket. Dada also won over 30 Man Of The Match awards in one day cricket and his brutal assaults especially at the top of the order were nightmare for the bowlers.

From the year 1999 to the year 2003 was his most prolific period as an ODI batsman. He was clearly the best and most dangerous ODI batsman during this period. His strokeplay during this period and especially his six-hitting of both pacers and spinners was to be seen to be believed.


 5. Ricky Ponting (Australia):

Ricky  Ponting at Number Five in our list of "Top 10 Greatest ODI Batsmen of All Time".

Ricky Ponting at Number Five in our list of “Top 10 Greatest ODI Batsmen of All Time”.

Ricky Ponting is regarded as Australia best batsman since Don Bradman, and the numbers back up that claim quite emphatically.

Punter played in 375 ODIs and scored 13,704 runs at a average of42.23. He made 30 Hundreds’s and 82 half centuries in ODI. Ponting is Second highest run scorer in ODI cricket behind Sachin Tendulkar.

We have therefore  placed Ricky Thomas Ponting at Number Five in my list of “Top 10 Greatest ODI Batsmen of All Time”.


 6. Michael Bevan (Australia)

Top 10 Greatest ODI Batsmen of All Time

Top 10 Greatest ODI Batsmen of All Time

Michael Bevan was the  first man to be known as the “Finisher”. Bevan’s speciality was his ability to score quickly and occupying the crease, getting his team out of tense situations. He was a run-machine who was one of the first batsmen to end his ODI career on an average of 50+.The biggest reason being his 67 not outs in 196 innings.

 One of the most classic innings he played came in the World Cup 2003, in the match against England when Australia, needing 205 to win, were down at 135/8. He ended up scoring 74 not out, and with the help of Andy Bichel chased the target down with 2 balls to spare.


 7. Adam Gilchrist (Australia):

Top 10 Greatest ODI Batsmen of All Time

Adam Gilchrist in ODI cricket made the opener’s slot his own by his instinctive and powerful striking of the ball.Gilchrist scored 9,619 runs at a strike rate of 96.94 in 287 ODI matches,and is considered to be one of,if not,the most destructive batsmen of all time.

Being a wicket-keeper is also no easy task, but such was Adam Gilchrist’s fitness that he was able to open the batting in 265 out of the 287 one-day games he has played for Australia in his 12-year career.

A brilliant 149 in the 2007 World Cup final against Sri Lanka at Barbados is a perfect example of his ability to innovate as well by using a squash ball in his glove to generate more power in his shots, as he was out of form throughout the whole tournament.

Hence Adam Gilchrist is at Number Seven Position in our list of “Top 10 Greatest ODI Batsmen of All Time”


8.Saeed Anwar (Pakistan):

Saeed Anwar is at Number Eight Position in our list of "Top 10 ODI Batsmen Of All Time".

Saeed Anwar is at Number Eight Position in our list of “Top 10 ODI Batsmen Of All Time”.

Saeed Anwar was a world class opening batsmen,especially in ODIS. On his day Saeed Anwar was one of the most gracefully compelling players on the international stage.

Some of his best knocks have come against archrivals India. His most unforgettable being the epic 194 he hit in Chennai in 1997 off just 146 balls, just six runs short of a double ton. This was a world record individual score in ODIs for thirteen years until ironically, the man who got Anwar dismissed in that game, Sachin Tendulkar scored 200 not out against South Africa in February 2010.

Saeed Anwar scored 8824 runs in 247 matches at an average of 39.21. But fans are most likely to remember him not by his numbers, but the elegant or sometimes even powerful drives through the off-side despite hardly any footwork.

Saeed Anwar is at Number Eight Position in our list of “Top 10 Greatest ODI Batsmen of All Time”.


 9.Brian Lara(West Indies):

Top 10 Greatest ODI Batsmen of All Time

Brian Lara is considered as one of the greatest batsmen of all time who ever played cricket. We have placed Brian lara at Number 9 in my list of “Top 10 Greatest ODI Batsmen of All Time”.

Lara played in 299 ODIs and scored 10’405 runs at a average of40.48 in Odi cricket. Brina Lara scored 19 Hundred’s and 63 half centuries in ODI.

Michael Bevan was the  first man to be known as the “Finisher”. Bevan’s speciality was his ability to score quickly and occupying the crease, getting his team out of tense situations. He was a run-machine who was one of the first batsmen to end his ODI career on an average of 50+.The biggest reason being his 67 not outs in 196 innings.

 One of the most classic innings he played came in the World Cup 2003, in the match against England when Australia, needing 205 to win, were down at 135/8. He ended up scoring 74 not out, and with the help of Andy Bichel chased the target down with 2 balls to spare.


 10. Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni) (India):

MS Dhoni is at Number Ten in our list of Top 10 Greatest ODI Batsmen of All Time

MS Dhoni is at Number Ten in our list of Top 10 Greatest ODI Batsmen of All Time

MS Dhoni is arguably the greatest wicket keeper-batsman India ever produced .His score of 183* against Sri Lanka is still a World Record for the highest ever score by a wicket-keeper in ODIs.

MS Dhoni have scored more than 7215 runs from 216 ODI matches at a strike rate of  88.28 and average of 52.23.

His critics talk about his unorthodox technique or his not-so-elegant shots, but the bottom line is the man gets the job done and finds a way to adapt to different situations.

 The man with the Midas touch!!! Indian captain MS Dhoni is at Number Ten in our list of Top 10 Greatest ODI Batsmen of All Time

 

 

 

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73 comments

  1. Saeed Anwar at no.8. Driavid should be in that place instead of him

  2. Ganguly better ODI batsman than Dhoni?
    LOL :D
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    • @nekib Undoubtedly dada is far better than msd in ODI !! After SRT he has been India all time best odi batsmen !! once upon a time dada was even better than srt
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      • Dada is a better Test batsman but definitely not a better ODI batsman than Dhoni. Wait for 3-4 years, Dhoni will tumble most of the records of Dada in batting.
        Nekib recently posted…Top 10 Bowlers of All TimeMy Profile

        • Dada is no doubt better batsman than Dhoni. If you watched cricket regularly, he has played some extra ordinary innings in ODI cricket. He is the fastest batsman to score 6000 7000 8000 9000 run in ODI cricket & second fastest to score 10000 in ODI cricket & he has played against bowlers like Wasim Akram, Glen Mcgra, Waqar Unis, Shane Warne. At last Dhoni is a good finisher but his ability is limited, he has not god success outside India.

          • Don’t mind them. They have just seen Dhoni’s performance. They won’t understand the Era in which Ganguly played and what he meant to world cricket and specially Indian cricket. Those days cricket was cricket not a business like this time.

  3. obviously when ganguly was hitting sixes dhoni apni chaddi dhone ko busy the.

  4. Rahul dravid is my favourite.When eve i come from school and turn on TV,dravid will be on the field playing with partnership.Dravid The WALL -he said “Remember -patience has its reward!

  5. Dhoni is my favourite…He will break the records..

  6. ganguly is better batsman than ganguly in test match and better captain also in test ever……….

  7. Have you heard the name Sir Vivian Richards?? Go google him and his records!!

  8. Author time for some enlightenment!! Read this and get yourself a decent answer if you can!!

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/magazine/content/story/537629.html

  9. There was one ODI demon called Sir VIV RICHARDS of WI. I rate him next to Sachin. He is rated as one of the best ODI (and also test) batsmen of all time. You could have added Clive Lloyd also.

  10. My list,
    1.sachin tendulkar
    2.sanath jaysuriya/viv richard
    3.ganguly/kallis
    4.clive llyod/Gilchrist
    5.ponting/saeed anwar
    6.brian lara/dravid
    7.mahindra singh dhoni
    8.kumar sangakara
    9.mathew haden
    10.a.cook
    finest batsmen of present time
    1.virat kohli

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