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Leading Run Scorer for Team India in International Cricket

Leading Run Scorer for Team India in International Cricket

A sizable pool of incredibly talented cricket players is available to Team India. India has produced some incredibly excellent cricketers who have dominated the sport over the years. The domestic infrastructure created by The Board of Control for Cricket in India is the primary factor in a sizable pool of exceptional cricket players (BCCI).

So, here we have come up with the list of the top 10 Indian players who scored maximum in the international Indian cricket Indian format. The scores are combined test runs, ODI, and T20I format. 

Best 10 Run Scorers – India International Cricket Team

Yuvraj Singh 

India’s victory in the 2011 50-over World Cup was primarily due to Yuvraj Singh. He accomplished tremendous feats and received four Player of the Match accolades and a Player of the Tournament award. In the significant competition, Yuvraj scored 362 runs and claimed 15 wickets.

Yuvraj Singh played his final international game in 2017, and on June 10 of this year, he declared his retirement. However, he played 402 games for Team India before leaving the Indian cricket team, scoring 11778 runs at an average of 35.05. He received 1707 fifties for his score. Also, Yuvraj contributed to India with the ball as he amassed 148 career wickets.

Sunil Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar, a legendary Indian opener, is recognized as one of the best and most productive openers of all time. He possessed excellent batting technique, intense focus, and a strong defence. 

Before declaring his retirement from all forms of the game on March 13, 1987, Gavaskar accomplished a lot for India. Sunil Gavaskar was able to amass 10122 runs for the Indian cricket team in Test matches, a fantastic average of 51.12.

In contrast, he amassed 3092 runs at an average of 35.13 in ODIs. He also broke 35 centuries during his wildly successful international career. He has made 13214 runs in other countries, averaging 46.20.

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Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma, often known as Hitman, is undoubtedly the best opener in cricket. Rohit Sharma has excelled since being allowed to start the innings. He keeps getting better and better, and he has cemented his position as the team India’s first-choice opener in all three game formats.

Rohit Sharma is the newest member of team India to reach 15,000 runs, and he did so in 397 innings, making him the 5th fastest Indian to reach this mark. Currently, Rohit Sharma has 15009 runs scored at an average of 44.14. He has also broken 40 centuries and 79 half-centuries in his international career.

Mohammad Azharuddin

One of the most consistent run scorers for team India in international cricket is the former Indian cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin, also known as Azhar. He was an equally successful batter in Test cricket and One Day Internationals, and his batting posture was too graceful to watch.

Many scandals also surrounded his career. He was accused of match-fixing in 2000, which resulted in his exclusion from international cricket.

He played 99 Test matches and 334 ODI games for India before that incident, amassing 6215 and 9378 runs. He amassed 15593 runs abroad overall, averaging 39.77. Throughout his career, he also broke 29 centuries and 79 half-centuries.

Virender Sehwag

One of the most explosive batters in history is Virender Sehwag. He played right-handed baseball aggressively and occasionally spun the ball.

In 104 Test matches for India, Virender Sehwag scored 8586 runs at an average of 49.34 and a strike rate of 82.23. He participated in 251 ODIs and amassed 8273 runs at an average of 104.33.

He also had a strike rate of 145.38 while scoring 394 runs in T20Is. He managed to score 17253 international runs overall in 374 games at an average of 40.31 and a strike rate of 92.55, including 38 hundred and 72 fifty-plus runs.

MS Dhoni

The most successful Indian captain of all time is, without a doubt, the renowned Mahendra Singh Dhoni. In the game’s history, he is the only captain to have taken home the Big 3 ICC Trophies. Dhoni led India to victory in the 2007 T20 World Cup, the 2011 ODI World Cup, and the 2013 Champions Trophy.

In 200 ODI matches, MSD has led Team India to 110 victories. Dhoni has captained India in 332 international matches, winning 178 of them, making him the skipper with the most games played overall.

Mahi was not only the leader but also the reliable finisher. He participated in 538 international contests, scoring 17266 runs at an average of 44.96. Sixteen centuries and 108 half-centuries made up his brilliant career.

Sourav Ganguly

The Board of Control for Cricket in India is led by Ganguly (BCCI). In popular culture, Sourav Ganguly is revered as the Maharaja of Indian cricket. In addition to being one of the best batsmen in the world during his career, Ganguly also made a name for himself as a top leader.

The Prince of Kolkata played 113 Tests and 311 One Day Internationals for team India during his extraordinary career, scoring 7212 and 11363 runs, respectively. In both ODIs and Tests, Ganguly notably averaged 40+. He also scored 22 ODI hundreds and 16 Test centuries. In total, he amassed 18575 runs during his distinguished career.

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli has scored 20,000 runs in several countries. Already, Virat Kohli is regarded as one of the greatest players ever.

Virat Kohli is the fastest cricketer to reach this milestone, having already accumulated 23049 runs in just 440 games and 490 innings. He has already scored 70 international centuries and averages 55.27 in international cricket overall. Aside from his batting prowess, he is known as one of the most outstanding Indian leaders, thanks to his 70.43 one-day international win percentage.

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Rahul Dravid 

Rahul Dravid, a former Indian captain, served as the team’s defensive anchor. He was likely the last test batsman to play in an international match.

After being unexpectedly called up for the ODI series against England, Dravid announced his retirement from ODIs and Twenty20 Internationals in August 2011. (T20I). He declared his retirement from first-class and international cricket in March 2012.

He amassed 24208 runs in 509 games, including 13288 Test runs, 10889 ODI runs, and 31 T20I runs. He has scored the sixth-most runs overall in international cricket.

Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, The Greatest of All Time, The God of Cricket, and The Undisputed Legend of The Game.

Only Sachin Tendulkar scored more than 30,000 runs in international cricket.

He set incredible career milestones that no other player could match during this time. Sachin Tendulkar participated in 664 games for Team India, amassing 34357 runs at a 48.52 average. In his successful career, he completed 164 half-centuries and 100 centuries.

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