The ODI format is one of the most popular formats in cricket. Each team gets 50 overs to play and it is important for the batters to play a sensible brand of cricket to help the team get into the comfort zone.
However, not all of the batters go on to create a surreal impact during the passage of the play. Notably, one or two batters of the respective teams would ideally go on to make a telling impact against the opposition and history tells the same.
In this article, we will take a look at the two players who top-scored for a team most times in One-Day Internationals.
1. Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar is widely acknowledged as the greatest batsman of all time. His statistics both in Test and ODI cricket speak volumes of how he dominated the proceedings during the heydays of his cricketing career.
The Master Blaster is the leading run-scorer in both the Test and ODI formats, a stellar record that still remains intact. Sachin Tendulkar comes first on the list in terms of top-scoring for a team most times in the history of the 50-over format.
The Indian batting great top-scored for India a record 129 times, the most by any batter in ODIs. Sachin Tendulkar scored 18,426 runs at an average of 44.8 including 49 centuries, 96 half-centuries and one double century.
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2. Sanath Jayasuriya
Sanath Jayasuriya was one of the important pillars of Sri Lankan cricket history. He was the one who initiated the fearless batting strategy and is considered one of the greatest batsmen of all time.
Sanath Jayasuriya was best known for scoring runs at a rate of knots as an opening batter during the playing days of his cricketing journey. He comes second on the list in terms of top-scoring for a team most times in the history of ODIs.
Sanath Jayasuriya top-scored for Sri Lanka 84 times in ODIs. Overall, he scored 13,430 runs in ODIs including 28 centuries and 68 fifties.
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Updated as of June 8, 2023*