Scoring more runs in the 50-over format requires a combination of skill, strategy, and adaptability. Moreover, the batters need to be careful in terms of the shot selection while also maintaining patience and perseverance when it matters the most. Also, the batsmen need to employ various approaches and techniques to garner runs efficiently.
Batters often focus on playing to their strengths which helps them tick the flow of runs. In the ongoing calendar year, we have seen several batters making a name for themselves by helping the team add flesh to the scoreboard. Among all the batters, only a handful of them were incredibly consistent in terms of scoring runs and let’s take a glimpse at all of them.
1. Shubman Gill
Shubman Gill has undoubtedly been the best young batsman in the current crop of cricketers. The right-handed batter has time and again approached the game with bravery and finesse. It is worth noting that he is the leading run-scorer in One-Day Internationals in 2023. It is worth noting that he scored 1584 runs so far this year. He is known for his acumen to play a wide array of shots under his sleeve. He is comfortable playing drives, cuts, and pulls, and he often showcases his ability to find gaps in the field.
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2. Virat Kohli
Former Indian captain recently etched his name into the record books when he surpassed Sachin Tendulkar’s overall tally of 49 centuries in ODIs by bringing up his 50th ODI century against South Africa in the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup. It is also worth mentioning here that he is the second-leading run-scorer in ODIs in the ongoing calendar year. He has mustered as many as 1377 runs to his credit. Moreover, his ability to successfully chase down targets, assess run-chases, and pace his innings as per the situation has set him apart.
3. Rohit Sharma
Indian captain Rohit Sharma is the only cricketer to have slammed as many as three double centuries in ODIs, a record that remains intact and is also the player with the highest individual score in ODIs as he registered 264. Rohit Sharma is known for his aggressive and attacking style of batting and has a wide array of shots and can be particularly destructive when he gets into a rhythm. He comes next on the list as he scored 1255 runs in ODIs so far in 2023.
4. Daryl Mitchell
Daryl Mitchell has been one of the most significant batters in the New Zealand cricket team. Besides his batting skills, he is also known for his potential as an all-rounder. His versatility lets him play different roles in the batting order. We have seen him play as a top-order batter or operate in the middle order depending on the team’s requirements. He scored 1204 runs in ODIs so far in 2023.
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