The ongoing calendar year has witnessed a cracker of ODI action as several teams played a decent number of ODIs which must have been more than enough for the teams to prepare for the ODI World Cup. The cricket fraternity has witnessed top-quality batting performances by the batters this year.
As a result, we can expect aggressive batting performances from the top teams in the upcoming edition of the World Cup. The highly-anticipated event will go all guns blazing on October 5 as New Zealand will lock horns with England in the tournament opener at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
In this article, let’s go through the names of five cricketers who scored the most ODI runs so far in 2023.
1. Shubman Gill
Shubman Gill is currently the best-performing youngster across all three formats of international cricket. The right-handed batsman is the leading run-scorer in One-Day Internationals with 1230 runs so far, the most by a batsman this year. More importantly, the Indian star maintained a batting average of 72.35 including 5 centuries, 5 fifties followed by a double century.
2. Asif Khan
Asif Khan who represents the United Arab Emirates in international cricket is the second-leading run-scorer in the ongoing calendar year. He scored 934 runs in 24 games at an average of 44.47 including 3 centuries and 4 half-centuries to his name.
3. Pathum Nissanka
Pathum Nissanka has been the most consistent performer for Sri Lanka in ODIs this year. The Sri Lankan international is the third-leading run-scorer this year as he mustered 819 runs at an average of 45.50 including two centuries and five fifties.
4. Vriitya Aravind
Vriitya Aravind who represents the United Arab Emirates comes fourth on the list as he scored 792 runs at an average of 31.68. The wicketkeeper-batsman scored 4 half-centuries to his name.
5. Muhammad Waseem
Muhammad Waseem plays for the United Arab Emirates in international cricket. The opening batsman has aggregated 782 runs at an average of 32.58 including 1 century and 4 fifties.