Scoring runs against the Aussies is always a daunting task because of the kind of bowling attack Australia possesses. For decades, Australia have been producing top-quality fast bowlers to bolster their attack.
The bowlers have perfected the art of bowling wicket-taking deliveries and which is precisely the reason why they were quite successful at taking crucial wickets in the need of the hour. However, some batters gave the Aussies a run for their money.
Players from West Indies and Team India have well and truly enjoyed scoring runs against the Aussies. In this listicle, we will learn more about the names of the five players who essayed the most runs against Australia in international cricket.
1. Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar is widely regarded as one of the greatest batters of all time. He tops the list as he scored the most runs against Australia. The Master Blaster was a nightmare to the Aussies during the heydays of his career. Sachin essayed as many as 6707 runs against the Aussies.
2. Virat Kohli
India’s run machine, Virat Kohli is currently the best all-format player in the world. India’s most valuable player has scored 4945 runs against the Aussies and needs 55 runs to become the second batter to score 5000 runs against Australia.
3. Brian Lara
Former West Indies’ captain Brian Lara comes third on the list in terms of scoring the most runs against Australia. Brian Lara accumulated 4714 runs against Australia.
4. Desmond Haynes
Former West Indies’ cricketer Desmond Haynes has also been successful against Australia during the playing days of his cricketing career. He scored 4495 runs against the Aussies.
5. Sir Vivian Richards
Sir Vivian Richards is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest batsmen of all time. Even he was quite successful in terms of essaying the runs against the Aussies. Overall, he has aggregated 4453 runs against the Aussies.
Updated as of June 6, 2023*