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Stats: Top 5 Highest run-scorers in One day Internationals in 2015


  • The World Cup 2015 held in Australia and New Zealand with field restriction of placing 3 fielders outside circle helped many batsmen to score the runs easily. The batting style, technique and the attitude of these batsmen ruled over cricket with some excellent batting display and skills. 

    Here we look at the top 5 leading run scorers in One-day internationals in 2015. 

    On the basis of average runs scored AB Devilliers becomes the top batsmen with an average 80 runs per innings.

    1. Martin Guptill

    Martin Guptill is the leading runs scorer in One-day Internationals in the year 2015. He played 30 matches and as many innings. He scored a total of 1366 runs. He has been in an excellent form showing a tremendous hunger to score runs. He opened the innings for New Zealand and gave his team a great start for a huge score. He averages 52.53 with the best score of 237 not out against West Indies in the quarter-finals of World Cup 2015. He scored 4 centuries and 7 half centuries. His contributions at the top helped New Zealand to reach the finals of the World Cup history for the first time. He remained not out 4 times. 

    2. Kane Willamson

    Kane Willamson, who comes at number 3 for New Zealand, has been in prolific form this year. He played 26 matches and scored 1317 runs. He has shown great skills and the technique to succeed at the international level in the top order. He averages 57.26 with the best score of 118. He scored 3 centuries and 8 half centuries. His ability to play the fast bowlers and spinners alike makes him one of the dangerous batsman. He did not get to bat once and remained not out in 2 innings.  

    3. AB De Villiers

    AB De Villiers is one of the dangerous batsmen in modern day cricket who plays for South Africa. He has played 20 matches and scored 1193 runs. He plays according to the situation of the game and shows his complete mastery with the bat. He averages 79.53 with the best score of 162 not out against West Indies. He has scored 5 centuries and 5 fifties in the year. AB De Villiers has stolen the show with some brilliant performances in 2015. He had no opportunity to bat in 2 innings and also remained not out in 3 innings.  

    4. TM Dilshan

    TM Dilshan of Sri Lanka is an opening batsman and is the fourth highest runs scorer in 2015. He has played 23 matches and scored 1109 runs. He is the only Asian Batsmen in excellent form this year. He averages 52.80 with the best score of 161 not out against Bangladesh in World Cup 2015. He did not get a chance to bat in one innings and remained not out in one innings. He scored 4 centuries and 5 half centuries to his name in the year. After the retirement of Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene, Dilshan has been the backbone of  Sri Lankan batting and gave brilliant starts, though  the team did not have a good year.

    5. Hashim Amla

    Hashim Amla is the fifth leading runs scorer in One day Internationals. He has played 23 matches and scored 1062 runs. He comes at number 3 for South Africa and has been a pillar for the South African team for a while now. He scored with an average of 50.57 with a best score 159 not out. He played all the innings and remained not out in 2 innings. He scored 4 centuries and 3 half centuries.

    Table showing top 5 leading runs scorers in ODI’s (2015):

    Name

    Team

    Matches

    Innings

    Not out

    Runs

    Highest score

    Average

    100’s

    50’s

    Martin Guptill

    New Zealand

    30

    30

    4

    1366

    237*

    52.53

    4

    7

    Kane Willamson

    New Zealand

    26

    25

    2

    1317

    118

    57.26

    3

    8

     

    AB De Villiers

    South Africa

    20

    18

    3

    1193

    162*

    79.53

    5

    5

    TM Dilshan

    Sri Lanka

    23

    22

    1

    1109

    161*

    52.80

    4

    5

    Hashim Amla

    South Africa

    23

    23

    2

    1062

    159

    50.57

    4

    3

     

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