Running between the wickets is a very important feature in cricket. Especially when it comes to limited over formats, each single run makes a difference. Teams that have batsmen who are fast runners between the wickets are also beneficial. These batsmen can not only take quick singles but also convert ones into twos, and twos into threes. But sometimes while going for the cheeky single or the extra run, batsmen tend to get themselves or their partners run out. This happens especially against teams who have very good fielders. Here the top teams with most runs outs.
1. India (710)
India has the record of being the top team, with their batsmen being run out 710 times in ODIs so far. India until recently did not have enough fast runners between wickets. Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid are known for scoring lots of runs in partnership but they have also ran each other out lots of times. However, since the last few years Indian ODI team have players who are as quick as rabbits including the likes of MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina and others. Azharuddin was run out 32 times for India.
2. Australia (663)
Australia ranks second in the list of teams with most run outs. This is very interesting because Australia has a fielding team is known for causing lots of run outs since they had fielders like Ricky Ponting and Michael Bevan. However lots of Aussie batsmen had a high percentage of being run out. Mark Waugh was run out 32 times in his career.
3. Pakistan (630)
Two of the batsmen in world cricket who were frequently found short of their crease were from Pakistan. Wasim Akram and Inzamam-ul-Haq are the top two in the list for them. Akram was run out 38 times in the 280 innings he played. No doubt he contributed greatly to Pakistan’s total tally of 630 run outs.
4. Sri Lanka (572)
Sri Lanka had a lot of batsmen who were too slow between the wickets. This included the likes of M Atapattu, A de Silva among others. In fact, Atapattu was run out 37 times in his career. Sri Lanka ranks fourth in the list with 572 run outs against them.
5. West Indies (559)
For West Indies, tail enders contributed a lot of their run outs. Joel Garner was ran out 10 times in 41 innings which amounts to 24.39%. They rank behind Sri Lanka with 559 run outs against them.
6. New Zealand (498)
No doubt with the quality of quick runners New Zealand had they are way below in this list. Over the years, the likes of Chris Cairns, Nathan Astle, Brendon McCullum were known to convert singles to twos and twos to threes. This is the reason why they have only 498 run outs against them.
7. South Africa (452)
The team who had fielders like Jonty Rhodes and Hershelle Gibbs are expected to effect a lot of run outs while fielding. They have been on the receiving end not many times. South Africa has 452 run outs against them and is placed seventh on this list.
8. England (449)
England is placed last in this list with the only 449 run outs against them. No doubt it is an achievement not to get run out because it only works to the disadvantage of the team.