Highest Run Scorers for Australia in Tests ODI’s T20’s and Overall

Highest Run Scorers for Australia in Tests ODI’s T20’s and Overall

RT Ponting after hitting century
Ricky Ponting after hitting century. | Photo Source : Zimbo
Australia can be termed one of those rare places outside the Indian sub-continent which has produced classy batsmen. The land where cricket pitches lay green lush grass on it, shaping up as a batsman is one of the toughest professions to choose. The conditions, climate and wickets all assist the bowlers and on those challenging conditions have produced some of the best batsmen to have ever played the game of cricket.
So, taking into account the toughness of the task, we have decided to acknowledge those who have done it. Here’s a complete layout of the highest run scorers for Australia in not one format but in all formats. The highest test, ODI, T20 run getters followed by a cumulative highest.
One man Ricky Ponting surely rules batting cards for his country topping it in tests ODI’s and by virtue of that also the overall runs. At his peak he had also given Sachin Tendulkar the Indian batting Legend and the highest run maker in cricket a run for his money.
The closest anybody came to Sachin’s most runs and centuries has to be Ricky, he is also among the top in world cricket.
It is David Warner who is the highest in T20’s with 1444 runs in 52 games. The pocket size dynamo has converted himself from a T20 specialist to an all format suited player now. And he is equally destructive in tests and ODI’s as much as the shortest format.
Let’s not talk more read the number’s which will describe you the entire story. Check out who’s who of Australian cricket and the guys who ensured Aussie dominance on Cricketing Universe for a decade and a half. Major part of the Steve Waugh team including himself and brother Mark Waugh are also among the most run scorers for their country.
Tests:

Player Matches Runs Highest Average 100 50
RT Ponting 168 13378 257 51.85 41 62
AR Border 156 11174 205 50.56 27 63
SR Waugh 168 10927 200 51.06 32 50
ML Hayden 103 8625 380 50.73 30 29
MJ Clarke 105 8240 329* 51.50 27 27
ME Waugh 128 8029 153* 41.81 20 47
JL Langer 105 7696 250 45.27 23 30
MA Taylor 104 7525 334* 43.49 19 40
DC Boon 107 7422 200 43.65 21 32
GS Chappell 87 7110 247* 53.86 24 31

ODI:

Player Matches Runs Highest Average 100 50
RT Ponting 374 13589 164 41.81 29 82
AC Gilchrist 286 9595 172 35.93 16 55
ME Waugh 244 8500 173 39.35 18 50
MJ Clarke 237 7751 130 45.06 8 56
SR Waugh 325 7569 120* 32.90 3 45

T20:

Player Matches Runs Highest Average 100 50
DA Warner 52 1444 90* 29.46 0 11
SR Watson 45 1074 81 26.85 0 10
CL White 44 918 85* 31.65 0 5
DJ Hussey 39 756 88* 22.90 0 3
MEK Hussey 38 721 60* 37.94 0 4

Overall:

Player Matches Runs Highest Average 100 50
RT Ponting 559 27368 257 45.84 70 146
SR Waugh 493 18496 200 41.65 35 95
AR Border 429 17698 205 40.77 30 102
ME Waugh 372 16529 173 40.51 38 97
MJ Clarke 376 16479 329* 46.41 35 84