Top 5 batsmen with most runs in a calendar year

Top 5 batsmen with most runs in a calendar year

Top 5 batsmen with most runs in a calendar year: Cricket has come a long way from the West Indian supremacy to the Australian domination to become a world of equals. Before during the times of Bradman and the late 1980s bowlers enjoyed a supremacy over the batsmen. Some of the best batsmen have been pounded in blood by some ruthless bowlers like Waqar Younis, Fred Trueman, Bob Willis and Jeff Thompson to name a few. Talking of Waqar, still remember the blood soaked shirt of a teenage Tendulkar, when Waqar turned a tag aggressive. But with the rules being re-framed in favour of the batsmen it has not been easy for the bowlers. This is the reason why a comparison of the present day batsmen with the others is not possible.  It was way back in 1976 that Vivian Richards aggregated 1710 runs in a calendar year. Many years later Mohammed Yousuf of Pakistan created history by breaking the record and aggregated 1788 runs. But that was about Test cricket.

Crictracker finds out the top 5 batsmen in a calendar year across all the formats. We know you will have certain perceptions to who should be at the top and who should follow them.

5. Kumar Sangakkara – 2609 runs (2006)

Kumar Sangakkara makes double appearance in the list, stands 5th position here with his total aggregate of 2609 runs in the year 2006. (Photo Source: AFP)
Kumar Sangakkara makes double appearance in the list, stands 5th position here with his total aggregate of 2609 runs in the year 2006. (Photo Source: AFP)

Kumar Sangakkara, as you all might know is one of the cleanest hitters. He is at his own ease across all the formats. There is no single bowler who has threatened this Lankan veteran. In 2006, he accumulated 2609 runs from 50 matches at an average of 52.18. He has this unique ability to score big tons in the longer format. He had an able partner in Mahela Jayawardene, with whose company they built mammoth partnerships. Sangakkara and Mahela was involved in a 624 run stand at Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo.

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