Top 5 current batsmen with most international runs
These current batsmen have also got the potential to go up in the list and gather a few more international runs before calling it a day.
Updated - Jul 18, 2020 6:44 pm
There’s not a better sight than watching a world-class batsman holding his pose after effortlessly lofting the ball off the boundary rope. Ever since its inception, cricket has produced many batting starlets, who have enthralled the spectators with their run-scoring splurge.
There have been many batsmen who have notched up runs for fun in international cricket. Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar, with his staggering feat of scoring 34,357 international runs, is still poised on the top of the list, followed by Kumar Sangakkara (28,016) and Ricky Ponting (27,483).
Many legendary players are a part of the elite list of ‘Most international runs scored by a batsman’. The list, predominantly filled by former players, also comprises few modern-day stalwarts who still are plying their trade in international cricket. These current batsmen have also got the potential to go up in the list and gather a few more international runs before calling it a day.
Here are the five current batsmen with most international runs:
5. David Warner
Ever since making his international debut in 2009, David Warner has established himself as one of the best openers. The southpaw has been a vital cog of Australian squad in all formats of the game. An explosive batting approach combined with flamboyant technique makes Warner one of the best modern-day players.
Many fans had predicted that Warner’s involvement in the ball-tampering scandal may eclipse his illustrious career and run-scoring spree. However, the southpaw has been notching up runs at a consistent rate post his return to international cricket.
Warner, who had a poor Ashes 2019 after his comeback, proved his calibre by scoring 335 against Pakistan at Adelaide– the second-highest score by an Australian. On the back of his white-ball form and a dominant home summer, the three-format opening star of Australian was also awarded the 2020 Allan Border Medal.
In a career spanning more than a decade, Warner had donned the Australia jersey in 286 matches and has scored 14718 runs at an average of 44.19. 33-year-old Warner even has 43 tons and 68 half-centuries under his belt, a record that’s anticipated to only improve as time passes by. Warner still has time to add some more international runs to his name before hanging his boots.