Today we bring you the amazing strokeplayers who made their journey fastest to 5000 ODI runs. Cricket is one team sport which has had more individual records highlighted than team records. Further more, many of these individuals have gone on to be listed among the all-time greats. While there are so many records that we need to delve into to find rare records of our batters and bowlers, here we’ll discuss one of the most amazing records by batters.
Fastest to 5000 ODI Runs
5. Joe Root (England)
Current England test skipper and one of the best batsmen in the modern game, Joe Root stands 5th in this list of cricketers fastest to 5000 ODI runs. He achieved the feat on 20th of February, 2019 against West Indies at Bridgetown.
Root is part of an impressive English ODI setup in recent years, captained by Eoin Morgan and a capable batting unit supported by the likes of Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Jason Roy and skipper Morgan himself. Root was part of the Cricket World Cup 2019 team of England that won the tournament, their first in as many years.
4. David Warner (Australia)
The Australian Opener David Warner stands fourth in this list, having got to 5000 ODI runs in Mumbai on 14 January 2020 against hosts India. Warner has runs in every country he has batted in, including domestic leagues of different boards, and hence a key batter for Australia in all pitch conditions.
He reached the milestone of 5000 ODI runs in his 115th innings of 117th One day international match. With these statistics, Dave got into the list of cricketers fastest to 5000 ODI runs.
3. Virat Kohli (India)
India skipper Virat Kohli stands 3rd in this illustrious list of cricketers fastest to 5000 ODI runs, having got to 5000 ODI runs in Kochi on 21 November 2013 against West Indies.
Part of the team India setup that lifted the World Cup in 2011, Virat Kohli is currently one of the complete cricketers around. Having started his career in 2008 as a hot-headed aggressive batsman, Kohli has matured over time to hone his character and batting at the same time.
2. Viv Richards (West Indies)
A part of the glorious West Indies’ team of the 70s and 80s, Viv Richards also features in the lists of fastest batsmen to 4000 and 3000 ODI runs.
The record was achieved in 1987 and stood the test of time as Richards led this list until early 2015. Richards won the World Cup twice as a player with the West Indies in ‘75 and ‘79 and lost out to India in the Finals of the ‘83 World Cup. Thus, among the cricketers fastest to 5000 ODI runs.
1. Hashim Amla (South Africa)
Leader of three of our fastest tables right now, Hashim Amla lead the the cricketers fastest to 5000 ODI runs as well. Amla is magic when he gets going. South Africa pins their hopes on the talisman batsman whose crunching cover drives and wristy flicks are as much synonymous as his long beard.
Amla has scored runs whenever he has played, specifically in the sub-continent thanks to his wonderful ability to read and play spin, something the Proteas lack to a great extent. He got to his 5000 ODI runs when he was playing against West Indies at Durban on 16 January 2015.
These were the cricketers who took the least innings to reach this milestone of their career, yes, 5000 ODI runs and hence make the list of the fastest to 5000 ODI runs. This was it for the day. Hope you liked the content, don’t forget to put in your thoughts & questions as comments below this content.
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