Most Runs in a calendar year in ODI Cricket History

Sachin Tendulkar holds the record for scoring the most runs in a calendar year in ODI Cricket. Let's see who are the other batters.

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Abishek Goswami
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Many cricketers come and go but there are only a few who leave a permanent mark with their presence in the team. Be it with bat or ball, playing well consistently and impacting the winning of the team is a great accomplishment. There are some legendary batters who proved or continue to prove their gravity in the team every time they step on the ground. Let's take a look at the players with the most runs in a calendar year in ODI Cricket History.

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Sachin Tendulkar holds the record for most runs in a calendar year in ODIs. In 1998 he scored 1,894 runs in just 34 matches at an average of 65.31. He scored 9 centuries and 7 fifties that year with a top score of 143.

His inning of 143 against Australia at Sharjah in 1998 is still one of the most impactful ODI innings of his career. It was a dream year for Sachin when he scored nine ODI hundreds in a year in 1998.

Even after more than 20 years, Sachin's record for most ODI runs in a calendar year remains unchanged. On a couple of occasions, players reached their tally of ODI runs in a year, but could never overhaul Sachin's figures achieved in 1998.

Most runs in a calendar year in ODI format:

Player Year Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 0 4s 6s
SR Tendulkar (IND) 1998 34 33 4 1894 143 65.31 9 7 - 188 40
SC Ganguly (IND) 1999 41 41 3 1767 183 46.50 4 10 1 183 26
R Dravid (IND) 1999 43 43 5 1761 153 46.34 6 8 3 164 12
SR Tendulkar (IND) 1996 32 32 2 1611 137 53.70 6 9 - 163 17
ML Hayden (AUS) 2007 32 30 3 1601 181* 59.29 5 6 1 168 35
Saeed Anwar (PAK) 1996 36 36 5 1595 115 51.45 3 10 - 159 20
SC Ganguly (IND) 2000 32 32 4 1579 144 56.39 7 6 - 151 35
RG Sharma (IND) 2019 28 27 1 1490 159 57.30 7 6 1 146 36
MJ Guptill (NZ) 2015 32 32 5 1489 237* 55.14 4 8 3 162 42
ME Waugh (AUS) 1999 36 36 3 1468 106 44.48 2 11 1 135 6
G Kirsten (SA) 2000 36 36 3 1467 115 44.45 2 13 1 141 0
V Kohli (IND) 2017 26 26 7 1460 131 76.84 6 7 2 136 22
G Kirsten (SA) 1996 29 29 4 1442 188* 57.68 6 4 1 133 10
SR Tendulkar (IND) 2007 33 32 2 1425 100* 47.50 1 13 3 192 12
RT Ponting (AUS) 2007 27 24 6 1424 134* 79.11 5 8 - 144 16
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