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 the history of ODI Cricket. Let's see who are the other batters to make their names on the list.
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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.

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:

SR Tendulkar (IND)199834334189414365.319718840
SC Ganguly (IND)199941413176718346.50410118326
R Dravid (IND)199943435176115346.3468316412
SR Tendulkar (IND)199632322161113753.706916317
ML Hayden (AUS)2007323031601181*59.2956116835
Saeed Anwar (PAK)199636365159511551.4531015920
SC Ganguly (IND)200032324157914456.397615135
RG Sharma (IND)201928271149015957.3076114636
MJ Guptill (NZ)2015323251489237*55.1448316242
ME Waugh (AUS)199936363146810644.4821111356
G Kirsten (SA)200036363146711544.4521311410
V Kohli (IND)201726267146013176.8467213622
G Kirsten (SA)1996292941442188*57.6864113310
SR Tendulkar (IND)2007333221425100*47.50113319212
RT Ponting (AUS)2007272461424134*79.115814416

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