Calendar Year Records

Stats: Most ODI Runs in a Calendar Year as Captain

The year 2017 was wonderful for the Indian Captain, Virat Kohli as he scored 1460 Runs. This let him breaking the 10-years-old record of Ricky Ponting – the maximum runs scored in a calendar year by any captain.

List of Batsmen with Most ODI Runs in a Calendar Year

Virat Kohli has managed 1460 runs (ave. 76.84) in 26 matches in 2017, surpassing the Indian record of 1268 runs (ave.43.72) in 37 matches by Mohammad Azharuddin in 1998.

Virat became the first Indian skipper to amass 1300 runs or more in a calendar year in ODIs.

Here’s the list of batsmen who topped maximum runs for his team while playing as a captain.

PLAYERRUNSYEARINNINGS BATTEDHUNDREDSAVERAGE
VIRAT KOHLI (IND)1460201726676.84
RICKY PONTING (AUS)1424200724579.11
VIRAT KOHLI (IND)1377201925559.86
MISBAH UL HAQ (PAK)1373201332054.92
MOHAMMAD AZHARUDDIN (IND)1268199833343.72
ANGELO MATHEWS (SL)1244201431162.20
SOURAV GANGULY (IND)1223200025558.23
VIRAT KOHLI (IND)12022018146133.55
SANATH JAYASURIYA (SL)1202200133237.56
AB DE VILLIERS (SA)1193201518579.53

Particularly in 2018, Virat’s average has been the best for any captain, who scored more than 1000 ODI runs within a year. He scored 6 centuries in only 14 innings he played that year.

Most Number of ODI Centuries in a year as a Captain

Virat Kohli’s 6 centuries in 2017 and 2018 are also the most by any captain in a calendar year.

By 2017, he broke Sourav Ganguly’s precious record of Most Number of ODI Centuries in a year as an Indian Captain. Ganguly had scored¬†5 ODI Centuries in the year 2000 being the Indian Captain. Ricky Ponting and AB de Villiers also had scored 5 centuries as a captain within a year.

As a batsman, Virat’s record of 6 tons is 3 short of Sachin’s 9 centuries in the year 1998. Ganguly & Warner has got 7 centuries in the years 2000 & 2016 respectively.



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