Being a world champion for 12 consecutive years is not an ordinary feat to achieve in any sport. Australia has won 3 ODI World Cups and 2 Champions Trophy during the 12 years between 1999 to 2010. Such was the dominant factor the Australian Cricket team has got during that era. They have always been a brilliant bowling team to me than a batting one. Even now, when they are not on par with their own historical excellence, they have one of the best bowling sides among the current teams.
So, here we have listed down the top 10 batsmen around the world who have scored the most runs “against Australia” and “in & against Australia.” And, if you think batting average is the better parameter to measure a batsman’s caliber than the total runs, then here is your article to know the batsmen with the highest average against Aussies.
Even after more than 10 years of his retirement, Sachin Tendulkar still tops most of the batting stats in the Cricket record book.
Here’s the list of batsmen who have scored the maximum runs against Australia in ODIs.
Most Runs against Australia in ODIs
|S Tendulkar (IND)||3077||70||44.59||175||9/15|
|D Haynes (WI)||2262||64||40.39||148||6/13|
|R Sharma (IND)||2251||42||59.23||209||8/8|
|V Richards (WI)||2187||50||50.86||153*||3/20|
|V Kohli (IND)||2172||44||52.97||123||8/11|
|E Morgan (ENG)||1952||56||39.83||121||3/13|
|B Lara (WI)||1858||50||39.53||139||3/15|
|K Sangakkara (SL)||1813||46||43.16||104||2/12|
|MS Dhoni (IND)||1660||48||44.86||139*||2/11|
|J Kallis (SA)||1660||50||34.58||104*||1/13|
Sachin vs Australia in ODI is a record-breaking combo. He tops the runs-scorers list vs Australia in ODIs and placed 2nd in Tests (just 6 runs behind the topper Sir Jack Hobbs).
Sachin is the only batsman to have 3000+ runs against Australia. He is also the only player to have 3000+ runs against a single opponent in ODI. He also tops the 100s vs Australia list in ODIs.
Rohit Sharma tops the current players’ list, followed by Virat Kohli.
Rohit, the current Indian captain, is the only batsman to score an ODI 200+ score against Australia. You can find all the ODI 200 scorers here.
Rohit is also the only player to hit 50+ ODI sixes against Aussies.
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