Scoring runs in away conditions is a challenge for any batter in the ODI format. They have to grasp the conditions well and play accordingly to accumulate crucial runs for their team.

A few batsmen have displayed their batting excellence on foreign pitches by showcasing resilience, skills, and adaptability. These fine batters have dominated the opposition bowlers in their own backyards and have scored tons of runs.

In this article, let’s take a look at the top 10 batsmen who have scored the most runs in away ODI matches.

Most Runs in Away ODIs

PlayerRunsInningsAverageHigh Score
Kumar Sangakkara (ICC/SL)551814543.10138*
Virat Kohli (IND)533611255.58160*
Ricky Ponting (AUS)509012945.04164
Sachin Tendulkar (IND)506514637.24163*
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (IND)452012450.78101*
Mahela Jayawardene (SL)431115729.73144
Tillakaratne Dilshan (SL)428812538.98160
Sanath Jayasuriya (SL)408714728.78157
Rahul Dravid (ICC/IND)404411341.26123*
Inzamam-ul-Haq (PAK)393212736.74116*

Key insights from the above stats

2: Batters from India and Sri Lanka dominate the top 10 slots when it comes to scoring runs at the home of the opposition.

5211: The number of runs amassed by Kumar Sangakkara in away ODIs as a wicketkeeper-batter. This is the most runs scored by a keeper-batter in away conditions in the 50-over format. Moreover, he is the only keeper to score 5000-plus ODI runs on foreign pitches.

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9: Number of Indian batters who have scored more than 3000 ODI runs in away matches, showcasing their batting prowess and skills.

210: Pakistan’s opener, Fakhar Zaman, became the first cricketer to score a double century in an away ODI match. He smashed 210* against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo in 2018

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61.75: South Africa’s dynamic batter, AB de Villiers, has the highest average of 61.75 among the batters with 3000-plus runs in away ODIs.

4: Only 4 batters have scored runs at an average of above 50 (3000+ runs). Apart from de Villiers, Viv Richards, Virat Kohli, and MS Dhoni have scored at 50+ average in away matches.

20: Just like Kohli has smashed over 20 centuries at home, he also boasts more than 20 centuries in away ODI matches. And he is the only batter to have amassed 20+ hundreds at the home of the opposition.

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