MS Dhoni – ODI Batting Statistics by Batting Positions

MS Dhoni holds the Cricket Record for Most runs at No 6 in ODI, followed by Michael Bevan. This article is an in-depth analysis of MS Dhoni runs by batting position.

MSD, in his major part of his career, batted in different positions based on what the team needed. He has been more successful at No.3 at the starting of his career. MS Dhoni average at Number 3, a whopping 82.75%, shows his strength at that position.

Dhoni has played in almost every batting position except at 8th, 9th & 10th.

MS Dhoni opening in ODI has happened too, thanks to Greg Chappell’s experimental move in the mid-2000s.

MS Dhoni ODI Runs by Batting position


MS Dhoni’s total runs in No.6 position is the most by any batsmen in ODI in that position. MS Dhoni is also the 12th batsman to score 10000 ODI runs.

MS Dhoni Record at No 3

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MS Dhoni at No.3 in ODI

One crucial thing that’s always in the debate is MS Dhoni’s batting average at No.3, as the legendary wicket-keeper batsman was brilliant at No.3 during his early days of Cricket.

MS Dhoni average at No.3 in ODIs is 82.75 in 16 Innings.

Also, while playing at No.3, he remained unbeaten four times in the 15 innings.

He pushed himself to No.6 on the team’s need, after becoming the captain of the team.

The shift from Dhoni as a player to Dhoni as a captain is neatly depicted in this book. It is a must-read and easy-to-read book on Dhoni’s cricketing journey.

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Most importantly, Dhoni moving down the order allowed Virat Kohli to bat at No.3, and what happened next is history.

MS Dhoni’s high score in ODI of 183* off 145 balls also came at No.3 during a successful chase against Sri Lanka.

It is the second-highest score in ODI while chasing.

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