Top 10 Batsmen who took Min. innings to reach 1000 runs in ODIs

It is always special for a player to make his debut. Either bowler or batsman, he feels nervous in the earlier games of his emerging career. One can’t keep the similar strategy in International arena as that of domestic ones because the conditions vary with a high value from domestic/first class to that of International one.

Some players after having their debut take time to shine while as some adopt the condition in no time. For a batsman scoring runs and fielding is two main important things. If he can’t score runs, naturally he won’t get enough chances. Today, we will present you the top 10 players who took no time to shine in the International arena.

Kevin Pietersen (Credits: The Indian Express via AP File Photo)

Here we will present before you those players who reached the one thousand runs mark in no time.

10) Yasir Hameed

Honestly, this man didn’t get enough chances. He made his debut in 2003 against Bangladesh and scored twin test hundreds. His stroking ability was a treat to watch. He played 56 ODIs for Pakistan with an average of 36.87. He took 24 ODIs to reach the mark of 1000runs.

9) GM Turner

He may be unknown to many cricket fans. He was the player almost of mid 90’s. He scored a duck on his debut but later on took only 41 matches to smash 7 centuries. He played 41 ODIs for New Zealand with an average of 47. He took 24 ODIs to reach 1000 mark. Besides this, he is the first Kiwi batsman to hit twin tons in the same test.

8) Azhar Ali

He is a solid and steady batsman who is doing an opening for Pakistan now. After Misbah’s retirement, he was announced as captain but later on, he stepped down from that post. Talking about his ODI career, Azhar took just 23 ODIs to reach 1000 mark.

7) Ryan ten Doeschate

He is a Dutch cricketer who has featured for both ODI and T20 format. As we usually say, some people are born in wrong place, same happened with this guy. If he could have been in some other places, his name would have been doing lip service. He played just 33 matches with an average of 67. Besides this, he took 55 wickets as well. To achieve 1000 mark in his career, he took only 23 innings.

6) Gordan Greenidge

He is the former member of a West Indian team. With an average of 45.04 in his 128 ODI matches career, he reached 1000 mark in 23 ODIs

5) Babar Azam

He is a member of Pakistan Team who features in all the three formats of the game. He has played 30 ODIs for Pakistan till today and has an average of 54.19. He became the 2nd quickest after De Kock to score 5 ODI tons. He took just 21 matches to cross 1000 runs boundary.

4) Quinton de Kock

He is the wicketkeeper-batsman of South Africa who is playing in the opening slot. He is quickest to score 5 ODI tons. He took 21 ODI to achieve 1000 ODI runs mark.

3) Jonathan Trott

He is a former British cricketer who played 68 ODI matches averaging 51.25 for England. He took 21 ODIs to reach 1000 ODI runs.

2) Kevin Pietersen

He was always in the limelight of media. The inventor of switch hit, Kevin played 136 ODIs for England with an average of 40.73. He started his cricketing journey as an offie who can bat a little bit. He took 21 ODIs to reach 1000 ODI mark.

1) Sir Vivian Richards

He doesn’t need any kind of introduction. No one on this planet who is unknown to him can call himself a cricket fan. Sir was a key member of West Indian team in 1970’s. He has played 187 ODIs and took 21 ODIs to reach 1000 mark. 

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