Top 10 Batsmen who are the fastest to reach 3000 runs in ODIs

fastest to reach 3000 runs in ODIs Hashim Amla

Top 10 Batsmen who are the fastest to reach 3000 runs in ODIs

England cricket team won the ongoing ODI series against Pakistan with complete authority outnumbering the opposition in every aspect. The visitors could not even put a reasonable resistance to the mighty home side as they sit a decisive 4-0 down in the series. Having drawn the test series earlier Pakistan ODI team is on the verge of a certain whitewash. The side that earned a whole of respect from all over the world after they bravely won two test matches, has been a picture of misery in limited overs cricket. On the other hand the young England players showed their complete dominance and control on the modern day tactics of success in short term cricket.

fastest to reach 3000 runs in ODIs Joe Root

Although as presumed earlier, the ODI series has not been much favorable to bowling. It was supposed that English conditions would most probably suit the bowlers heading towards a balanced competition between the two sides’ fast bowling attack. But in reality things have gone totally opposite. It has been a complete batting show as England recorded the highest ever total in ODIs as well. The Sri Lanka’s record of most runs in an ODI inning was broken down by the furious English batting line up during the third ODI. As these line are being written they have won the 4th game as well with Joe Root completing his 3000 runs in ODIs. The young England player is one of the finest batsmen in the world right now.

fastest to reach 3000 runs in ODIs Hashim Amla

Joe Root scored five consecutive fifties in his previous ODI innings before getting out on 30 in fourth match. However still he is not the fastest to reach 3000 runs. The feat of being the fastest to reach 3000 runs belongs to the man with many other similar cricket records on his name. Hashim Amla holds the record of being the quickest to reach the 3000 ODI runs in his career. The reliable protea player reached the milestone in just 57 innings. While Joe Root took 72 innings to do the same – the joint third fastest to reach 3000 runs in ODIs.

Top 10 Batsmen who are the fastest to reach 3000 runs in ODIs

Player Opposition Ground Match Date Debut Time Mat Inns
HM Amla (SA)  England Southampton 28 Aug 2012 9 Mar 2008 4y 172d 59 57
IVA Richards (WI) England Manchester 31 May 1984 7 Jun 1975 8y 359d 74 69
CG Greenidge (WI) Pakistan Peshawar 17 Oct 1986 11 Jun 1975 11y 128d 72 72
G Kirsten (SA)  New Zealand Adelaide 6 Dec 1997 14 Dec 1993 3y 357d 72 72
S Dhawan (India) Australia Canberra 20 Jan 2016 20 Oct 2010 5y 92d 73 72
JE Root (ENG) Pakistan Leeds 1 Sep 2016 11 Jan 2013 3y 234d 77 72
KS Williamson (NZ) England Nottingham 17 Jun 2015 10 Aug 2010 4y 311d 78 73
V Kohli (India) Sri Lanka Adelaide 14 Feb 2012 18 Aug 2008 3y 180d 78 75
GA Gooch (ENG) West Indies Port of Spain 14 Feb 1990 26 Aug 1976 13y 172d 77 76
KP Pietersen (ENG/ICC) India Cuttack 26 Nov 2008 28 Nov 2004 3y 364d 87 78

Top 10 Batsmen who are the fastest to reach 3000 runs in ODIs

  1. HM Amla
  2. IVA Richards
  3. CG Greenidge
  4. G Kirsten
  5. S Dhawan
  6. JE Root
  7. KS Williamson
  8. V Kohli
  9. GA Gooch
  10. KP Pietersen

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