The 5 All-Time Leading Run Scorers in ODI Cricket

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Since its establishment in the 1970s, One Day International cricket had grown to be hugely popular around the world thanks to the faster paced, more immediate action that it provides than test match play. In the ensuing 40 plus years, the amount of ODI cricket played has grown and grown and there are now often more ODIs played in a calendar year than test matches.

The burgeoning popularity of ODI cricket has been helped to grow along the way by a number of the world’s very best players finding that they were particularly well suited to the format and producing some scintillating displays. The following five players are amongst the very best batsmen ever to have pulled on the coloured clothing for their countries and have scored more ODI runs in their careers than anyone else.