Top 10: Players with Most Run Outs in ODI

Shaik Baji
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this article will show the Players with Most Run Outs in ODI. Run-out dismissals have been a consistent aspect of cricket since its inception, especially noticeable in the shorter formats of international play compared to Test matches.

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The time constraints in ODIs or T20Is often compel batsmen to take riskier singles or doubles, resulting in a higher frequency of run-out dismissals. In contrast, Test cricket doesn’t witness such occurrences as frequently due to the slower pace and different approach to the game.

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In this article, we’ll explore the prevalence of run-outs in ODI cricket, highlighting the top 10 players who have experienced this form of dismissal most frequently.

Players with Most Run Outs in ODI

Marvan Atapattu (SL)25941
Rahul Dravid (IND)31840
Inzamam-ul-Haq (PAK)35040
Mahela Jayawardene (SL)41839
Mohammad Yousuf (PAK)27338
Wasim Akram (PAK)28038
Sachin Tendulkar (IND)45234
Mohammad Azharuddin (IND)30832
Mark Waugh (AUS)23632
Ricky Ponting (AUS)36531

Key observations from the statistics:

  • 1545 players have faced at least one run-out dismissal in their ODI careers, while 37 individuals have been run out at least 20 times.
  • Marvan Atapattu holds the record for the most run-out dismissals in ODI cricket with 41 instances, closely followed by India’s Rahul Dravid with 40.
  • Atapattu faced a run-out on average every 6.51 games, while Asanka Gurusinha, with 27 ducks in 147 matches, encountered a run-out every 5.44 matches.
  • Atapattu scored the most runs in the 41 innings he was dismissed by way of a run-out, averaging 46.14, including 3 centuries. Sachin Tendulkar and Mark Waugh achieved 5 and 4 centuries, respectively.
  • The list of most run-out dismissals in ODIs comprises three players each from India (Dravid, Tendulkar, and Azharuddin) and Pakistan (Inzamam-ul-Haq, Wasim Akram, and Mohammad Yousuf).
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