Most Fours in ODI: The Best Batsmen Who Dominated the Field

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Four is the most common way to score runs in One Day International (ODI) cricket. It is the most sought after form of runs, and players from all around the world strive to make the most fours in ODI cricket. In this article, we will be looking at the top ten players with the most fours in ODI cricket.

1. Sachin Tendulkar (India)

Sachin Tendulkar is one of the greatest batsmen of all time and is the holder of the most fours in ODI cricket. He has a total of 8,000 fours in 463 matches, and has a batting average of 44.83. He is one of the few batsmen to have scored a double century in ODI cricket, and is the highest run scorer in the format.

2. Virat Kohli (India)

Virat Kohli is the current Indian captain and is one of the most consistent batsmen in world cricket. He has a total of 5,842 fours in 230 matches, and has a batting average of 58.10. He has the highest batting average among the top 10 players with the most fours in ODI cricket, and is the fastest to reach 10,000 runs in the format.

3. Ricky Ponting (Australia)

Ricky Ponting is one of the greatest Australian batsmen of all time and is the third highest run scorer in ODI cricket. He has a total of 5,661 fours in 375 matches, and has a batting average of 42.03. He is the only batsman to have scored more than 13,000 runs in ODI cricket, and is the only player to have scored a century in each of the World Cup tournaments.

4. Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka)

Sanath Jayasuriya is one of the greatest Sri Lankan batsmen of all time and is the fourth highest run scorer in ODI cricket. He has a total of 5,291 fours in 445 matches, and has a batting average of 32.36. He is the first batsman to score more than 10,000 runs in ODI cricket, and is the only player to have scored a double century in the format.

5. Sourav Ganguly (India)

Sourav Ganguly is one of the greatest Indian batsmen of all time and is the fifth highest run scorer in ODI cricket. He has a total of 5,204 fours in 311 matches, and has a batting average of 41.02. He is the first batsman to score more than 11,000 runs in ODI cricket, and is the only player to have scored three consecutive centuries in the format.

6. Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka)

Mahela Jayawardene is one of the greatest Sri Lankan batsmen of all time and is the sixth highest run scorer in ODI cricket. He has a total of 5,150 fours in 448 matches, and has a batting average of 33.37. He is the first batsman to score more than 12,000 runs in ODI cricket, and is the only player to have scored a century in a World Cup final.

7. Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)

Kumar Sangakkara is one of the greatest Sri Lankan batsmen of all time and is the seventh highest run scorer in ODI cricket. He has a total of 5,074 fours in 404 matches, and has a batting average of 41.98. He is the first batsman to score more than 14,000 runs in ODI cricket, and is the only player to have scored four consecutive centuries in the format.

8. Jacques Kallis (South Africa)

Jacques Kallis is one of the greatest South African batsmen of all time and is the eighth highest run scorer in ODI cricket. He has a total of 4,732 fours in 328 matches, and has a batting average of 45.27. He is the first batsman to score more than 11,500 runs in ODI cricket, and is the only player to have scored a century in three consecutive World Cup tournaments.

9. Chris Gayle (West Indies)

Chris Gayle is one of the greatest West Indian batsmen of all time and is the ninth highest run scorer in ODI cricket. He has a total of 4,556 fours in 288 matches, and has a batting average of 37.45. He is the first batsman to score more than 10,000 runs in ODI cricket, and is the only player to have scored a double century in the format.

10. Tillakaratne Dilshan (Sri Lanka)

Tillakaratne Dilshan is one of the greatest Sri Lankan batsmen of all time and is the tenth highest run scorer in ODI cricket. He has a total of 4,411 fours in 330 matches, and has a batting average of 39.27. He is the first batsman to score more than 8,500 runs in ODI cricket, and is the only player to have scored a century in four consecutive World Cup tournaments.

These ten players have made the most fours in ODI cricket and have set the benchmark for future generations of cricketers. They have all made an indelible mark on the game and will be remembered for years to come.