Who Has Scored the Most Runs in International Cricket?

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Most Runs in International Cricket is a prestigious title that many cricket players strive for. The players who have achieved this feat have had to work hard and dedicate themselves to the game in order to reach such an impressive milestone. There have been many great players who have achieved this title and it is a testament to their skill, determination and passion for the game. In this article, we will take a look at the players who have scored the most runs in international cricket and rank them accordingly.

Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar is widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time and it is no surprise that he is at the top of the list when it comes to the most runs in international cricket. He is the only player to have scored more than 30,000 runs in international cricket and holds the record for the most centuries scored in international cricket. His record of 18,426 runs in Test cricket is also the highest ever.

Kumar Sangakkara

Kumar Sangakkara is another legendary batsman who holds the second highest run-scoring record in international cricket. He is the only player to have scored more than 12,000 runs in both Test and ODI cricket and is the second highest run-scorer in Test cricket after Sachin Tendulkar. He has also scored the most centuries in ODI cricket, with 25 centuries.

Ricky Ponting

Ricky Ponting is the third highest run-scorer in international cricket and is the only player to have scored more than 13,000 runs in both Test and ODI cricket. He is also the second highest run-scorer in Test cricket after Sachin Tendulkar and has scored the most centuries in Test cricket, with 41 centuries.

Jacques Kallis

Jacques Kallis is the fourth highest run-scorer in international cricket and is the only player to have scored more than 11,000 runs in both Test and ODI cricket. He is also the third highest run-scorer in Test cricket after Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting and has scored the most centuries in Test cricket, with 45 centuries.

Brian Lara

Brian Lara is the fifth highest run-scorer in international cricket and is the only player to have scored more than 10,000 runs in both Test and ODI cricket. He is also the fourth highest run-scorer in Test cricket after Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting and Jacques Kallis and has scored the most centuries in Test cricket, with 34 centuries.

Mahela Jayawardene

Mahela Jayawardene is the sixth highest run-scorer in international cricket and is the only player to have scored more than 9,000 runs in both Test and ODI cricket. He is also the fifth highest run-scorer in Test cricket after Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, Jacques Kallis and Brian Lara and has scored the most centuries in Test cricket, with 28 centuries.

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli is the seventh highest run-scorer in international cricket and is the only player to have scored more than 8,000 runs in both Test and ODI cricket. He is also the sixth highest run-scorer in Test cricket after Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, Jacques Kallis, Brian Lara and Mahela Jayawardene and has scored the most centuries in Test cricket, with 27 centuries.

Rahul Dravid

Rahul Dravid is the eighth highest run-scorer in international cricket and is the only player to have scored more than 7,000 runs in both Test and ODI cricket. He is also the seventh highest run-scorer in Test cricket after Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, Jacques Kallis, Brian Lara, Mahela Jayawardene and Virat Kohli and has scored the most centuries in Test cricket, with 24 centuries.

Shivnarine Chanderpaul

Shivnarine Chanderpaul is the ninth highest run-scorer in international cricket and is the only player to have scored more than 6,000 runs in both Test and ODI cricket. He is also the eighth highest run-scorer in Test cricket after Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, Jacques Kallis, Brian Lara, Mahela Jayawardene, Virat Kohli and Rahul Dravid and has scored the most centuries in Test cricket, with 23 centuries.

Sanath Jayasuriya

Sanath Jayasuriya is the tenth highest run-scorer in international cricket and is the only player to have scored more than 5,000 runs in both Test and ODI cricket. He is also the ninth highest run-scorer in Test cricket after Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, Jacques Kallis, Brian Lara, Mahela Jayawardene, Virat Kohli, Rahul Dravid and Shivnarine Chanderpaul and has scored the most centuries in Test cricket, with 22 centuries.

These players have all achieved incredible feats in international cricket and have set the benchmark for future generations of cricket players. Their records will stand the test of time and will continue to be an inspiration for many. It is no surprise that these players are the top ten run-scorers in international cricket and it is a testament to their hard work and dedication to the game.