3 Australians who scored more than 8000 runs in ODIs

Australian cricket is known for its reputation of producing quality batters over the decades. The formula, approach and structure are totally different in Australian cricket as compared to that of other nations even today.

As far as the Australian cricket team is concerned, the majority of the players have delivered the goods with the bat. You don’t see a one-man army here because history tells us that Australia have often performed as a team and reaped rewards.

Just imagine how dangerous a team can be if nearly everyone turns up and deliver the work. This is precisely the reason why they are the most successful team in ICC ODI World Cup history.

Australia have won as many as five titles in the ICC ODI World Cups. Now, in this article, let’s take a look at the three Australian batters who scored more than 8000 runs in the 50-over format.

1. Ricky Ponting

Recognized as one of the greatest batsmen of all time, Ricky Ponting has created a plethora of records as a batsman and captain during the playing days of his cricketing career. The two-time ODI World Cup-winning skipper is the leading run-getter for Australia in Tests and ODIs. He scored 13,589 runs at an average of 41.81 including 29 centuries and 82 fifties in 364 ODIs.

2. Adam Gilchrist

Adam Gilchrist is widely recognized as one of the greatest wicketkeeper-batsmen of all time. He was one of the best aggressive openers in the world and was capable of destroying the opposition’s confidence with explosive batting. He scored 9595 runs at an average of 35.93 including 16 centuries and 55 fifties in 278 ODIs.

3. Mark Waugh

Mark Waugh is third on the list in terms of most runs scored for Australia in One-Day Internationals. Having played 244 matches, he scored 8500 runs at an average of 39.35. On the other hand, he slammed 18 centuries and 50 half-centuries to his name.

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