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Most runs by a West Indian player in ODI cricket history

The West Indies cricket team has long been an iconic and formidable force in the world of cricket, renowned for its powerful hitters and cricketing heritage. The team’s journey in One Day International (ODI) cricket has been marked by moments of brilliance and dominance, leaving an indelible mark on the sport’s history. Over the decades, West Indies cricket has witnessed the rise of extraordinary talents who have enthralled fans worldwide with their powerful batting, skillful bowling, and acrobatic fielding.

From the era of Clive Lloyd’s all-conquering side in the 1970s and 1980s to the resurgence under the leadership of Vivian Richards and the flair of Brian Lara, the West Indies cricketing legacy has been adorned with numerous cricketing legends. Let’s have a look into the top 5 players for West Indies who have got the most One Day International runs.

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List of players with the most ODI runs for West Indies

1. Chris Gayle: 10,480 runs
Chris Gayle, the left-handed batsman, has scored a total of 10,480 runs in ODI cricket. He achieved this milestone over the course of 301 matches and 294 innings. His highest individual score in ODIs is a colossal 215 runs. Gayle maintains an impressive batting average of 37.83 and a strike rate of 85.22. Throughout his ODI career, he has registered an impressive 25 centuries and 54 half-centuries.

2. Brian Lara: 10,405 runs
Brian Lara, one of the greatest batsmen in cricket history, amassed a total of 10,405 runs in ODIs. He played in 299 matches and batted in 289 innings to achieve this feat. His highest individual score in ODIs is 169 runs. Lara boasts a solid batting average of 40.48 and a strike rate of 79.51. Over the course of his career, he notched up 19 centuries and 63 half-centuries.

3. Shivnarine Chanderpaul: 8778 runs
Shivnarine Chanderpaul, known for his steady and reliable batting, accumulated 8,778 runs in ODI cricket. He participated in 268 matches and batted in 251 innings to achieve this milestone. Chanderpaul’s highest individual score in ODIs is an unbeaten 150 runs. He holds a commendable batting average of 41.60 and a strike rate of 70.74. Over the course of his ODI career, he scored 11 centuries and 59 half-centuries.

4. Desmond Haynes: 8648 runs
Desmond Haynes, a prolific opening batsman, amassed a total of 8,648 runs in ODIs. He featured in 238 matches and batted in 237 innings to achieve this feat. His highest individual score in ODIs is an unbeaten 152 runs. Haynes maintains a solid batting average of 41.37 and a strike rate of 63.09. Throughout his ODI career, he notched up 17 centuries and 57 half-centuries.

5. Carl Hooper: 7382 runs
Carl Hooper, the stylish all-rounder, accumulated 7,372 runs in ODI cricket. He played in 227 matches and batted in 214 innings to achieve this milestone. His highest individual score in ODIs is 113 runs. Hooper holds a batting average of 35.34 and a strike rate of 76.63. Over the course of his ODI career, he scored 7 centuries and 39 half-centuries.

Most runs by a West Indian player in ODI matches

PlayerMatchesBatting styleRuns
Chris Gayle301Left-hand batter10,480
Brian Lara289Left-hand batter10,405
Shivnarine Chanderpaul268Left-hand batter8,778
Desmond Haynes238Right-hand batter8,648
Carl Hooper227Right-hand batter7382

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