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2018: Top 10 scorers in international cricket


The year 2018 has ended. We will look at the top ten run-scorers of international cricket in 2018.

2018: Top 10 scorers in international cricket

The top-ten run-scorers include three Indians and English each, two from Pakistan and one each from Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

India’s Virat Kohli leads the chart with a mammoth 2735 runs in 37 matches, which is the fourth-highest total in a calendar year. He made 11 hundreds (the most) and 9 fifties in this year.

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Kohli made 1322 runs in 13 Tests and 1202 runs in 14 ODIs. However his T20I run was not as good as those two formats. He registered his highest score of the year – 160* against South Africa in an ODI in Cape Town. He made 153 also against the Proteas in a Test in Centurion.

No other batsmen could score 2000 runs across formats in 2018. England’s Joe Root is next to Kohli with 1938 runs in 40 matches including 5 centuries and 11 half-centuries. Shikhar Dhawan (1887), Rohit Sharma (1804) and Jonny Bairstow (1701) are among top five.

Bangladesh’s Mushfiqur Rahim is eighth with 1657 runs in 43 matches with two tons and 9 fifties. His two hundreds were a match-winning 144 (ODI) against Sri Lanka in Dubai and Bangladeshi record 219* (Test) against Zimbabwe in Dhaka. He also made 99 versus Pakistan during the Asia Cup. He scored 72* in Bangladesh’s 215-chase over Sri Lanka in Nidahas T20I tri-series in Colombo.

The top-ten run-scorers of 2018-

Batsman Team Matches Runs 100s 50s Best
Virat Kohli India 37 2735 11 9 160*
Joe Root England 40 1938 5 11 125
Shikhar Dhawan India 43 1887 4 8 127
Rohit Sharma India 42 1804 7 7 162
Jonny Bairstow England 37 1701 6 4 139
Babar Azam Pakistan 38 1688 2 14 127*
Jos Buttler England 42 1677 3 12 110*
Mushfiqur Rahim Bangladesh 43 1657 2 9 219*
Fakhar Zaman Pakistan 36 1635 2 12 210*
Kusal Mendis Sri Lanka 35 1512 3 9 196
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