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.
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.
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-
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