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Came across an interesting question on the Ask Steven column which immediately caught my attention while reading through

The question: “Can you give the list of the people with most runs at each batting position in Tests and ODIs?”

And the answer for that question was..


  1. Sunil Gavaskar (8511 runs)
  2. Matthew Hayden (7351)
  3. Ricky Ponting (9421)
  4. Sachin Tendulkar (11,239)
  5. Steve Waugh (6754)
  6. Steve Waugh (3165)
  7. Adam Gilchrist (3948)
  8. Daniel Vettori (2072)
  9. Daniel Vettori (1075)
  10. Waqar Younis (496)
  11. Muttiah Muralitharan (623)


  1. Adam Gilchrist (7720)
  2. Sachin Tendulkar (12,857)
  3. Ricky Ponting (11,979)
  4. Aravinda de Silva (6870)
  5. Arjuna Ranatunga (4675)
  6. Michael Bevan (3006)
  7. Chris Harris (2130)
  8. Wasim Akram (1208)
  9. Brett Lee (557)
  10. Waqar Younis (478)
  11. Courtney Walsh (165 runs; Murali currently has 163)

Source :

This statistic is not quite the common statistics we would normally see. What interested me the most was too see the Sri Lankan veterans Aravinda de Silva and Arjuna Ranatunga taking the No.4 and 5 respectively in the ODI list. Murali has secured the No.11 spot in Tests. Hopefully if he gets another crack in ODIs, he will get the No.11 spot in ODIs as well.

Sachin, Ponting and Gilchrist are there in both lists and deserve very much to be so since they made the best out of their batting position.

Batsmen in the recent past don’t make the cut. But this list is missing some big names coz though they made big runs during their career, they were batting at different positions more often than not. Thats actually the reason why these batsmen standout from the lot.

Will post more interesting stuff when I come across them..

Posted on 27th April 2010 23:28:09