At just 17 years old Abdul Razzaq came into the Pakistan side as a genuine fast bowler, who could bat a bit. But over the years, he developed into an explosive batting option, although his bowling declined in terms of pace. His ability to swing the ball both ways and the power and versatility he brought with the bat made him grow into one of Pakistan's premier all-rounders after the legendary Imran Khan. Razzaq made his ODI debut in 1996 against Zimbabwe and soon became a regular in the limited-overs version of the game.


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Full name: Abdul Razzaq

Born: 2 December 1979 (age 40), Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)

Batting style: Right-hand bat

Bowling style: Right-arm fast-medium

Playing role: All-rounder


ODI Career: Pakistan (1996-2011)

Mat    Inns    NO   Runs      HS     Ave      BF        SR      100s  50s    4s       6s       Ct   

265     228     57     5080     112    29.70    6252     81.25      3     23     382     124     35   


Career Highlights

  • Has Batted at every position from opener to No.11
  • Has scored three centuries and twenty-two fifties
  • In January 2005, was involved in ACC Asian XI that took on ICC World XI in the World Cricket Tsunami Appeal charity match
  • 1 of 5 players with 5000 runs and 200 wickets in ODIs
  • He aggregated 5080 runs and had 269 wickets in 269 matches
  • His 3196 runs while batting at No.7 or lower are the most by any player

Afridi is well known for his charged style of batting. He was also an economical and consistent bowler relying on changes of pace more than spin.
His career began with a bang, showing early signs of promise. He became the youngest batsman at 16 years and 217 days to score an international century. On his batting debut against Sri Lanka, he scored the fastest ever century at the time in just 37 balls hitting eleven sixes in the process, which is also a record.

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Full name: Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi

Born: 1 March 1975 (age 45)

Khyber, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Height: 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)

Batting style: Right-handed

Bowling style: Right-arm leg spin

Playing Role: All-rounder


ODI Career (batting): Pakistan (1996–2018) 

Mat    Inns    NO  Runs     HS      Ave      BF        SR       100s   50s    4s       6s     

398     369     27    8064     124     23.57    6892    117.00     6      39      730     351 


ODI Career (bowling): Pakistan (1996–2018) 

Mat    Inns    Balls       Runs         Wkts     BBI     BBM       Ave    Econ   SR      4w      5w     10w

398     372      17670    13632         395       7/12    7/12       34.51  4.62    44.7     4          9       0



Career Highlights

  • Has produced three of the seven fastest ODI centuries of all time
  • Has an ODI strike rate of 117 runs per 100 balls, the third-highest in the game's history
  • Has second-best ODI bowling figures ever 7/12, taken against the West Indies.
  • 2nd player in ODI history with 6,000 runs and 300 wickets
  • Fastest ODI century (37 balls)
  • Most number of sixes in ODIs (351)
  • 2nd fastest half-century in ODI cricket (18 balls)
  • Leading wicket-taker in 2011 World Cup (21)

Inzamam-ul-Haq is perhaps one of the most well-known and respected Pakistani cricketers of all time. Inzamam made his ODI debut in 1991 in a series against West Indies, where he delivered a good performance, scoring a half-century in one of the two matches he played. Inzamam was handpicked by Pakistani cricketing legend Imran Khan for the 1992 ICC Cricket World Cup to be held in Australia and New Zealand. The relatively unknown player was disappointing at the start of the tournament. However, he started delivering crucial performances at the most important stages. He guided Pakistan to victory in the semi-finals by scoring 60 runs off just 37 balls. This was followed by another side-savings innings of 48 runs, leading to Pakistan’s maiden World Cup triumph.


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Full name: Inzamam-ul-Haq

Born: March 3, 1970, Multan, Punjab

Major teams: Pakistan, Asia XI, Faisalabad, ICC World XI, ICL Pakistan XI, Lahore Badshahs, Multan, National Bank of Pakistan, Rawalpindi, United Bank Limited, Yorkshire

Playing role: Batsman

Batting style: Right-hand bat

Bowling style: Slow left-arm orthodox


ODI Career: Pakistan (1991-2007)

Mat Inns    NO Runs    HS Ave BF  SR  100s     50s  4s  6s     Ct  St

378     350     53  11739  137*    39.52   15812  74.24     10  83  971     144     113     0 


Career Highlights

  • Second batsman to score 10,000 runs in One-day Internationals
  • Won Allan Border medal in 2003.
  • 60-run innings from just 37 balls guided Pakistan to 1992 Cricket World Cup final.  
  • 2nd batsman to score 10,000 runs in ODIs
  • Once held record for most half-centuries in ODIs (83)
  • Pakistan’s highest run-scorer in ODIs (11,739)
  • Scored 10 ODI centuries      

With technique and temperament to succeed in every condition and format, Virat Kohli cutting loose is one of the exalted sights of the modern game — be it for India, Delhi or Royal Challengers Bangalore. He is already at the rarefied top of the ODI and T20 formats.  His style is based on the sound fundamentals of batting, topped with the finishing flair of god-gifted genius.     


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Full name: Virat Kohli

Born: November 5, 1988, Delhi

Major teams: India, Delhi, India A, India Blue, India Emerging Players, India Red, India Under-19s, Indian Board President's XI, North Zone, Oil & Natural Gas Corporation, Rest of India, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Surrey

Playing role: Top-order batsman

Batting style: Right-hand bat

Bowling style: Right-arm medium


ODI Career: India (2008–present)

Mat    Inns    NO   Runs     HS    Ave      BF         SR       100s    50s     4s        6s      

248      239    39    11867    183   59.33    12726   93.25       43     58       1116    121   


Career Highlights

  • ICC ODI Player of the Year (2012, 2017, 2018)
  • Highest average (min 5,000 runs) in the history of ODI cricket
  • 2nd most ODI centuries (43)
  • Fastest to 8,000; 9,000; 10,000; and 11,000 runs in ODIs
  • Has scored 5,388 runs in successful run chases at an average of 96.21
  • His 22 hundreds are the most in successful run chases
  • Has scored more than 1,000 runs in ODIs in a calendar year on 7 occasions
  • Reached the 1,000 ODI run mark in a year in record time – 11 innings

Probably the best player of the pull shot, Ponting played almost all the textbook shots to perfection.

He sits firmly enthroned as one of the all-time top Australian batsmen, with only Don Bradman and perhaps Greg Chappell and Allan Border claiming a comparable rank.

While his early days were marred by disciplinary issues and alcohol problems, he overcame them with talent and tenacity to stamp his greatness on the landscape of the game. And then the story was of piling up runs in the most dominating of manners. And when his job with the willow was over, he could prowl the outfield like a panther, swooping down on travelling balls and sending returns homing in on bull’s-eye.


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Full name: Ricky Thomas Ponting

Born: 19 December 1974 (age 45), Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

Height: 1.75[1] m (5 ft 9 in)

Batting style: Right-handed

Bowling style: Right-arm medium

Playing role: Batsman


ODI Career: Australia (1995–2012)

Mat   Inns   NO    Runs     HS   Ave    BF         SR      100s    50s   4s        6s  

375     365   39     13704    164  42.03  17046    80.39    30      82     1231    162


Career Highlights

  • Most capped captain in ODIs (230 matches)
  • Holds the record for scoring the most runs in ODIs as captain(8497)
  • First batsman to score centuries in ODI cricket against all Test-playing nations
  • He holds the record for the most Cricket World Cup matches played (46)
  • Third overall and the first Australian batsman to pass 13,000 One Day International runs
  • Most ODI runs by an Australian (13,704)
  • Most ODI centuries by an Australian (30)
  • Most centuries by an Australian in World Cups (5)
  • Undefeated as captain in World Cups (35 matches)
  • Equal most Cricket World Cups won as captain ( 2)

In 2005, he was voted the "World's Scariest Batsman" in a poll of international bowlers. And, they would know after being the recipients of the remorseless and relentless savagery of this dexterous Western Australian destroyer. His strike-rate is amongst the highest in both Tests and ODIs.      

A big-stage player, Gilchrist is the only player to chalk up 50-plus scores in three successive World Cup finals – all three being match-winning efforts.         


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Full name: Adam Craig Gilchrist

Born: 14 November 1971 (age 48)

Place of birth: Bellingen, New South Wales, Australia

Height: 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)

Batting: Left-handed

Role: Wicket-keeper–batsman


ODI Career: Australia (1996–2008) 

Mat     Inns     NO    Runs      HS     Ave     BF         SR      100s    50s    4s       6s       Ct      St

287      279       11    9619       172   35.89    9922     96.94     16      55     1162    149     417     55


Career Highlights

  • Named Wisden Cricketer of the year in 2002
  • Won Allan Border medal in 2003.
  • One-Day International Player of the Year  2003
  • One-Day International Player of the Year - 2004
  • Walter Lawrence Trophy 2010

Chris Gayle had a relatively quiet start to his international career but eventually established himself at the top in both Tests and ODIs for the West Indies. His aggressive streak sees him fit into the Virender Sehwag and Viv Richards school of batting. He is unstoppable on his day, smashing hapless bowlers, regardless of whether they bowl pace or spin. Gayle built a niche for himself in international cricket: it gets in the zone, the ball usually disappears. Though his average is on the lower side at 37.83, his 25 centuries and 54 half-centuries mark the most by a West Indian, and that is saying much, given that Brian Lara hails from the Caribbean as well. Gayle is also handy with the ball, bowling his gentle offspin from about nine feet up, he has bamboozled 167 batsmen with variations in flight and pace.


Career Statistics

Full name: Christopher Henry Gayle

Born: 21 September 1979 (age 40)

Place of birth: Kingston, Jamaica

Batting style: Left-handed

Bowling style:   Right-arm off-break

Playing role: Opening batsman


ODI Career: West Indies (1999– present)

Mat    Inns    NO     Runs     HS     Ave      BF          SR       100s    50s     4s       6s     

301      294    17      10480    215    37.83    12019     87.19      25      54      1128   331   


Career Highlights

  • Highest run-scorer for the West Indies in ODIs
  • Second West Indies player (after Brian Lara), and 14th overall, to pass 10,000 runs in ODIs
  • Most centuries by a West Indian (25).
  • In World Cup 2015, he hit the fastest ever ODI double century, against Zimbabwe, off 138 balls
  • Is one of just two batsmen to ever score a World Cup double century

As an opening batsman for Sri Lanka in ODI cricket, Jayasuriya is believed to have revolutionized batting style.

Playing against legendary bowling names like Glenn McGrath, Shane Warne, Wasim Akram, etc., he has smashed runs against all of them. But the revolution came in the way teams approached the first 15 overs where there were fielding restrictions.

Dismissing the convention of opening the innings by carefully building a partnership for your middle order to build on, accelerating later because of wickets in hand, Jayasuriya went on the attack from ball one, increasing the average totals his ODI team was able to achieve.

At the 1996 Cricket World Cup, Jayasuriya’s all-round performance was also a major reason for Sri Lanka’s maiden victory. For his performances he was adjudged the ‘Man of the Tournament’.


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Full name: Sanath Teran Jayasuriya

Born:   30 June 1969 (age 50)

Place of birth: Matara, Sri Lanka

Height: 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)

Batting style: Left-handed

Bowling style: Slow left-arm orthodox

Playing Role: All-rounder, Opening Batsman


ODI Career: India (1989–2011)

Mat  Inns   NO    Runs     HS     Ave       BF           SR        100s    50s        4s          6s

445   433    18     13430    189   32.36      14725     91.20        28      68        1500       270


Career Highlights

  • Has scored four 150 + scores in his ODI career and taken four 5-wicket hauls. The most for any player who has achieved both these feats
  • Holds the record for the highest ODI innings by a Sri Lankan, 189 runs against India
  • Only all-rounder to score over 10,000 runs, capture more than 300 wickets and take over 100 catches in ODI cricket.
  • Only all-rounder to score over 1,000 runs and capture more than 25 wickets in Cricket World Cup history
  • Fourth-highest run-scorer in ODIs with 13,430 runs

West Indies Women’s captain Stafanie Taylor currently sits atop the ICC ODI batting rankings.

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