*Most ODI matches —— 463
★ Most ODI runs ——18,426, ave.44.83
★ Most ODI centuries ———– 49
★ Most ODI fifties ——— 96
★ Most balls faced ———- 21,367
★ Most Man of the Match awards —— 62
★ Most Player of the Series awards ——- 15
★ Longest ODI career ——— 22 years 91 days
★ Most hundreds against one team — 9 vs. Australia
★ Most runs in World Cup history —– 2,278
★ Most hundreds in World Cup ——– 6
★ Most fifties in World Cup ———— 15
★ Most 90s in a career ————— 18
★ Most fours ————— 2,016
★ Most hundred partnerships in ODIs —– 26, with Sourav Ganguly
★ Most runs against Australia ———– 3,077 at an average of 44.59 in 71 matches
★ Most runs against Sri Lanka ————- 3,113 (ave.43.84) in 84 matches
★ Most centuries in a calendar year —————— 9 centuries in 1998
★ Most runs in a calendar year —————— 1,894, ave.65.31 in 34 matches in 1998
★ Most consecutive ODIs for India —————— 185, from 25th April 1990 to 24th April 1998
★ First Cricketer to score a double century in ODIs —————— 200* vs. South Africa at Gwalior on 24 February 2010.
★ Youngest player to debut for India in ODIs —————— 16 years and 238 days vs. Pakistan
★ Most runs in a single edition of World Cup —————— 673 in 11 matches in 2003 World Cup
★ 1,000+ runs in a calendar year most times —————— 7 times
2. Sanath Jayasuriya
*Jayasuriya has scored four 150 + scores in his ODI career and has taken four 5 wicket hauls. This is the most for any player who has achieved both these feats in ODIs.
*He holds the record for the highest ODI innings by a Sri Lankan. He scored 189 runs against India at Sharjah in 2000.
*Jayasuriya is the only all rounder to score over 10,000 runs, capture more than 300 wickets and to take over 100 catches in ODI cricket.
*He is also the only all-rounder to score over 1000 runs and capture more than 25 wickets in Cricket World Cup history. In addition to that he has taken 18 catches the second most for any out-fielder after Ricky Ponting of Australia in world cup matches.
*He is currently the fourth highest run scorer in ODIs with 13,430 runs.
*Jayasuriya held the record of fastest 50 in ODI cricket for about 19 years, until AB de Villiers surpassed it by one ball in January 2015. He currently holds the record for the joint second fastest fifty in ODIs along with Kusal Perera, scored off just 17 balls.
*Jayasuriya also held the record for the fastest 100 in ODIs before it was broken by Shahid Afridi of Pakistan. He scored a century in just 48 balls against Pakistan in 1996. AB de Villiers currently holds the record for the fastest 100 in ODIs.
*Jayasuriya previously held the record for the fastest 150 in an ODI innings, he scored 152 off 95 balls against England at Leeds in 2006. The record for the fastest 150 is now held by AB de Villiers.
*He is the only batsman in history to score two consecutive ODI scores above 150.
Jayasuriya hit 270 sixes in his ODI career. The third most in ODI cricket after Shahid Afridi and Chris Gayle.
*He is currently the fourth highest centurion in ODI cricket with 28 centuries. Only Ricky Ponting (30), Sachin Tendulkar (49) and Virat Kohli have scored more ODI centuries.
*He was also the first player to play in 400 ODI matches.
*He is the only Sri Lankan and third out of four overall to score an ODI century in a birthday, he scored 130 against Bangladesh on 30 June 2008, in his 39th birthday. The other three cricketers that have scored centuries in their birthdays are Vinod Kambli, Sachin Tendulkar, and Ross Taylor.
*He is the second oldest player to have scored an ODI century, performing when he was 39 years 212 days. The record was broken by UAE cricketer Khurram Khan scored the century when was 43 years of age.
*Jayasuriya is in second place for the highest ODI score posted by a captain (189) in an innings..
*Fastest century by an Indian cricketer in ODIs (52 balls).
*Fastest Indian to reach 1,000 runs in ODIs.
*Fastest Indian and third fastest in the world to reach 5,000 runs in ODIs.
*Fastest Indian and second fastest in the world to reach 6,000 runs in ODIs.
*Fastest Indian and second fastest in the world to reach 7,000 runs in ODIs.
*Fastest player in the world to reach 8,000 runs in ODIs.
*Fastest player in the world to reach 9,000 runs in ODIs.
*Fastest player in the world to reach 10,000 runs in ODIs.
*Fastest Indian and second fastest in the world to reach 10 centuries in ODIs.
*Fastest Indian and second fastest in the world to reach 15 centuries in ODIs.
*Fastest Indian and second fastest in the world to reach 20 centuries in ODIs.
*Fastest Indian and second fastest in the world to reach 25 centuries in ODIs.
*Fastest in the world to reach 30 centuries in ODIs.
*Fastest in the world to reach 35 centuries in ODIs.
*Highest historic rating points in the ICC odi rankings by an Indian batsman (911 points).
*First batsman to score 500 runs in a bilateral ODI series.
*First Indian cricketer to score three successive centuries in ODIs.
*Most ODI runs in 2010 by an Indian cricketer.
*Most ODI runs in 2011 by any cricketer.
*Most ODI runs in 2012 by an Indian cricketer.
*Most ODI runs in 2013 by an Indian cricketer.
*Most ODI runs in 2014 by an Indian cricketer.
*Most ODI runs in 2016 by an Indian cricketer.
*Most ODI runs in 2017 by any cricketer.
*Most runs in a bilateral ODI series by any cricketer – 558 runs against South Africa in 2018.
*Fastest captain to score 1000 ODI runs.
*Fastest captain to score 2000 ODI runs.
*Most centuries (11) by a captain in a calendar year.
*Richards set a record for being the fastest batsman to 1,000 ODI runs (21 innings); this record has subsequently been equaled by Kevin Pietersen, Babar Azam, Jonathan Trott and Quinton de Kock in just 21 innings.
*He along with Michael Holding set the record for the highest ever 10th wicket partnership in ODI history.(106*)
*He also holds the record for the highest individual ODI score when batting at number 4 position(189*).
*He became the first player to score a fifty and to take a five wicket haul in the same ODI. He also became the first cricketer to score a century as well as to take a five wicket haul in the same ODI match.
*Richards was the first player to complete the double of scoring 1000 runs and taking 50 wickets in ODI history.
5.AB De Villiers:
*Highest Average in World Cup.
*Fastest Fifty, Century and 150 in ODIs.
*Most Sixes Hit in an ODI Innings.
*Fifth Most Sixes in ODIs.
*Third Best Batting Strike-Rates in ODIs.
*Second Fastest to 9000 Runs.
* Second Highest ODI Batting Average for Captains
6.MS Dhoni(c &WK):
*Dhoni is the first non-Australian captain and third overall to win 100 games.
*Dhoni’s 183* against Sri Lanka in 2005 is the highest score by a wicket-keeper.
*Dhoni has the fifth highest batting average (50.96), among cricketers with more than 5,000 runs and has the highest batting average among players with an aggregate of over 10,000 runs. It is also the highest among wicket-keepers.
*Dhoni holds the records of the most dismissals in an innings (6) and career (357) by an Indian wicket-keeper.
*Dhoni’s 113 against Pakistan in Chennai in 2012 is the highest by a captain batting at number 7.
*First Indian and fifth overall to hit 200 sixes in ODIs.
*Holds the record for playing the most number of matches in ODI history as captain who has also served as a wicketkeeper(200).
*Most career runs in ODI history when batting at number 6 position (3987).
*Most career hundreds in ODI cricket when batting at number 7 position or lower.
*Most number (120) of unbeaten knock in international cricket history. He surpassed Muttiah Muralitharan who had remained not-out on 119 occasions.
Dhoni and Bhuvneshwar Kumar were involved in a partnership of 100 not out which is India’s highest eighth wicket partnership vs Sri Lanka in ODIs.
*Most unbeaten innings and highest average in successful ODI run-chases.
*First wicket-keeper in the world to effect in 100 ODI stumpings.
*First Indian wicket-keeper to take 300 ODI catches and fourth wicket keeper in the world to achieve the feat.
*Fourth Indian to reach 10,000 ODI runs after Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly & Rahul Dravid and also the second wicketkeeper to reach the milestone and in fact became the only wicketkeeper batsman to have crossed 10,000th run with a career average of 50.
*Third fastest Indian to reach 10,000 ODI runs and also became the only player to cross 10,000 runs in ODI cricket with having a career average of over 50.
Lance Klusener’s record in World Cups is astonishing!
14 Matches, 11 innings
H.S. : 57
14 Matches, 13 innings
* In ODI’s he scored 3,576 runs in 171 matches at an average of 41.1 with a highest score of 103 and took 192 wickets with a best of 6/49.
*He finished with 22 Man-of-the-Match awards in ODIs. In 199 ODI match wins, he took 326 wickets at under 19 apiece with a run rate of 3.70 and took 18 four-wicket hauls.
*In One Day Internationals, Akram took 502 wickets in 356 appearances, at an average of 23.52 and scored 3,717 runs, at an average of 16.52.
*Akram also held the record for the most wickets in Cricket World Cups, a total of 55 in 38 matches. Australia’s Glenn McGrath broke the record during the 2007 Cricket World Cup, ending with a final tally of 71 from 39 matches. On passing Wasim’s record, McGrath said, “Wasim Akram, to me, is one of the greatest bowlers of all time. Left-armer, swung it both ways with the new ball and he was so dangerous with the old ball. To go past him is something I will always remember. Probably the other side of the coin is that if you play long enough, you’re going to break records here and there.”
*He has scored the second-highest number of runs in One Day International matches by a player who has never scored a One Day International hundred, after Misbah-ul-Haq. His highest score was 86 runs.
*First bowler to take 500 ODI wickets and still holds the record for taking the most ODI wickets as seamer (502).
*Holds the record for taking the most number of ODI wickets as captain (158).
*He holds the record for taking the most number of wickets in ODI history at a single ground (122, Sharjah Cricket Stadium), also the first person to grab 100+ ODI wickets at the same ground.
*The numbers: Matches: 164 | Wickets: 272 | Average: 21.78 | SR: 36.2 | Economy: 4.15 | BB: 6-23 | 5fa’-2….
*South Africa’s premier fast bowler spearheaded the Proteas attack in the dawn of their readmission through to the new millennium. His elastic action generated speeds as fast as, well, not quite lightning, but pretty close. He is the fastest South African to reach 100 ODI wickets, and the third fastest ever to reach 200, behind Pakistan spin wizard Saqlain Mushtaq and Australian pace ace Brett Lee. Donald started off with a bang (more on that later), but it was five years into his stellar career, in 1996, where his white-ball game went to new heights. In 20 matches that year, the Bloemfontein Bulldozer claimed 51 wickets at 15.43, including a career best 6-23 against Kenya. The years and years of thunderous bowling eventually led to injury in the back-end of his glittering career, and he bowed out in the 2003 World Cup on home soil as South Africa’s greatest bowler.
*Talk about setting the tone early! Donald, then 25, ripped apart India in his maiden one-day international at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Defending a limp 177, Donald ran amok with the new ball, knocking over Ravi Shastri, Sanjay Manjrekar and Navjot Sidhu in an opening onslaught rarely seen on the subcontinent. He returned to claim the wicket of the Little Master Sachin Tendulkar and Pravin Amre with scores tied to complete his five-wicket haul. While the Proteas lost the match, from the ashes of defeat a legend was born.
Inns – 216
Wkts – 333
Avg – 22.80
Econ – 3.98
SR – 34.3
5 wkts – 6
Home avg – 20.43
Away avg – 27.55
Neutral avg – 21.40
World Cup stats
Inns – 26
Wkts – 45
Avg – 21.46
Econ – 4.31
SR – 29.8
*Nobody produced high class results better and more consistently than McGrath, in either form of the game. McGrath was a machine who would always, always deliver.
*The most One-Day International wickets (534 wickets).
*On 9 April 2002 Muralitharan achieved a career peak ODI Bowling Rating of 913, based on the LG ICC Player Rankings. This is the highest ever rating achieved by a spin bowler in One Day Internationals. This also puts him in fourth place in the LG ICC Best-Ever ODI bowling ratings.
*On 27 October 2000 in Sharjah, Muralitharan captured 7 for 30 against India, which were then the best bowling figures in One Day Internationals.