Most Runs In 2022 In All Formats (ODI, T20, TEST)

Here is the detailed list of players who made most runs in 2023 in all formats of cricket

The best criteria to judge a players ability and talent is to check the performances of all three formats of crickets. I have seen many international players who can play white ball cricket exceptionally well but lacks in red ball and vice-versa. The calendar year of 2022 has witnessed many young and experienced players who scored most runs in 2022 in all formats be it ODI, T20, or Test. Therefore, let’s take a look on the players who showed spark in across all formats of the game.

Top 10 Players Who Scored Most Runs In 2022 In All Formats


1. Babar Azam 

Pakistani star player Babar Azam has been one of the most exciting player of modern cricket era. Possibly he is the biggest match winner for Pakistan in big knockout and high profile matches.

If we look at the Babar Azam’s performance in all three formats, He has scored 2,598 runs in just 52 innings including 8 centuries and 17 half centuries. Therefore, Babar Azam is the player who scored most runs in 2022 in all formats of cricket.

The growth of Babar from over the last years has been improved drastically, where he even got compared by Virat Kohli for his back to back hundreds and match winning performance.

Moreover, Virat is way ahead in terms of scoring centuries and runs as well but in the coming years Babar will definitely looking forward to take the place of Virat which is quite tough.

          Runs        Innings          Fifty        Hundred
         2,598            52           17              8

2. Liton Das

One of the best versatile player who can play in Australia, England or sub continent regardless of the condition, Litas Das has played some really good innings in 2022 year in every format.

The Bangladesh team’s main opener Litas Das played 50 innings in which he made 1,921 runs which also adds 3 hundreds and 13 fifties in the account.

If we look at his best inning of 2022, it would be the knock of 141 runs against Sri Lankan team in test cricket, When I saw that match I was quite impressed by his leg side shots which he plays dominantly.

        Runs        Innings          Fifty        Hundred
         1,921            50           13              3

3. Shreyas Iyer

One of the best middle order batsman of Indian cricket who is missing international cricket from couple of months due to injury, Shreyas Iyer was impressing everyone in every format of cricket before his injury.

Shreyas Iyer is the only Indian batter who scored most runs in 2022 in all formats, out of 40 innings he smashed 1,609 runs with the impressive average of 48.75 per inning.

In the upcoming world cup 2023, Shreyas would be looking forward to make comeback in the playing 11 as he is the important player who provides stability in the middle order.

I personally feels, Iyer is probably the best batter of spin in the current Indian cricket squad, specially his ability to take down off spinner for lofted shot in the long on.

        Runs        Innings          Fifty        Hundred
         1,609            40           14              1

4. Mohammad Rizwan

Yet another opener batter from pakistan, Mohammad Rizwan who has improved his white ball cricket from last 3 years along with test cricket which has helped pakistan to improve their ranking in world cricket.

The short arm jab specialist, Rizwan played 47 innings where he made 1,598 runs with 38.97 decent average. Who can forget his contribution in 2021 t20 world cup game against India where he single handedly took the match away.

He got much more recognition for his talent back in 2019 when pakistan went to australia, where Rizwan got a chance to play in a t20 match which he capitalized very well.

        Runs        Innings          Fifty        Hundred
         1,598            47           12              1

5. Steve Smith

The man who needs no introduction in world cricket, because he already established his name as the best test batsman of modern day era, Yes we are talking about Australian batter Steven Smith.

There has been many talks in recent times regarding Smith’s white ball cricket approach and records, many thinks he is not suitable for short format cricket, which I don’t think completely true.

No doubt, Steve Smith is not power hitter in t20 cricket, but at crucial time he played many good knocks for his country and BBL as well. Whereas in ODI cricket he is still one of the best batter in 50 overs format.

Former Aussie batter, Smith scored 1,560 runs in 39 innings with exceptional average of 50.32 per match. Therefore, Steve Smith grabs 5th position in the list of most runs in 2022 in all formats.

         Runs        Innings          Fifty        Hundred
         1,560            39            9              3

6. David Warner

There has been many left handed batsman who came and disappear but there are some exceptions like Sangakkara, Brian Lara, Adam Gilchrist. Now, there is another name which will going to add in form of David Warner in this list.

Iconic batsman David Warner has dominated each and every format of cricket including the league cricket like IPL as well.
Looking at his stats in 2022 in all three formats, David Warner successfully scored 1,463 runs out of 44 matches he played. It also includes the highest score of 200 runs against South Africa in test format.

       Runs        Innings          Fifty        Hundred
         1,463            44            9              2

7. Suryakumar Yadav

Suryakumar Yadav is a player who made runs consistently in IPL for 2-3 years but still did not got the call for Indian cricket, when finally he got opportunity to play, guess what he became main player of team in white ball cricket.

India’s own 360 player SKY, who can play each and every direction of the ground effortlessly regardless of the bowler and conditions.

From last 2 years whenever teams needs some quick runs in middle order, SKY has stood up every time for the team where he smashed 1,424 runs in 43 matches which makes him 7th player to score most runs in 2022 in all formats.

Though, He did not scored runs in test cricket as he did not got enough chances in red ball as of now, but when it comes to odi and t20 he becomes nightmare for the bowler.

       Runs        Innings          Fifty        Hundred
         1,424            44            10              2

8. Devon Conway

Coming from New Zealand, the classy batsman Devon Conway who looks stunning when he plays lofted cover drive over the covers on the ground.

One thing which I noticed about New Zealand players is, that they play spin very well be it Williamson, Glenn Phillips, or Devon Conway.

Kiwi opener, Conway has played some really good knock across all formats where he smashed 1,417 runs in 37 matches he played in year 2022.

Moreover, Conway is one of those player who can perform in any given position in the team whenever team requires him, that’s because his strong technique and adaptability in the game.

         Runs        Innings          Fifty        Hundred
         1,417            37            8              2

9. Sikandar Raza

To be honest it feels really good to see players like Sikandar Raza coming from underdog teams like Zimbabwe from last couple of years, which makes the game more exciting and competitive.

The right arm off spinner and batter, Raza has been with Zimbabwe from quite a long period of time but from last couple of years he has improved his game a lot which made him 9th player to score most runs in 2022 in all formats.

Raza is quite valuable player for Zimbabwe as he gives extra bowling option and can play big knock in under pressure situation because he has gained pretty good experience from his career till now.

Let me tell you his records of year 2022, Raza played 38 innings out of those he managed to score 1380 runs with the average of 40.58 runs in every inning.

         Runs        Innings          Fifty        Hundred
         1,380            38            7              3

10. Rishabh Pant

The man who helps commentators, Rishabh Pant is absolute package of entrainment behind the wickets and with the bat as well has managed to get 10th spot in the list of most runs in 2022 in all formats.

Pant is probably one of the best fearless batsman in test cricket along with odi and t20. I mean how can someone bully bowlers like Nathan Lyon and James Anderson with single handed sixes.

Indian middle order batter Pant played 43 innings in 2022 including all formats where he made 1,380 runs which also includes his brilliant knock of 146 runs against England in their home.

         Runs        Innings          Fifty        Hundred
         1,380            43            7              3

Q) Which Indian batsman scored most runs in 2022 in combined formats
Shreyas Iyer is the only Indian batter who made most runs in 2022, including test odi and t20 formats.

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5 Best Highest Run Chase In IPL

this blog is about which teams in ipl has done highest runs chase in ipl

India’s biggest festival of cricket “IPL” has always been exciting and entertaining for all the cricket lovers in all around the world. The thing which makes it more interesting is the competitiveness of this tournament is bit tough than rest of the t20 leagues which operates in the world. It becomes more enjoyable for the viewers when a team has to chase a high scoring total especially scores like 200 plus. Now you may have thought about which teams has done this tough job, therefore let’s look into the teams who has done the highest run chase in IPL.

 

Teams With 5 Best Highest Run Chase In IPL


1. Rajasthan Royals

The team who always showed faith in youngsters from the start of the Indian Premier League, Rajasthan Royals owns the record of highest run chase in IPL in year 2020 against Punjab Kings. The match was played in Sharjah stadium of Dubai, where Punjab Kings gave the mammoth target of 224 runs, which Rajasthan Royals chased successfully by scoring 226 runs.

If you forget this match then let me remember you the iconic knock which includes 5 sixes in an over of Rahul Tewatia against the carribean fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell. After disastrous bowling fail of Cottrell, he did not even play a single match after that.

This match was truly action packed from the very fast ball, In the first inning we saw Mayank Agarwal’s century knock along with KL Rahul’s 70 runs contribution which led to the total of 223 runs. Later, Rajasthan Royals batter’s started the chase with captain Smith’s half century with the support of Sanju Samson’s 85 runs and in the role of finisher Tewatia did rest of the job.

Moreover, You can take the results of RR vs PBKS from past 3 years and you will find, most of matches ended up on last ball with thrilling action and drama. People also consider this match as El Classico of the IPL, because of their close encounters in most of the matches.

 

2. Mumbai Indians

Mumbai Indians is the kind of team who can chase any given target with their powerful batting unit which they had back in 2021 season. Captain Rohit’s Mumbai comes in the 2nd position in terms of highest run chase in IPL where they successfully crossed the target total of 219 runs which set by the Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2021.

Just Imagine, when the whole India waits for the biggest rivalry of ipl between the two most successful teams of this league MI vs CSK and match goes till the last ball where Mumbai Indians chases 219 runs, doesn’t it sound like a dream? It was really high profile match so consider yourself lucky to witness this live.

If we talk about the hero of this match that is none other than Kieron Pollard where he probably played his best inning of Ipl history of 87 runs in just 37 balls which also includes 8 monstrous sixes as well from his bat. Sometimes I feel very sorry for the ball when a batsman like Pollard shows no mercy to the ball as well as the bowlers.

 

3. Mumbai Indians ( Second Time)

As I said before, there is no target big for a team like Mumbai Indians and you may not even surprised to see this team again in this list of highest run chase in IPL. This run chase came against Punjab Kings in this year 2023 season, at Mohali. Once again Punjab Kings scored 215 runs in 20 overs, which was chased by mighty Mumbai with remaining 1 of ball.

If we take a look on best performances of the match, in the first inning Liam Livingstone was absolutely monster once he plays 10-15 balls following with impactful knock of Jitesh Sharma’s 49 runs. This time there was no Pollard in the playing 11, but still they managed to chase this total with the help of Ishan Kishan, Surya Kumar Yadav, and Tilak Verma’s last 3 sixes.

 

4. Sunrisers Hyderabad

There was a time when Sunrisers Hyderabad used to be the most consistent of this league where they used to qualify without any difficulty but the story is completely different for them. SRH is pretty strong team on paper but when it comes to deliver the performance they lack from past 2 seasons. Regardless of this, SRH is claims the 4th place for highest run chase in IPL.

When the match was played at Jaipur in 2023 IPL season, Rajasthan Royals made 215 runs which were looking tough to chase for Hyderabad because of their past performance, but guess what SRH handed a heart broken loss to Royals which made the difference for them to not qualify for top 4 by chasing the target of 215 runs on last ball by hitting a six.

The top performers of this match starts from Jos Buttler’s 95 runs innings along with captaincy knock of Samson of 66 runs. Later from the Punjab Kings side, everyone contributed pretty well but with low strike rate which resulted in almost being on losing side, but fortunately the miraculous cameo of Glenn Phillips of 25 runs in just 7 balls made them to cross the line.

 

5. Lucknow Supergiants

This is the match which started the famous controversial banter between Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir which later turned out as heated argument between two absolute legends of the game. The match was held in Chinnaswamy Stadium of Bangalore, where RCB invited LSG to chase the total of 213 which they somehow managed to did on the very last ball.

It says that Chinnaswamy is absolute hell for the bowlers, because on this ground you cannot certain whether you will win or lose despite scoring 213 runs. Although LSG was behind in the match till the arrival of Nicolas Pooran on the crease where he smashed 62 runs in only 19 balls with 7 brutal sixes.

Royal Challengers Bangalore’s was batting up to the mark, every batter from Kohli, Faf, Maxwell made half-centuries but their bowlers did not able to execute the plans which led to cost the match which was in their control. Moreover, We got to appreciate the terrific fiery knock of Pooran which got his team in this list of highest run chase in IPL.

 

Q) Which team chased the highest total in IPL history?

Rajasthan Royals chased the highest total in IPL, against Punjab Kings by scoring 226 runs.

Q) Which team chased most 200 plus runs in IPL?

Punjab Kings chased the score of 200 plus runs 4 times in history of IPL.

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Most Test Runs In 2021

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Most ODI Runs In 2016

here I talked about players who made most odi runs in 2016 year in cricket

Year 2016 was probably one of the best year for cricket fans as well as for players because of peak form of some great international players which made many people to watch ODI cricket throughout the year. It was the time when our modern favorite players was at their prime form of their life but now in 2023, most of the cricketers who we used to idolised are becoming older day by day and the day is not far away for their retirement. Therefore, let’s have a glance on players who scored most ODI runs in 2016.

 

5 Best Players Who Scored Most ODI Runs In 2016


1. David Warner

The aggressive and fearless batter, David Warner who thoroughly ruled one day international cricket in 2016 with his back to back hundreds owns the record of scoring most ODI Runs In 2016. Warner made 1,388 runs out of 23 matches in the year including 7- hundreds and 4-fifties with the tremendous average of 63.09 per inning.

2 days back a friend of mine asked while watching Warner’s 2016 ODI highlights and asked How does he able to scored 7 centuries in one single year? The answer was pretty simple I guess, I said he may not perfect in terms of book cricket which emphasize on foot work but he achieved excellence when it comes hitting out side off stump balls with fearless approach.

Warner’s ODI cricket graph was going pretty well till 2018, but later when the sandpaper incident came out it changed his game and his way towards approaching his favorite sport. Undoubtedly he is one of the best left handed batsman of all time be It Test, ODI or T20I he left his marks in every format.

If we talk about his dominant area of scoring runs, majority of the peoples thinks he is a leg sider batter which is completely wrong, how can you forget his destructive cut shot and lofted cover drives which he mainly known for. A player cannot reach great heights on international level without playing in every area of the ground.

 

2. Steven Smith 

Imagine starting cricketing career as a leg spinner and becoming best test batsman of the era. We are talking about Steven Peter Devereux Smith who is known for his unorthodox technique and weird stance, yet he scored 1,154 runs in 26 ODI games with 3 hundreds and 7 fifties and became 2nd player in terms of having most odi runs in 2016 year.

I may ended up having no words to praise this man for his achievements especially when life gave him a setback where he has to stay away from his beloved sport. Moreover, There is always talks going on about his grip, batting stance, and playstyle and he proved absolutely wrong to all those peoples who says you have to follow book cricket technique to become best.

If we look at his best ODI inning of 2016, it came against New Zealand where he smashed 164 runs with his unorthodox shots in almost every area of the ground. I still remember that inning because of his stupendous six against Trent Boult where he literally came on 4th stump to hit the ball and executed pretty well.

 

3. Quinton De Kock

There was a time when Quinton De Kock used to compared with Virat Kohli and even some people made predictions that he may break the 100 centuries of Sachin Tendulkar, we are talking about when he was at peak form when he scored 857 runs in 17 matches with 3-centuries and 3-half centuries in 2016 ODI calendar which made him to enter in the list of most odi runs in 2016.

South African lefty, who made pretty good impact in ODI cricket especially against India and Australia. I still remember De Kock scoring 3 back to back ODI centuries in 2013 which gave him quite good attention and respect in world cricket. When I see him batting he looks like mixture of ODI and T20 batsman, whenever he wants at any stage he can change his batting style from passive to aggressive.

Have you ever watched his 178 runs innings against Australia in 2016? You will think that you are watching a video game. Aussies bowlers like Cummins, Hazlewood, and Marsh were looked hopeless in that game because of Quinny’s extraordinary knock with some crazy slog shots and pull which he usually plays.

 

4. George Bailey

Current Chief selector of Australia and former player, George Bailey who is popular for his weird stance which goes across off stump before even delivering the ball, regardless of his batting stance his performance was incredible in terms of scoring most runs in 2016 ODI where he played 27 matches and made 808 runs with pretty decent average of 36.72 runs.

Furthermore, Bailey is the only player who has the lowest average in this list of most odi runs in 2016, that’s because 2016 was his debut year as well where he got the Australian ODI cap in march 2016 and gave quite decent performance if we look from debut player perspective.

 

5.  Joe Root

World knows him as one of the best test player in current generation, but not to forget his incredible records of One day international cricket. Joe Root now might not play white ball cricket to manage workload of test cricket but have an eye when he thrashed 796 runs in 15 ODI games with exceptional average of 61.23 in year 2016.

Unarguably he has the perfect technique and class which we can see when he plays his strong back foot punches and cover drives with his full flow of bat aligned with his head and elbow which is actually treat for eyes to watch. One more thing which I want to share, I personally feel Root looks equally good as Virat Kohli when he plays cover drive, I mean it’s so satisfying to witness.

 

Conclusion

Therefore, these are our top 5 players who in terms of scoring most ODI runs in 2016 calendar, You might be thinking that I missed one player in this list isn’t? If you are a Indian cricket team fan you’ve already know he is Virat Kohli, the reason behind his exclusion from this list is because he played only 10 matches which is far less from all the above player which leads to getting less opportunities to score but still he made 739 runs in 2016 ODI cricket.

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Most Catches In Test Cricket

here is detailed look on the players who has taken the most catches in test cricket

Whenever we looks at the scorecard of test matches we often times just looks which batsman scored the runs and who has taken the wickets but we overlooks the fielders who takes stunners and exceptional catches. I believe every player has three opportunity to contribute his team. Batting, Bowling and fielding if any player fails in first 2 departments he can surely give his best in outfield by grabbing some crucial catches or saving some runs. Specifically if we talk about most catches in test cricket there are many active and former players who comes in this list.

You might a question in your mind which is, how can a player get most of the catches when there are 9 more fielders present in the field? why does ball goes to some specific players only? The answer is pretty simple actually, according to the bowling captain will place his best fielders in some specific places where the probability of the catch will be more.

Sometimes it also depends on the strategy of the bowler, if bowler want to bowl bouncer to a batter then he will place his best fielder of the team in deep square leg because chances of getting catch is more on that position than any other else. Therefore let’s go through top 5 non wicketkeeper players who has grabbed most catches in test cricket.

 

Top 5 players who has taken most catches in test cricket


1. Rahul Dravid 

  • The man who can bat at any position, can score at any batting order, can save the match and he can also take stunners, Rahul Dravid just knew one thing which is to make impact and contribute to the team. When we talk about his fielding he has taken 210 test catches in 164 matches and became the only player to take most catches in test cricket.
  • Moreover, Dravid was not one of those fielders who always fields only at one field position in his whole career. Dravid has taken catches in Slip, Short leg, Square leg, Point and mid off as well. He once said, that his favourite catch was when Sachin Tendulkar was bowling and it took one of aussie batsman’s outside edge where Dravid took a one hand stunner.
  • Another Spectacular catch which I forgot to mention which is, His 200th test catch when Harbhajan Singh was bowling and it got inside edge of batsman which was going behind the wicketkeeper, but flying Dravid took the blinder and made his 200th catch to be remember for years.

 

 How Rahul Dravid Achieved Title Of Highest Catches In Test Cricket


  1. Technique : According to cricket technique, if you are fielding at slips it is important to make yourself ready for the possible quick reflexes and movements. To do that, Just make sure you are bending your knee and make your body balance forward.
  2. Reflexes: It is important to have quick reflexes, because unlike other field placement slip does not have that much time to take catch easily so make sure to develop decenet reflexes it requires most for spinners when batsman tries to play cut shot or cover drive.
  3. Concentration : It is the most important element Rahul Dravid’s feilding, he mastered the art of focusing on batsman’s edge which gives him little bit extra time than others fielders. My coach used to say that, while fielding in slips imagine every ball coming at you from batsman’s outside edge and it helped me really well back when I used to play under 19.

These are the 3 most required traits to become exceptional fielder of slip and Dravid had all of these in his game.

 

2. Mahela Jayawardene 

  • Coming from Sri lanka, Mahela Jayawardene is popular among all the cricketing nations for his great records in world cricket. Along with batting, he was also phenomenal slip fielder where he tas taken 205 catches in 149 test games and becomes the 2nd player to take most catches in test cricket.
  • I think the amount of catches M. Muralitharan gave to Jayawardene is countless in slips.
  • In a interview on Sky Sports, he said that fielding in subcontinent is harder than Australia, England or New Zealand. Because in Subcontinent mostly pitches are spin friendly and little low that’s why slip fielders had to stretch full legs and bend themselves little bit more than any other location.
  • Most of the catches in subcontinent comes below knee level, that’s why players like Dravid and Jayawardene used to kept their body as low as to the ground to pick those half chances as well. In addition, I think the amount of catches M. Muralitharan gave to Jayawardene is countless in slips.

 

3. Jacques Kallis

  • South African great, Jacques Kallis gets 3rd place in terms of having most catches in test cricket. Along with great captain, bowler, and great character he is also extraordinary fielder. There was a rumour when he was at his peak form which says that  Jacques Kallis is better fielder than Jonty Rhodes.
  • If we look at the number of catches Jacques Kallis has taken in test cricket it is 200 catches in 116 games which includes highest 4 catches in a match.

 

4. Ricky Ponting

  • This man is everywhere when we discuss about any records be it in terms of captaincy, batting, and fielding as well. Unlike most of the fielders who stands in 1st and 2nd slip where ball mostly comes in your hand, Ponting used to field in gully or 3rd slip on most of the occasions in test cricket which is probably the toughest place to grab catches.
  • Ponting in his 168 test matches took 196 catches in his 17 years of test career and became the 4th player in terms of taking most catches in test cricket. I can literally make long compilation of Ponting’s one handed screamers which just shows how good he was in his job.

5. Joe Root

  • The member of Fab 4 club, Joe Root is widely known for scoring runs consistently in all around the world but not to forget about his involvement and contribution to the team with his safe hands beside the keeper. Joe Root has grabbed 181 catches in 133 matches till now in 2023.
  • I always looks at his knee and feet direction whenever he fields in slips which will be pointed outwards, that’s the reason he can quickly reflex in any direction to grab the ball. Therefore, having said that Root stands at 5th place in our list of most catches in test cricket.

 

Who has taken the most catches in test cricket?

Iconic Indian Batsman, Rahul Dravid owns the record of most catches in test which is 210 catches in 164 test matches.

Which current active cricketer has taken the most test catches?

Joe Root is the current active cricket player who has taken the most test catches which is 180 grabs in 133 test games.

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