Vinish Garg

Technical Writer. Published Author.

ODI Cricket in 2000 decade; and Dravid

with 4 comments

In decade 2000, look at comparative form and 50+ scores of some players who played at least 200 innings:

  • Ponting: 79 times 50+ scores in 230 Innings
  • Tendulkar: 70 times 50+ scores in 207 Innings
  • Kallis: 69 times 50+ scores in 206 Innings
  • Yousuf: 69 times 50+ scores in 235 Innings

 Dravid: 67 times 50+ scores in 212 Innings

 And few others who are considered as premier ODI batsmen of the decade:

  • Sangakkara: 61 times 50+ scores in 245 Innings
  • Gilchrist: 56 times 50+ scores in 205 Innings
  • Yuvraj: 54 times 50+ scores in 225 Innings
  • Jaywardene: 56 times 50+ scores in 258 Innings
  • Jayasuriya: 56 times 50+ scores in 242 Innings
  • Sehwag: 47 times 50+ scores in 209 Innings
  • Gibbs: 52 times 50+ scores in 199 Innings (just on the verge of 200 innings)

And do not forget that most often, opening batsmen have more chance to score 50+ score (such as while chasing smaller totals, and of course field restrictions).

Please do not post comments on strike rates, fading age and similar-irrelevant factors.
Statistics reflect only the partial ability and skill. Look at the value such players add to the team and then justify rationally if you do not agree about Dravid’s place in Indian ODI team. Only 6 batsmen scored more than 10000 ODIs runs in the decade, INCLUDING Dravid. And that too when he is missing the action for last 2 years.


Written by Vinish Garg

January 10, 2010 at 11:02 am

4 Responses

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  1. yeah very well written……..this is the fact dravid is the best no matter wht……….he was off the odi field for 2 yrs but still he is in the top………way to go…….u really deserve the best !!!


    January 10, 2010 at 1:35 pm

  2. Yes, you are giving good & truth statistics. He more great than any other Indian Player. If you see the Dravid inning we he was in fair he feel very much happy because of he style of playing good Crecketing shoots.


    September 30, 2010 at 3:31 pm

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