Hi folks! We all have a fancy for statistics, don’t we? Don’t you constantly keep an eye on the ICC rankings to see whether our very own Virat is at the top of the pile among ODI batsmen, or whether Ravindra Jadeja is among the best all-rounders in the world? To satiate our hunger for these statistics, SPORTZWIKI presents to you an all-new section ‘STATS’ in which we would cover the most interesting stats in the cricketing world.
Today, we shed the spotlight on the men who have been unbeaten on the most number of occasions in ODIs in SPORTZWIKI’s Top 10 current ODI players with maximum not outs.
10. Zaheer Khan
The pace bowler is a handy right-hand bat and can stick around and smash the ball around more capably than he is sometimes given credit for. Zaheer favors the slog-sweep through the mid-wicket region, and the lofted drive through the deep extra cover region. Zaheer Khan is 10th in SPORTZWIKI’s Top 10 current ODI players with maximum not outs with 35 not outs in ODIs.
9. Abdur Razzak
The Bangladesh left arm spinner isn’t a bad bloke to come in at No.9 or No.10 and also has an international fifty to his name in limited overs cricket. The Bangladesh cricketer finds himself at the 9th spot in SPORTZWIKI’s Top 10 current ODI players with maximum not outs with 36 not outs.
8. Kumar Sangakkara
Kumar Sangakkara isn’t just one of the great cricketers to emerge from the island nation of Sri Lanka, but the stylish left-hander is one of the greatest performers in the modern day game. Sanga’s 37 not outs have often come in a winning cause for Sri Lanka, and the former Sri Lankan captain takes the 8th spot in SPORTZWIKI’s Top 10 current ODI players with maximum not outs.
7. James Anderson
James Anderson is the traditional talender, he can edge one to the keeper on the first delivery or he can smash one out of the ground if he connects properly. Anderson’s 37 not outs are hardly any proof of his batting abilities, more so a case of being at the non-striker’s end when wickets kept tumbling at the other.
6. Mahela Jayawardene
Cometh the hour, cometh the man. Mahela Jayawardene‘s knocks usually come exactly when his team need him the most to step up and deliver. Refresh your minds back to April 2011 in the WC final when Jayawardene gave Sri Lanka a massive chance to lift the cup with an unbeaten century. Classy player, if ever there was one.
5. Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh has played numerous unbeaten match-winning knocks for India, some of the most notable of which came against Australia in the quarter final of the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup when he led India to victory in a tricky chase, and in the final when he partnered MS Dhoni to take the men in blue to the finish line.
4. Tillakaratne Dilshan
The inventor of the ‘Dil Scoop’, Dilshan has been a consistent performer for Sri Lankan team in ODI cricket for the last five years. 40 not outs are a testament of his supreme match finishing ability, even when he bats in the top order for the island nation.
3. Prosper Utseya
Prosper Utseya would rather be known for his antics with the ball than with the bat. The Zimbabwean off-spinner has finished not out on 46 occasions and is 3rd in SPORTZWIKI’s Top 10 current ODI players with maximum not outs.
2. Abdul Razzaq
Pakistan’s greatest finisher in recent times, Abdul Razzaq not only possessed the big-hitting ability of Shahid Afridi but a calm presence at the crease to take Pakistan home. The man for Lahore takes the 2nd place in SPORTZWIKI’s Top 10 current ODI players with maximum not outs.
1. MS Dhoni
The obvious winner in SPORTZWIKI’s Top 10 current ODI players with maximum not outs, Indian skipper MS Dhoni has undoubtedly been the most dominating and prolific match-winner in world cricket over the last five years. Dhoni’s record of 62 not outs will surely take some doing.