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Fastest to 1000 ODI Runs: The Fast & the Furious of ODI Cricket

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Records stand as testaments to the relentless efforts and skill displayed by players in their pursuit of excellence. Among the significant milestones, reaching 1000 runs holds paramount importance, especially for international players facing formidable fast bowlers. Here, we unveil the comprehensive list of the 12 fastest players to score 1000 runs in One Day Internationals (ODI). Prepare to be amazed by these remarkable achievements!

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Top 12 players with the fastest 1000 runs in ODI

v Zimbabwe Bulawayo 22 Jul 2018 7 Jun 2017 1y 45d 18 18 ODI # 4021
v South Africa Centurion 25 Jan 2019 18 Oct 2017 1y 99d 19 19 ODI # 4084
v New Zealand Hyderabad 18 Jan 2023 31 Jan 2019 3y 352d 19 19 ODI # 4507
v England Sydney 22 Jan 1980 7 Jun 1975 4y 229d 22 21 ODI # 87
v India Faridabad 31 Mar 2006 28 Nov 2004 1y 123d 27 21 ODI # 2358
v Ireland Bengaluru 2 Mar 2011 27 Aug 2009 1y 187d 21 21 ODI # 3114
v Zimbabwe Bulawayo 19 Aug 2014 19 Jan 2013 1y 212d 21 21 ODI # 3508
v Australia Perth 19 Jan 2017 31 May 2015 1y 233d 21 21 ODI # 3820
v Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) 2 Sep 2021 19 Jan 2019 2y 226d 27 21 ODI # 4314
v England Leeds 28 May 1980 11 Jun 1975 4y 352d 23 23 ODI # 89
v Afghanistan Amstelveen 1 Sep 2009 4 Jul 2006 3y 59d 24 23 ODI # 2881
v Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) 19 Jul 2015 30 May 2011 4y 50d 23 23 ODI # 3670

Fastest to 1000 ODI Runs: Fakhar Zaman (Pakistan)

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For a long time, Pakistan lacked proper batting talent. Their fast bowlers were what made them dangerous but their batting had often let them down. Today, this has changed though. With batsmen like Babar Azam and Muhammad Rizwan, Pakistan looks all set to be a dominating force to be reckoned with their bats too.

One of these amazing batting talents is the left-handed aggressive batsman Fakhar Zaman. Fakhar is famous for a brilliant hundred against India in the finals of Champions Trophy 2017. Zaman also has an ODI double hundred to his name against Zimbabwe. Fakhar stands top in the list of fastest to 1000 ODI runs. He scored 1000 runs in ODI in 18 innings.


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Fastest to 1000 ODI Runs: Imam-Ul-Haq (Pakistan)

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The second person on this list of the fastest to 1000 ODI runs is Fakhar’s teammate and another young Pakistani cricketer, Imam-Ul Haq. Imam made a stunning ODI debut, scoring a hundred in his debut. He was the second Pakistani batsman to do that and the 13th overall.

Imam reached the milestone, completing 1000 ODI runs in 19 innings. He was only an inning slower than Fakhar Zaman in reaching this milestone.

Fastest to 1000 ODI Runs: Shubman Gill (India)

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In a remarkable feat, Shubman Gill achieved the milestone of 1000 runs in One Day Internationals (ODIs) in just 19 innings, surpassing renowned players like Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan. Making his ODI debut in January 2019, Gill now shares the joint second-fastest position with Imam Ul Haq of Pakistan in terms of innings required to reach 1000 runs. Gill’s accomplishment showcases his exceptional talent and establishes him as a rising star in Indian cricket.


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Fastest to 1000 ODI Runs: Vivian Richards (West Indies)

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The West Indian Legend, Sir Vivian Richards is number four on the list of fastest to 1000 ODI runs. Vivian Richards was famous for his brilliant batting and flamboyance as a batsman. Viv Richards is often regarded as one of the greatest batsmen to ever play.

His record for the fastest to 1000 runs in ODI cricket had been unbroken for almost 40 years. Although five players like the next on the list did tie with him as the fastest. He made 1000 runs in 21 innings. His record was eventually broken by Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, and Shubman Gill. However, the legend will still be remembered as one of the greatest ever.

Kevin Pietersen (England)

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The fourth fastest to 1000 runs is the famous English batsman Kevin Pietersen. Famous for his unconventional switch-hit shot. He was once regarded as “England’s greatest modern batsman” and “the most complete batsman by the Times.

Kevin Pietersen had been a great ODI batsman for England and scored 1000 ODI runs in only 21 innings, the same as Vivian Richards.


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Jonathan Trott (England)

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Jonathan Trott is an English right-handed batsman. From the first moment, experts had known that Trott was a great batsman in the making. He began his Test career with a century at Oval in 2009 and equaled Vivian Richards and Jonathon Trott’s records by completing 1000 runs in only 21 innings.

Quinton De Kock (South Africa)

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Quinton De Kock is another batsman who scored 1000 ODI runs in 21 innings. The South African wicket-keeping batsman is considered to be the best in modern-day cricket.

He is famous for his consecutive three hundred against India in the 2013 ODI series. The left-hander stands at number seven for the fastest to 1000 runs in ODI.


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Babar Azam (Pakistan)

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Number eight for the fastest thousand ODI runs is the current Pakistani captain, Babar Azam. Barbara Azam has often been compared to the likes of Virat Kohli due to his consistency at the international level. His exceptional skills and remarkable performances have propelled him to new heights, setting him apart as a force to be reckoned with.

Rassie van der Dussen (South Africa)

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Rassie van der sudden is a South African right-handed batsman. He was named one of the five cricketers of the year in the 2018 South African Cricket Annual. Dussen completed thousand ODI runs in 21 innings. He is the joint-fastest South African to do along with Quinton De Kock.


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CG Greenidge (West Indies)

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CG Greenidge represented the West Indies at the international level for almost 17 years. He is often regarded as one of the most destructive opening batsmen in cricket history. He completed thousand ODI runs in only 23 innings. The only West Indies Batsman faster than him was Sir Vivian Richards. He stands at number tenth on the list.

Ryan Ten Doeschate (Netherlands)

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Ryan Ten Doeschate is one of those Associate players who deserved to be given more appreciation than they were given. A spectacular fielder and a fine batsman, Doeschate later found himself playing in the Indian Premier League too. He stands number 11 on the list. It took him only 23 innings to reach the thousand runs milestone.

Azhar Ali (Pakistan)

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Azhar Ali, a renowned former Pakistani cricketer, has left an indelible mark on the sport. Having led the Pakistan national team in Test and ODI cricket, he showcased his exceptional skills both as a player and a captain. In a remarkable feat, Azhar Ali emerged as the fastest Pakistani batsman to reach 1000 ODI runs, achieving this milestone in just 23 innings. His outstanding performance and dedication have earned him a place in cricket history, solidifying his status as a true legend of the game. Azhar Ali’s contribution to Pakistani cricket will always be remembered and cherished.


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