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

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Records are meant to be broken. But these records do display the talent and hard work a player puts into their work and performance. Milestones such as 1000 runs are very important for players in the international level playing quality fast bowler. Here we present the complete list of the top ten fastest to 1000 ODI runs getters. As a bonus, the fastest Indian to 1000 ODI runs will also be given at the end.

List of top 10 players with fastest 1000 runs in ODI

S.NPlayersInnings Taken
1Fakhar Zaman (Pakistan)18
2Imam-Ul-Haq (Pakistan)19
3Vivian Richards (West Indies)21
4Kevin Pietersen (England)21
5Jonathan Trott (England)21
6Jonathan Trott (England)21
7Quinton De Kock (South Africa)21
8Babar Azam (Pakistan)21
9HE van der dussen (South Africa)23
10Ryan Ten Doeschate (Netherlands)23

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.

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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.

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Fakhar stands top in the list of fastest to 1000 ODI runs. He scored 1000 runs in ODI in 18 innings.

Also Read: Top 10 Fastest 100 Wickets in Test Cricket | Know The Champions

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

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The second person on this list of 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.

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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 three 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 but 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, 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 record 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 six for fastest to 1000 runs in ODI.

Babar Azam (Pakistan)

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Number seven for fastest thousand ODI runs is 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.

Babar has many records to his name, many of them which he broke of Virat Kohli. He is considered to be one of the future batting legends ever.

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 so along with Quinton De Kock.

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 nine 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 10 in the list. It took him only 23 innings to reach the thousand runs milestone.

Fastest 1000 Runs in ODI for India

Virat Kohli / Shikhar Dhawan

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The record for the fastest Indian to reach 1000 runs in ODI is a tie between the Run-Machine Virat Kohli and the ‘Gabbar’ himself, Shikhar Dhawan. Both Delhi friends have achieved this record in only 24 innings.

All these records were only the beginning as the first 1000 runs are only considered a start for a cricketer’s career. But as proven by the names and records of these players, if the beginning is good enough, so can be the rest.

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