There are 12 top cricket-playing nations in international cricket currently. India, Pakistan, Australia, New Zealand, England, Ireland, West Indies, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Zimbabwe are among the most prominent teams in international cricket at present. There are regular bilateral cricket tournaments among these countries and they also part of most of the major ICC tournaments.
From these major cricket-playing nations, many players have risen to the limelight with their spectacular batting. These batsmen have piled up a lot of runs in their international career in Tests, ODIs, and T20Is.
However, when we talk about more than 18,000 runs in international cricket, there are only 17 players so far who have achieved the milestone. These 17 players belong to 7 countries. In this listicle, we take a look at a team-wise list of players to have crossed the 18000-run mark in international cricket.
Team-Wise List Of Players To Have Crossed The 18000 Run Mark In International Cricket
New Zealand -1
For New Zealand, Ross Taylor is the only player who has scored more than 18000+ runs in international cricket. The Kiwi batsman has scored 18007 total runs in all three formats at an average of 43.28. He accounts for 43 centuries and 93 centuries overall. The right-handed batsman has played 108 Tests, 233 ODIs, and 103 T20Is so far.
In 188 Test innings, the 37-year-old has scored 7517 runs at an average of 45.55. He has hit 19 centuries and 35 half-centuries. In 217 innings in ODIs, he has smashed 8581 runs at an average of 48.20. Taylor has smacked 21 centuries and 51 half-centuries in ODI cricket. In 94 innings in T20Is, he has scored 1909 runs at an average of 26.15 along with 7 half-centuries.