Top 5 Countries with Most Players Having 10,000+ Runs in International Cricket: Ever since the inception of the beautiful game of cricket, we have seen some exceptional batters grace the ever-charismatic game. Seeing batsmen score runs has been a joy to the spectators, and over the years they have been present in huge numbers to see some brilliant batsmen play some astonishing shots and score thousands of runs.
Cricket is a game which is slightly tilted towards the batters. We have often come across the phrase “Cricket is a batsmen’s game”. However, there is no denying the fact that bowlers play an equally important role in the team. The grace with which the batsmen have applied themselves on the field have set them apart from some of the ordinary batters.
Scoring 10,000 runs have always been a benchmark which has set good players from great players. India has been a country which has produced some exceptional batters over the years. Australia too has been a very dominant side and have produced several great batsmen.
Now without wasting any time let us have a look at the top 5 countries with most batsmen having 10,000+ runs in international cricket.
The inventors of cricket have a total of 9 batsmen who have scored more than 10,000 runs in international cricket. It will surprise quite a few to see only 9 English batsmen on the list. Being the inventors of the game, everyone would have expected them to be at the No 1 position.
However, most of the English batsmen have had relatively short careers. Hence not many have managed to get past the 10,000 mark across formats. Scoring 10k runs is a benchmark for any batsmen playing international cricket. England has produced quite a few batsmen. Current Test skipper Joe Root is in the list.
List of batsmen: Alistair Cook, Ian Bell, Graham Gooch, Alec Stewart, David Gower, Joe Root, Andrew Strauss, Kevin Pietersen, Marcus Trescothick