Finishing games in ODI cricket was an art that was first brought into play by Australian cricketer Michael Bevan. He retired from international cricket with the best average in chases. This phenomenon was continued by the likes of MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli in ODI chases. ODI cricket today has vastly changed and teams like to chase more than set targets. This was not the case 20 years ago from now on when chasing was rather difficult.
The various venues across the world have started producing better batting wickets which are why teams are prone to chase. However, chasing still remains a tough job in the game of cricket and only a few have mastered the art of finishing games off and also remaining unbeaten in the process.
In this article, we take a look at 5 players who remained not outs the maximum number of times in successful ODI chases.
5 Players With Most Not Outs In Successful ODI Chases
Virat Kohli- 30
The Indian skipper was unbeaten on 30 occasions when he took his team over the line. Many of those knocks came with MS Dhoni batting with him at the other end. Kohli became the Test captain of the side in 2016 and the ODI captain at the start of 2017.
Not winning an ICC title to date remains one of Kohli’s biggest failures as India captain. He recently lost the WTC final against New Zealand. He will lead India in a five-match Test series against England in August. Later this year, he will also lead India in the T20 World Cup to be played in the UAE.