Top 5 batsmen with fastest to 2000 runs in ODI Cricket.
There are some players who gave spectacular starts to their career. They have piled on runs right from their first ODI without taking any time to settle their nerves and get adjusted to the biggest stage. These are the one who have become the fastest to reach 1000, 2000, or 3000 runs in International cricket. In this segment, we will list the five such players who are the fastest to complete 2000 runs in one-day cricket:
5. Jonathan Trott
English cricketer Jonathan Trott made a fabulous start to his International career, piling on huge runs, be it in test cricket or odi cricket. He sits at number fifth in the list of fastest to 2000 runs in ODI. The English cricketer achieved the feat in his 47th innings while playing against Australia in 2012.
4. Babar Azam
One of the best batsmen of the current generation, Babar Azam is one for the future. The Pakistan cricketer has impressive right from the time he sets his foot in International cricket. He is currently the fourth-fastest to 2000 runs in ODI cricket. He achieved the feat in his 45 innings against Honk Kong in 2018.
3. Kevin Pietersen
His penchant for hitting huge sixes earned a lot of plaudits across the globe. Tall and lanky batsmen, Kevin Pietersen stole hearts after playing just a few games for England with his stellar batting display. He is listed in the third position for the fastest 2000 runs in one-day cricket. He also took 45 innings to reach the landmark, becoming the third-fastest to 2000 runs in one-day cricket.
2. Zaheer Abbas
Yes, you heard it right. At number two for the fastest 2000 runs in odi cricket is Zaheer Abbas. The Pakistan cricketer made his debut in 1974 and completed 2000 runs in ODI cricket on 2nd October 1983 against India in Jaipur. It was his 45 innings in one-day internationals.
1. Hashim Amla
South African batsman Hashim Amla tops the chart for the fastest batsmen to 2000 runs in one-day cricket. Amla took only 40 innings, way ahead of everyone in the list, to become the quickest to reach 2000 runs in one-day internationals. He achieved the feat against India in Port Elizabeth.