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Top 5 cricketers with the most ODI runs as an opener since 2011

By Bet Barter

June 13, 2021

An opener has a huge responsibility in the ODI format. A solid start by the team openers relieves the pressure off their teammates. In the last decade, quite a few openers impressed with their batting performances. However, only a few openers managed to consistently score runs for their team. That said, here are 5 cricketers with the most ODI runs as an opener since 2011:

5. Tillakaratne Dilshan (5369 runs)

At no 5 in this list is former Sri Lankan cricketer Tillakaratne Dilshan. In his ODI career, Dilshan amassed an impressive 10290 runs in just 303 innings. Dilshan racked up 5369 runs as an opener for Sri Lanka in the ODI format since 2011. The former Sri Lanka cricketer has scored 22 centuries and 47 fifties for Sri Lanka as an opener in the ODI format. 

4. Martin Guptill (5801 runs)

Martin Guptill is the 4th highest run-scorer as an opener in the ODI format since 2011. In his ODI career, Guptill amassed a total of 6927 runs in 183 innings. Guptill racked up 5801 runs as an opener for New Zealand in the ODI format since 2011. 

3. Shikhar Dhawan (5977 runs)

At no 3 in this list is Indian cricketer Shikhar Dhawan. Dhawan has always played as an opener for India in the ODI format. The Indian opener amassed 5977 runs as an opener for India in the ODI format since 2011. 

2. Hashim Amla (6202 runs)

South African cricketer Hashim Amla is the 2nd highest run getter as an opener in the ODI format since 2011. In his ODI career, Amla racked up a total of 8113 runs in just 178 innings. Amla scored 6202 runs as an opener for South Africa in the ODI format since 2011. 

1. Rohit Sharma (7238 runs)

At no 1 in this list is Indian opener Rohit Sharma. In his ODI career, Sharma has amassed an impressive 9205 runs for India. Rohit Sharma scored 7238 runs as an opener for India in the ODI format since 2011. 

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