Top Batsmen With Most Fours in ODI : Modern day cricket is all about batting. Batsmen need to score more runs at a brisk pace in order to post a competitive total against opponents. With flat pitches and small grounds made ODI cricket more exciting. With the advent of franchise-based T20 leagues across the globe also played a big part in batsmen finding new ways to score runs. Dil scoops, reverse sweeps, and other cheeky shots are invented in the idea of fooling the bowlers and score more runs. There are batsmen who can score more runs at a quick pace and consistently hitting sixes and boundaries are celebrated these days.
Apart from the batsmen who are all the textbooks for the modern day batsmen when it comes to hitting boundaries, there are other aggressive players have also hit maximum boundaries in ODI cricket. Here are the lists of batsmen with most fours in ODI cricket.
The best batsmen the game has ever produced and nicknamed as the god of cricket Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar has it the highest number of boundaries in ODI cricket than other players. The right-handed batsmen who have got the solid technique have smashed the top bowlers all over the world in his career that spun over 21 years. He gave the nightmares to all kinds of bowlers and the important thing is he has scored boundaries in conditions that are helpful for the pace and swing bowling. During his career, he has hit whopping 2016 boundaries in 463 matches which stands first among the list of batsmen with most fours in ODI cricket.
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Another legend from Sri Lanka who has started his career as the spin bowling all-rounder and later developed his batting techniques and went on to become one of the prolific batsmen in the modern era. He is one of the modern batsmen who has changed the dynamics of ODI cricket in the 1990s. Ability to score runs at brisk pace helped the team to post the competitive totals against opponents. Known for big hitting abilities Sanath Jayasuriya has given a flying starts to the team to impose the big total. In his vast career of 14 years, he has hit 1500 boundaries in 445 matches. One of the best left-handed batsmen the game has ever seen Sanath Jayasuriya has also got the reputation of hitting big sixers all across the globe.
Other left-handed batsmen from Sri Lanka Sangakkara are the textbook for all the budding youngsters. His cheeky drives and lofted shots are really a treat to watch. The pure batsmen have been one of the vital reasons for the team’s good show in ICC tournaments in the 2000s. He has scored runs all around the world irrespective of the conditions and he is also considered as one the best wicket-keeper batsmen around the world. His ability to play shots according to the merit of the ball and play according to the situation made him so special. He has hit 1250 boundaries in 360 innings he has played for Sri Lanka, which is the phenomenal record over the years.
The ruthless enigma and a versatile captain, Ricky Pointing needs no introduction to world cricket. He was the leader of best cricket in the history of the game and led from the front by an example. Like other Australians, he is the greatest player when it comes to seam bowling and unlike other Aussie players, he has also scored heavily in spin bowling conditions also. With the high score of 164 runs, he has hit 1231 boundaries in 375 matches that he played. Probably the best top order batsmen (one-down) known for his stand and deliver abilities. Who can forget his match-winning knock in 2003 world cup against India?
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One of the best left-handed top-order wicket-keeper the game has ever produced, Adam Gilchrest is a dynamic batsman who has got the ability to outsmart any kind of bowling attacks all around the world. The charismatic batsman who is known for giving flying starts to his team forged a historic pair with Mathew Hayden and both played a crucial role in the success of the team over the years. Both have got the ability to bring the nightmares to opponent batsmen across the globe. He has hit 1162 boundaries in 287 matches with the highest score of 172. Who can forget his world cup winning knock against Sri Lanka in 2007 world cup finals?
The man who changes the face of the Indian batting order Virender Sehwag is known for his flying starts that helped India to impose big total against opponents. He formed a formidable pair with Sachin Tendulkar both have played a crucial role in India’s success both at home and away. Came to the team as a devastating middle-order batsman but Ganguly changes his batting position and made him as an opener. Things went right for him as he is one of the best batsmen in the modern era. He has hit 1132 boundaries in 251 matches with his highest score in ODI’s remains 219 which came against might west indies in 2012.
One of the greatest captains the game has ever seen and the man who changed the face of the struggling Indian team when he took over the captaincy regime Sourav Ganguly is not only known for his towering big sixes but also known for his classic boundaries. The gifted left-handed batsmen who is best at constructing innings and exploiting the opponent bowlers when he got settled Sourav Ganguly is a true warrior and a legend. He has hit 1122 boundaries in 300 innings he has played. He along with Sachin Tendulkar formed a thundering partnership at top order and gave nightmares to the bowlers in late 1990’s and early 2000’s.
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Probably one of the best middle order batsmen the game has ever produced Mahela Jayawardene is a kind of the batsmen who knows when to switch gears. He is one of the best strikers of the ball and also his strike rotating abilities make him so special. He Kumar Sangakkara and Dilshan were the pillars of the Sri Lankan batting line-up over the years. He has his 1055 boundaries in 401 matches he has played with the high score of 144.
The tall, charismatic batsmen Gayle needs no introduction to world cricket as he is one of the best players the Caribbean has ever produced. Known for his big six hitting abilities he is also in the list of highest six hitters of the game. No wonder Gayle’s name finds a place in the list considering his big hitting abilities. He is still playing and expected to hang his boots in upcoming cricket ODI world cricket has so far hit 1038 boundaries for his team.
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