Most Runs in 2023 in all Formats Combined [ODI, T20, Test]

Most runs in 2023 in all formats combined:With a packed 2023 cricket calendar featuring the ODI World Cup, T20 World Cup, World Test Championship final and iconic bilateral series like The Ashes and Border Gavaskar Trophy, this year will witness lots of cricketing action across formats. As teams balance preparations and strategies across ODIs, Tests and T20Is, batsmen face increasing challenges of adapting techniques and mindsets to be consistent performers.

This analysis looks at the  leading run scorers of 2023 so far across all international formats  ODIs, Tests and T20Is. The focus is on consistency across formats and the ability to shift gears between the diverse demands of the three versions of the game. 

Most Runs in 2023 Across All Formats

Here is the list of  top run scorer in international cricket in 2023  aggregating runs scored across Tests, ODIs and T20Is:

PLAYERRUNSINNINGSAVERAGEHIGH SCORE100/50
Shubman Gill (IND)21265048.312087/10
Daryll Mitchell (NZ)19565241.611346/9
Virat Kohli (IND)19343466.681868/9
Rohit Sharma (IND)17953751.281314/11
Kusal Mendis (SL)16904639.302453/10
Travis Head (AUS)16814045.431633/9
Najmul Hossain Shanto (BAN)16144243.621465/9
Muhammad Waseem (UAE)15884536.091191/10
Marnus Labuschagne (AUS)15624340.051242/8
Aiden Markram (SA)15483651.601754/6

Indian opener  Shubman Gill leads the chart with over  2000 runs  already in 2023. His brilliant form has included a double century in ODIs and maiden century in T20Is. Gill scored over 700 runs in January alone, notching up 4 centuries across formats. 

Veteran  Virat Kohli  seems to have regained his touch in 2023, occupying 3rd place currently. His 1934 runs have come at a staggering average of 66.68, boosted by 8 centuries and 9 fifties. 

This has resulted in seasoned ODI specialists like  Kohli, Rohit Sharma  and rising stars like  Shubman Gill  enjoying extended game time to find form and rhythm in the 50-over format.

The World Cup impact can be gauged from the fact that India have already played 10 ODIs by February 2023 as they build towards a successful title defense. Other major teams like England, Australia and New Zealand are also investing heavily in ODI match practice.

T20 World Cup Impact 

While there is a surfeit of ODIs this year, T20Is have not taken a backseat either. The  ICC T20 World Cup 2024  is less than 18 months away and scheduled to be held in the West Indies and USA in mid-2024. 

Almost all Test playing nations are using bilateral T20I series through 2023 to audition prospects, trial combinations and enable players to adept their batting to the constraints of the shortest format.

Players like  Suryakumar Yadav  who topped the T20I run charts in 2022 will be eager to carry that form deeper into 2023 and cement their T20 World Cup spots.

Kohli’s Comeback

After enduring his worst batting slump in over a decade during 2021-22,  King Kohli  seems to have rediscovered his royalty in 2023. 

With a rejuvenated mindset and hunger for run-scoring, he has amassed over  1900 international runs already this year . This includes a stunning  8 centuries  and  9 fifties  across formats.

Kohli equalled Ricky Ponting’s record of 71 international hundreds in January. He also broke Sachin Tendulkar’s record for most ODI centuries by an Indian batsman. It has been a remarkable comeback to form and consistency for one of the modern greats.

Shubman Gill

Young Indian opener  Shubman Gill  has elevated himself to an elite league in 2023 through outstanding batting performances across formats. 

Already topping the run charts for this year, the  23-year old has scored his maiden Test double century, ODI double century and T20I century among his mountain of runs.

Gill has seized the opportunity presented by Rohit Sharma’s injury absence to cement his position as India’s first-choice Test opener alongside stand-in skipper KL Rahul. 

With his appetite for mammoth scores and crisp strokeplay, Gill has the opportunity to chase down some lofty batting records held by Tendulkar and other legends during the rest of 2023. 

Veteran Australian batter Usman Khawaja has enjoyed sublime Test match form in 2023, scoring a monumental 195 not out in the New Year’s Test against South Africa. As a senior batsman who will be integral to Australia’s Ashes and WTC Final campaigns, Khawaja will be expected to churn out the runs over the rest of the year.

India’s T20I batting sensation Suryakumar Yadav will also look to hold the Orange Cap for another year by topping the T20I run charts of 2023. His 360 degree batting ability has the versatility to succeed in any conditions.

Who is currently top of the 2023 batting charts across formats?

Indian opener Shubman Gill with over 2000 international runs.

Which Indian great has made a strong batting comeback in 2023?

Virat Kohli with 8 centuries and 1900+ runs this calendar year.

Rivcky John

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