Most consecutive days as a ranked No. 1 ODI batsman

By Akshay
December 23, 2023

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5. Brian Lara: 1049, From 9 March 1996 to 21 Jan 1999

One record that stands out from his brilliance is his 1049 days as the best ODI batsman.

4. Dean Jones: 1146, From 4 Jan 1990 to 22 Feb 1993

Due to his talent he remained the number one batsman in the 50 over format for 1146 days. Jones had a career-best rating of 918 during his tenure as the best in the business.

3. Virat Kohli: 1258, From 22 Oct 2017 to 1 April 2021

Has maintained its dominance over world cricket for a decade. Virat Kohli is arguably the best batsman in this list. Due to his immense talent and hard work, Kohli remained the number one batsman for 1258 days.

2. Michael Bevan: 1259, From 22 Jan 1999 to 3 July 2002

Bevan was part of the Australian team that was successful in winning the World Cup in 1999 and 2003. Bevan's contribution to Australian cricket can be gauged from the fact that he scored 46 half-centuries. Due to his skills, Bevan remained the number one batsman in ODIs for 1259 days.

1. Viv Richards: 1748, From 8 Jan 1984 to 20 Oct 1988

He was so impressive that he never bothered to wear a helmet while facing fast bowlers. Viv Richards managed to win two World Cups in 1975 and 1979. At that time, Viv Richards had no competition for his skills. Hence, he remained the number one ranked batsman for 1748 days.

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