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Indian Batters With Highest ODI Strike Rates 

The ODIs were being played in a certain manner up until the 2015 World Cup. It took England’s renaissance to shake things up in ODI cricket. England holds the record for the highest (498) and second highest (481) totals in ODIs. India too joined the bandwagon. They have taken the gauntlet too. India’s focus is to now play ODIs as an extension of T20Is. It clearly reflects in the strike rates of their batsmen. Here in this article, we talk about Indian Batters With Highest ODI Strike Rates.

Indian batters with the highest ODI strike rates:

[Minimum runs: 1000]

#5 Kapil Dev (95.07)

The Haryana Hurricane as he was popularly called features fifth on this list. For someone who predominantly played in the 70s and 80s, to feature on this list speaks volumes about the player he was. He is undoubtedly the finest all-rounder India has ever produced. Kapil Dev smashed his way out of trouble on most occasions. His high strike rate is a reflection of that. Dev played 225 ODIs scoring 3783 runs at a strike rate of 95.07.

#4 Shreyas Iyer (96.51)

There is so much competition for spots in the current Indian team that few players are always under the scanner. Shreyas Iyer is one such cricketer. He broke open the door for national selection with consistent scores in the domestic circuit. Iyer has had a flying start to his ODI career. He has notched up 1108 runs in just 27 innings. Iyer’s runs have come at a strike rate of 96.51.

#3 Kedar Jadhav (101.60)

He was a breath of fresh air when he made the middle-order spot his own in 2017. Kedar Jadhav made his debut in 2014 but it took him 3 years to stake a spot in India’s perennially packed middle order. Jadhav rose into prominence with a stunning 76 balls 120 against England in Pune. He was part of India’s ODI setup until 2020. Jadhav was a free-flowing batsman who was good against both pace and spin. He scored 1389 runs in 52 matches striking them at 101.60.

#2 Virender Sehwag (104.44)

He was sure someone who was way ahead of his time. Virender Sehwag played ODIs in a manner that was unmatched. For India to get off to a good start, it was imperative for Sehwag to fire. He set the 2011 World Cup alight with his first-ball boundary habits. Sehwag smoked bowlers irrespective of their class, skill, and repute. He amassed 7995 ODI runs in 241 games at a humungous strike rate of 104.44!

#1 Hardik Pandya (115.59)

He is the number 1 Indian striker in ODI cricket. There is little surprise that Hardik Pandya tops this list. He might still be quite nascent as compared to a Sehwag or Dev, but his striking ability is there for everyone to see. Hardik Pandya had a memorable 2017 when his penchant to hit three consecutive sixes came to the fore. He is one of the cleanest hitters of the cricket ball. His strike rate is 115.59 currently. Pandya is 11 points clear of number two on this list.

Vignesh Rajagopal
Vignesh Rajagopalhttps://stumpsandbails.com/
I am a passionate cricket lover, who likes to express his views on the beautiful game and share insights and analysis about the finer aspects of the sport.

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