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    Fastest To Multiples Of 1000 Runs

    Whilst doing a bit of research on Graeme Smith I noticed that this is achieved by some of the alltime greats. Stewart and Atherton each have 8000 runs to their names, a great achievement, but they have batted at a time England has been short of world class batsmen and both average below 40. I will name the fastest 10 players (in terms of innings) to each multiple of 1000 runs and you will see apart from maybe the 1000 they are all great names of the game:

    1000:
    H Sutcliffe
    ED Weekes
    DG Bradman
    RN Harvey
    VG Kambli
    L Hutton
    FMM Worrell
    LG Rowe
    GA Headley
    SG Barnes
    GC Smith

    2000:
    DG Bradman
    GA Headley
    H Sutcliffe
    KD Walters
    BC Lara
    AR Morris
    ED Weekes
    FMM Worrell
    IVA Richards
    DCS Compton
    RN Harvey
    RG Pollock

    3000:
    DG Bradman
    ED Weekes
    H Sutcliffe
    BC Lara
    RN Harvey
    IVA Richards
    GS Sobers
    CL Walcott
    DCS Compton
    JB Hobbs

    4000:
    DG Bradman
    H Sutcliffe
    ED Weekes
    IVA Richards
    JB Hobbs
    WR Hammond
    BC Lara
    L Hutton
    GS Sobers
    RN Harvey

    5000:
    DG Bradman
    JB Hobbs
    GS Sobers
    SM Gavaskar
    IVA Richards
    WR Hammond
    KF Barrington
    L Hutton
    SR Tendulkar
    BC Lara

    6000:
    DG Bradman
    GS Sobers
    WR Hammond
    L Hutton
    KF Barrington
    SM Gavaskar
    IVA Richards
    SR Tendulkar
    BC Lara
    GS Chappell

    7000:
    WR Hammond
    SR Tendulkar
    GS Sobers
    SM Gavaskar
    IVA Richards
    Javed Miandad
    BC Lara
    GS Chappell
    AR Border
    CH Lloyd

    8000:
    SR Tendulkar
    GS Sobers
    Javed Miandad
    BC Lara
    SM Gavaskar
    IVA Richards
    AR Border
    GA Gooch
    G Boycott
    SR Waugh
    DI Gower
    ME Waugh
    AJ Stewart

    That is all the people to reach 8000 runs.

    My biggest surprise was the appearance of Neil Harvey in each of the first 4 lists. He was also 11th fastest to 5000 runs. I didn't realise he was that good. I think it also shows how good Brian Lara, and also to an extent Tendulkar, really is.

    Lara and Viv Richards are the only players to appear in 7 of the lists.
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    Here is the ODI list.

    1000:
    IVA Richards
    CG Greenidge
    GM Turner
    NS Sidhu
    AH Jones
    MA Atherton
    Zaheer Abbas
    GS Chappell
    AJ Lamb
    BC Broad
    NV Knight

    2000:
    Zaheer Abbas
    IVA Richards
    CG Greenidge
    G Kirsten
    NS Sidhu
    DC Boon
    AH Jones
    SC Ganguly
    ME Trescothick
    ML Hayden

    3000:
    IVA Richards
    CG Greenidge
    G Kirsten
    GA Gooch
    NS Sidhu
    BC Lara
    MG Bevan
    DM Jones
    GR Marsh
    SC Ganguly
    NV Knight

    4000:
    IVA Richards
    CG Greenidge
    BC Lara
    DM Jones
    SC Ganguly
    GR Marsh
    GA Gooch
    NS Sidhu
    DL Haynes
    G Kirsten
    Yousuf Youhana

    5000:
    IVA Richards
    BC Lara
    CG Greenidge
    SC Ganguly
    DM Jones
    MG Bevan
    G Kirsten
    RT Ponting
    JH Kallis
    SR Tendulkar
    Saeed Anwar

    6000:
    IVA Richards
    SC Ganguly
    BC Lara
    DM Jones
    G Kirsten
    DL Haynes
    Saeed Anwar
    RT Ponting
    ME Waugh
    MG Bevan
    JH Kallis

    7000:
    SC Ganguly
    BC Lara
    DL Haynes
    SR Tendulkar
    Saeed Anwar
    ME Waugh
    Javed Miandad
    Inzamam-ul-Haq
    PA de Silva
    A Ranatunga
    M Azharuddin
    ST Jayasuriya
    Saleem Malik
    SR Waugh

    8000:
    SC Ganguly
    SR Tendulkar
    BC Lara
    Saeed Anwar
    DL Haynes
    ME Waugh
    Inzamam-ul-Haq
    PA de Silva
    M Azharuddin
    ST Jayasuriya

    This includes everyone with 7000 runs.

    I think this is less conclusive and alot more present players appear. This is because so many more games are played nowadays and ODIs are a fairly new invention anyway. However there are not so many current players in the eraly lists. I think this is because SR has become more important and average less so in the one day arena.

    Biggest surprise for me, well Ganguly appears in 7 of the lists and is above Tendulkar in each one!!

    Lara is in 6 of the lists and Richards and Greenidge dominate the first 6 (which shows how good those 70s Windies batsmen were! Haynes also appears in 4 lists.), while Gary Kirsten is also in 5.

    And what is Mike Atherton doing in that first list!?!? :O

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    Nice! Punter 8th fastest to 6000! legendary!

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    Originally posted by Bazza
    And what is Mike Atherton doing in that first list!?!? :O
    To think he was written off as not a One Day Player.

    Stupid selectors methinks.
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    Originally posted by Bazza


    Biggest surprise for me, well Ganguly appears in 7 of the lists and is above Tendulkar in each one!!

    It's b'coz Sachin batted in the middle order for around his first 80 matches and Ganguly only for about 30-40 . Atherton is in the list b'coz he is an opener .
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    and also becoz the india players start so young and play an insane amount of matches

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    Originally posted by Mr. Ponting
    and also becoz the india players start so young and play an insane amount of matches
    These are measured with the amount of innings played to reach that figure and not age:P

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    Exactly the number of innings, so why does it matter that someone is an opener?

    Bevan's not an opener, but he got to 5000 quicker than Kirsten, Tendulkar, Anwar.

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    Originally posted by Bazza
    Exactly the number of innings, so why does it matter that someone is an opener?

    Bevan's not an opener, but he got to 5000 quicker than Kirsten, Tendulkar, Anwar.
    Openers can pace their innings and have the chance to make big scores whereas the middle order batsman has to score quickly when he comes in and in turn may lose his wicket and also doesn't have the oppurtunity to score much runs. Whereas the opener if he is well set can easily score a hundred .

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    true, but if you become skilled enough as a middle order batsman you can score quickly without risking your wicket. Or you can look like you score slowly but still score quickly. (bevo)

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    Also traditionally the purpose of an opening batsman is to stay in and see of the first few overs, protecting the middle order batsmen, who then look to accelerate the scoring against the change bowlers with an older ball, etc.

    I think it evens itself out in the end.

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    Jayasuriya, 8000 runs and 250 wickets in ODIs.

    Statistically, the greatest all rounder of all time...

    Ah, statistics.
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    yep, statisticts. Reporters latch on to them in a flash. But I was rather surprised to find in my local paper a week or two back, that there was an article by someone saying stats didn't prove anything. Surely this is a first. Nomatter, he'll be back next week using stats to his advantage.

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    Originally posted by Neil Pickup
    Jayasuriya, 8000 runs and 250 wickets in ODIs.

    Statistically, the greatest all rounder of all time...

    Ah, statistics.
    How many of those wickets are tailenders when he was captaining the side?!

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    i reckon about 80%. least he wouldn't be as embarassing to get out to as aravinda.

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