Players who were dismissed by run-outs most number of times in ODI Cricket

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Most run outs in ODI by a player – Getting dismissed by run-out not only decreases the morale of a batsman who had been playing well at the crease but also questions his ability to judge the runs before the ball gets to the fielder. Although most of them are batsmen’s fault, some of the run-outs are truly the result of extraordinary fielding.

most run outs in odi by a player

5- Wasim Akram and Mohammad Yousuf (38)

 Wasim Akram and Mohammad Yousuf

Both Pakistani players Wasim Akram and Mohammad Yousuf, are tied at 38 times each in this list. Akram played 280 innings for Pakistan while Yousuf batted in 273 innings making the run-outs making it 13.57 percent and 13.92 percent of their total dismissals respectively. Ironically, Wasim Akram was a tremendous fast bowler still getting run-out was one of his shortcomings during his playing days.

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4- Mahela Jayawardene (39)

Mahela Jayawardene

Sri Lankan legendary batsman Mahela Jayawardene had a great career, playing 448 ODI matches for his country while batting in 418 of them. He is the second-most experienced player of ODI cricket in terms of matches played, 15 behind Sachin Tendulkar. Playing at the Number 4 position for Sri Lanka in ODIs, he scored 12650 runs at a batting average of 33.38. His making it to the top 5 of this list is mainly because he played so many ODI matches for his country.

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3- Inzamam-Ul-Haq (40)


Inzamam-Ul-Haq was one of the Pakistani top players who changed the face of Pakistani cricket during the life of his career. Playing in 378 ODIs, he batted in 350 innings scoring 11739 runs at a batting average of 39.53. He made his name in the history of international cricket when his tremendous 60 off just 37 balls helped his country snatch the victory against the mighty Kiwis in the 1992 World Cup Semi-Final, which Pakistan went on to win. He was well-known for his reluctance to run between the wickets as he liked to score the bulk of his runs thorough fours and sixes. He was run out 40 times in his ODI career making it 11.43 percent of his total dismissals.

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2– Rahul Dravid (40)

Rahul Dravid

The only reason why ‘The Wall’ is ahead of Inzamam-Ul-Haq in the list is that his run-out dismissal percentage (12.58 percent) is more than that of Inzamam-Ul-Haq. He was one of the most brilliant cricketers that International Cricket has ever witnessed. Known for his perseverance and his ability to frustrate the fastest of bowlers by his calm attitude at the crease, Rahul Dravid played in 344 ODI matches for India while batting in 318 of them scoring 10,889 runs at a batting average of 39.17. Dravid was known to get run-out due to some bad mixups in the middle of wickets, making it to the top 2 of the list. He was run out 40 times in his ODI career.

Most run outs in ODI by a player

1- Marvan Atapattu (41)

Marvan Atapattu

Marvan Atapattu, Sri-Lankan opener makes the top of the most run-out dismissals in ODI cricket, being run-out 41 times out of his total innings played. He played in 268 matches while batting in 259 innings scoring 8529 runs at a batting average of 37.57. His 41 dismissals make his run-out dismissal percentage  15.83 percent, thus making him the batsman who was dismissed by run-outs most number of times in ODI which can be attributed due to his awful mixups between the wickets.

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