In ODI cricket the Australian team does not need an introduction. The team has played spectacular cricket over decades and has 5 world cups in their name. A world cup win is only possible if a team consists of great batsmen and bowlers. Australia is also the team with the most number of ODI wins. If some batsmen have made it to the tally of the most ODI runs for Australia, they must be noteworthy.
Two times world cup winning captain, Ricky Ponting has scored the most ODI runs for Australia, making his debut in 1995, Ponting amassed 13589 runs in 374 matches. No player has played this many ODIs for Australia to date. Maintaining a decent average of 41.91, Ponting has hit 29 centuries and 82 fifties, which is the highest by any Australian.
Probably the best wicket-keeper of all time, Adam Gilchrist seals the 2nd spot on this chart, making 9595 runs in 286 matches. The southpaw would love to smash the bowlers right from the beginning, and had a dashing strike rate of 96.89.
Former Australian legendary batsman, Mark Waugh gets the 4th position in terms of accumulating the most ODI runs for Australia. Having played 244 ODI matches, Waugh made 8500 runs at a decent average of 39.35. Mark Waugh was all about class, could play drives, cuts, and pulls smoothly.
The skipper who won the 2015 world cup for Australia, Michael Clarke holds the 4th place in the matter of getting the most ODI runs for Australia. In his ODI career of 12 years (2003-2015), Clarke was a part of 245 ODI matches and notched up 7981 runs. Clarke averaged 44.58 while smacking 58 fifties and 8 centuries.
Ricky Ponting made the most runs in ODI for Australia (13589 runs).
David Warner has the most ODI runs among active players (5794 runs in 137 ODIs).
Top 10 Players with Most ODI Runs For Australia