Most ODI Runs For New Zealand

Most ODI Runs For New Zealand

New Zealand is a cricket loving nation who excels in all formats of the game. Over the years New Zealand have produced some great batters, bowlers, and all rounders. Being groomed in the swinging condition, Kiwi batters can bat in every corner in the globe. Over the years, New Zealand have exhibited an excellent brand of cricket in ODI cricket, including the ICC tournaments. Let’s have a look at the players with the most ODI runs for New Zealand in ODI. 

Ross Taylor : Most ODI Runs For New Zealand
Ross Taylor reacts after his last match for New Zealand against the Netherlands at Seddon Park in Hamilton last week. File photo: AFP/Michael Bradley

Ross Taylor

Former middle order batsman Ross Taylor is on the top of the list of most ODI runs for New Zealand. Starting his career in 2006, Taylor played 236 matches and made 8607 runs at a staggering average of 47.55 till 2022. Taylor also hit the most centuries (21) & fifties (51) too for the Kiwis. 

Stephen Fleming

The 2nd position features one of the most successful captains of all time Stephen Fleming. Having played 279 ODIs, which is the most by any New Zealand player, Fleming amassed 8007 runs at a decent average of 32.41 and a strike rate of 71.40.

Martin Guptill 

Current Kiwi opener Martin Guptill has scored the most ODI runs for New Zealand with 7346 runs in 198 ODIs. Despite being an opener, Guptill maintas an average of above 40 in the format with an aggressive strike rate of 87.29. Guptill played a crucial role to take his team in the 2015 World Cup final, being the highest run scorer in the event with 547 runs in 9 games. 

PlayerMatches Innings Runs Average Strike RateBest50s100s
R Taylor236220860747.5583.32181*5121
S Fleming279268800732.4171.40134*4908
M Guptill198195734641.7387.29237*3918
N Astle223217709034.9272.64145*4116
K Williamson156149639047.6881.051484013
B McCullum260228608330.4196.371663205
Who has scored the most ODI runs for New Zealand?

Ross Taylor has scored the most ODI runs for New Zealand (8607 runs). 

Who has played the most ODI matches for New Zealand?

Stephen Fleming has played the most ODI matches for New Zealand (279). 

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