Top 5 Players Who Have Made Most Run Outs In International Cricket: Fielding is a key component in cricket. And while there could at times vast differences in the batting and bowling skillset of two teams, it is the fielding that can always be levelled up; an aspect of the game which is the most in control of any player.
A player can spark momentum in his teammates with a moment of magic where he affects a brilliant run-out that can change the momentum of the game.
Here we show you the top 5 fielders who have affected most run outs in international cricket:
Ricky Ponting – 86
Former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting made 86 run-outs in his international career for Australia, the most number a player has ever done. The third-highest international run-scorer of all-time with 27483 runs made in 560 matches, Ricky Ponting was sharp in the field and hit the bull’s eye regularly.
Jonty Rhodes – 68
Jonty Rhodes is hailed as arguably the greatest fielder of all-time, a man who owned the point and backward point region and barely let any ball bypass him. Apart from taking stunning catches, the South African Jonty Rhodes affected 68 run-outs, the most famous of all being that of Pakistan’s Inzamam-ul-Haq.
You can watch that famous run-out here:
Sanath Jayasuriya – 63
Former Sri Lankan legend, all-rounder Sanath Jayasuriya had a long international career of 586 matches in which he affected a record 63 run-outs by fielding both in the 30-year circle and in the deep near the boundary lines. The left-hander piled up over 20K runs along with over 400 wickets for Sri Lanka.
Tillakaratne Dilshan – 57
Another Sri Lankan who is on this list is Tillakaratne Dilshan, who took the aggressive opening mantle after Jayasuriya. Dilshan, an attacking opener and part-time off-spinner, was also athletic on the field, as he helped in 57 runouts.
Steve Waugh – 48
Former Australian skipper Steve Waugh remains on this list despite being retired for little less than two decades. Waugh was a live wire in the field and always showed his passion and determination to save every single run with his acrobatic dives. One of Australia’s finest ever, Waugh, who amassed more than 17,000 international runs, made 48 dismissals in his 493-game Australia career.