With almost 90 days remaining in ICC World Cup 2015, the year 2014 is near to end with all its magic-moments and cricket records. 2014 no doubt has been a great year for all the cricket playing nations, as many records has been sat and broken. Strictly speaking, in One Day International Cricket matches Indian and African teams have been dominant so far. Both team’s two of the world class batsmen i.e Virat Kohli and Hashim Amla have been busy all the year in setting and breaking one another’s records. After beating Sachin Tandulkar’s record to be the fastest to reach 20 centuries, Virat Kohli just broke Sir Vive Richerd’s recod and became the fastest batsman to reach 6000 runs.
Similarly Rohit Sharma became the first ever batsman to hit two double centuries in ODI cricket. He also has the record of being the top scorer in an ODI with 264 runs. On the other hand Sri Lanka may not have won so many matches but as for the individual performances their record is quite impressive. Sri Lankan Captain Angelo Mathews is currently at the top of the list of leading run scorers in ODI cricket in 2014, while Sangakara is not much down the list. The complete list of leading run scorers in ODI cricket in 2014 so far, goes down as follows:
|Player||Matches||Innings||Runs||Highest Score||Average||Strike Rate||100s||50s|
|AB de Villiers||16||16||879||136*||73.24||114.45||2||6|
|Fuf Du Plessis||15||15||790||126||52.66||88.56||3||4|