Comparison: Sachin vs Sehwag vs Viv Richards

Comparison: Sachin vs Sehwag vs Viv Richards

Tags: Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Isaac Vivian Alexander Richards

Published on: Oct 30, 2015

India’s first World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev recently stated that Sachin Tendulkar did not do justice to his talent, and that he should have played more aggressively in the Virender Sehwag and Sir Viv Richards mode

India’s first World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev recently stated that Sachin Tendulkar did not do justice to his talent, and that he should have played more aggressively in the Virender Sehwag and Sir Viv Richards mode. It is an apt time then to have a look at the records of three greats across formats.

Sachin in Tests: 15921 runs in 200 Tests at an average of 53.78 with 51 hundreds and 68 fifties.

Sehwag in Tests: 8586 runs in 104 Tests at an average of 49.34 with 23 hundreds and 32 fifties.

Richards in Tests: 8540 runs in 121 Tests at an average of 50.23 with 24 hundreds and 45 fifties.

Sachin in ODIs: 18426 runs in 463 ODIs at an average of 44.83, a strike rate of 86.23 with 49 hundreds and 96 fifties.

Sehwag in ODIs: 8723 runs in 251 ODIs at an average of 35.05, a stupendous strike rate of 104.33 with 15 hundreds and 38 fifties.

Richards in ODIs: 6721 runs in 187 games at an average of 47, a strike rate of 90.20 with 11 hundreds and 45 fifties.

Sachin’s top 5 scores in Tests: 248 not out against Bangladesh at Dhaka, 241 not out against Australia at Sydney, 217 against New Zealand at Ahmedabad, 214 against Australia at Bangalore, and 203 against Sri Lanka at SSC in Colombo.

Sehwag’s top 5 scores in Tests: 319 against South Africa at Chennai, 309 vs Pakistan at Multan, 293 against Sri Lanka at Brabourne, Mumbai, 254 against Pakistan at Lahore and 201 not out against Sri Lanka at Galle.

Richards’ top 5 scores in Tests: 291 against England at The Oval, 232 against England at Nottingham, 208 against Australia at Melbourne, 192 not out against India at Delhi and 182 not out against England at Bridgetown.

Sachin’s top 5 scores in ODIs: 200 not out against South Africa at Gwalior, 186 not out against New Zealand at Hyderabad, 175 against Australia at Hyderabad, 163 retired hurt against New Zealand at Christchurch and 152 against Namibia at Pietermaritzburg.

Sehwag’s top 5 scores in ODIs: 219 against West Indies at Indore, 175 against Bangladesh at Dhaka, 146 against Sri Lanka at Rajkot, 130 against New Zealand at Hyderabad and 126 against England at Colombo.

Richards’ top 5 scores in ODIs: 189 not out against England at Manchester, 181 against Sri Lanka at Karachi, 153 not out against Australia at Melbourne, 149 against India at Jamshedpur and 138 not out against England at Lord’s.

Sachin’s average in wins: 72 Tests, average (61.93), 20 hundreds with a best of 248 not out; 234 ODIs, average (56.63), 33 hundreds with a best of 200 not out.

Sehwag’s average in wins: 42 Tests, average (54.65), 8 hundreds with a best of 309; 133 ODIs, average (46.35), 14 hundreds with a best of 219.

Richards’ average in wins: 63 Tests, average (52.43), 12 hundreds with a best of 291; 132 ODIs, average 56.98, 11 hundreds with a best of 189 not out.

--By A Cricket Statsman

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