Most 50+ scores by Indian openers in away-neutral ODIs

ndia is renowned to produce some exceptionally skilled batters since the inception of the game. The opening position has been no different either as the country has witnessed world-beating talents from Sunil Gavaskar to Rohit Sharma, breaking records for fun at the top order. While the home crowd have been thoroughly entertained by the country’s leading opening batters, they have also excelled in foreign conditions. On that note, here is a look at the Indian opening batters with most 50+ scores outside the country.

Shikhar Dhawan – 26 half centuries and 12 centuries

Shikhar Dhawan has been one of the most underrated cricketers in the Indian team in the last decade or so. The southpaw has been limited to just 50 over cricket as the Men in Blue look at more attacking options in the shorter formats. The elegant opening batter has scored 3305 runs in 38 away outings, registering 26 half-centuries and 12 tons at an outstanding average of 106.61.

Sourav Ganguly – 36 half-centuries and 15 centuries

One of India’s most prominent personalities, Sourav Ganguly will forever be remembered for laying the foundation for a fearless Indian team. Such was his presence as a captain and leader that people often overlooked his exceptional exploits as an opening batter. The mercurial southpaw amassed over 11000 runs in ODIs along with 72 half centuries to his name. Out of those runs, 4437 came overseas with 36 half centuries and 15 centuries.

Sachin Tendulkar – 45 half centuries and 26 centuries

It is near impossible to compile a list of batting records without a mention of the iconic Sachin Tendulkar’s name. The batting legend has several records to his name. The leading run-scorer in international cricket with over 30000 runs to his name, Tendulkar is arguably the greatest batter of all time. The prolific run-scorer mesmerized crowds with his eye-pleasing stroke all around the globe, amassing 6594 runs on foreign soils in ODIs, at an astonishing average of 113.68, with a scintillating 45 fifties and 26 centuries.

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