We Are Yet To Have An ODI Triple Century, But Here Are 5 Men Who Might Achieve That
When Denis Amiss made 103 for England vs Australia in 1972, it was considered a major milestone. Why? Because he had breached the 100-run mark in the ODI format. 38 years later Sachin Tendulkar became the first person to score 200 in the format, something virtually unthinkable, but as the game evolved, it started to look like a reality. Since then, many others have done it and the current highest score is 264, which belongs to Rohit Sharma in 2014.
So now the question that begs us is, can someone break the 300 barrier in ODIs? A few years ago we would have said impossible, but now it is toned down to being just difficult, which is certainly an improvement. Batsmen have become more adventurous, really ambitious and play more shots. Not to mention better wickets to bat on and a bunch of restrictions on fielders and bowlers. So do not out a triple hundred in the 50-over format. Of course the chances lie more with those who bat at the top of the order. After all the entire side gets 300 balls and to score a triple ton even at a brisk pace, you need around 150-200 of those deliveries. Since 2014, nobody has gone past 250. But one never knows what can happen and when it can happen. So who are our prospective triple centurions? Here we go:
1. Rohit Sharma (India)
The man has 3 scores above 200 and several over 150 in ODIs. He loves to score big runs and he loves to score quickly. He is certainly a top contender to break his own record. The man was the first to breach the 250 barrier, now the 300 one is not looking so distant.
2. Jason Roy (England)
If he ever bats the full 50 overs, do not be surprised if he is over 300 not out. The man just scores and scores. He needs to run out of time or fall to a rash shot to prevent a world record from happening. So he does have what it takes to make it there.
3. Colin Munro (New Zealand)
Loves to hit the ball hard and far. When his starts are converted, he can get a big score. The problem is that he tends to run out of patience so needs to keep going when he gets to 50, 100 and further. Only then will he get that far.
4. Chris Gayle (West Indies)
Even at 40, he is still lethal with the willow. Remember he scored his only 200 in ODIs at the age of 35 so age is not a factor. You never know, he might just pull it off.
5. Quinton de Kock (South Africa)
He can pace his innings well, a steady start and a late burst. If timed right he could come close even if he does not achieve it.