Calendar Year 2009 : Performances with the willow and the leather

As many as six batsmen have an aggregate of 1000 plus run in the calendar year 2009 in one day games. MS Dhoni of India and RT Ponting of Australia, have an identical aggregate 1198 runs. Both batsmen played 29 one day games and scored two hundreds and nine half centuries. MS Dhoni has an average of 70.47 runs per innings, while RT Ponting has an average of 42.78 runs per innings. MEK Hussey of Australia {1166}, H Masakadza of Zimbabwe (1087}, SR Watson of Australia {1013} and TM Dilshan of Sri Lanka {1000} are the other four batsmen who aggregated 1000 runs in 2009.

In the longer version of the game, that is tests, as many as seven batsmen aggregated 1000 runs in 2009. TT Samaraweera of Sri Lanka totaled most runs – 1234. There were four Sri Lankans in the eight member list. DPMD Jayawardene {1194}, TM Dilshan {1097}, and KC Sangakkara {1083} are the others. SM Katich {1111} and MJ Clarke {1042} are the two Australians while AJ Strauss {1172} remains the only England batsman in this seven member list

TM Dilshan remains the only batsman to aggregate 1000 runs in both of the game in 2009. In tests he compiled 1097 runs while in one day game he aggregated exact 1000 runs

ONE THOUSAND RUNS IN ONE DAY GAMES IN 2009
No Batsmen Team Mat Runs HS Ave 100 50
1 MS Dhoni Ind 29 1198 124 70.47 2 9
2 RT Ponting Aus 29 1198 126 42.78 2 9
3 MEK Hussey Aus 33 1166 83* 48.58 0 11
4 H Masakadza Zim 27 1087 178* 43.48 3 5
5 SR Watson Aus 24 1013 136* 50.65 3 3
6 TM Dilshan Srl 19 1000 160 55.55 4 2
ONE THOUSAND RUNS IN TESTS IN 2009
No Batsmen Team Mat Runs HS Ave 100 50
1 TTSamaraweera Srl 11 1234 231 72.58 4 4
2 DPMDJayawardene Srl 11 1194 275 62.84 3 3
3 AJ Strauss Eng 14 1172 169 53.27 4 4
4 SM Katich Aus 13 1111 122 48.30 2 8
5 TM Dilshan Srl 11 1097 162 64.52 6 1
6 KC Sangakkara Srl 11 1083 137 57.00 4 5
7 MJ Clarke Aus 13 1042 138 54.84 3 5

Ten bowlers have captured 30 plus wickets in one day games in 2009. MG Johnson of Australia leads the table with 46 wickets, closely followed by RW Price of Zimbabwe who finished the calendar year 2009 with 44 wickets.

On the test front, only two bowlers aggregated 50 plus wickets – MG Johnson {63} and GP Swann {54}. SJC Braod {47}, PM Siddle {45} and JM Anderson {40} are the other three bowlers who captured 40 plus wickets in 2009

THIRTY PLUS WICKETS IN ONE DAY GAMES IN 2009
No Bowlers Team Mat Runs W Ave
1 MG Johnson Aus 30 1383 46 30.06
2 RW Price Zim 27 907 44 20.61
3 NM Hauritz Aus 30 1025 35 29.28
4 JM Anderson Eng 19 803 34 23.61
5 KMDNKulasekara Srl 23 934 34 27.47
6 SCJ Broad Eng 15 731 32 22.84
7 AG Cremer Zim 19 709 32 22.15
8 KD Mills NZl 22 907 32 28.34
9 Harbhajan Singh Ind 26 1036 31 33.41
10 A Nehra Ind 21 933 31 30.09
FORTY PLUS WICKETS IN TESTS IN 2009
No Bowlers Team Mat Runs W Ave
1 MG Johnson Aus 13 1728 63 27.42
2 GP Swann Eng 12 1508 54 27.92
3 SCJ Broad Eng 14 1333 47 28.36
4 PM Siddle Aus 12 1320 45 29.33
5 JMAnderson Eng 13 1355 40 33.87

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