Here’s the list of the top ten highest scoring batsmen at the 2019 Momentum One Day Cup, a South African domestic ODI series for their six franchises- Titans, Lions, Dolphins, Cobras, Knights and Warriors. The tournament began on 8 February, 2019. Given the ODI World Cup to be held later this season, the MODC represents a chance for several players to break into the Proteas ODI setup.
Who is the top run scorer at MODC 2019?
As of March 31 2019, the highest run scorer is Aiden Markram (542) from the Titans. The Proteas U19 winning skipper has had a shaky start to his international career in the 50 over format, but his fine run at MODC 2019 will do his World Cup chances no harm at all. It appears that only two of Markram, Reeza Hendricks and Rassie van der Dussen will go to the World Cup (assuming the selectors take veteran Hashim Amla), and every run made here will aid in their attempt to board the plane for England 2019.
Markram not only topped the run charts, but also scored the most hundreds (3), most sixes (24) and most sixes in a single innings (8 in the final). His 542 runs from 5 games also came at an impressive strike rate of 132.84, and with the World Cup likely to be batting-friendly, he could be a very handy asset to a Proteas batting line-up that tends to start slowly and hasn’t quite recovered from the retirement of AB De Villiers.
Markram’s three hundreds here (169 v Cobras, 137 v Warriors and 127 v Dolphins), also means that three of the top seven individual scores in this year’s MODC are from him. Stunning figures, given that he has played only five innings- the next highest run scorer, Cobras wicket keeper Kyle Vereynne, played nine.
Last updated after Titans vs Dolphins final game at Centurion on March 31 2019.
|Kyle Verreynne||Cape Cobras||9||453||88.82||64.71|
|Janneman Malan||Cape Cobras||11||435||91.38||43.50|
|Vaughn van Jaarsveld||Dolphins||12||411||96.02||34.25|
|T de Zorzi||Titans||9||404||86.14||50.50|
|Theunis de Bruyn||Titans||7||361||101.40||51.57|
|Jon Jon Smuts||Warriors||11||346||86.28||43.25|