3. Misbah-ul-Haq (Pakistan) – 1,373 runs
2013 was a special year in the history of Indo-Pak relations. After a big gap of seven years, the arch-rivals had resumed bilateral ties. Pakistan toured India. And it was under Misbah’s valiant captaincy that the visitors went on to defeat the hosts. It was a big achievement as beating India in India has been an arduous task for any visiting team. Champions Trophy was also played the same year but there Pakistan disappointed, certainly not Misbah. Throughout the year, irrespective of results, Misbah kept scoring. At the end of 2013, he created world record of most half-centuries (15) in a calendar year. The man from Mianwali finished as the year’s leading run-scorer with 1,373 runs under his belt at 54.92.