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ICC World Cup recap: Top 5 highest run scorers


NEW DELHI: The Indian T20 competition (IPL) finished 17 days ahead of the 50-over World Cup spectacle and was once in many ways a get dressed practice session for the batsmen, who practiced swinging their willows for a World Cup expected to roll out tracks that can flip scoring runs into a help-yourself affair.

While talks of a primary 500 run overall in ODIs isn't a surprise many, current batting data residing in historical past books must be fearful about their place there.


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Hotter than same old English summers and bone-dry batting tracks will invite lip-smacking appears to be like from the in-form batsmen like Virat Kohli, Andre Russell, David Warner, Jonny Bairstow and plenty of extra.

On that same prolific be aware, one of the simplest ways to whet one's urge for food for World Cup runs is to head during the listing of guys who rule the run-scorers' chart in World Cups that moved from 60 overs to 50, because the ball changed to white and jerseys to coloured, in 44 years since 1975.


Sachin Tendulkar, India

Runs: 2278
Matches: 45
Innings: 44
Average: 56.95

Most centuries, maximum fifties, maximum runs in a single version and maximum aggregate runs -- Tendulkar's bat did all of the speaking across six World Cup appearances from 1992 to 2011, when his long-cherished dream of successful the trophy came true.

After his first World Cup century (127 not out towards Kenya in 1996), Tendulkar went on to attain 5 extra while racking up 2,278 runs in 45 suits, averaging 56.95. That, except for the 15 half-centuries he scored, which still stands as a list.

The 2003 version proved to be probably the most prolific for Tendulkar, when he scored 673 runs in 11 suits, which is probably the most in a single version of the World Cup until date.

Ricky Ponting, Australia
Runs: 1743
Matches: 46
Innings: 42
Average: 45.86

The joint maximum a success World Cup captain, sharing the list of successful two trophies with West Indies' Clive Lloyd, the former Australia captain will wear the cap of the assistant trainer within the Aussie camp this time in England and Wales.

He sits at number two on this listing with 1743 runs, together with 5 centuries and six fifties at an average of 45.86 in 46 suits, which is probably the most number of World Cup suits played by means of a unmarried player.

He gave the impression in 5 editions of the Cup (1996 to 2011). Ponting's highest World Cup performance alternatively, was once recorded within the Caribbean in 2007, where he scored 539 runs in 11 suits at an average of 67.37 to lead Australia to their fourth World Cup win and their second below his captaincy after 2003.

Kumar Sangakkara, Sri Lanka
Runs: 1532
Matches: 37
Innings: 35
Average: 56.74

One of probably the most prolific batsmen from the island nation, Sangakkara averages higher than Ponting on this most sensible 5 listing, for the 1532 runs he scored in 37 suits.

His 5 centuries unfold across 4 World Cup editions are a part of a list he broke two times himself, when he first scored 3 centuries in a row after which bettered it with one more, both in 2015. In fact, scoring 4 loads on the trot is an total ODI list and not simply limited to the World Cup.

It marked his highest show on the showpiece event, with 541 runs in simply seven suits at a staggering average of 108.20.

Besides his 5 World Cup loads, the former Lankan wicketkeeper-batsman and captain also scored seven half-centuries.

Brian Lara, West Indies
Runs: 1225
Matches: 34
Innings: 33
Average: 42.24

One of the greatest batsmen ever to play the sport, Brian Lara carries the ache of not having been a part of a World Cup successful crew in 5 makes an attempt (1992 to 2007).

His 1225 runs in 34 suits couldn't make a lot of a distinction all through that section, during which the West Indies controlled to go into a World Cup semifinal simply as soon as (1996), when Richie Richardson's crew surrendered to Shane Warne's guile from a successful position.

Lara hit simply two centuries and seven fifties in 33 innings and scored probably the most in his first World Cup, when he racked up 333 runs in 8 suits.

AB de Villiers, South Africa
Runs: 1207 runs
Matches: 23
Innings: 22
Average: 63.52


The batsman with the most productive batting average in World Cups will be lacking for the first time since making his World Cup debut back within the 2007 version. He retired from world cricket in May 2018.


His 1207 runs in 23 World Cup suits at an average of 63.52 put him ahead of Sri Lanka's Sanath Jayasuriya who scored 1165 runs. De Villiers scored 4 loads and six half-centuries while being a part of the South African squad in 3 World Cups.


De Villiers's record-breaking innings towards West Indies within the 2015 version is without doubt one of the highest World Cup moments ever.


By scoring 162 in a mere 66 balls, he made the list for the fastest 150+ ranking in ODIs, which took South Africa's overall to a mammoth 408/five. It also proved to be his highest performance in a World Cup version, because the '360-degree' batsman registered figures of 482 runs in 8 suits at an average of 96.40.


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