The Cricket World Cup is a major cricket tournament that takes place every four years, captivating fans around the world.
One of the most important aspects of the tournament is the batsmen who score the most runs for their teams.
Over the course of time, numerous batsmen have made a remarkable impact on fans with their exceptional performances in the tournament. In this article, we will look at the players who have scored the highest number of runs in the history of the ODI World Cup.
Most Runs in ODI World Cup – Full List (1992-2023)
|SR Tendulkar (IND)||1992-2011||45||44||2278||152|
|V Kohli (IND)||2011-2023||37||37||1795||117|
|RT Ponting (AUS)||1996-2011||46||42||1743||140*|
|RG Sharma (IND)||2015-2023||28||28||1575||140|
|KC Sangakkara (SL)||2003-2015||37||35||1532||124|
|DA Warner (AUS)||2015-2023||29||29||1527||178|
|Shakib Al Hasan (BAN)||2007-2023||36||36||1332||124*|
|BC Lara (WI)||1992-2007||34||33||1225||116|
|AB de Villiers (SA)||2007-2015||23||22||1207||162*|
|CH Gayle (WI)||2003-2019||35||34||1186||215|
|KS Williamson (NZ)||2011-2023||27||26||1167||148|
|ST Jayasuriya (SL)||1992-2007||38||37||1165||120|
|JH Kallis (SA)||1996-2011||36||32||1148||128*|
|SPD Smith (AUS)||2011-2023||34||30||1136||105|
|TM Dilshan (SL)||2007-2015||27||25||1112||161*|
|DPMD Jayawardene (SL)||1999-2015||40||34||1100||115*|
|AC Gilchrist (AUS)||1999-2007||31||31||1085||149|
|Javed Miandad (PAK)||1975-1996||33||30||1083||103|
|Mushfiqur Rahim (BAN)||2007-2023||38||37||1079||102*|
|SP Fleming (NZ)||1996-2007||33||33||1075||134*|
|HH Gibbs (SA)||1999-2007||25||23||1067||143|
|PA de Silva (SL)||1987-2003||35||32||1064||145|
Top 5 Most Runs In ODI Cricket World Cup In History
Sachin Tendulkar( 2278)- The Master Blaster:
It comes as no surprise that the legendary Indian cricketer, Sachin Tendulkar, tops the list of the highest run-scorers in the ODI World Cup. Tendulkar’s remarkable career spanned six World Cups, from 1992 to 2011. In a total of 45 matches, he amassed a staggering 2,278 runs, including six centuries and 15 fifties, at an average of 56.95. Tendulkar’s exceptional technique, exquisite strokeplay, and ability to handle pressure consistently made him a force to be reckoned with.
Virat Kohli (1795)
Virat Kohli is the second-highest run-scorer in the World Cup, with 1795 runs in 37 matches. He is another one of the greatest batsmen of the modern era, and he has been a key player for India in the World Cup. Kohli has scored five centuries in the World Cup, and his highest score was 117. He is also a very reliable batsman, and his average of 59.83 is the second-highest of any player in World Cup history.
Ricky Ponting (1743) – The Australian Great:
Considered one of the finest batsmen of his generation, Australian Ricky Ponting secured his place as one of the highest run-scorers in World Cup history. Ponting represented Australia in five World Cups from 1996 to 2011, accumulating 1,743 runs in 46 matches at an average of 45.86. Known for his aggressive batting style and incredible hand-eye coordination, Ponting played crucial roles in Australia’s triumphs in the tournament in 1999, 2003, and 2007.
Rohit Sharma (1575)
Rohit Sharma is the fourth-highest run-scorer in the World Cup, with 1575 runs in 28 matches. He is a very talented batsman, and he is known for his ability to score big runs. Sharma has scored seven centuries in the World Cup, and his highest score was 140. He is also a very consistent batsman, and his average of 60.57 is the fourth-highest of any player in World Cup history.
Kumar Sangakkara – The Elegant Left-hander:
Kumar Sangakkara, the elegant Sri Lankan batsman, occupies the second spot on the list. Across four World Cups, from 2003 to 2015, Sangakkara accumulated 1,532 runs in 37 matches at an impressive average of 56.74. His ability to adapt to different conditions and deliver consistent performances earned him four consecutive centuries in the 2015 World Cup, a feat never achieved before.
FAQ About CWC Most Run
Virat Kohli (India) – 765 runs, 2023 Most run in a single ODI World Cup All Time.
The ODI World Cup has witnessed some extraordinary batting performances throughout its history, and the list of highest run-scorers reflects the brilliance and talent of the players who have graced the tournament. Sachin Tendulkar’s name sits atop the list, a testament to his unmatched skill and longevity in the game. However, the presence of other greats like Kumar