The World Cup is the tournament that makes us wait for 4 years and it is the series that every team craves to win. Over the years we have seen Australia winning the World Cup four times, India and West Indies 2 times, and the latest winner has been England in 2019. The World Cup is the most popular cricket tournament in the world. In the World Cup, we have seen many players score plenty of runs. Let’s have a look at the players who have scored the Most Runs In World Cup History.
Highest Individual Score In World Cup
Sachin Tendulkar has scored the most in World Cup history. Sachin has played 6 World Cups so far (1992-2011). He is regarded as one of the best batsmen to ever play the game. In World Cup cricket history Tendulkar has played more than 40 matches and scored more than 2000 runs. He was also the Man of the Series in the 2003 World Cup with 673 runs in 11 matches, which is also the highest run by any batsman in a single Cricket WC.
Most Runs In 1975 World Cup
Former Kiwi batsman Glenn Turner accumulated the most runs in the maiden Cricket WC in 1975, 333 runs in 4 matches. Averaging 166.50, he had hit two tons in the competition, which was the most by any batsman. His best score of 171* came against East Africa at Birmingham in 201 balls. From the 1975 to 1983 World Cup matches used to be played for 50 overs per innings.
Most Runs In 1979 WC
West Indian legend Gordon Greenidge topped the chart in terms of making the most runs in the 1979 World Cup. The right-hand batsman amassed 253 runs in 4 matches with an impressive average of 84.33. Gordon scored his best in the event against India at Birmingham, 106* off 173 balls. Having a great competition with the bat, he won the World Cup for the 2nd consecutive time with West Indies.
Highest Runs In 1983 World Cup
One of the best batsmen of the 90s era, David Gower finished the 1983 World Cup being the highest run-scorer. He scored 384 runs in 7 matches, averaging 76.80 in the tournament. 1 century and 1 half-century also came from his bat but England got eliminated in the Semi-finals against India.
Most Runs In 1987 World Cup
India hosted the 1987 World Cup and for the first time, England was not organizing the World Cup. English cricketer Graham Gooch scored the most runs in this World Cup, 471 runs in 8 matches with a fascinating average of 58.87. The 1987 World Cup was the first 50 over World Cup. His great form was not enough for England to wear the crown as they got thrashed by Australia in the Final.
Most Runs In 1992 World Cup
The 5th edition of the World Cup was hosted by Australia. Kiwi star batsman Martin Crowe made the most runs in the 1992 World Cup, 456 runs in 9 matches. He had a great event with the bat, smacking 1 hundred and 4 fifties. But Pakistan beat New Zealand in the semi-final and pushed them out of the tournament.
Most Runs In World Cup 1996
Ex-Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar was the most number runs scorer in the 1996 WC. He made 523 runs in 7 matches with an average of 87.16. He made the runs with the help of 2 hundred and 3 50s. He was absolutely phenomenal in that World Cup. Despite Sachin’s great run with the bat India ended up in the 4th Position in the tournament.
Most Runs In WC 1999
Former Indian great Rahul Dravid scored the most runs in Cricket World Cup 1999. Dravid made 461 runs in 8 matches with an average of 65.86, including smashed 2 centuries and 3 half-centuries. In that World Cup India got knocked out in the super-six stage. Dravid’s best was 145 against Srilanka in the group stage at Taunton.
Most Runs In World Cup 2003
Sachin Tendulkar amassed the most runs in the 2003 Cricket World Cup. For the second time in the World Cup Sachin was the highest run-getter with 673 runs in 11 matches at an average of 61.18 and a strike rate of 89.25. He hit six 50s and 1 hundred in the tournament. sachin’s highest score was 152 against Namibia.
Most Runs In 2007 ICC Cricket WC
Ex-Australian opener Matthew Hayden notched up the most number of runs in the 2007 World Cup. Hayden made 659 runs in 11 matches with an average of 73.22. He made a total of 3 centuries and 1 half-century. His highest score in the tournament came up against West Indies in the quarter-final off 143 balls.
Most Run Scorer In WC 2011
Former Sri Lankan opener Tillakaratne Dilshan made the most number of runs in the 2011 World Cup. He scored 500 runs in 9 matches with an average of 62.50. Dilshan hit 2 centuries and 2 half-centuries in the tournament. His supreme show in the tournament was 144 against Zimbabwe in 131 balls.
Most Runs In World Cup 2011 By An Indian Player
Sachin Tendulkar notched up the most number of runs in the World Cup 2011 (by an Indian player). He scored 482 runs in 9 matches with an average of 53.55, including 2 hundred and 2 half-centuries. His highest score was 120 runs in 115 balls against England.
Most Runs Scorer In World Cup 2015
Kiwi opener Martin Guptill was the most runs scorer in the 2015 cricket WC. He scored 547 runs in 9 matches with an average of 68.37. The swashbuckling opener had 2 centuries and 1 half-century in the tournament. He smashed the highest individual score (237*) of the 2015 World Cup against the West Indies, which is also the top individual score of all time.
Highest Run Scorer In World Cup 2019
Indian vice-captain Rohit Sharma notched up the most number of runs in the 2019 Cricket WC. He scored 648 runs in 9 matches with an average of 81. He scored 5 centuries and 1 half-century in the tournament. His best score was 140 against Pakistan in 113 balls. Sharma holds the record of smashing the most number of centuries in a single World Cup by an individual batsman (5).
Most Runs in 2023 World Cup
Indian stalwart Virat Kohli has been a run bank in the 2023 World Cup and amassed 711 runs in 10 games. The Southpaw averaged a fascinating 101.57, maintaining a decent strike rate of 90.68. His unreal form aided him to smash 3 centuries & 5 fifties in the competition, the most 50+ scores by any batter. Kohli broke the jinx of not able to pile up runs in a ODI WC semi finals by hitting a sensational 117 off 113 balls aginst New Zealand in Mumbai in the 1st semi-finals.
Highest Run Scorer In Each Edition Of World Cup
|ICC Cricket World Cup Year||Name of Highest Run Scorer||Country|
List Of Most Runs In World Cup Overall
|SR Tendulkar (IND)||45||44||2278||56.95||88.98||152||15||06|
|V Kohli (IND)||37||37||1795||59.83||88.20||107||12||05|
|R Ponting (AUS)||46||42||1743||45.86||79.95||140*||06||05|
|R Sharma (IND)||28||28||1575||60.57||105.49||140||06||07|
|K Sangakkara (SL)||37||35||1532||56.74||86.55||124||07||05|
|D Warner (AUS)||28||28||1520||58.46||101.19||178||05||06|
|S Al Hasan (BAN)||36||36||1332||41.62||82.27||124*||11||02|
|B Lara (WI)||34||33||1225||42.24||86.26||116||07||02|
|AB DE Villiers (SA)||23||22||1207||63.52||117.29||162*||06||04|
|C Gayle (WI)||35||34||1186||35.93||90.53||215||06||02|
|K Williamson (NZ)||27||26||1167||61.42||81.21||148||06||02|
|S Jayasuriya (SL)||38||37||1165||34.26||90.66||120||06||03|
|J Kallis (SA)||36||32||1148||45.92||74.40||128*||09||01|
|S Smith (AUS)||34||29||1132||43.53||87.41||105||10||01|
|T Dilshan (SL)||27||25||1112||52.95||92.97||161*||04||04|
|M Jayawardene (SL)||40||34||1100||35.48||85.93||115*||05||04|
|A Gilchrist (AUS)||31||31||1085||36.16||98.01||149||08||01|
|J Miandad (PAK)||33||30||1083||43.32||68.02||103||08||01|
Sachin Tendulkar scored the most runs in the World Cup (2278 runs).
Virat Kohli has made the most runs in the 2023 World Cup (765 runs in 11 matches).
Martin Guptill scored the highest number of runs in a match in the World Cup, 237* in 163 balls against West Indies in 2015.
Among active players, Virat Kohli has the most World Cup runs (1795).
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