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 spectated many players to score plenty of runs. Let’s have a look at the players who have scored the most runs in World Cup history.
Most Runs In World Cup By a Player
Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar has scored the most runs in world cup history. Sachin has played 6 World Cups so far (1992-2011). Sachin is regarded as one of the best batsmen to ever play the game. In World Cup cricket history Sachin 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 World Cup.
Most Runs In World Cup 1996
Ex Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar was the most number of runs scorer in the 1996 World Cup. 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 World Cup 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. He also 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 was the most runs scorer in the 2003 Cricket World Cup. For the second time in the World Cup Sachin scored the highest 673 runs in 11 matches with an average of 61.18 and strike rate of 89.25. He hit six 50s and 1 hundred in the tournament. His highest score was 152 against Namibia.
Most Runs In World Cup 2007
Ex Australian opener Matthew Hayden notched up the most number of runs in the 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 Runs In World Cup 2011
Former Srilankan 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 scored 2 centuries and 2 half-centuries in the tournament. His best in the tournament was 144 against Zimbabwe in 131 balls.
Most Runs In World Cup 2011 By 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 In World Cup 2015
Kiwi opener Martin Guptill was the most number of runs scorer in the 2015 cricket World Cup. He scored 547 runs in 9 matches with an average of 68.37. He 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.
Most Runs In World Cup 2019
Indian vice-captain Rohit Sharma notched up the most number of runs in the 2019 cricket World Cup. 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 most number of centuries in a single World cup by an individual batsman.