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Who is the the leading run-scorer in World Cup history, Why?

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Finally, the wait is over as the World Cup is starting on October 5. The World Cup will be held in India this time. The World Cup is the most-watched cricket competition in the world. Furthermore, Australia has won the World Cup four times. India and the West Indies won the World Cup twice. Every team has the best player who contributed to the winning of the team. Who is the the leading run-scorer in World Cup history, Why?

We have compiled the list of top batsmen in the history of the World Cup. We have watched a lot of players score a lot of runs at the World Cup. The leading run-scorer is the one and only Sachin Tendulkar. So, let’s take a look at the World Cup players who got the most runs.

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Who is the leading run-scorer in World Cup history and why?

The most scores recorded in a World Cup belong to Sachin Tendulkar. Sachin has participated in six World Cups since 1992. Sachin has scored many runs in his career and is at the top. Tendulkar has participated in more than 40 games. He has a record of scoring more than 2,000 scores in World Cup cricket history. He was also named Man of the Series in the 2003 Cricket World Cup.

NameSachin Tendulkar
Date of birth24 April 1973 
Height165 cm
SpouseAnjali Tendulkar
Who is the the leading run-scorer in World Cup history, Why?

Other top Leading run-scorers in the World Cup

The World Cup is in trend nowadays and will begin its new edition on 5 October. There are many top run-scorers in the World Cup who have scored centuries. Below are some of the top run-scorers and highest of all time.

1. Ricky Ponting

Ponting is the most popular captain in the entire history of the competition. He led Australia to victories in 26 of the 29 ODIs. Moreover, his best season was 2007. He scored 539 runs at an average of 67.37, with a century and four fifty-sixes.

Ricky Ponting, one of Australia’s all-time best players, leads the nation in runs scored in both Tests and ODIs, with over 13,000 runs in all forms. In 2003 and 2007, he assisted Australia to two undefeated ICC Cricket World Cup victories. In the first T20I, when he struck 98* against New Zealand, he was named Player of the Match.

NameRicky Ponting
Date of birth19 December 1974
Height175 cm
SpouseRianna Jennifer Cantor

2. Kumar Sangakkara

Sangakkara is among the only three batters with more than 1,500 runs in the competition. Moreover, he is officially the most prolific wicketkeeper in World Cup history, getting his total over four seasons from 2003 to 2015.

Sangakkara’s 15-year international career saw him become stronger and stronger, as graceful as they came. Sangakkara excelled in every format, winning the T20 World Cup, finishing second in the Cricket World Cup, and usually being ranked No. 1 in Test batting.

NameKumar Sangakkara
Date of birth27 October 1977
Height178 cm
CountrySri Lanka
SpouseYehali Sangakkara 

3. Brian Lara

Brian Lara of the West Indies is regarded as the finest cricket player of the current era after Sachin Tendulkar. Also, he is well-known for his outstanding batting and owns the record for the most individual score. Lara amassed 1225 runs during 33 innings at the World Cup, with a high score of 116.

In men’s cricket, just 10 players have had the good fortune to claim ownership of the record for the greatest individual Test score; Brian Lara has twice surpassed it. His 375 in 1994 surpassed Garfield Sobers’ 36-year-old record. But he didn’t stop there; a decade later, with 400*, he broke the record once more.

NameBrian Lara
Date of birth2 May 1969 
Height173 cm
SpouseLeasel Rovedas


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