The ODI World Cup 2023 has just began on October 5. A total of 10 teams are participating in the matches. You may see some amazing runs scored by batters this time. The matches are going to be competitive and fun as powerful teams compete with each other. Also, there are many batsmen who scored good scores in World Cup history. Check Top 5 Ranked Most Run Scorers in the ICC World Cup History.
Tendulkar, who was named “the most followed batsman in the world“, has achieved more scores of fifty or more and amassed greater totals than any other batsman in World Cup history. Glenn McGrath of Australia, who represented his nation in four World Cups, now holds the majority of the individual bowling statistics. So, we highlight the top 5 run scorers in Cricket World Cup history with the thirteenth edition about to start.
Top 5 Ranked Most Run Scorers in the ICC World Cup History
The ICC is in charge of conducting the matches every year. The game takes place every four years since the first Cricket World Cup in England. Since then, more teams have taken part in the match. Below, we have compiled the list of top scorers in the history.
|5||AB de Villiers|
|9||Shakib Al Hasan|
5. AB de Villiers: 1207 runs
AB de Villiers is also known as “Mr. 360” for his ability to score the most runs in the ODI World Cup. He only participated in three World Cups and made 1207 runs, averaging 63.52. Moreover, against the West Indies in 2015, he recorded his highest run score of 162.
He has primarily played as a batsman. De Villiers declared his break from every aspect of cricket on November 19, 2021. He is famous for his batting actions and scoring most runs in matches.
|Born||17 February 1984|
|Nickname||Mr. 360, ABD, Alien, Superman|
4. Brian Lara: 1225 runs
Brian, aka “The Prince” Lara has scored the fourth-most runs in ODI World Cups. From 1992 to 2007, Lara also participated in all five ODI World Cups. He was able to secure 1225 runs, including 7 half-centuries. In a 2003 match against South Africa, he recorded a score of 116.
Soon, Lara was eliminated from the 1996 Cricket World Cup semifinals. The West Indies squad won the 2004 ICC Champions Trophy under Lara’s captaincy, marking the first major ICC trophy victory for the group since claiming the 1979 Cricket World Cup.
|Born||2 May 1969|
3. Kumar Sangakkara: 1532 runs
Kumar Sangakkara is in third place for making the most runs. From 2003 to 2015, Sangakkara also participated in 4 World Cups and was able to score 1532 runs at a rate of 56.74. He is famous for his timing and positioning. During the 2015 World Cup, he is the only person to have four centuries in ODIs.
Sangakkara placed second in the World Cups in 2007 and 2011. Between 2000 and 2015, he played 134 Test matches for Sri Lanka.
|Born||27 October 1977|
2. Ricky Ponting: 1743 runs
One of the best ODI cricket captains, Ricky Ponting led Australia to World Cup victories in 2003 and 2007. Between 1996 and 2011, Ponting participated in five different world championships. Moreover, with 1743 runs and a best score of 140 against India in 2003, he is the second-most famous batsman in the ODI World Cup.
Australia also rose to become the cricket team with the highest respect and dominance in the world under his direction. Under his leadership, Australia achieved the Champions Trophies in 2006 and 2009 in addition to the 2003 and 2007 Cricket World Cups. He also competed for Australia in the 1999 Cricket World Cup, which team they won.
|Born||19 December 1974|
1. Sachin Tendulkar: 2278 runs
Sachin is the “God of Cricket”. He is famous for scoring the most runs. Moreover, between 1992 and 2011, Sachin participated in all six Cricket World Cups, amassing 2278 runs. He also has the most hundreds (six) and half-centuries (15).
Former Indian cricketer and national team captain Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar played abroad. That’s why, he is largely famous as one of the best batsmen. With almost 18,000 runs and 15,000 runs, he is the highest leading scorer in ODI and Test cricket, respectively.
|Born||24 April 1973|
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