highest runs scorers in ICC World Cups
Cricket is a game of passion and thrill. For some it’s just a game of bat and a ball whereas, for others it’s their religion. So get ready to explode into the awesomeness of the game as the most prized tournament of the game is coming up this February. Yes! the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, the ultimate dream of every cricket playing nation, the ultimate glory that every country dreams of achieving.
From Australia to Europe and from Asia to the Caribbean all will fall in love with the charm of this tournament. It all started in 1975 when resources were limited. Only Britain had the audacity to launch such a great tournament. Well the trend started and it kept on coming after four years. Till now a total of 10 world cup tournaments have taken place and Australia has been fortunate enough to have won the title 4 times.
It’s a dream of every player to participate in the World cup either as a bowler or a batsman and wants to perform well and prove it to the world that he deserves to be in the world cup squad. Specifically talking about the batsmen who have scored heavily in the ultimate tournament so here are the top ten highest runs scorers in ICC World Cups. we have already published list of All Time Scorers in T20 World Cups.
Highest Runs Scorers In ICC World Cups
10. Aravinda De Silva
One of All Time Best Finishers in ODI’s, The captain for Sri Lanka who was the voice captain of Sri Lankan Team when they won their first ever world cup in 1996 is a famous player. He is ranked on number 10 for the highest run scorer in the tournaments. He played a total of 35 matches and scored 1064 runs at average of 36.68 with a strike rate of 86.57.
9. Herchelle Gibbs
Gibbs an attacking South African Batsmen impressed a lot in all the tournaments he played. His attacking way of playing impressed the whole world. He played a total of 25 matches and scored 1067 runs at an excellent average of 56.15 with a strike rate of 87.38 which shows his attacking batting nature.
8. Stephen Flemming
Stephen Flemming the all time favorite New Zealand captain is on 8th spot in the list of highest run scorer in cricket world cup. He was known for his great leadership skills and his great technical batting. Stephen played a total of 33 world cup matches and scored 1075 runs at an impressive average of 35.83 and a strike rate of 76.89. He is considered as the most successful captain of New Zealand team ever. Recently Daniel Vettori has broken the record of most number of One Day International matches played for New Zealand.
7. Javed Miandad
Javed Miandad is considered as the best batsmen Pakistan has ever produced. He was there when Pakistan won its first ever World Cup in Melbourne Cricket Ground in 1992 by beating England. Javed played an important knock in that match to help Pakistan win the title. He and Sachin Tendulkar of India are the only players in history who have played the most number of world cups. Javed Miandad is 7th on the list of highest run scorers in world cup. He played 33 matches and scored a total of 1083 runs at an impressive average of 43.32 at an average strike rate of 68. He has also served Pakistan Cricket team as their head coach.
6. Adam Gilchrist
Adam Gilchrist was one of the finest wicket-keeper cum batsmen Australia has ever produced. His attacking nature helped Australia win a number of matches and crunch games. His work with the gloves was also phenomenal. He was flexible in the way of his batting he could come and bat at any number and explode the opposition with his batting. Adam Gilchrist is 6th on the list of maximum number of runs in world cups. He played 31 games and scored 1085 runs at an impressive average of 36.16 and a great strike rate of 98. he was with Australian Team when they won finals in 2003 and 2007.
5. Jacques Kallis
Kallis was considered as the backbone of South African batting line up and One Of All Time Greatest All Rounders. His elegant way of batting and his medium paced bowling helped South Africa won a number of great games at the world cup stages. He is on number 5 spot in the list of maximum number of runs in world cups. He played 36 matches and scored 1148 runs at an excellent average of 74 with a strike rate of 74.40. he is also one of All Time Scorers in ODI history.
4. Sanath Jaysuriya
Jaysuriya an opener of Sri Lanka was the most attacking player Sri Lanka ever produced. He held the record of fastest one day international fifty for a long time. He was the one who set the trend of an attacking opener. His attacking batting upfront forced the bowlers to change their lines early in the match. He is on number 4th spot on the maximum number of runs scored by any batsman. He played 38 games and scored 1165 runs at an average of 34.26 at a strike rate of 90.66. After his retirement Sri Lanka have failed to find his replacement.
3. Brian Lara
A total class act and sheer power was the definition of Brian Charles Lara. with some of all time best innings in cricket history, he was the very best West Indies produced leaving behind Sir Vivian Richards and Clive Lloyd etc. He is third on list of batsmen scoring highest number of World Cup runs. He played a total of 34 matches and scored a total runs of 1225 at an impressive average of 42.24.
2. Ricky Ponting
Ponting nicknamed “punter” was the one of the best captains Australia has produced. He helped Australia win 2 titles i.e. in 2003 and 2007. Ricky is second in the list of highest scorer of runs in all the world cups occurred. He played a total of 43 matches and scored 1743 runs at an average of 45.86 and strile rate of 80.
1. Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar is considered as the all time best cricketer of the world after Sir Don Bradman. He was the most consistent and classical player the modern world had ever seen. He was the part of the squad when India claimed their second World Cup title in 2011. Sachin is the highest run scorer in all the world cups that have taken place yet. He also is the player who has played most number of world cups. He played in total 45 matches and scored 2278 runs at an average of 57 and a strike rate of 89.
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