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Most Runs in ODI Cricket World Cups

The ICC cricket world cup is the international championship of ODI cricket. The event is organized after every four years by the sports governing body. The first world cup was played in 1975 and last world cup was played in 2015. Australia is the highest successful team with 5 world cups. The upcoming world cup will be played in 2019. Now here is a list of players who have most runs in ODI cricket world cups.

List of players who have most runs in ODI cricket world cups:

5) Ab de Villiers:

Ab De Villiers

Intro:

Ab de Villiers is the fine South African batsman. Nowadays, he is known as the Mr.360. He holds many records in cricket. He is also in the list of players who have most runs in ODI cricket world cups. He holds the record of fastest 50, 100 and 150 century. He also holds the record of fastest 50 in T20’s by South African players. He has been rated as the No.1 batsman in ODI and Tests.

ODI World Cups History:

Ab de Villiers played 23 matches in world cup tournaments and scored 1207 runs with the help of 4 centuries and 6 fifties. He has avg of 63.52 and strike rate of 117. Ab De Villiers is the highest runs scorer in world cup tournaments among the active players. His highest runs score in world cup tournaments is 162*.

4) Brian Lara:

Brian Lara

Intro:

Brian Lara is the former West Indian player. He is known as the finest batsman of all the time in cricket history. He ranked many times in test cricket. He holds many test records in FC and tests cricket. He is the only player in whole cricket to score a century, double century, triple century, quadruple century and a quintuple century against Durham in 1994. He also holds the record of the quintuple century in test cricket against England in 2004. He also holds the record of most runs bashed to the bowler in one over. He scored 28 runs against Robin Peterson.

ODI World Cups History:

Brian Lara played 34 matches and scored 1225 runs with the help of 2 centuries and 7 fifties. He has avg of 42.24 and strike rate of 86.26. His highest run score in world cup tournaments is 116.

3) Kumar Sangakkara:

Kumar Sangakkara

Intro:

Kumar Sangakkara is former wicket keeper Sri Lankan batsman. He is also known as the finest batsman in the cricket history. Kumar Sangakkara was the key batsman of Sri Lankan batting line for 15 years. He was the member of that team who won 2014 t20 world cup. He was the part of the team when Sri Lankan team made the road to final of 2011 ODI world cup, 2009 and 2014 t20 world cup also. He was part of the team when Sri Lanka won their first t20 title in 2014. He was a man of the match in final of 2014 t20 world.

ODI World Cups History:

Kumar Sangakkara played 37 matches and scored 1532 runs with the help of 5 centuries and 7 fifties. He has avg of 56.74 and strike rate of 87. His best score in world cups is 124 runs.

2) Ricky Ponting:

Ricky Ponting

Intro:

Ricky Ponting is the former Australian batsman. He is also known as the finest batsman and the most successful captain in ODI cricket history. He is the two-time world cup winning captain. The team Australia won 262 times under his captaincy. He is the only batsman in test cricket to be involved in 100 test victories. He is on the list of those four players who have scored 13000 runs in test and ODI cricket. Other three batsmen are Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, and Jacques Kallis.

ODI World Cups History:

Ricky Ponting played 46 matches and scored 1743 runs with the help of 5 centuries and 6 fifties. He has avg of 45.86 and strike rate of 80. His best score in world cups is 140*.

1) Sachin Tendulkar:

Sachin Tendulkar

Intro:

Sachin Tendulkar is the former Indian player known as one of the best batsmen in cricket history. He is leading runs scorer in ODI and Test. He is the first player to score a double century in ODI cricket. He holds the record of 100 centuries in cricket history. He is the only player to score 30,000 runs in international cricket. He has been awarded the highest civilian award “Bharat Ratna” in 2013.

ODI World Cups History:

Sachin Tendulkar played 45 matches and scored 2278 runs with the help of 6 centuries and 15 fifties. He has avg of 56.95 and strike rate of 89. His best score in world cups is 152.

 

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