Batsmen with the Most Runs in a Single World Cup

most runs in a single World Cup

Virat Kohli holds the record for most runs by a batsman in a single edition of ICC Cricket World Cup.It’s always a treat to watch a batsman score runs consistently throughout the tournament, and their performances become etched in cricketing folklore. So, let’s get into the batsmen with the most runs in a single Cricket World Cup.

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Batsmen with the Most Runs in a Single World Cup

Let’s take a look at the top 5 batsmen who have scored the most runs in a single edition of the Cricket World Cup. It will be fascinating to see which player breaks the record and becomes the highest run-scorer in the ICC Cricket World Cup.

1. Virat Kohli (India) – 765 runs (CWC 2023):

During the 2023 Cricket World Cup in India, Virat Kohli played very well for the Indian team. In 10 matches, he scored 765 runs with an outstanding average of 99 runs per match.

Kohli batted with great skill, scoring quickly with a strike rate over 88. He hit 3 centuries (over 100 runs) and 6 half-centuries (over 50 runs). His big scores were crucial for India’s success in the tournament. Kohli’s brilliant batting was key to India’s journey in the 2023 Cricket World Cup.

2. Sachin Tendulkar (India) – 673 runs (CWC 2007):

In the list of most runs scored in a single edition of a World Cup, Sachin Tendulkar seond the chart with his outstanding performance in the 2003 World Cup. He scored 673 runs in 11 matches at an average of 61.18, including his highest score of 152 against Namibia. Although India lost the final to Australia, Tendulkar won the Player of the Tournament award for his remarkable batting performance throughout the 2003 Cricket World Cup.

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3. Matthew Hayden (Australia) – 659 runs (CWC 2007):

Mathew Hayden emerged as the highest run scorer in the 2007 World Cup, with a total of 659 runs in 10 innings. He scored at an impressive average of 73.22 and smashed three centuries, including a high score of 158 against West Indies.

His contribution played a crucial role in Australia’s unbeaten run throughout the tournament, culminating in a victory over Sri Lanka in the final. This win also cemented Australia’s status as the first team to win three consecutive World Cup titles, having won in 1999 and 2003 as well.

4. Rohit Sharma (India) – 648 runs (CWC 2019):

Indian star batsman Rohit Sharma had an amazing 2019 Cricket World Cup in England. He scored the most runs in the whole tournament with 648 runs from just 9 matches. Rohit maintained an excellent average of 81 runs per innings. He also scored runs quickly with an impressive strike rate of 98.33.His brilliant batting included 5 centuries – the most by any player in a single World Cup edition. Rohit also scored 1 half-century during the tournament. 

5. David Warner (Australia) – 647 runs (CWC 2019):

Australian opener David Warner had an amazing 2019 Cricket World Cup in England. He scored 647 runs in 10 matches, the second-highest in the tournament. Warner had an excellent batting average of 71.88 and a strike rate of 89.36. He hit 3 centuries and 3 half-centuries. His highest score was 166 runs against Bangladesh, made off just 124 balls.

6. Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh) – 606 runs (CWC 2019):

During the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup in England, Shakib Al Hasan of Bangladesh played exceptionally well. In 8 matches, he scored 606 runs with an outstanding average of 86.57. Shakib batted with a strong strike rate of 96.03, hitting 2 centuries and 5 half-centuries.

7. Quinton De Kock (South Africa) – 594 runs (CWC 2023):

In the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, Quinton de Kock of South Africa played very well. In 10 matches, he scored 594 runs with an average of 59.40. De Kock batted aggressively with a strike rate of 107.02. His performance included 4 centuries, making a big impact on South Africa’s campaign in the tournament.

8. Kane Williamson (New Zealand) – 578 runs (CWC 2019):

During the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup in England, Kane Williamson of New Zealand delivered an outstanding performance. He scored 578 runs in 10 matches at an average of 82.57 while playing in 10 matches. With a strike rate of 74.96, Williamson displayed his batting prowess. During the tournament, he scored two centuries and two half-centuries, making a significant contribution to New Zealand’s success.

9. Rachin Ravindra (New Zealand) – 578 runs (CWC 2023):

In his first Cricket World Cup in 2023, New Zealand’s Rachin Ravindra played amazingly well. He scored 578 runs in 10 matches, with an excellent average of 64.22. Ravindra hit the ball frequently, maintaining a high strike rate of 106.44. 

10. Joe Root (England) – 556 runs (CWC 2019):

Joe Root, the English cricketer, played exceptionally well in the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup in England. In 11 matches, he scored 556 runs with a strike rate of 89.53. He hit 2 centuries and 3 half-centuries.

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Who holds the record for the most runs in a single World Cup?

Virat Kohli holds the record for the most runs in a single World Cup, with 765 runs in the 2023 edition.

Who is the highest run-scorer in the 2015 World Cup?

Martin Guptill from New Zealand is the highest run-scorer in the 2015 World Cup, with 547 runs.

Who has the highest individual score in a World Cup?

Martin Guptill holds the record for the highest individual score in a World Cup, with an unbeaten 237 runs against West Indies in the 2015 edition.

Who scored 4 consecutive centuries in a single World Cup?

Kumar Sangakkara from Sri Lanka is the only batsman to score 4 consecutive centuries in a single World Cup, which he achieved in the 2015 edition.

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