In the ICC World Cup 2019, cricket enthusiasts witnessed a spectacular display of individual brilliance as cricketing stars from all over the world took center stage and showcased their exceptional skills. Throughout the tournament, some stalwarts carried their teams to the brink of the knockout stages solely with their monumental tally of runs, leaving spectators in awe of their talent and determination. Now, let’s delve into the top five run-scorers of the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
Rohit Sharma (India): 648 runs in 10 innings
Rohit Sharma was the top run scorer in the tournament, with 648 runs in 10 innings. He scored 4 centuries in the tournament, including a record-breaking 264 against Sri Lanka. Sharma’s opening partnership with Shikhar Dhawan was one of the most destructive in the tournament.
The two batsmen put on 822 runs in 10 innings, which is the most by any opening pair in a single World Cup. Sharma’s individual batting was also exceptional. He scored an average of 64.80 and a strike rate of 92.38. His highest score of 264 is the highest individual score in a World Cup match since 1992.
David Warner (Australia): 647 runs in 10 innings
David Warner was the second highest run scorer in the tournament, with 647 runs in 10 innings. He scored 3 centuries in the tournament, including a score of 166 against Bangladesh. Warner’s batting was a major factor in Australia’s run to the top of the points table in the tournament. He scored an average of 64.70 and a strike rate of 88.63.
Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh): 606 runs in 8 innings
Shakib Al Hasan was the third highest run scorer in the tournament, with 606 runs in 8 innings. He scored 2 centuries and 2 half-centuries in the tournament. Shakib’s batting was a key factor in Bangladesh’s surprise run to the quarterfinals of the tournament. He scored an average of 75.75 and a strike rate of 97.46.
Kane Williamson (New Zealand): 578 runs in 10 innings
Kane Williamson was the fourth highest run scorer in the tournament, with 578 runs in 10 innings. He scored 2 centuries and 2 half-centuries in the tournament. Williamson’s batting was a key factor in New Zealand’s run to the final of the tournament. He scored an average of 57.80 and a strike rate of 88.47.
Joe Root (England): 578 runs in 11 innings
Joe Root was the fifth highest run scorer in the tournament, with 578 runs in 11 innings. He scored 2 centuries and 1 half-century in the tournament. Root’s batting was a key factor in England’s run to the final of the tournament. He scored an average of 52.54 and a strike rate of 87.95.
List of Top Run Scorers in ICC ODI Cricket World Cup 2019
|1||Rohit Sharma (IND)||9||9||648||81.00||5||1|
|2||David Warner (AUS)||10||10||647||71.88||3||3|
|3||Shakib Al Hasan (BAN)||8||8||606||86.57||2||5|
|4||Kane Williamson (NZ)||10||9||578||82.57||2||2|
|5||Joe Root (ENG)||11||11||556||61.77||2||3|
|6||Jonny Bairstow (ENG)||11||11||532||48.36||2||2|
|7||Aaron Finch (AUS)||10||10||507||50.70||2||3|
|8||Babar Azam (PAK)||8||8||474||67.71||1||3|
|9||Ben Stokes (ENG)||11||10||465||66.42||0||5|
|10||Jason Roy (ENG)||8||7||443||63.28||1||4|
|11||Virat Kohli (IND)||9||9||443||55.37||0||5|
|12||Faf du Plessis (SA)||9||8||387||64.50||1||3|
|13||Steven Smith (AUS)||10||10||379||37.90||0||4|
|14||Alex Carey (AUS)||10||9||375||62.50||0||3|
|15||Eoin Morgan (ENG)||11||10||371||41.22||1||1|
|16||Mushfiqur Rahim (BAN)||8||8||367||52.42||1||2|
|17||Nicholas Pooran (WI)||8||8||367||52.42||1||2|
|18||KL Rahul (IND)||9||9||361||45.12||1||2|
|19||Ross Taylor (NZ)||10||9||350||38.88||0||3|
|20||Usman Khawaja (AUS)||9||9||316||35.11||0||2|
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