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Top 10 Batsmen with the Most Runs in Single World Cup

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The ICC Cricket World Cup is the pinnacle of international cricket, bringing together the finest players from around the globe. Throughout the history of the tournament, several batsmen have showcased their exceptional skills and left an indelible mark on the tournament’s record books. In this blog, we will delve into the performances of the top 10 batsmen in cricketing history who have accumulated the most runs in a single World Cup (WC), creating memorable moments and etching their names in cricketing folklore.

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List of 10 Batsmen with the Most Runs in a Single World Cup

Rank Player Runs Matches Average Country Tournament
1 Sachin Tendulkar 673 11 61.18 India 2002-2003 ICC World Cup
2 M L Hayden 659 11 73.22 Australia 2006-2007 ICC World Cup
3 Rohit Sharma* 648 9 81.00 India 2019 ICC World Cup
4 D A Warner* 647 10 71.89 Australia 2019 ICC World Cup
5 Shakib Al Hasan* 606 8 86.57 Bangladesh 2019 ICC World Cup
6 K S Williamson* 578 10 82.57 New Zealand 2019 ICC World Cup
7 J E Root* 556 11 61.78 England 2019 ICC World Cup
8 D P M D Jayawardene 548 11 60.89 Sri Lanka 2006-2007 ICC World Cup
9 M J Guptill* 547 9 68.38 New Zealand 2014-2015 ICC World Cup
10 K C Sangakkara 541 7 108.20 Sri Lanka 2014-2015 ICC World Cup


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Sachin Tendulkar – 673 Runs (India)

2003 World Cup: Sachin Tendulkar | KreedOn
Source: India Today

Sachin Tendulkar, widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in cricket history, displayed his brilliance during the 2002-2003 ICC World Cup (WC) accumulating the most runs. In 11 matches, Tendulkar amassed 673 runs with an impressive average of 61.18 and a strike rate of 89.26. His consistent performances played a crucial role in India’s journey to the finals, and his century against England stands as one of the highlights of the tournament. Sachin stands at 1st postion as a batsman in scoring most runs in single World cup.

Matthew Hayden – 659 runs (Australia)

Mathew Hayden
Source; Cricket Australia

Matthew Hayden, a powerful left-handed opener, dominated the 2006-2007 ICC World Cup with his aggressive stroke play. Scoring three centuries in 10 innings, Hayden accumulated 659 runs at an astonishing average of 73.22 and a strike rate of 101.07. His contributions were instrumental in Australia’s successful title defense.

Rohit Sharma – 648 runs (India)

Rohit Sharma | KreedOn
Source: India Today

Rohit Sharma‘s elegant batting and ability to score big runs were on full display during the 2019 ICC World Cup. In nine matches, Sharma scored 648 runs, including five centuries. With an average of 81.00 and a strike rate of 98.33, he emerged as one of the leading run-scorers of the tournament and played a crucial role in India’s journey to the semifinals.


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David Warner – 647 runs (Australia)

David Warner | KreedOn
Source: Outlook India

David Warner, known for his aggressive style, showcased his prowess in the 2019 ICC World Cup. Scoring 647 runs in 10 matches at an average of 71.89 and a strike rate of 89.36, Warner played a vital role in Australia’s march to the semifinals. His innings of 166 against Bangladesh was a standout performance.

Shakib Al Hasan – 606 runs (Bangladesh)

Shakib Al Hasan | KreedOn
Source: Hindustan Times

Shakib Al Hasan, an all-rounder par excellence, left an indelible mark in the 2019 ICC World Cup. With 606 runs in eight matches at an astonishing average of 86.57 and a strike rate of 96.04, Shakib emerged as a force to be reckoned with. His consistent performances with both bat and ball were instrumental in Bangladesh’s spirited campaign.

Kane Williamson – 578 runs(New Zealand)

Kane Williamson | KreedOn
Source: Deccan Herald

Kane Williamson, the talismanic New Zealand captain, led from the front during the 2019 ICC World Cup. Scoring 578 runs in 10 matches at an average of 82.57, Williamson showcased his ability to anchor the innings and play the role of a sheet anchor. His match-winning century against South Africa was a testament to his skill and temperament.


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Joe Root – 558 runs (England)

Joe Root | Most Runs in Single World Cup | KreedOn
Source: Scroll.in

Joe Root, the backbone of England’s batting lineup, played a crucial role in their victorious 2019 ICC World Cup campaign. With 556 runs in 11 matches at an average of 61.78, Root provided stability to the team’s middle order. His century against India was pivotal in England’s march to the knockout stages.

Mahela Jayawardene – 548 runs (Sri Lanka)

Mahela Jayawardene | Most Runs in Single World Cup | KreedOn
Source: ESPNCricinfo

Mahela Jayawardene, the elegant Sri Lankan batsman, showcased his class in the 2006-2007 ICC World Cup. Scoring 548 runs in 11 matches at an average of 60.89, Jayawardene played crucial innings to guide Sri Lanka to the final. His unbeaten century in the final against India remains one of the finest knocks in World Cup history.


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Martin Guptill – 547 runs (New Zealand)

Most Runs in Single World Cup | KreedOn
Source: Wisden

Martin Guptill etched his name in World Cup folklore during the 2015 edition with a record-breaking knock. In nine matches, Guptill amassed 547 runs, including an unbeaten double-century against the West Indies. With an average of 68.38 and a strike rate of 104.59, Guptill played a pivotal role in New Zealand’s journey to the final.

Kumar Sangakkara – 541 runs(Sri Lanka)

Kumar Sangakarra | Most Runs in Single World Cup | KreedOn
Source: ICC Cricket

Kumar Sangakkara, the stylish Sri Lankan left-hander, showcased his class in the 2014-2015 ICC World Cup. Scoring 541 runs in seven matches at an incredible average of 108.20, Sangakkara played a pivotal role in Sri Lanka’s successful campaign. He became the first player to score four consecutive centuries in World Cup history.

Conclusion

These top 10 batsmen have stamped their authority on the ICC Cricket World Cup with their exceptional performances. Their ability to score runs consistently, especially on the grandest stage of them all, is a testament to their skill, temperament, and determination. Their exploits will be remembered by cricket enthusiasts for generations to come, and they have rightfully earned their place among the legends of the game.


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