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Top 10 Fastest Players to Reach 1000 Runs in ODI World Cup

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The ICC Cricket World Cup is one of the top international cricket competitions, with teams from all around the world participating in one-day international matches. Achieving 1000 runs in a World Cup tournament is a big milestone in any cricketer’s career and doing it in the fewest innings is a tribute to their talent and consistency as a batter. Batsmen who accomplish this milestone swiftly establish their ability to perform consistently at the top level of ODI cricket and contribute significantly to their team’s success in the tournament.

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Fastest players to reach 1000 runs in ODI World Cup

Players Name Innings Taken
Rohit Sharma 19
David Warner 19
Sachin Tendulkar 20
AB de Villiers 20
Viv Richards 21
Sourav Ganguly 21
Mark Waugh 22
Herschelle Gibbs 22
Tillakaratne Dilshan 23
Virat Kohli 25

Rohit Sharma

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During the 2023 Cricket World Cup match against Afghanistan, Rohit Sharma, the prolific Indian batsman, became the fourth Indian to achieve 1000 runs in World Cup history, attaining this feat in 19 innings. In his third World Cup, Rohit has demonstrated his extraordinary skill by scoring seven hundred and three half-centuries. His century against Afghanistan was his seventh World Cup century, breaking Sachin Tendulkar’s record and cementing his place as one of the tournament’s most dominant and record-breaking batters.

David Warner

Top 10 Fastest Players to Reach 1000 Runs in ODI World Cup - David Warner- KreedOn
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David Warner has become the fastest opener to score 1000 runs in an ODI World Cup, surpassing Sachin Tendulkar’s previous record. During the IND vs AUS ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 match, Warner achieved this milestone. This accomplishment gave him the ICC event’s fastest batter to 1000 runs, sealing his place in history. Warner smashed the records held by Ab de Villiers and Sachin Tendulkar. Sachin and de Villiers both needed 20 innings to achieve 1000 runs in World Cup matches, while Warner did so in just 19 innings.

Sachin Tendulkar

Top 10 Fastest Players to Reach 1000 Runs in ODI World Cup - Sachin Tendulkar | KreedOn
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Sachin Tendulkar, an iconic personality in cricket, began his World Cup adventure in 1992 and participated in six editions of the competition until 2011. It only took him 20 innings to achieve the 1000-run mark in World Cups, demonstrating his hitting prowess. Throughout 44 innings, he scored 2278 runs at an astounding average of 56.95, with his highest score being 152. Sachin’s World Cup legacy includes an unrivaled record of six centuries and 15 half-centuries, cementing him as the most prolific run-scorer and a real cricket icon.


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AB de Villiers

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AB de Villiers, the prolific South African cricketer, achieved the milestone of 1,000 runs in ICC ODI World Cup matches with remarkable consistency and flair. During the 2015 World Cup, he achieved the feat with a 58-ball 77 against Pakistan in Auckland. The fastest South African to score 1,000 runs in an ODI World Cup is AB de Villiers.

Viv Richards

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Sir Viv Richards is the first player in World Cup history to score more than 1,000 runs. At the time of his farewell tournament, he was also the quickest hitter to attain the milestone. Despite not taking part in any world cup matches after 1987, the Windies batsman kept the record for 12 years till Sachin Tendulkar shattered it.

Sourav Ganguly

Top 10 Fastest Players to Reach 1000 Runs in ODI World Cup - Sourav Ganguly | KreedOn
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Sourav Ganguly, the former captain of the Indian cricket team, established himself as a prolific run-scorer in limited-overs cricket and a commanding presence at the top of the batting order. He became the fastest player in World Cup history to amass 1000 runs in only 21 innings, demonstrating his hitting brilliance. Aside from individual records, Ganguly led India to the 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup final in South Africa. He played in three World Cups from 1999 to 2007, scoring 1006 runs at an average of 55.88. His World Cup record of four centuries and three half-centuries demonstrates his ability to shine on the big stage.


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Mark Waugh

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Mark Waugh, one of the Waugh brothers, was a talented right-handed hitter. In 22 World Cup matches, he scored 1004 runs at an average of 52.84. Waugh’s ability to play both pace and spin with elegance and accuracy earned him a reputation as one of Australia’s most dependable and elegant batters. He routinely gave strong beginnings to his squad and came up big in World Cup games. His consistency was critical to Australia’s World Cup performance in the 1990s and early 2000s.

Herschelle Gibbs

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Herschelle Gibbs, a well-known South African cricketer, has reached the major milestone of 1,000 runs in the ICC Cricket World Cup. This incredible achievement demonstrated his consistency and talent as a top-order batsman on the international level. He became the first South African player in World Cup history to score 1,000 runs. This watershed moment not only solidified his standing as a world-class batter but also demonstrated his capacity to play on the largest platform of all.


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Tillakaratne Dilshan

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During his great career, Tillakaratne Dilshan, the cricketing superstar from Sri Lanka, scored 1,000 runs in ICC Cricket World Cup matches, a rare accomplishment. Dilshan was renowned for his creative batting and all-around ability, and his ascent to 1,000 runs in World Cup cricket was evidence of his extraordinary potential. Several remarkable innings and significant contributions to the Sri Lankan cricket team were part of Dilshan’s journey to this milestone. He accomplished this during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. At the top of the order, Dilshan’s aggressive and adaptable batting style made him a valuable asset for Sri Lanka.

Virat Kohli

Top 10 Fastest Players to Reach 1000 Runs in ODI World Cup - Virat Kohli | KreedOn
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Virat Kohli has performed well on the biggest stages of cricket, most notably the ICC Cricket World Cup. His quick trip to 1000 runs in World Cups, which he accomplished in 25 innings. His legacy includes a century on debut against Bangladesh in 2011, 1186 runs in 29 innings at an average of 49.42, and a best score of 107 against Pakistan in 2015. This incredible run includes two hundred and eight half-centuries, firmly establishing him as the game’s best batsman.


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