The 12th edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup gets underway in less than 10 days. The hosts of the tournament, England, are famous for bowling friendly and swinging pitches. But looking at the number of runs scored in the recently concluded England vs Pakistan series and the overall state of Cricket, we will not be surprised to see batsmen bossing bowlers once again.
2015 World Cup broke a bunch of records with most team totals over 300, most centuries and most sixes than any other World Cup. And not to forget – TWO double centuries in the very same World Cup!
But four years have passed since then! Which batsmen will take the tournament by storm this time? Looking at the performances in the last four years, some expected names are in the ring for the honour of the ‘top-scorer’.
Here are the top 10 in-form batsmen since the 2015 World Cup who have scored the most runs in ODI :
10Faf du Plessis (South Africa):
Inns 57 | Runs 2777 | Avg 60.36 | 100s 7
Since their heartbreak in the 2015 World Cup semi-final, South Africa have had their ups and downs in ODI cricket. But the Proteas can always rely on their skipper, Faf du Plessis to deliver at No. 3. The 34-year old has played some exceptional inning in the last four years, 133 against India, 125 against Australia and an extraordinary 185 against Sri Lanka. De Plessis also played a crucial role in South Africa’s series wins against India and Australia away from home.