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In this post, we have made the list of top 5 run scorers in the history of ICC Cricket World Cup.
1) Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar
India’s batting maestro and arguably the best batsman to have ever played the game of cricket, Sachin Tendulkar, holds the record for the most number of runs in ICC Cricket World Cup history. In 45 World Cup matches, Sachin scored 2278 runs at an average of 56.95. Sachin’s strike-rate in World Cup cricket is 88.98.
2) Ricky Ponting
Former Australian captain and one of the most accomplished batsmen in the history of cricket, Ricky Ponting scored 1743 in 46 World Cup matches, at an average of 45.86. Ricky Ponting has played the most number of World Cup matches. Ponting is also the most successful captain in the history of World Cup cricket.
3) Brian Charles Lara
The King of Caribbean Brian Charles Lara is third highest run scorer in this history of ICC Cricket World Cup. Lara scored 1225 runs in 34 matches at an average of 42.24.
4) Sanath Jayasuriya
Sri Lanka’s swashbuckling opener Sanath Jayasuriya, who revolutionized the role of an opening batsman in ODI cricket is the fourth highest run scorer in the history of ICC Cricket World Cup. Jayasuriya has scored 1165 runs in 38 World Cup matches, at an average of 34.26. Jayasuriya’s strike rate in World Cup cricket is 90.66.
5) Jacques Kallis
South Africa’s batting maestro and arguably the greatest all-rounder in the history of cricket, Jacques Kallis is the fifth highest run scorer in the history of ICC Cricket World Cup. Kallis has scored 1148 runs in 36 World Cup matches, at a healthy average of 74.40.
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By The Cricket Lounge
Note: Stats as on 23/01/2015