5 Indian Batsmen Who Have Scored The Most Number Of Runs For India In ICC Finals: Finals always matter a lot in ICC tournaments. It doesn’t matter how well you have played in the group stages or if you have been unbeaten right through the tournament, if you end on the wrong side of the stick in the finals, you won’t get the trophy.
India have had a number of charismatic white ball cricketers over the years who scored a number of hundreds in their careers, but let’s have a look at the 5 cricketers who scored the most runs for India in ICC finals:
Gautam Gambhir (2 games, 172 runs)
Gautam Gambhir played only two ICC finals in his career, but he was India’s highest scorer in both those games.
Gambhir didn’t get the man of the match award on either of the two occasions, but his innings of 75 in the final of the 2007 T20 World Cup against Pakistan and his 97 in the final of the 2011 ODI World Cup against Sri Lanka were two extremely crucial innings which helped India clinch two world titles.
Virat Kohli (4 games, 160 runs)
Virat Kohli has featured for India in 4 ICC finals and India has won a couple out of them. While Gambhir and MS Dhoni were the heroes of the final of the ODI World Cup 2011, Kohli also played a crucial knock of 35 and built a valuable 3rd wicket partnership with Gambhir.
Kohli was then the highest scorer for India in the rain-curtailed final of the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013 as well where India managed to beat England.
Sourav Ganguly (3 games, 141 runs)
The former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly represented India in 3 ICC finals out of which India didn’t win any.
However, Ganguly scored a hundred in the final of the ICC knockout trophy against New Zealand in 2001 which is still fondly remembered by the Indian fans. The Kiwis, however, won that final and won the tournament as well.
Virender Sehwag (3 games, 120 runs)
Virender Sehwag was a part of the Indian team which beat Sri Lanka in the final of the ODI World Cup in 2011 however Sehwag couldn’t do much with the bat in that game.
Sehwag’s best performance in an ICC final was in the final of the 2003 ODI World Cup where he scored 82 runs against a lethal Australian attack.
Yuvraj Singh (7 games, 110 runs)
Yuvraj Singh has been one of India’s most consistent performers in ICC tournaments, but his performance in the final games of the ICC tournaments has not been up to the expectations.
Out of the 7 ICC finals that Yuvraj featured in, he never scored a fifty and his highest score was 24.
Yuvraj, however, finished the final of the 2011 ODI World Cup for India as he remained unbeaten at the crease at the score of 21.