Top 10 highest Run Scorer in Men's ICC Cricket World Cup

In this beautiful article, you are going to know about the world's Top 10 most run-scorer in Cricket World Cup. 

All the players and their total score, batting average & their unbreakable records are given below.

1. Sachin Tendulkar (INDIA)

The world-class cricketer and of course the god of cricket Sachin Tendulkar played in 6 world cup tournaments.

In 6 world cup tournaments, he played 45 matches and he scored 2278 runs. As you guys already know that he was the only player with most centuries.

His batting average was in the all world cup was more than 55. He scored more than 15 half-centuries and 6 centuries in his world cup carrier.

Why he was the greatest of all time?  Tendulkar's unbreakable records clearly show that. His highest ever world cup score was 152 against Namibia in 2003.

He played 2 final matches in World Cup cricket history. In 2003 India lost against Australia in the big stage of the 2003 WC final. 

After that in 2011, India reached the final once again and won it. However, Tendulkar also knew that it was his last world cup.

Sachin Tendulkar scored the most runs in the 1996 & 2003 cricket world cup. Where little master scored 523 and 673 accordingly.

2. Ricky Ponting (Australia)

The only Australian in the list of 10 highest run-scorer in the men's world cup cricket. Ponting played 46 world cup matches for Australia & he played most world cup matches.

Ricky Ponting scored 1743 runs for Australia along with 6 half-centuries & 5 tons. He was the only player from Australia who played five 50 overs cricket world cup.

Ponting was the only cricketer who tasted 3 pieces 50 overs world cups. Only international skipper to win 2 big world cups in 2003 and 2007.

His batting average was over 46 in the world Cup and his highest score was 140 against India in 2003 final. He had 5 centuries and 6 in his world cup carrier.

Ponting was the only skipper to scored a ton in a cricket world cup final. 

3. Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)

Kumara Sangakkara was a legend for Sri Lankan cricket. He was the highest run-scorer for Srilanka in one-day internationals.

When we came to the world cup records of Kumar Sangakkara, he scored 1532 runs in 37 matches. Sangakkara scored 5 centuries and 7 half-centuries in the world cup history.

Sangakkara was the only cricketer to score 4 back to back tons in the ODI's and in the world cup history. His highest individual score was 124 vs Scotland in the 2015 world cup.

4. Brian Lara (West Indies)

Mr. Lara played in 5 world cup tournaments and he scored 1225 runs. In the 33 innings, his batting average was more than 42. With 2 centuries and 7 50s, he was the most run-scorer for the West Indies in the cricket world cup.

Brian's highest score was 116 against South Africa in 2003. Also, he smashed 132 boundaries and 17 sixes in his entire world cup carrier.

5. AB Devilliers (South Africa)

Mr. 360 AB from the Proteas squad was on the 5th batsman in the 10 most world cup run-scorer list. He played 23 world cup matches and scored 1207 runs.

He scored the fastest 150 in the fifty overs of world cup cricket. During the 2015 world cup, he smashed 150 in just 64 deliveries against the West Indies.

It was the highest individual score for AB and he scored 162 not out on that match. Devilliers's batting average was around 60 in the world cup and he has 4 100s and 6 50s in the world Cup.

6. C Henry Gayle (West Indies)

Gayle played 35 world cup matches and he scored 1186 runs with a strick rate of 90. As you guys knew that in every six-hitting competition he always remains on top.

Chris Gayle hit the most sixes(49) in his world cup carrier. He also hit 100+ boundaries in the world cup.

Gayle scored 2 centuries and 6 half-centuries in his whole world cup carrier. 

7. Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka)

Srilankan legend Jayasuriya played 5 world cups for his country and he scored 1165 runs.
You already read about Kumar Sangakkara in this list. 

Now S Jayasuriya was the second cricketer from Srilanka who score the most runs in World cup tournaments.

He played 38 matches and scored 6 50s and 3 centuries. His strike rate was more than 90 in his entire ICC cricket world cup carrier.

8. Jacques Kallis (South Africa)

Kallis the greatest all-rounder scored 1148 runs in the world cup. In his 32 cricket world cup innings, his batting average was 45+.

He scored 9 half-centuries & 1 century and in the world cup history. He also took 21 wickets in his world cup history.

128 not our against the Netherlands was the highest score of his world cup carrier. He was the second-highest world cup run-scorer from the Proteas squad.

9. Shakib AL Hasan (Bangladesh)

Shakib is the only Bangladeshi player in the top 10 list of the most world cup run-scorer. He played 29 matches and scored 1146 runs.

An interesting fact about Sakib, he has the most half-centuries after Sachin Tendulkar. He had 2 centuries and 10 half-centuries. Where Sachin had 15 50s in the men's  ICC world cup history.

Shakib AL Hasan played 4 world cup tournaments and his batting average was more than 45. His highest individual score was 124 not out vs West Indies. 

Also, a bonus point I want to say is that he took 34 wickets and his best bowling figure was 5/29. He is now the no.1 all-rounder in the 50-50 overs cricket.

10. Tillakaratne Dilshan (Sri Lanka)

So, Dilshan is the no.10 cricketer in the highest MEn's world cup run-scorer list. Tillakaratne Dilshan played 25 world cup innings and he scored 1112 runs.

He has 4 centuries and 4 half-centuries in WC history. Also, Dilshan had some pretty good records in the men's cricket world cup.

Dilshan scored the most individual runs 161* as a Sri Lankan cricketer in the world cup. Another record of him was 6 fours in an over against Australia. 

He smashed 6 consecutive boundaries in a single over against Mitchel Jhonson.


Finally, you guys know about the top 10 men cricketers with the most runs in the 50 overs Cricket World Cup History.

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