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Top 10 Highest run scorers in all World Cups

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Top 10 Highest runs in all World Cups

  1. Sachin Tendulkar (India)
  2. Ricky Pointing (Australia)
  3. Kumara Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)
  4. Brian Lara (West Indies)
  5. AB de Villiers (South Africa
  6. Chris Gayle (West Indies)
  7. Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka)
  8. Jaques Kallis (South Africa)
  9. Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh)
  10. Tillakaratne Dilshan (Sri Lanka)

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar (1992-2011): Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is a former International cricketer and former captain of his national cricket team. He is a right-handed batsman. He is the top scorer of ICC World Cup history and also highest run scorer of all time in International cricket.

Sachin played a total 44 innings in 45 matches and scored 2,278 runs including 6 centuries and 15 half-centuries at an average of 56.95 with the Strike rate is maintained at 88.98. He smashed 241 fours and 27 sixes. His highest score in the ICC One-Day World Cup is 152.

Ricky Thomas Pointing (1996-2011): Ricky Pointing is a former International cricketer and former captain of his national team plays as a  right-handed batsman. Pointinig is the captain of the two times World Cup winning team in 2003 & 07 and also one of the members of the 1999 World Cup winning team under Steve Waugh. He is the leading run scorer in ODI format by Australian cricketer and second highest run scorer in World Cup history, 3rd highest runs scorer ODI cricket history.

Ricky played a total 42 innings in 46 matches and scored 1,743 runs including 5 centuries and 6 half-centuries at an average of 45.86 with the Strike rate is maintained at 79.95. He smashed 145 fours and 31 sixes. His highest score in the ICC One-Day World Cup is 140*.


Kumara Sangakkara (2003-2015): Kumara Sangakkara is a former Sri Lanka International cricketer and former captain of his national team. He is a left-handed batsman.

Sangakkara is the third highest run scorer in World Cup history, second highest runs scorer in ODI format after Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar.
Sangakkara played a total 35 innings in 37 matches and scored 1,532 runs including 5 centuries and 7 half-centuries at an average of 56.74 with the Strike rate is maintained at 86.55. He smashed 147 fours and 14 sixes. His highest score in the ICC One-Day World Cup is 124.

Brian Charles Lara (1992-2007): Brian Lara is a Trinidadian cricketer and former cricketer of the West Indies National cricket team. Lara is a left-handed batsman, is the fourth highest runs scorer in World Cup history.

Lara played a total 33 innings in 34 matches and scored 1,225 runs including 2 centuries and 7 half-centuries at an average of 42.24 with the Strike rate is maintained at 86.26. He smashed 124 fours and 17 sixes. His highest score in the ICC One-Day World Cup is 116.

Abraham Benjamin de Villiers (2007-2015): AB de Villiers is a former South African cricketer and former captain of his team also. He is a right-handed batsman. He holds some world records in World Cups, is the first South African cricketer and fifth overall to make two centuries in a single world cup series. He is the first South African player to score a double century in ODI format.


In the list of the top 10 leading runs scorer in ICC World Cup, AB de Villiers is placed at the fifth spot. He scored 1207 runs in 23 innings in 22 matches at an average of 63.52 maintained at 117.26. He smashed 121 fours and 37 sixes. His highest score in the ICC One-Day World Cup is 162*.

Chris Gayle (2003-2019): Chris Gayle is a Jamaican cricketer, who plays for West Indies national cricketer as a left-handed top-order batsman and slow left-arm off-break bowler. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest batsman in all-formats of the game.

In the list of who have most runs in ICC World Cup history, Chris Gayle have the sixth spot with 1186 runs. He played total 34 innings in 35 matches at an average of 35.93, strike rate at 90.53. Gayle’s highest score in World Cup is 215 runs.

Sanath Teran Jayasuriya (1992-2007): Sanath Jayasuriya is a former Sri Lankan international player and former captain of his national team. He is the seventh highest runs scorer in World Cup history and second Sri Lankan batsman to make this feat. He is the only player to score more than 12,000 runs and Capture more than 300 wickets in ODI format.

Sanath played a total 37 innings in 38 matches and scored 1,165 runs including 3 centuries and 6 half-centuries at an average of 34.26 with the Strike rate is maintained at 90.66. He smashed 120 fours and 27 sixes. Jayasuriya’s highest score in the ICC One-Day World Cup is 120.

Jaques Kallis (1996-2011): Jaques Kallis is a former South African Cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman. He is the eighth highest scorer in World Cup cricket.

Kallis played a total 32 innings in 36 matches and scored 1,148 runs including 1 century and 9 half-centuries at an average of 45.92 with the Strike rate is maintained at 74.40. He smashed 86 fours and 13 sixes. His highest score in the ICC One-Day World Cup is 128.

Shakib Al Hasn (2007-2015): Shakib Al Hasan is the Bangladesh international cricketer, he is widely regarded as one of the best all-rounder in all formats of the game in game, plays as a left-handed batsman and slow left-arm orthodax bowler in all-formats of the game.

in the list of the top 10 most runs scorers in ICC World Cup, Shakib has the ninth most runs, scored 1146 runs in a total of 29 innings in 29 matches at an average of 45.84 with 82.56 strike rate. 124* is Shakib’s highest individual runs in World Cup.


Tillakaratne Mudiyanselage Dilshan (2007-2015): Tillakaratne Dilshan is a former Sri Lanka international cricketer and former captain of his national team. He is a right-handed batsman. He holds the record for the highest individual score by a Sri Lankan with 161* and holds the record for the highest opening partnership (144) along with Upul Tharanga.

Dilshan has the tenth spot who have scored highest runs World Cup. He played a total 25 innings in 27 matches and scored 1,112 runs including 4 centuries and 4 half-centuries at an average of 52.95 with the Strike rate is maintained at 92.97. He smashed 122 fours and 9 sixes. His highest score in the ICC One-Day World Cup is 161*.

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