Top Five Batters with Most Runs in Debut World Cup Edition

1. Rachin Ravindra | 565* runs | 2023 World Cup

Rachin Ravindra, who made his ODI debut barely six months prior to the 2023 World Cup, entered the competition with a mere 12 matches in his profile.

The 24-year-old batting prodigy took the tournament by storm, whacking a career-best 123* against defending champions England to kick off his nation's campaign on a winning note.

The cricketer plundered two more tons against Australia and Pakistan, punched out imperial half-centuries against the Netherlands and hosts India to blaze past 500 World Cup 2023

2. Jonny Bairstow |532 runs | 2019 World Cup

Despite bursting onto the ODI scene in 2011, Jonny Bairstow had to wait nearly eight years to make his first World Cup appearance for England, and the cricketer did so within the confines of his home conditions in 2019.

Bairstow carpet-bombed Australia's high-flying attack with a blazing 34 in the semi-finals and pounded thunderous half-centuries against Afghanistan and Bangladesh.

3. Babar Azam | 474 runs |2019 World Cup

At 24, Babar pumped out 101 unbeaten runs against New Zealand to lead his side to an emphatic six-wicket win. The cricketer also unfurled match-winning 60s against England and South Africa and eventually concluded his run with 474 runs from just eight innings.

While Pakistan crashed out of the semi-final race owing to their early defeats, Babar Azam emerged as one of the standout performers from his team's tumultuous campaign.

4. Ben Stokes | 465 runs | 2019 World Cup

Ben Stokes signaled England's World Cup dream in their 2019 opener with a match-winning 89 against South Africa and lifted the coveted crown with a run-chase knock for the ages against New Zealand in the final.

Standing alongside fellow debutant Jonny Bairstow at the podium, Ben Stokes produced 465 World Cup-winning runs across ten innings, bagging an impressive average of 66.42, with five classy half-centuries to his name.

5. Rahul Dravid | 461 runs | 1999 World Cup

Taking the field in England in 1999, legendary Rahul Dravid soon found himself at the epicentre of India's World Cup squad in just his third year of international cricket.

The cricketer shattered numerous partnership records throughout the month-long event, first through his 237-run alliance with Sachin Tendulkar against Kenya and then with a 318-run epic with Sourav Ganguly against Sri Lanka.

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Dravid also listed crunch half-centuries against South Africa and England and a match-winning one against Pakistan to preserve India's unbeaten run against their arch-rivals