The 2023 ICC Men's ODI Cricket World Cup is the 13th edition of the Cricket World Cup. The tournament is being hosted by India, already began on 5 October and will conclude on 19 November 2023. Ten national teams - Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, and Sri Lanka are participating. England are the defending champions, having won the 2019 edition by defeating New Zealand in the final.
India are hosting the Men's Cricket World Cup solely for the first time. The tournament is taking place in ten different stadiums. The first and second semi-finals will be held at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai and Eden Gardens in Kolkata respectively. At the same time, the final will take place at Narendra Modi Stadium, in Ahmedabad.
Batsmen play responsibly and often score big totals, even double centuries. Only a few batters have consistently performed at the highest level and scored the most runs. Amongst them, some players have performed well in the Knockout rounds and provide their side with a huge advantage. As fans brace themselves for the 2023 World Cup in India, here at SportzPoint we look at the batsmen who hold the record for spending the most time on the pitch in the knockouts of the ODI World Cup.
Ross Taylor tops the list as he has spent 679 minutes on the pitch, batting for his side New Zealand in the knockout rounds of the ODI World Cup. He was part of the 2015 and 2019 New Zealand team which came second after losing to Australia and England.
Sachin Tendulkar is in the 2nd position with 641 minutes for India. Master Blaster was the most key member of the Indian team which lifted the title in 2011. He was India's highest run-getter during the tournament as they won the trophy.
Former Australian captain and dangerous batsman Ricky Ponting comes third on the list by spending 628 minutes on the pitch, batting for Australia in the World Cup. Ponting was part of three ICC Cricket World Cup-winning squads, in 1999, 2003, and 2007, the last two as captain of the side.
Former Sri Lankan Skipper Kumar Sangakkara comes fourth on the list by spending 618 minutes on the pitch, batting for Sri Lanka in the World Cup. He never won a World Cup but was in prolific form during the 2011 and 2015 World Cup. He was named as captain and wicket-keeper of the for the 2011 World Cup by the ICC.
Australia batter Steve Smith comes fifth on the list by spending 574 minutes on the pitch, batting for Australia in the World Cup. He is also part of the Australian team which has already qualified for the Semi-Finals of the ongoing World Cup 2023.