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.
India have struggled so much in the knockout rounds of the ICC events in recent times. In the World Cup, they have got eliminated from the Semi-Finals in the 2015 and 2019 editions. Their bowling has been good but the batters have been disappointed mostly, same goes for the T20 World Cups. India have been inconsistent mostly in the knockouts but still, some batsmen stand out despite all the odds. In this article, we'll see who are the top 3 batters who have scored the most amount of runs for Team India in the World Cups (including 20 overs format).
The present India’s men's team captain is third among the top run-scorers for India in World Cup knockout matches. The right-handed opener has scored 333 runs from nine World Cup knockout innings with the help of one century. He scored just 27 runs off 28 balls against England in India’s embarrassing exit from the T20 World Cup 2022 semi-final clash.
The legendary Indian cricketer tops in almost every record chart across formats despite retiring from International cricket almost a decade ago. The Master Blaster always tried to give his best performances in crucial games and led the team by example, especially in knockouts. He scored 339 runs from just seven World Cup knockout games and managed to record four fifties as well.
Virat Kohli, India’s arguably best batter across formats for a decade, leads this chart and there is no surprise at all. In his most recent knockout game, Kohli scored 50 off 40 against England in the semi-final of T20 World Cup 2022 and surpassed Tendulkar’s 339-run record to score most runs in World Cup knockouts for India. Kohli has now scored 361 runs from 10 innings with the help of four fifties.