The 2023 ICC Men's ODI Cricket World Cup is the 13th edition of the Cricket World Cup. The tournament was hosted by India, began on 5 October and concluded on 19 November 2023. Ten national teams - Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, and Sri Lanka took part in the tournament. Australia defeated the host nation India in the Final by 6 wickets.
India hosted the Men's Cricket World Cup solely for the first time. The tournament took place in ten different stadiums. The first and second semi-finals was being played at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai and Eden Gardens in Kolkata respectively. At the same time, the final took 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. Here at SportzPoint, we look at the players who hold the record for scoring the most runs in the tournament's history.
The "God of Cricket" is the highest-run scorer in test and ODI cricket, but also in the World Cup. Tendulkar has created multiple records in cricket. Another unbreakable record of his is in the ICC World Cup for scoring the most runs. Sachin Tendulkar has scored 2278 runs in 44 innings at an average of 56.95 over a span of two decades from 1992-2011. His highest score is 152 runs.
Virat Kohli is undoubtedly the best batsman of this generation. In 37 World Cup matches, Kohli has scored 1,794 runs at an impressive average of 59.80. His World Cup record includes 5 centuries and 12 half-centuries, with a highest score of 117. He is the second-highest run-scorer in the tournament's history and also the second-highest run-getter for India.
Ricky Ponting is another living legend of modern cricket. He is considered one of the most successful captains in the history of cricket and led Australia to win two consecutive World Cup titles in 2003 and 2007. Ponting was a terrific batsman himself and is the second-highest run scorer in the ICC World Cup. Ponting scored 1743 runs in 42 innings at an average of 45.86 with a highest score of 140 not out. He appeared in five World Cups.
Rohit Sharma is the fourth-highest run-getter in the history of the ODI World Cup. In 28 World Cup matches, Rohit has scored 1,575 runs at an impressive average of 60.57. His World Cup record includes a record seven centuries, with a highest score of 140.
Kumara Sangakkara captained the Sri Lanka team that finished the runner-ups in the 2011 World Cup. Sangakkara won many hearts and impressed fans with his consistency, leadership, and brilliant batting. He also scored four consecutive centuries in the 2015 World Cup. Overall, Sangakkara amassed 1532 runs at an average of 56.74 in 35 innings with a highest score of 124.