Most runs in World Cup while Chasing: Rohit, Kohli in top 5

The 7 greatest players of all time when it comes to scoring World Cup runs while chasing

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Most runs in World Cup while Chasing: Rohit, Kohli in top 5

Rohit Sharma has scored the most world cup runs while chasing. Image: ICC/Getty Images

Scoring runs in chases always said to be the most difficult and demanding tasks in batting in cricket. And, if you have to do it at the grandest stage of the world cricket, ICC World Cup, it is even tougher. Players like Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli take pride in doing that. That is why we bring you the top seven players with most runs in World Cup while chasing.

Jacques Kallis scored 680 runs in World Cups while chasing.  Image: PA Photos
Jacques Kallis scored 680 runs in World Cups while chasing. Image: PA Photos

Jacques Kallis, one of the greatest allrounders cricket has ever seen comes at number seven on our list of players with most world cup runs while chasing. The South African legend has played in five world cups from 1996 to 2011 and scored 680 runs while chasing in those games. Kallis played in 21 games while he had to chase as a batter for the proteas.

Brian Lara during the ICC World Cup 2003  Image: Getty Images
Brian Lara during the ICC World Cup 2003 Image: Getty Images

Brian Lara, the Wets Indian legend is perhaps one of the greatest ever to play the game. The southpaw played in five World Cups just like Kallis and scored one run more than him to be at number 6 on our list of players with most World Cup runs while chasing. Lara played in 20 games where West Indies had to chase in a game in World Cups (ODIs). He averaged 45.40 while chasing in World Cups.

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Stephen Felming has scored 692 world cup runs while chasing.
Stephen Felming has scored 692 world cup runs while chasing.

The former Kiwi leader has scored 692 World Cup runs while chasing for New Zealand. The one of the greatest openers to play for New Zealand was always keen to take his home whenever the opportunity came in the second innings. Felming also has scored two centuries while chasing in World Cups and has an average of 40.70 as well. The kiwi captain played in 20 games while chasing across four world cups from 1996 to 2007.

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Arjuna Ranatunga in the 1996 World Cup.  Image: Getty Images
Arjuna Ranatunga in the 1996 World Cup. Image: Getty Images

Arjun Ranatunga is one of the most underrated players and captains ever to play the game. The firey and determined leader was the reason behind Sri Lanka's success in the 1996 ICC World Cup. The stylish batter scored 727 world cup runs while chasing in 20 matches for Sri Lanka. He averaged 55.92 while chasing in World Cups which states how good he was when the team needed him the most.

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Virat Kohli after scoring his 48th ODI ton and first world cup ton while chasing against Bangladesh in ICC World Cup 2023.  Image: ICC/Getty Images
Virat Kohli after scoring his 48th ODI ton and first world cup ton while chasing against Bangladesh in ICC World Cup 2023. Image: ICC/Getty Images

Virat Kohli, the chase master is the greatest white ball player of his generation. There is no cricket stats involving chasing where Virat Kohli's name does not occur. Virat Kohli till now has scored 727 World Cup runs while chasing in World Cups in just 18 games batting second. Kohli averages 55.92 while chasing in World Cups and has scored one century and four fifties till now while chasing.

Shakib-Al-Hasan against New Zealand in 2023 World Cup.
Shakib-Al-Hasan against New Zealand in 2023 World Cup.

Perhaps the greatest ever Bangladeshi cricketer to play the game, Shakib-Al-Hasan's name on this list can surprise many cricket fans. The Bangladeshi all-rounder had an outstanding ICC World Cup in 2019 becoming the first player to score more than 500 runs and take 10 wickets in single world cup. Shakib till now has scored 743 world cup runs while chasing for Bangladesh in just 19 games hitting two hundreds and five fifties.

Rohit Sharma has scored the most world cup runs while chasing.  Image: Getty Images
Rohit Sharma has scored the most world cup runs while chasing. Image: Getty Images

Rohit Sharma is the player with most world cup runs in chases in the history of the game. In just three world cups, the current Indian captain now has scored 817 runs and counting while chasing in World Cup games. Rohit so far has played only 14 games while India had to bat second and chase a target in World Cups. The prolific opener has an average of 68.08 and has four centuries and three fifties in those 14 games.

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