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. It's time, we look at the players who hold the record for scoring the most runs in a single edition of this competition in this article of SportzPoint.
Virat Kohli registered yet another record at the ICC ODI World Cup 2023, during the all-important semifinal match against New Zealand. As he reached 80 runs, the star Indian batter broke another all-time tally set by the great Sachin Tendulkar.
Virat Kohli now has 765 runs after the conclusion of the World Cup 2023. This is now the highest number of runs scored by a batsman in a single edition of the ODI World Cup in history. He broke the record set by Sachin Tendulkar, who scored 673 runs in the 2003 edition of the tournament when India lost the final against Australia. This time too, India lost the final against Australia.
Sachin Tendulkar now holds the second position in the list of most runs in a single edition of a World Cup, with 673 runs at an average of 61 in the 2003 World Cup in South Africa, including one of the best World Cup knocks of all time, 98 (75) against Pakistan. Tendulkar has appeared in 6 World Cups from 1992 to 2011. He also holds the record as the highest scorer in the history of the ODI World Cup with 2278 runs with an average of 56.
Australia opener Matthew Hayden scored 659 runs in the 2007 World Cup in West Indies. The left-hander averaged 73 in the tournament, smashing 3 centuries and a fifty, on his way to helping Australia to their 4th ODI World Cup title.
Rohit Sharma had his best ICC tournament in the 2019 World Cup in England where he scored 648 runs in just 9 games at an average of a huge 81. Rohit struck 5 centuries in the tournament. However, Sharma failed to score big in the semi-final against New Zealand as India suffered another heartbreak.
After returning from a year-long ban for ball tampering in 2018, Australia opener David Warner made a comeback to remember. In the 2019 World Cup in England, with the help of big hundreds vs Pakistan, South Africa, and Bangladesh, Warner hit 647 runs in the tournament at an average of 71, but Australia lost in the semi-final.
The 2019 World Cup in England was a high-scoring one, and with no surprise, arguably Bangladesh's greatest cricketer Shakib Al Hasan stepped up at the right time and scored 606 runs in the tournament at a massive average of 86 with 2 hundreds and 5 fifties to his name.