Top 5 Indian batsmen with most runs in World Cup matches: Cricket Toast presents before you the compiled list of the top 5 Indian cricketers with most runs in World Cup history.
2019 World Cup is all set to commence from May 30 with the Men in Blue playing their first match on June 5 against Faf du Plessis-led South Africa. With India being dubbed as the favorites to emerge victorious in the coming World Cup campaign, one could expect the Kohli-captained side to render dazzling exhibition amidst the conditions of England & Wales.
More than the bowlers, the performance of the Indian batsmen would be of great significance if Kohli & Co are to emerge meritorious in the 2019 World Cup events.
Since the inception of the World Cup, Indian cricket has been witness to some of the greatest performances laid by their batsmen, which in turn, has assisted the Men in Blue in turning the tides in thier favor from difficult moments.
Top 5 Indian batsmen with most runs in World Cup history
The 2011 World Cup veteran has been one of the core contributors to India’s run tally in the World Cup campaigns. In three World Cup that he has been a part of, the Punjab lad amassed 738 runs in 23 matches while playing at an average of 52.71. His half-century and century tallies stand at seven and solitary respectively, making him one of India’s leading run-getters in the history of World Cup.
Sehwag’s swashbuckling abilities as an opening batsman contributed significantly to India’s World Cup campaigns in the 2003 and 2011 World Cups. Including the 2007 World Cup, the Nawab of Najafgarh played a total of 22 matches wherein he amassed 843 runs at an average of 38.31, with two centuries and three half-centuries under his belt.
The Wall of Indian cricket was the top run-getter for India in the 1999 World Cup with 461 runs to his name; which accounts for half of his net run tally in the World Cup events. The Karnataka lad played a total of 22 matches wherein he accumulated 860 runs at a modest average of 38.31, with the century and half-century tallies being 2 and 6 respectively.
The God of Offside was absolute carnage in whichever matches he played in the World Cup events. In 21 matches, the Southpaw aggregated a tally of 1,006 runs while averaging 55.88, with the century and half-century counts being 4 and 3 respectively. Most notably being his performance in the 1999 World Cup wherein he emerged as the second leading run-scorer with 379 runs under his belt.
Rated by many as the finest to have ever played the game, Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar has been one of the biggest mascots of World Cricket. His performances in the one-day arena and especially in the World Cup events are a testimony to the greatness he achieved during his cricketing days.
In 45 matches played in the World Cup, the 46-year-old amassed 2,278 runs at an average of 56.95, with century and half-century counts being 6 and 15 respectively.