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Some Incredible Batsmen and Their World Cup Runs

by on April 16, 2015
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Records are made to be broken and game of cricket proves it with superstars emerging from the ground to the horizon. There are various records that are worth mentioning such as maximum Runs in ODIs, centuries, maximum runs in single innings and so on. Here, it would be apt to recall some of the best records in the Cricket.

When it comes to batting records in the World Cup then Sachin Tendulkar is one name that comes into mind instantly. Master blaster and often known as the God of Cricket, Sachin Tendulkar has made maximum number of runs totalling to 2278 runs in 45 matches.

Ricky Ponting holds the second spot in the World Cup with 1743 runs in 42 matches. West Indies legend Brian Lara made 1225 runs in 34 matches taking the third spot behind Tendulkar and Ponting. Sri Lankan superstar Sanath Jayasurya took fourth spot making 1165 runs in 38 matches. South African Cricket superstar JH Kallis played 36 World Cup matches and made 1148 runs.

Australian Adam C Gilchrist made 1085 runs in 31 matches played in the World Cup. Pakistan player Javed Miandad scored 1083 runs on total 33 runs played by him in his career. SP Fleming made 1075 runs in 33 matches played. H Gibbs made total of 1067 runs in 25 matches.

Player Matches Runs
Sachin Tendulkar 45 2278
RT Ponting 42 1743
BC Lara 34 1225
ST Jayasurya 38 1165
JH Kallis 36 1148
AC Gilchrist 31 1085
Javed Miandad 33 1083
SP Fleming 33 1075
HH Gibbs 25 1067

Another player from Sri Lanka who has made massive runs in the World Cup is Pa De Silva of Sri Lanka who played 35 matches and scored 1064 runs in total. Richards of West Indies made 1013 runs in 23 matches. Often, known as Bengal Tiger Sourav Ganguly of India made 1006 runs in 21 matches. Next to Ganguly stands M Waugh of Australia who made 1004 runs in 22 matches. Sri Lankan player K Sangakkara scored 991 runs in 30 matches during the World Cup.

Other players who are known for making incredible runs are as follows:-

ML Hayden 22 987
SR Waugh 33 978
D Jawyawardene 33 975
S Chandrapaul 31 970
A Ranatunga 30 969
Saeed Anwar 21 915
SB Styris 26 909
GA Gooch 21 897
MD Crowe 21 880
R Dravid 22 860

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