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ICC ODI World Cup: From Sachin Tendulkar to Virat Kohli – Top Five Indian Run-Scorers in the Tournament | Details

India has a rich cricketing tradition with a deep passion, marked by iconic victories and a formidable batting lineup. Scroll to know top five highest scoring Indians.

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ICC ODI World Cup: Cricket holds a great place in India, going beyond a mere sport to become an enduring passion. The nation has celebrated remarkable achievements in the sport, including the historic 1983 and 2011 World Cup victories, marking its presence in all 12 World Cups. Within this arena, the ODI Cricket World Cup has witnessed the birth of legends and the establishment of numerous records. Notably, India’s formidable batting lineup has played a pivotal role in securing success in the past three World Cups.

Top Run-Scorers in ICC ODI World Cup for India

1. Sachin Tendulkar – 2278 Runs

Across six World Cups spanning from 1992 to 2011, encompassing 45 matches, Sachin achieved a remarkable feat, accumulating a staggering total of 2,278 runs at an impressive average of 56.95. His remarkable consistency earned him the accolade of being the highest run-scorer in the World Cup on two occasions, in 1996 and 2003. Notably, even during India’s triumphant 2011 World Cup campaign, Sachin stood out by topping the batting charts with 482 runs in 9 matches.

2. Virat Kohli – 1030 Runs

Virat Kohli, the esteemed former captain of the Indian cricket team, stands tall among the modern cricket greats. Kohli occupies the second position in India’s list of top World Cup run-scorers. Impressively, despite participating in just three World Cups, Kohli has accumulated a remarkable tally of 1,030 runs across 26 matches, boasting an outstanding average of 46.81.

3. Sourav Ganguly – 1006

Sourav amassed a total of 1,006 runs across three World Cups, notably forming a memorable partnership of 244 runs with Sachin Tendulkar during the 2003 World Cup match against Namibia. Ganguly held an impressive average of 55.88 and recorded an impressive 4 centuries throughout his World Cup journey. Under his leadership, India reached the 2003 World Cup final in South Africa, although they ultimately faced defeat against Australia.

4. Rohit Sharma – 978

Rohit Sharma is set to captain the Indian team in the upcoming World Cup. Despite participating in only two World Cups (2015 and 2019), Rohit has accumulated an impressive 978 runs in just 17 innings, boasting an astonishing average of 65.20. Rohit shares the record for six centuries in World Cup history and holds the distinction of being the quickest to achieve this feat.

5. Rahul Dravid – 860

Rahul Dravid, famously known as ‘The Wall’ for his impeccable defensive skills, played a crucial role in India’s batting lineup. He amassed 860 runs across five World Cups, maintaining a commendable average of 61.43.

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