Top 10 Batsmen with most runs in ICC Cricket World Cup history

Sachin Tendulkar, India’s batting maestro, appears on every list ever made when it comes to batting records. Talking about the ICC World Cups, he is bound to be there and where else but the top. Just like his career batting record, he has been the most prolific run-getter in the World Cups.

He made his first World Cup appearance in 1992 and then, lasted until the 2011 World Cup. He featured in 6 World Cups which in itself is a record. The former Indian cricketer accounted for 2278 runs from 44 innings in the prestigious tournament at a brilliant average of 56.95.

Tendulkar made 6 World Cup hundreds, more than any other in the history of the game. His 15 half-centuries also a record. In the 2003 edition, he scored 673 runs which is a record for the most runs in a single edition. He was also adjudged the Player of the Tournament for that effort.

Behind Tendulkar, lies Ricky Ponting of Australia with 1743 runs from 5 editions. Among the top 10 run-getters, AB de Villiers has the highest average of 63.52 and also the best strike rate of 117.29.

Most runs in ICC Cricket World Cup
Player Span Matches Innings Not Out Runs HS Average BF SR 100 50 0 4s 6s
Sachin Tendulkar (IND) 1992-2011 45 44 4 2278 152 56.95 2560 88.98 6 15 2 241 27
Ricky Ponting (AUS) 1996-2011 46 42 4 1743 140* 45.86 2180 79.95 5 6 1 145 31
Kumar Sangakkara (SL) 2003-2015 37 35 8 1532 124 56.74 1770 86.55 5 7 1 147 14
Brian Lara (WI) 1992-2007 34 33 4 1225 116 42.24 1420 86.26 2 7 1 124+ 17+
AB de Villiers (SA) 2007-2015 23 22 3 1207 162* 63.52 1029 117.29 4 6 4 121 37
Sanath Jayasuriya (SL) 1992-2007 38 37 3 1165 120 34.26 1285 90.66 3 6 0 120 27
Jacques Kallis (SA) 1996-2011 36 32 7 1148 128* 45.92 1543 74.4 1 9 2 86 13
Tillakaratne Dilshan (SL) 2007-2015 27 25 4 1112 161* 52.95 1196 92.97 4 4 2 122 9
Mahela Jayawardene (SL) 1999-2015 40 34 3 1100 115* 35.48 1280 85.93 4 5 3 99 12
Adam Gilchrist (AUS) 1999-2007 31 31 1 1085 149 36.16 1107 98.01 1 8 1 141 19

-Stats as of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

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