Most Runs in Single World Cup – Top Scorer in World Cup Year by Year

Most Runs in Single World Cup: Cricket, the gentleman’s game, has witnessed a dynamic shift in the prowess of batsmen over the years. The evolution of pitches, coupled with changes in ICC rules, has paved the way for breathtaking innings in the ODI World Cup. Modern-day cricketers are pushing the boundaries, breaking records, and providing fans with exhilarating performances. In the 2023 edition, several records tumbled, and one of the most notable was the record for the most runs in a single World Cup.

The ODI World Cup has been a canvas for these changes, witnessing players deliver thrilling performances and jaw-dropping innings. A recent example is Glenn Maxwell’s extraordinary double century against Afghanistan, achieved even while battling debilitating cramps. The current crop of cricketers showcases not only remarkable fitness levels but also a fierce aggression that translates into thrilling and beloved games for fans.

The 2023 World Cup was no exception, as it witnessed the shattering of various batting records. From the fastest century to the most hundreds, highest individual scores, and monumental run chases, the tournament was a spectacle of cricketing brilliance. Among these records, the one that captured significant attention was the record for the most runs in a single World Cup edition.

For two decades, Sachin Tendulkar held this prestigious record, amassing 673 runs in the 2003 ODI World Cup. However, in a gripping turn of events during the 2023 World Cup semi-final against New Zealand, Virat Kohli emerged as a record-breaker. Kohli not only surpassed Tendulkar’s long-standing record but also became the first player to exceed 700 runs in a single World Cup season.

To appreciate the journey of these cricketing maestros, let’s delve into the full list of players who have dominated the run-scoring charts in a single edition of the ICC World Cup, spanning from 1975 to 2023.

Top Players with Most Runs in Single World Cup

Here’s a look at the players who have etched their names in history by scoring the most runs in a single edition of the ICC ODI World Cup from 1975 to 2023:

PlayerRunsYearInningsHighest Score
Virat Kohli (IND)711202310117
Sachin Tendulkar (IND)673200311152
Matthew Hayden (AUS)659200710158
Rohit Sharma (IND)64820199140
David Warner (AUS)647201910166
Shakib Al Hasan (BAN)60620198124*
Quinton de Kock (SA)594202310174
Kane Williamson (NZ)57820199148
Rachin Ravindra (NZ)578202310123*
Joe Root (ENG)556201911107
Daryl Mitchell (NZ)55220239134
Rohit Sharma (IND)550202310131
Mahela Jayawardene (SL)548200711115*
Martin Guptill (NZ)54720159237*
Kumar Sangakkara (SL)54120157124
Ricky Ponting (AUS)53920079113
Jonny Bairstow (ENG)532201911111
Shreyas Iyer (IND)526202310128*
Sachin Tendulkar (IND)52319967137
Aaron Finch (AUS)507201910153
Tillakaratne Dilshan (SL)50020119144


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