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:
|Virat Kohli (IND)||711||2023||10||117|
|Sachin Tendulkar (IND)||673||2003||11||152|
|Matthew Hayden (AUS)||659||2007||10||158|
|Rohit Sharma (IND)||648||2019||9||140|
|David Warner (AUS)||647||2019||10||166|
|Shakib Al Hasan (BAN)||606||2019||8||124*|
|Quinton de Kock (SA)||594||2023||10||174|
|Kane Williamson (NZ)||578||2019||9||148|
|Rachin Ravindra (NZ)||578||2023||10||123*|
|Joe Root (ENG)||556||2019||11||107|
|Daryl Mitchell (NZ)||552||2023||9||134|
|Rohit Sharma (IND)||550||2023||10||131|
|Mahela Jayawardene (SL)||548||2007||11||115*|
|Martin Guptill (NZ)||547||2015||9||237*|
|Kumar Sangakkara (SL)||541||2015||7||124|
|Ricky Ponting (AUS)||539||2007||9||113|
|Jonny Bairstow (ENG)||532||2019||11||111|
|Shreyas Iyer (IND)||526||2023||10||128*|
|Sachin Tendulkar (IND)||523||1996||7||137|
|Aaron Finch (AUS)||507||2019||10||153|
|Tillakaratne Dilshan (SL)||500||2011||9||144|