Top run-scorer in WC 2019: The Sportsrush present before you list of highest run-scorer in the ongoing 2019 Cricket World Cup.
Before the start of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, there were widespread speculations regarding the tournament being a high-scoring one. The talks were so much so that people had opined about the innings total of 500 would be surpassed for the first time in ODIs.
The narrative of the tournament saw bowlers putting in their best foot forward to maintain a balance between the two main aspects of of cricket. That being said, some batsmen have been in pristine touch despite conditions at some venues favouring the bowlers.
Among the Top Five highest run-scorers of the tournament, the top two are opening batsmen while the others bat at No. 3 for their respective teams. With the tournament into its business end and not much difference between these five players and the ones below them, expect changes in this list as the tournament progresses.
Top run-scorer in WC 2019
David Warner (Australia)
Coming on the back of a successful stint in the Indian Premier League, Australia opening batsman David Warner carried the momentum through across conditions and formats. Having watched him bat, one couldn’t believe that he is playing ODIs after a year.
In seven matches so far, Warner has scored 500 runs at an average of 83.33 and a strike rate of 87.26 including a couple of centuries and three half-centuries. Warner scoring a century each against Pakistan and Bangladesh played a vital role in Australia registering victories.
Aaron Finch (Australia)
Other than his praiseworthy leadership, Australia captain Aaron Finch has been in supreme form with the bat as well. Providing able support to Warner, Finch has been among the runs in the seven matches that Australia have played so far. Finch has scored 496 runs at an average of 70.85 and a strike rate of 103.98 including two centuries and three half-centuries.
Australia skipper #AaronFinch was excellent with the bat in yesterday’s #ENGvAUS clash at Lord’s. His brilliant 116-ball 100 was studded with 11 fours and two sixes.@oppo | #BeAShotMaker pic.twitter.com/454T7Ve3ci
— ICC (@ICC) June 26, 2019
Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh)
There is no hiding to the fact that Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has been the most surprising batsman in this World Cup. Not that he wasn’t expected to do well, him doing it better than the top batsmen around the world speaks highly of his form.
In six matches, Shakib has scored 476 runs at an average of 95.20 and a strike rate of 99.16 including two centuries and three half-centuries. The southpaw has scored a century each against England and West Indies.
Joe Root (England)
England batsman Joe Root was the first batsman to score a century in this showpiece tournament. Batting at No. 3 for England, Root has been steady with the bat in hand. In seven matches, Root has scored 432 runs at an average of 72 and a strike rate of 92.70. Much like the above three batsmen, Root has also score three centuries and three half-centuries.
Kane Williamson (New Zealand)
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has scored 414 runs in six matches at an average of 138 and a strike rate of 77.81 including two centuries and a half-century. Ross Taylor (203), the next Kiwi batsman on the list, hasn’t even scored half the runs as Williamson. The same depicts how well the latter has batted for his team.