Most Runs in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: The Sportsrush present before you the list of highest run-scorers in 2019 Cricket World Cup.
The ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is into its final stage now. Another couple of hours of cricket will announce the first-time winners of this World Cup. With the match lying in neutral territory at this point in time, expect anyone out of New Zealand and England to win this one.
With England opening batsman Jonny Bairstow (36) and their highest-run in the tournament Joe Root (7) out in the final match, the list of the Top Five highest run-scorer of the tournament has been decided.
It is worth mentioning that this World Cup is the first time when three batsmen have individually crossed the 600-run mark. At one point in time in the tourney, Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar’s record of most runs in a World Cup also remained in danger.
Most Runs in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019
Rohit Sharma (India)
India vice-captain Rohit Sharma not only scored the most runs in the tournament but also became the first batsman to score five centuries in a World Cup. In nine matches, Sharma scored a mammoth 648 runs at an average of 81 and a strike rate of 98.33 including five centuries and a half-centuries.
David Warner (Australia)
Despite playing ODIs after more than a year, Australia opening batsman David Warner was instrumental throughout the tournament. In 10 ODIs, Warner scored 647 runs at an average of 71.88 and a strike rate of 89.36 including three centuries and half-centuries each. The fact that Sharma and Warner are separated by a one-run difference puts enough light on how well both of them have in this World Cup.
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Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh)
There is no hiding to the fact that star Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan surprised one and all in the tournament. Not that he wasn’t expected to do well, but not many would have anticipated that he would dominate the opposition bowlers in such a manner.
In eight ODIs, Shakib scored 606 runs at an average of 86.57 and a strike rate of 96.03 including two centuries and five half-centuries. The fact that he has scored these many in at least a match less (or even lesser) than the others in this list put him at another level.
Having also dismissed 11 batsmen at an average of 36.27, an economy rate of 5.39 and a strike rate of 40.3, there is a high probability of him being declared the ‘Man of the Tournament’.
Kane Williamson (New Zealand)
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson’s 2019 World Cup campaign will be remembered for him standing alone for his team on numerous occasions. In 10 ODIs, Williamson scored 578 runs at an average of 82.57 and a strike rate of 74.96 including two centuries and half-centuries each.
A stellar innings in the final would have put Williamson among the Top Three batsmen of 2019 Cricket World Cup.
Joe Root (England)
Much like Williamson, even Root failed to deliver in the final match. That being said, it won’t take anything away from his overall successful World Cup campaign this year. In 11 ODIs, Root scored 556 runs at an average of 61.77 and a strike rate of 89.53 including a couple of centuries and three half-centuries.