World Cup: Indian cricket team players have an excellent history in the World Cup. It started with India winning the World Cup trophy in the year 1983. The Indian team has played 12 World Cups so far. Out of which India has won two World Cups. The Indian team has performed well in the last three World Cups. Today we are going to tell you about such players. Who gave his best performance in the World Cup and scored the most runs.
Highest run scorer in World Cup history
Experienced Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar has scored the most runs for India in the Cricket World Cup. After playing 45 matches in 6 World Cups (1992–2011), Tendulkar scored 2278 runs at an average of 56.95. This legendary batsman is the highest run scorer in the World Cup twice (1996 and 2003). Even in India’s 2011 World Cup win, Sachin scored 482 runs in 9 matches. The Little Master also scored the most number of centuries (6) in this global event.
At second place in the list of most runs scored for India in the World Cup is none other than Virat Kohli. Playing just 3 World Cups, Virat has scored 1030 runs in 26 matches at an average of 46.81. Kohli has 6 half-centuries and 2 centuries to his name.
Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly is at third place in terms of scoring the most runs for India in the World Cup with 1006 runs in 21 matches. Dada maintained an impressive average of 55.88 and scored 4 centuries in the tournament. He played a key role in taking India to the final in the 2003 World Cup, although they lost to Australia.
India’s opening batsman Rohit Sharma was the leading run-scorer in the World Cup 2019. He scored 648 runs in 9 matches at an average of 81.0, which included 5 centuries and one half-century. In this tournament, the England team became champion for the first time under the captaincy of Eoin Morgan.
Names of these players also included in the list
Among the players who have scored the most runs for India in the World Cup, the names of Sunil Gavaskar, G Vishwanath, Kapil Dev, M Azharuddin, Rahul Dravid, Virender Sehwag and Shikhar Dhawan are also included.
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