ODI World Cup 2023 top run-getters: Rohit Sharma-led team India’s ODI World Cup 2023 campaign will begin against Australia on October 08, 2023 at Chennai’s iconic MA Chidambaram Stadium. This year, hosts India have a golden opportunity to win their first ICC title since 2013.
Meanwhile, let’s have a look at India’s top five run-getters in ODI World Cup tournament’s history.
Sachin Tendulkar: Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar (2,278 runs between 1992 and 2011) is India’s highest run-scorer in ODI World Cup history. His highest score in the tournament is 152 against Namibia.
Virat Kohli: The second on this list is former India skipper Virat Kohli. The RCB legend, who has so far scored 77 tons in international cricket, is the second-highest Indian run-getter in ODI World Cup, behind Sachin Tendulkar. Virat has so far scored 1,030 runs in the tournament. 107 in IND vs PAK match is Virat’s highest score in ODI World Cup.
Sourav Ganguly: Third on this list is former left-handed batsman Sourav Ganguly. The Kolkata-born scored 1,006 runs for his national team in the tournament between 1999 and 2007. His 183-run innings against Sri Lanka during ODI World Cup 1999 is his highest score in ODI World Cup and in the 50-overs format as well.
Rohit Sharma: One of the most stylish openers of all time, Mumbai-born Rohit Sharma, at present, is the fourth-highest run-getter for India in ODI World Cup history. So far, Virat has scored 978 runs since 2015. His 264-run innings in India vs Sri Lanka match in 2014 is his highest score ever in ODIs. In ODI World Cups, 140 is Rohit’s highest score, which he scored against Pakistan.
Rahul Dravid: Team India head coach Rahul Dravid comes fifth in this elite list. One of the most respected Indian cricketers of all time, Dravid scored 860 runs in ODI World Cups between 1999 and 2007. In the 1999 edition of ODI World Cup, Dravid was the highest run-scorer of the tournament. His swashbuckling 145-run knock in India vs Sri Lanka match is his highest score in ODI World Cup.