Australia are the most successful team in the history of the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup and history tells us that they have well and truly dominated the opposition teams like a hot knife through butter. Besides that, they are capable of performing well in clutch moments of the game, a trait that has helped them get the better of the opposition.
It is worth mentioning here that they have won five ODI World Cup titles so far. This goes to show that the Men in Yellow have been a formidable force to be reckoned with in the ICC ODI World Cup.
Australia have had plenty of batters who led the batting attack by example. In this article, we will now take a look at the three Australians who scored the most runs in a World Cup with a strike rate in excess of 100.
1. Matthew Hayden
Matthew Hayden was one of the best aggressive opening batters during the heydays of his cricketing venture. The former Australia”s opening batter comes first on the list as he scored the most runs in a World Cup with a strike rate in excess of 100. He scored 659 runs in the 2007 edition of the World Cup. Australia beat Sri Lanka in the final to win the World Cup.
2. Aaron Finch
Aaron Finch comes next on the list as he scored 507 runs in the 2019 edition of the World Cup. Notably, he piled up these many runs at a strike rate in excess of 100. Australia made it all the way to the finals and defeated New Zealand to win the fifth ODI World Cup title.
3. Adam Gilchrist
Adam Gilchrist was one of the important pillars in the history of Australian cricket. He delivered the goods for the team as a batsman and wicketkeeper. The former Australian cricketer scored 453 runs in the ICC ODI World Cup 2007 and maintained a strike rate in excess of 100.
Updated as of October 3, 2023*