Australia are the most successful team in the history of the World Cup as they have won as many as five titles, more than any other team. On the contrary, the likes of Team India and West Indies won two World Cup titles apiece. The likes of Sri Lanka and Pakistan won a title each in their journey so far.
Meanwhile, all these teams have produced world-class batsmen who created milestones in the World Cup. Batters who score more runs in a World Cup tournament often receive recognition and honours for their performances.
The ICC Cricket World Cup is held every four years and it is important for the batsmen to score more runs which helps the team achieve desirable results when it matters the most. In this article, we will now learn about the names of three legends who scored the most runs in the history of the World Cup.
1. Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar is widely acknowledged as the greatest batsman of all time and his contribution to the Indian cricket team shall never be forgotten. Notably, the Indian batting great is the leading run-scorer in international cricket as he piled up as many as 34,357 runs. It is worth mentioning here that he is also the leading run-scorer in World Cup history. In his elite career, he aggregated 2278 runs at an average of 56.95 including 6 centuries and 15 fifties.
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2. Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting thrived as a batsman and captain during his cricketing journey. He can take pride in the fact that he is the only captain in the history of the sport to have won 2 ODI World Cups. Ricky Ponting is the second-leading run-scorer in World Cup history with 1743 runs at an average of 45.86 including 5 centuries and 6 fifties.
3. Kumar Sangakkara
Former Sri Lankan skipper Kumar Sangakkara is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest batsmen of all time. The Sri Lankan batting great is the second-leading run-scorer in international cricket with 28016 runs. He is also the third-leading run-getter in World Cup history with 1532 runs at an average of 56.74 including 5 centuries and 7 half-centuries.
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