Team India are one of the most successful teams in the history of the Cricket World Cups. The Men in Blue hold a rich history as they have won the ODI World Cup twice and finished as the runners-up of the tournament once. India won the first ODI World Cup under Kapil Dev’s guidance.
On the other side of the coin, Team India won the second ODI World Cup under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. In all these editions of the Cricket World Cups, players gave absolutely everything for the team when it mattered the most.
In this listicle, let’s now get to know more about the names of the three Indians with the highest individual score in ICC ODI World Cups.
1. Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly was one of the integral parts of the Indian cricket history. Under his captaincy, India finished as the runners-up of the 2003 World Cup, losing to Australia in the final.
Sourav Ganguly holds the record for registering the highest individual score in ICC ODI World Cups as an Indian. He scored 183 off 158 (17 fours, 7 sixes) against Sri Lanka in the 1999 ICC World Cup in Taunton. His imperious knock came at a winning cause as India won the game by 157 runs. Ganguly was named the Man of the Match.
2. Kapil Dev
Kapil Dev comes second on the list as he chipped in with a magnificent 175 off 138 (16 fours, 6 sixes) against Zimbabwe in the 1983 World Cup. His innings helped India garner 266/8 in 50 overs.
On the other hand, Zimbabwe were bowled out for 235. Kapil Dev drew plaudits for his magnificent batting display as his knock came at a time when India were reeling at 17/5. Kapil Dev’s batting masterclass helped India get into the comfort zone. He was named the Man of the Match.
3. Virender Sehwag
Virender Sehwag is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest openers in the history of the sport. The Nawab of Najafgarh scored a magnificent 175 off 140 (14 fours and 5 sixes) against Bangladesh in the 2011 edition of the ICC ODI World Cup.
His knock steered India to 370/4 in 50 overs. On the other hand, Bangladesh ended up at 283/9. India won the game by 87 runs in Mirpur. Sehwag was named the Player of the Match.