Scoring runs in the World Cup tournament is the ultimate challenge. It is when the best players from each and every team turn up the ante to chip in with top-tier performances. Some of the players do raise their bar and attain the desirable results.
Obviously, there will be ultimate pressure on the players while playing in the ODI World Cup. Needless to say, some players braved the challenges and came out on top much to the opposition’s annoyance. The deserving players drew plaudits for their impeccable performances.
Now, in this article, we will get to know more about the five players with the highest batting average in the ODI World Cup (minimum of 500 runs).
1. Andrew Symonds
Andrew Symonds was one of the best middle-order batters for the Australian national cricket team during the playing days of his cricketing career. The former hard-hitting batter comes first on the list in terms of registering the highest batting average of 103 in the ODI World Cup.
2. Rohit Sharma
Indian skipper Rohit Sharma is the best opening batter in the world. Popularly known as Hitman, the veteran cricketer is placed second on the list in terms of bagging the second-highest batting average of 65.2 in the ODI World Cup.
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3. AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest batsmen of all time. Proteas batting great has the third-highest batting average of 63.5 in the ODI World Cup.
4. Michael Clarke
Former Australian skipper Michael Clarke was one of the most productive batsmen during the heydays of his career. He has performed very well for Australia in ODI World Cup, registering the fourth-highest batting average of 63.4.
5. Vivian Richards
Vivian Richards is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest batsmen of all time. The former West Indies’ aggressive batsman has a batting average of 63.3 in World Cup (minimum 500 runs).
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Updated as of June 11, 2023*