The ICC ODI World Cup is one of the most important tournaments in the world and it is the competition where top teams compete amongst themselves in a bid to win the title. Moreover, it is important to perform as a team in order to get the winning results.
We have seen how individuals make a telling impact on the team with their significant performances. The ODI World Cup 2023 is currently underway in India. Let’s now take a look at the Fab 4 batters who piled up the most top scores for the team in the ODI World Cup history.
1. Joe Root
England international Joe Root scored as many as 835 runs at an average of 55.66 including three centuries and four fifties. He tops the list as has a total of 5 top scores for the team in the World Cup. Root is currently part of the World Cup and he top-score with 78 in the team’s opening game against New Zealand in Ahmedabad. He scored 6323 runs in ODIs at an average of 49.02 including 16 centuries and 37 fifties.
2. Kane Williamson
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson scored 911 runs at an average of 56.93 including 2 centuries and 3 half-centuries to his name. The experienced campaigner has a total of 5 top scores for the team in the World Cup history. Overall, Kane Williamson scored 6555 runs at an average of 47.85 including 13 centuries and 42 fifties.
3. Steve Smith
Steve Smith has been the best Australian batsman for several years now and his best version has always been seen in Test cricket. On the other hand, he has been pretty decent in ODIs, scoring 5054 runs at an average of 44.3 including 12 centuries and 30 fifties. He scored 834 runs in the World Cup at an average of 46.33 including 1 century and 8 fifties. Steve Smith has a total of 4 top scores for the team in the World Cup.
4. Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli is the best batter in the world across three formats of international cricket in the current era. The right-handed batsman has a total of 3 top scores for the team in the World Cup. He scored 1030 runs in the World Cup at an average of 46.81 including 2 centuries and 6 fifties. Overall, he scored 13,083 runs at an average of 57.38 including 47 centuries and 66 fifties.
Updated as of October 6, 2023*