Every cricket fan searches for current active batters who could break the record of most runs in ODI world cup because almost all of the past legends of the ODI World Cup have retired. Most well-known legends who were once the centre of focus for fans have retired, like Sachin Tendulkar, Matthew Hayden, Ricky Ponting, MS Dhoni, Inzamam ul Haq, Ross Taylor, Kumar Sangakkara, and Yuvraj Singh.
During peak time, all those legends played well to set various records at the international level. Now, times have changed; legends are replaced with new batters who are looking to break their records. Virat Kohli, Babar Azam, Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Kane Williamson and David Warner are the players who are looking to break ODI World Cup records.
Some of the active batters have performed really well to establish unbreakable records in the World Cup. Chris Gayle and Martin Guptill are those players who have a record of scoring a double century in ODI World Cup history, which is an excellent World Cup record. Now, we will look at the active batters who have scored the most runs in the World Cup.
|Martin Guptill||New Zealand||2011-2019||27||995||237*||43.26||88.36||2||4|
|Shakib Al Hasan||Bangladesh||2011-2019||20||944||124*||52.44||90.76||2||8|
|Faf du Plessis||South Africa||2011-2019||23||926||109||57.87||86.54||2||7|
|Kane Williamson||New Zealand||2011-2019||23||911||148||56.93||78.33||2||3|
Virat Kohli | 1030
Among all the active Batters of the World competing in the World Cup 2023, Virat Kohli has scored the most runs. He scored 1030 runs in 26 matches with a batting average of 46. Overall, he has played 03 ODI World Cups and WC 2023 will be his 4th one. Moreover, Virat has hit 02 centuries and 06 fifties in his World Cup career.
Martin Guptill | 995
Even though Martin Guptill has formally announced his ODI retirement last season, there is a high chance for his return in the ODI World Cup 2023. Therefore, we have added him in the list with 995 runs in 27 World Cup matches.
Moreover, he has scored 02 centuries and 04 fifties in ODI World Cup career. After Chris Gayle, he became the second batsmen in ODI and WC history to score a double century. His highest individual score in ODI World cup match and career is 237.
David Warner | 992
David Warner is predicted to be a dangerous batter from Australia in WC 2023. He is currenly active batter with most runs for Australia in ODI world cup. Hehas scored 992 runs in 18 matches with a batting average of 62. Overall, he has scored 04 centuries and 03 fifties in ODI WC career. He would be an integral part of Australia’s ODI World Cup preparations.
Rohit Sharma | 978
Rohit Sharma also known as hit man in cricket is one of the most aggressive openers in World Cup history. In his World Cup career, Sharma has scored 978 runs in 17 matches with a batting average of 65. Overall, he has scored 06 centuries and 03 fifties in WC career. He has score highest centuries in ODI world cup.
Shakib Al Hasan | 944
Shakib Al Hasan is known as the “King of cricket” in Bangladesh. His aggressive nature and playing style makes him one of the best all rounders in cricket history. In total, he has scored 944 runs in 20 matches with a batting average of 52. Moreover, he has scored 02 centuries and 08 fifties in World Cup career for Bangladesh.
Faf Du Plessis | 926
Faf Du Plessis has scored highest runs for South Africa in his WC career as an active batter. Overall, he has scored 926 runs in 23 matches with a batting average of 57. Moreover, he has scored 02 centuries and 05 fifties in his World Cup career. He has one of the best strike rates in ODI WC history.
Kane Williamson | 911
Kane Williasmson is the leading run scorer as an active batter for New Zealand. Overall, he has scored 911 runs in 23 World Cup matches with a batting average of 56 and 78 strike rate. He was part of the World Cup 2019 New Zealand team who reached the final. Although they lost the match, they performed really well under the captaincy of Kane Williamson.
Steven Smith | 834
Steven Smith scored 834 runs in 24 World Cup matches played for Australia. He has 01 centuries and 08 fifties in his WC career. His World Cup batting average of 46 is one of the best in Australian cricket history. World Cup 2023 will be Steve Smith’s 4th World Cup after 2011, 2015 and 2019. He will be one of the biggest dangers for the opposing team in WC 2023.