The Cricket World Cup is an actual competition between international teams. However, occasionally, this competition moves up to a regional level. The reason is all we know is that Cricket is played in Asia, Europe, America and Oceania. So, fans from these regions are deeply interested in knowing who is the best-performing player from Asia, Europe, America and Oceania.
Similarly, the Same thing happens when teams compete at the continent level, even in the World Cup. European and Oceania teams, as well as Asian teams, all have separate batting and bowling records in the World Cup. As a result, the importance of Asian batters in the Cricket World Cup event cannot be rejected.
Historically, Cricket is dominated by Australian, West Indian and English players who score the majority of records on the list. However, later, Asian players from Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, and Sri Lanka found their way onto the record list. Sachin Tendulkar, Kapil Dev, Virat Kohli, Saeed Anwar, Inzamam ul Haq, and Shakib Al Hasan are the Asian stars who are dominating the record list. In this article, we will look at the Asian batters who have scored the most runs in World Cup history.
|Shakib Al Hasan||BAN||2007-2019||29||1146||124*||45.84|
|PA de Silva||SL||1987-2003||35||1064||145||36.68|
Sachin Tendulkar | 2278
Sachin Tendulkar has the highest runs from Asia in cricket World Cup history. Overall, he scored 2278 runs in 45 matches with a batting average of 56. His Batting average of 56 is the highest among Asian batters in World Cup history.
Sachin has 06 World Cup centuries to his name and jointly shares the record with Rohit Sharma, who have the same number of centuries.
Kumar Sangakkara | 1532
Kumar Sangakkara has scored 1532 runs in 37 ODI World Cup matches with a batting average of 56. Overall, he holds the record for scoring second highest runs by an Asian batter in World Cup history. Kumar Sangakkara has 05 centuries and 07 fifties to his name in ODI WC history.
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Sanath Jayasuriya | 1165
Sanath Jayasuriya has scored 1165 runs in 38 matches with a batting average of 34. His strike rate of 90 is the highest strike rate ever recorded by an Asian batter in WC history. Overall, Jayasurya also has 03 centuries and 06 fifties to his name in World Cup history. His highest individual score in the World Cup is 120.
Shakib AL Hasan | 1146
Shakib Al Hasan is active batter with highest runs in ODI World Cup. He has scored 1146 runs in 29 ODI World Cup matches and active Asia batter . He has scored most runs for Bangladesh in World Cup history. Shakib ranked at number 05 position in the list of Asian batters with most runs in WC.
Overall, he has 02 centuries and 10 fifties in his WC career (second highest fifties in ODI world cup). He is not only a batter but also an effective allrounder and captain from Bangladesh.
Tillakaratne Dilshan | 1142
Although Tillakaratne Dilsha is the most underrated player in Sri Lanka cricket history, he has scored 1142 runs in 27 WC matches. His batting average of 52 makes him one of the best openers in World Cup history.
Not only his batting average his strike rate of 92 was also impressive. Dilshan is still remembered for his outstanding batting and bowling contributions to Sri Lankan cricket history.
Mahela Jayawardene | 1100
Mahela Jayawardene scored 1100 runs in 40 World Cup matches. After Sachin Tendulkar, he has played most World Cup matches at international level.
Mahela has 04 World Cup centuries and 05 fifties in cricket history. His WC batting average of 35 is one of the best averages in WC history.
Javed Miandad | 1083
Javed Miandad still holds the record for scoring most runs for Pakistan in ODI World Cup. He scored 1083 runs in 33 matches with a batting average of 43. Moreover, he has one century and 08 fifties in his WC career. His highest individual score in WC is 103.
PA De Silva | 1064
PA De Silva ranked at number 08 on the list of highest runs scored by Asian batters in WC. Overall, he has scored 1064 runs in 35 matches with a batting average of 36.
He represented Sri Lanka from 1987 to 2003 WCs. His strike rate of 86 is one of the best in WC history.
Virat Kohli | 1030
Virat Kohli is the only batsman in Asia who has the potential to dominate this list. As an Asian batter from India, he has scored 1030 runs in 26 matches with a batting average of 46. Although Virat is renowned for his centuries in international cricket, he only has two centuries to his credit in the World Cup.
Sourav Ganguly | 1006
Sourav Ganguly has scored 1006 runs in 21 WC matches. His highest WC individual score of 183 is one of the best WC innings in Cricket history. Moreover, he has 04 centuries and 03 fifties to his name. He also dominates the list of captains with most runs in WC history.