Indian opening batsman Rohit Sharma finished as the leading run-scorer in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. The 32-year-old scored 648 runs from nine matches, which included record five centuries. Rohit's World Cup 2019 came to an end after India's semi-final loss to New Zealand. Rohit's five centuries are now the most in single edition of the Cricket World Cup. England Are the Champions! Eoin Morgan and Co. Win ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in Thriller Super-Over Final Match Against New Zealand.
Australia's David Warner, Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan, World Cup runners-up New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson, who also won the Player of the Tournament award, and winners' batsman Joe Root complete the top five. Out of these batsmen, Warner's 166 against Bangladesh ends up as the highest score by a batsman in CWC 2019.
The 48-match Cricket World Cup witnessed the extremes of a cricketing tournament- from 300+ scores to breakdown of the batting side to as low as 105 runs. The conditions in England have suited both batsmen and bowlers. Among the latter, pacers proved to be more lethal as compared to their spin counterparts. Whereas, the batsmen generally had a field day if their side ended up batting first. Kane Williamson Named Player of the Tournament in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
Most Runs in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019
Here’s a looking at list of leading run-scorers of previous Cricket World Cup editions: Glenn Turner of New Zealand (333 runs) in 1975 World Cup; Gordan Greenidge of West Indies (253 runs) in 1979 World Cup; David Gower of England (384 runs) in 1983 World Cup; Graham Gooch of England (471 runs) in 1987 World Cup; Martin Crowe of New Zealand (456 runs) in 1992 World Cup; Sachin Tendulkar of India (523 runs) in 1996 World Cup; Rahul Dravid of India (461 runs) in 1999 World Cup; Sachin Tendulkar of India (673 runs) in 2003 World Cup; Matthew Hayden of Australia (659 runs) in 2007 World Cup; Tillakaratne Dilshan of Sri Lanka (500 runs) in 2011 World Cup and Martin Guptill of New Zealand (547 runs) in 2015 World Cup. Former Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar in his five World Cup appearances has made most runs – 2,278.