5 Most Scorers For India In ICC Knockouts

image-lrhf4ozyVirat Kohli has top scored for India the most times in ICC knockouts [X.com]

After a slow start to its global supremacy, India a cricketing-rich nation, have managed to crave a name for itself on the international stage over and over again, winning five major International Cricket Council (ICC) — World Cup (1983 and 2011), T20 World Cup 2007, and Champions Trophy (2002 and 2013 ) — highlighting their glorious path.

While the team wins titles as a team, the contribution of individuals also holds equal importance, where the side rallies around its marquee player, who on most occasions is expected to provide the impetus that gets the unit over the finish line. 

Over the past few decades, India have been blessed with players, who have time and again under pressure managed to bring out their best and surpass previous performances, thus have along with their own reputation, raised Indian cricket standards with every outing. 

In the article, we at OneCricket list down the top 5 Indian players, who have the most top scores in ICC Knockouts for the country. 

Most Top Scores for India in ICC Knockouts

Most Top Scores
Virat Kohli5
Sourav Ganguly4
Yuvraj Singh4
Sachin Tendulkar3
Rohit Sharma3

Virat Kohli - 5

image-lrhjppujVirat Kohli's only knockout century came in ICC WC 2023 [X.com]

One of the best limited-overs batters, Virat Kohli is a celebrated chaser in 50-over and 20-over cricket, who is unmatched by miles. In ICC knockouts, Kohli from 16 matches across formats, has amassed 827 runs, which include seven half-centuries, and one ton. Kohli's solid technique, and his ability to absorb pressure remains his best asset. Out of 16 knockouts, the 35-year-old has top scored for India in five matches, with his highest being 117 against New Zealand in World Cup 2023 semi-finals. 

Sourav Ganguly - 4

image-lrhjxdbtSourav Ganguly led India to their first Champions Trophy title in 2001 [X.com]

Former India Sourav Ganguly steered India away from the dark shadows of match-fixing clouds and instilled aggression and fearlessness into the side. As an opener, Ganguly had the technique to play pace and spin bowling with ease enabling the batter to score runs across any condition and situation. In eight ICC Knockouts, the former BCCI president slammed 489 runs with three hundred and one fifty many fifties, top scoring for India four times, which included an unbeaten 141* in the ICC KnockOuts 2000 semi-final against South Africa. 

Yuvraj Singh - 4

image-lrhke682Yuvraj Singh starred for India in T20 WC 2007 semi-final versus Australia [X.com]

For India no player other than Yuvraj Singh has had the most impact in limited-overs cricket. The all-rounder displayed his prowess with both bat and bowl and led India to multiple wins over his time as India's most feared striker. Singh starred for India in his maiden ICC knockouts outing, slamming a sparkling 41 against South Africa in 2000, and since featured in 12 knockouts, scoring 317 runs with one solitary fifty, top scoring for India on four occasions.  

Sachin Tendulkar - 3

image-lrhl8pi6Sachin Tendulkar top scored for India in WC 2011 semi-final against Pakistan [X.com]

India's batting maestro, who kept Indian batting on his shoulder, Sachin Tendulkar features in the list as well. Tendulkar apart from an ICC T20 World Cup, participated in all other global showpiece events and had the distinction of winning them at least once. In 11 ICC knockouts, the 51-year-old slammed 395 runs with four fifties, and remained as India's top run-getter in the match three times, with his highest being 85 in ICC World Cup 2011 against Pakistan in semi-final at Mohali.  

Rohit Sharma - 3

image-lrhlpwg3Rohit Sharma slammed a majestic 123* against Bangladesh in WC 2019 semi-final [X.com]

Current all-format India captain, Rohit Sharma made an instant impact in ICC T20 World Cup 2007 Final, scoring a crucial 30*, which set the tone for the explosive batter for years to come. Sharma, who has established himself as an opener, remains the pillar of India's batting along with Virat Kohli, where the former is expected to lay the foundation for lower-order batters to excel. Out of 16 ICC knockout appearances, Sharma has top-scored for India's batting three times, amassing 577 runs which include one ton, and zero half-centuries.