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Saksham Chugh ∙ Updated: Nov 21 2023, 3:47 PM | 4 Min Read

Top 5 Run-Getters In The ODI World Cup 2023


image-lp7c0mjnRohit Sharma became the player with most sixes in a single edition of the World Cup

The ODI World Cup is known to be the greatest championship in the cricket world and only the best players get a chance to represent their national team in this mega event. Every team plays this format for four years to get better and prepare for the World Cup. 

In these kinds of tournaments, all the teams look out for their most consistent players who can win games on the trot for them, as not everyone can handle the immense pressure of the ODI World Cup. Even in the World Cup 2023, teams with consistent players managed to reach the knockout stage. Virat Kohli was one of the most consistent players and even went on to break the record of Sachin Tendulkar to become the batter with most runs in a single edition of the World Cup.

Top 5 run-getters in World Cup 2023

Virat Kohli - 765 Runs 

image-lp7bwbduVirat Kohli (X.com)

The run machine of the Indian team, Virat Kohli dominated the entire tournament with his magnificent performances. From playing a knock of 85 under pressure against the Aussies in the opener to ending with a half-century as well, he was consistent throughout the World Cup 2023. 

In this exceptional run, Kohli went on to break many records, one of them being surpassing Sachin Tendulkar by smashing his 50th ODI ton. With his scintillating performances, he also became the batter with most runs scoring 765 runs including three tons and six half-centuries in a single edition of the ODI World Cup. 

Rohit Sharma - 597 Runs

image-lp7bxre4Rohit Sharma (X.com)

In this World Cup, we witnessed a different Rohit Sharma as he played the role of an aggressor and took on the bowlers from the first delivery of the innings. He could have scored more runs, but his selfless play at the tournament he did his job perfectly, giving flyer of starts to the Indian team. 

The Indian skipper went on to smash 597 runs with the highest score of 131 runs which came in an aggressive fashion against the Afghanistan team. With his blistering centuries, Rohit now holds the record of most centuries in the history of ODI World Cups. He also went on to hammer the highest number of sixes in a single edition of the World Cup.

Quinton De Kock - 594 Runs

image-lp7byc68Quinton De Kock (X.com)

While playing his last ODI World Cup, the southpaw from South Africa, Quinton De Kock, left a mark in the World Cup 2023 with his powerful knocks. He has been a gun for the Proteas over all these years and even in his last World Cup, he did everything he could to help his team have a successful tournament. 

Amassing 594 runs in just 10 games, Quinny smashed four centuries and enjoyed his time in India. Although, his team could not go past the semifinals but with his exceptional knocks, the Proteas will not forget this tournament and his contributions for a long time. With his 174-run knock against Bangladesh, he broke the 16-year-old World Cup record of the highest score by a designated wicket-keeper.

Rachin Ravindra - 578 Runs

image-lp7bz3f0Rachin Ravindra (X.com)

Rachin Ravindra, the 24-year-old from the New Zealand team, while playing his first ever World Cup, smashed truckloads of runs and made this tournament a memorable one. Against all the odds, he was promoted to bat in the top order against high-quality sides and he calmly handled the pressure smashing his first World Cup hundred in his first World Cup game.

The Indian-origin youngster, who admires the likes of Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid, went on to hammer 578 runs in his debut World Cup. With three hundreds and two half-centuries, he had an amazing tournament and displayed his class by delivering against the top-quality bowlers.

Daryl Mitchell - 552 Runs

image-lp7bzo8iDaryl Mitchell (X.com)

Another Kiwi superstar kept the hopes alive of the New Zealand team until the semifinals or one could say even in the semifinals till he was there in the middle. Daryl Mitchell is known for his consistency and has been nothing short of impeccable in this tournament. 

The middle-order batter, Daryl Mitchell was a key player in New Zealand's run to the semifinals and even registered his highest ODI score of 134 which came in the semifinal against India. With 554 runs including two centuries and two half-centuries, Mitchell will remember his time in India forever.