The cricket season is off to an exciting start, marked by the inaugural match of the World Cup featuring defending champions England and the runners-up from the previous season, New Zealand. This event has ignited immense anticipation among cricket enthusiasts, each fervently supporting their respective teams.
This season promises to witness the creation of new records, surpassing the achievements of the past. Every player is poised to give their best and strive for success on the grand stage.
Before we embark on this journey of fresh records, let’s take a moment to revisit the highest run-scorers from the last World Cup:
1. Rohit Sharma:
Rohit Sharma leads the charts with an astonishing 648 runs to his name. He managed to compile this impressive total with five centuries, punctuated by 67 fours and 14 sixes during the mega event. Although his team didn’t make a significant impact in that World Cup, his individual performance was nothing short of spectacular.
2. David Warner:
Following closely behind Rohit is David Warner, an Australian batsman renowned for his mastery of the game. He made a remarkable comeback to cricket after a year-long hiatus, amassing 647 runs in the 2019 World Cup. Warner’s tenacious batting was marked by 66 fours and 8 sixes, all achieved with a striking rate of 89.36.
3. Shakib Al Hasan:
In a surprising turn of events, Shakib Al Hasan claims the third spot. His phenomenal batting display allowed him to accumulate 606 runs, including 60 fours and 2 sixes in eight innings during the 2019 World Cup. His strike rate stood at an impressive 96.03, with the highest score of 124.
4. Kane Stuart Williamson:
The captain of the Black Caps, Kane Williamson, made an indelible mark with his outstanding batting performance in the 2019 World Cup. He scored a total of 578 runs, which included 50 fours and 3 sixes, all at a commendable strike rate of 74.96. His highest score in the tournament was an impressive 148 runs.
5. Joseph Edward Root:
Last but certainly not least, Joseph Root contributed significantly with 556 runs, providing robust support to the victorious England team. Root’s contributions featured 2 centuries, 3 fifties, and an impressive tally of 48 fours and 2 sixes. His strike rate was an admirable 89.53, with the highest individual score of 107 runs.
These remarkable performances in the 2019 World Cup set the stage for an exciting new season of cricketing feats and records.