Top 5 run scorers of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

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5 run scorers of ICC Cricket World Cup

Indian vice-captain Rohit Sharma, with five centuries, has scored the most runs in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Australian opener David Warner is a close second, missing out on the top spot by just one run.

1. Rohit Sharma (IND)

India’s opening batsman and vice-captain, has lit up his team’s campaign.

Rohit, 32, has become the first to score five centuries in a single edition of the World Cup.

The century against Sri Lanka at Headingley has put him on a par with Sachin Tendulkar, with six World Cup hundreds overall.

In the match against Australia, he became the quickest (37 innings) to 2000 runs against any team, surpassing Tendulkar’s record of doing the same in 40 innings, also against Australia.

2. David Warner (AUS)

Despite being at the receiving end of booing from the English crowd, the Australian opener has marched on, playing gritty knocks.

He has combined well with skipper Aaron Finch to see off opposition bowlers.

Warner has also slammed the highest score in a single match in this edition of the World Cup (166 off 147 balls vs Bangladesh).

3. Shakib Al Hasan (BAN)

Shakib, 32, showcased his all-round class after going through a rough patch since early 2018 due to multiple finger injuries. He missed the New Zealand series too after an injury during the Bangladesh Premier League final.

The former Bangladesh skipper ended the tournament with 606 runs, surpassing Sachin Tendulkar’s record of maximum runs scored in the group stages of the tournament (586 runs in 2003 World Cup).

He became the first player to score 500 runs and claim 10 wickets in a single World Cup campaign.

4. Kane Williamson (NZ)

The New Zealand skipper has been steady amid his team’s fluctuating campaign.

In the match against Australia, Williamson became the third-fastest man to 6,000 ODI runs (139 innings) – only Hashim Amla and Virat Kohli have got there quicker.

He has become the third World Cup captain after Aussie Ricky Ponting (in 2003-2007) and Zimbabwean Brendan Taylor (in 2015) to register back-to-back centuries. Now, Williamson also has as many ODI centuries in England (4 in 14 knocks) as he does in New Zealand (4 in 71).

5. Joe Root (ENG)

England’s Test captain has shown the ability to switch gears in the shorter format.

He has four 50+ scores in this edition, including centuries against Pakistan and West Indies.

He also made his way into the record books after becoming the only English player to score 500 runs in World Cups.

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