India is hosting the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 (CWC 2023). The 50-over competition got underway in Ahmedabad on October 5 and will wrap up there on November 19.
The CWC 2023 has ten teams playing in a single round-robin group stage format, with the semifinals and final to follow. 45 group stage matches are scheduled to take place in ten different Indian sites. In the competition, each team will play a minimum of nine games and a maximum of eleven.
After losing their opening two games, Australia have won three straight after defeating the Netherlands on Wednesday. The likelihood of England and Sri Lanka qualifying is low. Therefore they will battle it out with Pakistan and Afghanistan for the fourth position in the semifinals.
The race for the highest run scorer in CWC 2023 too is heating up at the moment. The top batters worldwide are rearing up to do well for their country and win the “Golden Bat” as well.
One of the most sought-after prizes at the ICC World Cup is “most run scorer.” First given out in 1975, the Golden Bat Award goes to the player with the most runs. Glenn Turner of New Zealand was the first batter to win the Golden Bat Award; during the 1975 World Cup, he amassed 333 runs.
In addition to Turner, three other New Zealand players have taken the trophy: Martin Crowe, Matthew Hayden, and Martin Guptill in 1992, 2007 and 2015, respectively.
Cricket World Cup’s top run scorer
Sachin Tendulkar of India is referred to as the “God of Cricket,” and rightfully so. He leads the World Cup in runs scored as well as in Test and ODI cricket. Tendulkar holds several cricket records, including the record for the most international centuries, which is nearly impossible to surpass. His record for most runs scored in the ICC World Cup is another unbreakable one.
From 1992 to 2011, Sachin Tendulkar amassed 2278 runs in 44 innings during his 20-year career. 152 runs is his highest score in World Cups.
Quinton de Kock overtakes Virat Kohli as the highest run scorer in CWC 2023
South Africa’s Quinton de Kock has now surpassed India’s Virat Kohli to become the highest run scorer in the tournament.
Quinton De Kock tops the list of most run scorers. After scoring 95 against New Zealand at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) Stadium in Dharamsala, Virat Kohli leads an Indian 2-3 with captain Rohit Sharma. Mohammad Rizwan of Pakistan is ranked fourth.
Earlier in the month, De Kock scored 100 against Sri Lanka and 109 against Australia. His incredible performance at the Wankhede Stadium marked his third century in five tournament games.
Here are our top 5 contenders who can go on to become the highest run scorer in CWC 2023.
Quinton de Kock (South Africa) – 431 runs
Quinton de Kock of South Africa scored two hundred in the first two games. In addition to helping the Proteas win those two games, de Kock’s two hundred also put the wicketkeeper-batsman in a great position to become the highest run scorer in CWC 2023.
Virat Kohli (India) – 354 runs
Virat Kohli, the former captain of India, is now ranked second in the World Cup run-scoring standings. Thus far in the tournament, Kohli has struck three fifty and one hundred. The Indian skipper Rohit Sharma is hot on Kohli’s heels to become the highest run scorer in CWC 2023.
David Warner (Australia)- 341 runs
The opening batsman for Australia, who is participating in his final World Cup, made 163 runs against Pakistan at Bengaluru’s Chinnaswamy Stadium. Together with Mitchell Marsh, the opening batsman, he scored 341 runs, leading Australia to 367 runs. Following his explosive performance against Pakistan in his most recent campaign, he entered the top 10 rankings.
Mohammad Rizwan (Pakistan) – 333 runs:
The wicketkeeper-batsman for Pakistan participated in one of the World Cup 2023 innings, scoring a valiant century in a record chase against Sri Lanka. Pakistan managed to pull off a valiant chase against Sri Lanka in part because of Rizwan’s knock. One of the keystones of Pakistan’s batting lineup is Rizwan. Anticipate a significant increase in his run total during this tournament.
Rohit Sharma (India) – 311 runs
For the current World Cup in India, Rohit Sharma is in outstanding shape at the CWC 2023. At an average of 62.20 and a fantastic strike rate of 133.48, the skipper is leading from the front with the bat, hammering 311 runs in five games. As his opening partner, Shubman Gill generally plays second fiddle, he is taking the initiative to score runs early in the powerplay overs.