Most runs in the ODI World Cup by active players of different teams

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As the World Cup is now only 5 days away, all teams are already in preparation mode for the same.

Additionally, the warm-up games have also started since yesterday and teams are taking full advantage of these.

However, over the last editions, there are some players who have been actively getting the highest runs in the tournament for their respective nations.

Currently, there are six active players who have scored the most runs for their nations in the multi-team tournament.

So, let’s take a look at who these six players are and how many runs have they scored over the years.

A list of most runs in the ODI World Cup by different players

Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh)

Bangladeshi skipper, Shakib Al Hasan has been among the runs for his side ever since he started participating in the marquee event.

So far, he has played four World Cups for his country and has amassed 1146 runs overall in the tournament.

Moreover, Shakib has played 29 World Cup games wherein his average is 45.84. He also has two hundreds and ten half-centuries to his credit.

During the 2019 World Cup, he was the third-highest run-scorer as he made 606 runs in 8 games.

Virat Kohli (India)

Talking about India, Virat Kohli is literally a run machine for his side in the ODI World Cup.

Moreover, the ICC Cricketer of the Decade winner has 1030 runs and is also the fifth-highest scorer in ODI cricket.

Meanwhile, Kohli has played in three World Cups and has an average of 46.81 in 26 games. He also has two hundreds and six half-centuries to his name.

David Warner (Australia)

Australia’s destructive opener, David Warner is also a player to watch out for in this edition of the World Cup.

He may not have shown his full potential in recent times, but he would surely like to get some precious runs under his belt during the showpiece event.

Moreover, Warner has been a part of two World Cups for Australia and was the winner with the team in the 2015 edition.

Additionally, Warner has played 18 games and has an average of 62. Also, he has four hundreds and three half-centuries to his credit.

During the 2019 World Cup, he was the second-highest run-scorer with 647 runs in 10 games.

Rohit Sharma (India)

India skipper, Rohit Sharma is currently enjoying his batting form at the moment and is scoring runs at a brisk pace for his side.

During the 2019 World Cup, Rohit was the top run-getter in the tournament with 648 runs and missed by just 26 runs to break the all-time record.

Rohit has been a part of two World Cups in which India managed to reach the semifinals in both editions.

Moreover, Rohit averages 65.20 from 17 games with six hundreds and three half-centuries.

Kane Williamson (New Zealand)

New Zealand skipper, Kane Williamson is also a heavy run-scorer and when he’s in form, he just blasts away the opposition.

However, recent injuries have marred his career and are even threatening him now, making his participation in the tournament doubtful.

During the 2019 World Cup, he was awarded the Player of the Tournament for his 578 runs and two wickets.

Meanwhile, his average is 56.93 in 22 games and he has two hundreds and three half-centuries to his name.

Williamson also turned up as runners-up as New Zealand lost out to both Australia and England.

Steve Smith (Australia)

And finally, we have none other than Steve Smith who is a very dangerous middle-order batter for his side.

He showed his prowess during the recently concluded ODI series against India during the 3rd ODI at Rajkot.

Meanwhile, Smith has an average of 46.33 in 20 games and has a very poor conversion rate in ODI World Cups.

He has been a part of 3 World Cup editions and won it with the Australian team in 2015.

Additionally, he has one hundred and eight half-centuries in ODI World Cups.

During the 2015 edition, he was the sixth-highest run-getter in the tournament.

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