5 Top Run-Scorers this World Cup

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Many a records have been broken this World Cup and a few records made, like that of New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum’s. He is the first ever Captain to have scored a duck in The World Cup. There are good performances by the some batsmen, and then, there are stunning performances by some other. As the curtains of the World Cup 2015 come down, today, let’s take a look at the top 5 run-scorers that have played all guns blazing. Surpassing Kumar Sangakkara’s total score of 541runs this World Cup, Martin Guptill of New Zealand takes over the top spot of the highest run-scorer. Though New Zealand could not lift the much coveted trophy this World Cup yet the team’s ace batsmen, Guptill has won lot many hearts along with the Golden Bat Award for the World Cup tournament.

While there have been only two double centuries in the entire World Cup series, few batsmen have gone all out in recording a total of 33 odd centuries. Here are the top 5 run-scorers that have unleashed their master blasters, this World Cup:

  1. Martin Guptill: Storming into the World Cup semi-finals, Guptill made a smashing 237 (not out) against West Indies, thereby recording his name for the highest World Cup score in New Zealand victory. His 163-ball innings included 11 sixes and 24 fours. With a six in today’s match, he has registered his name for the Golden Bat Award for the World Cup series by scoring a total of 547.
  2. Kumar Sangakkara: Slamming four consecutive centuries, the Sri Lankan veteran secured the second slot in the list of the top run-scorers, this World Cup. With a score of 541, he, certainly, is one batsman that all cricket fans will always, always remember.
  3. AB de Villiers: Using the bat according to his whims and fancy, Villiers has been nothing less than a magician on the pitch. Scoring as many as 482 runs, he takes the pride of the place at number 3 in the run for being one of the top run-scorers in the 2015 World Cup tournament.
  4. Brendan Taylor: Scoring 433 runs, Taylor comfortably sits nestled at the fourth slot. Though Zimbabwe has won just one match in the entire series, their performance were, however, far better than what the tables suggest. Their good show (well, most of it) belongs to their wicketkeeper-batsman Taylor and his sheer expertise with his bat.
  5. Shikhar Dhawan: At number 5, we have none other than our very own, Shikhar Dhawan. Beginning his World Cup with a half-century against Pakistan, he went on to score 412 runs, solving much of the batting issues that India had been facing.

Sangeeta Purkayastha

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