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icc cricket world cup 2019 leading run getters in every edition

The ICC Cricket World Cup has produced some magnificent performances from individual players and here, we look at the leading run-getters in each edition of the tournament.

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 18 May 2019, 04:37:06 PM
Leading run-getters in each edition of ICC Cricket World Cup

Leading run-getters in each edition of ICC Cricket World Cup

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The ICC Cricket World Cup has seen some special performance from batsmen in every edition. In 11 editions of the tournament, only Sachin Tendulkar has held the mark for the most runs in a single edition twice. (Image credit: ICC Twitter)
Leading run-getters in each edition of ICC Cricket World Cup

Leading run-getters in each edition of ICC Cricket World Cup

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The 1975 World Cup was the first edition and it was held in England. New Zealand's Glenn Turner was the leading run-getter in the tournament with 333 runs. His major knock of 171 came against East Africa and for some time, it was the highest individual score in ODIs. (Image credit: ICC Twitter)
Leading run-getters in each edition of ICC Cricket World Cup

Leading run-getters in each edition of ICC Cricket World Cup

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The West Indies had won the 1975 World Cup and had also dominated the 1979 World Cup. Although Viv Richards stole the show with his dazzling batting, it was Gordon Greenidge's 253 runs at the top which laid the base for their dominance. (Image credit: ICC Twitter)
Leading run-getters in each edition of ICC Cricket World Cup

Leading run-getters in each edition of ICC Cricket World Cup

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India may have won the 1983 World Cup but it was England's batsmen who had actually performed better in the tournament. David Gower led the charts with a superb tally of 384 runs in the whole tournament. ((Image credit: ICC Twitter)
Leading run-getters in each edition of ICC Cricket World Cup

Leading run-getters in each edition of ICC Cricket World Cup

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England's players continued to dominate with the bat in the 1987 World Cup, the first tournament held outside England. Graham Gooch was the leading run-getter with 471 runs and his major knock came against India in the semi-finals as his century knocked the defending champions out. (Image credit: Twitter)
Leading run-getters in each edition of ICC Cricket World Cup

Leading run-getters in each edition of ICC Cricket World Cup

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New Zealand had a dream run in the 1992 World Cup and it was led by Martin Crowe, who performed consistently as captain. His tally of 456 runs and his century in New Zealand's opening game against Australia set the tone as they reached the semi-final for the third time. (Image credit: ICC Twitter)
Leading run-getters in each edition of ICC Cricket World Cup

Leading run-getters in each edition of ICC Cricket World Cup

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The first instance when the Master Blaster stamped his authority on the game. He became the first player to go past 500 runs in the tournament and his centuries against Sri Lanka and Kenya were a treat. His 90 against Australia almost got India close while his 65 was the only shining light for India against Sri Lanka in the semi-final. (Image credit: Twitter)
Leading run-getters in each edition of ICC Cricket World Cup

Leading run-getters in each edition of ICC Cricket World Cup

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Rahul Dravid was not known to be a good ODI player when he started his career. However, he showed his class and in the 1999 World Cup, he blasted 461 runs, including 145 in a then world record stand of 318 with Sourav Ganguly against Sri Lanka. (Image credit: ICC Twitter)
Leading run-getters in each edition of ICC Cricket World Cup

Leading run-getters in each edition of ICC Cricket World Cup

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A record that has still not been broken. Tendulkar's tally of 673 runs was simply monstrous and it showed that on the big occasion, he was the big game player. His knock of 98 against Pakistan was hailed as a classic and his exploits helped India reach the final for the first time since 1983. (Image credit: ICC Twitter)
Leading run-getters in each edition of ICC Cricket World Cup

Leading run-getters in each edition of ICC Cricket World Cup

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Matthew Hayden was in devastating form in almost every game for Australia and his top-order partnership with Adam Gilchrist helped Australia clinch a hat-trick of titles. Hayden missed Tendulkar's mark by just 15 runs, but his tally of 659 runs showed his appetite for runs. (Image credit: ICC Twitter)
Leading run-getters in each edition of ICC Cricket World Cup

Leading run-getters in each edition of ICC Cricket World Cup

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Sri Lanka were boosted by the all-round exploits of Tillakaratne Dilshan in the 2011 World Cup. At the top, he laid the ideal platform for the team and it was evident in his demolition of England in the quarterfinal where his century and a 231-run opening stand boosted Sri Lanka. (Image credit: ICC Twitter)
Leading run-getters in each edition of ICC Cricket World Cup

Leading run-getters in each edition of ICC Cricket World Cup

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Martin Guptill's most memorable moment came in the 2015 World Cup quarterfinal against West Indies in which he blasted 237, the second-highest individual score in ODIs. His tally of 547 runs and his partnership with Brendon McCullum ensured New Zealand reached the final for the first time. (Image credit: ICC Twitter)