In a high octane clash against India, Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson goes past his counterpart Martin Guptill to become the highest run scorer for New Zealand a World Cup edition. Kane Williamson has had a scintillating run in the tournament so far, scoring two fifties and as many hundred eventually helped him to become the most-successful batsman for the national team.
Martin Guptill, who has had a forgettable 2019 World Cup - finished the last quadernniel tournament with 547 runs. His dazzling run included a memorable double hundred against West Indies. However, the captain, had a better of him in the ongoing World Cup. Till now, he has scored 548 runs at a whopping average of 91.33.
Interestingly, before the start of the game, Williamson was 67 runs away from Martin Guptill's record and he finished at exactly the same number.
Most runs for New Zealand in a WC:
548 Kane Williamson - World Cup 2019
547 Martin Guptill - World Cup 2015
499 Scott Styris - World Cup 2007
456 Martin Crowe - World Cup 1992
353 Stephen Fleming - World Cup 2007
Meanwhile, India took a brave call of not including Mohammed Shami in the playing XI who was ‘rested’ for the Sri Lanka clash. It has also left the Twitterati including some of the cricket experts baffled and the pacer’s exclusion is being questioned.
Mohammad Shami has been India's man for this year's World Cup after being included in the playing XI in place of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who missed a few games due to hamstring tore. The Bengal pacer stunned Afghanistan by picking a hat-trick against Afghanistan in a thrilling game and has so far picked 14 wickets in just four outings.