From Rohit Sharma to Aaron Finch: Most runs by a captain in a single ODI World Cup edition

The cricketing world witnessed a historic moment in the ODI World Cup 2023 final between India and Australia when the host team’s skipper Rohit Sharma etched his name into the annals of cricketing history by becoming the captain with the most runs in a single ODI World Cup edition.

Rohit achieved the feat after scoring a quickfire 47 off 31 balls and providing India with a decent start. Rohit’s inning not only demonstrated his mastery on the grandest cricketing stage but also marked the culmination of a remarkable campaign, amassing an impressive total of 647 runs in 11 matches. This outstanding performance not only secured him the second position in the tournament’s highest run-scorer list but also established a new record for the most runs by a captain in a single edition of the ODI World Cup.

Most runs by a captain in a single ODI World Cup edition:

1) Rohit Sharma (647 runs)

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma (Image Source: Twitter)

Rohit Sharma showcased brilliant batting prowess in the ODI World Cup 2023, playing a pivotal role in India’s journey to the final. Over the course of 11 matches, Rohit accumulated a total of 647 runs, boasting an impressive highest score of 131. His consistent performances were reflected in an average of 54.27, highlighting his reliability as a top-order batsman. The crowning jewel of Rohit’s campaign was a spectacular century.

As the captain with the most runs in a single ODI World Cup edition, Rohit’s contribution went beyond leadership, solidifying his reputation as one of the premier batsmen in contemporary cricket.

2) Kane Williamson (578 runs)

Kane Williamson
Kane Williamson (Image Source: Twitter)

In the 2019 ODI World Cup, New Zealand’s Kane Williamson exhibited exceptional batting prowess, amassing a staggering 578 runs in the tournament. With two centuries and a remarkable average of 82.57, Williamson led his team to the final, showcasing both skill and leadership on the grand stage of world cricket.

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3) Mahela Jayawardene (548 runs)

Mahela Jayawardene
Mahela Jayawardene (Image Source: Twitter)

Sri Lanka’s Mahela Jayawardene left an indelible mark in the 2006/07 ODI World Cup, scoring 548 runs in 11 matches. With the highest score of 115*, an average of 60.88, and a century to his name, Jayawardene’s contributions played a crucial role in Sri Lanka’s campaign during that memorable season.

4) Ricky Ponting (539 runs)

Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting (Image Source: Twitter)

A stalwart of Australian cricket, Ricky Ponting‘s exceptional captaincy and batting skills were on full display in the 2007 ODI World Cup. Ponting accumulated 539 runs in 11 matches, boasting an impressive average of 67.37. His leadership played a pivotal role in Australia’s triumph in the tournament.

5) Aaron Finch (507 runs)

Aaron Finch
Aaron Finch (Image Source: Twitter)

Australia’s Aaron Finch had a stellar campaign in the 2019 ODI World Cup, finishing with 507 runs in 10 matches. With two centuries, including a high score of 153, Finch showcased his aggressive batting style. His contributions were instrumental in Australia reaching the semi-finals in that edition.

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