Leading Run Scorers in World Cup 2023: The first half of the round-robin stage in the World Cup 2023 is done and dusted. At the time of writing, 8 teams have played 5 matches each, and two teams have four.
Hosts India have run away with the show, with 5 wins, while New Zealand and South Africa, both with 4 wins each, are just behind. A mid-table jam will make the points table and the tournament interesting moving forward.
What has been a talking point so far is that this edition has been a high-scoring tournament with a high number of centuries already. In the 24 matches so far, there have been 21 centuries from 18 different batters.
Here are the top 5 run-scorers in the World Cup 2023 so far: Leading Run Scorers in World Cup 2023
(stats updated till Oct 25)
#1. Quinton de Kock
South Africa opener Quinton de Kock, who has announced that he will retire from ODIs at the end of this World Cup, is having a dream tournament. De Kock didn’t manage a single century in the last two editions of the World Cup; this time, in only 5 innings, he’s cracked 3 hundreds.
According to Who is top run scorer in World Cup 2023, Quinton de Kock is currently leading the runs chart with 407 runs at an average of 81 and a best of 174 against Bangladesh. His two other centuries came against Australia and Sri Lanka.
#2. Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli is the second-leading run-scorer in the tournament at the moment, and many feel he’s yet to unlock his best! Kohli has simply looked flawless most of the time in the competition.
As per the Leading Run Scorers in World Cup 2023, He’s scored 354 runs in 5 innings, remaining not out twice, at a colossal average of 118 with one century and 3 fifties, including a score of 95. He’s been key in run-chases against Australia and New Zealand. And he’s just getting started.
#3. David Warner
In the batting department, David Warner has been at the forefront of Australia’s resurgence in the tournament in their 3 wins after two losses. Warner thumped centuries against Pakistan and the Netherlands after a timid start to his tournament. He’s amassed 332 runs with a best of 163 vs Pakistan.
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#4. Rohit Sharma
India captain Rohit Sharma is leading a revolution in India’s batting template: from conservative, settle-first-then-explode to all-out aggression from the first over. Sharma has whacked 311 runs at a strike rate of 133 – no batter in the top 5 scorers has a strike rate of more than 120 other than Rohit. Rohit walloped a hundred against Afghanistan and a fifty against Pakistan.
#5. Mohammad Rizwan
As per the Leading Run Scorers in World Cup 2023, Mohammad Rizwan has been Pakistan’s best performer with the bat, even as Pakistan have struggled in their last three games. Rizwan has made 302 runs at an average of 75. He forged an unbeaten, match-winning knock of 131 runs in a tall run-chase against Sri Lanka.