Countless swaggering moments take our breath away during knocks played in ICC ODI World Cup. Out of these moments, there are some which will last forever in the heart of cricket fans. From the legendary Kapil Dev’s 175 score in 1983 to fantastic 181 score by CB Wish art’s 172 score in 2003, we remember it all. Read on to find the top 6 highest scores in ODI World Cup Cricket by June 2020.
- Martin Guptill (New Zealand) – 237
Martin Guptill is the star batsman who carried his bat through the innings while scoring 237 against Windies. This was the quarterfinal match of ICC World Cup 2015 that made history in Wellington. He is the highest score in world cup cricket player to date. He scored whopping 24 fours and 11 sixes while facing 163 balls.
- Chris Gayle (West Indies) – 215
Chris Gayle became the first batsman to score a World Cup double hundred with 215 runs. He forged a mammoth 372-run partnership with Marlon Samuels in 2015 World Cup against Zimbabwe. He smacked 16 sixes and 10 fours during his 147-ball inning. He stayed on field to lead Windies to the final victory in 2015 World cup.
- Gary Kirsten (South Africa) – 188
This third highest score in World Cup dates back to 1996. Gary Kirsten, the South African opener, who later became the Indian Coach, held the world record for the highest individual scorer in World Cup for almost 20 years. His record was later broken by Gayle in 2015. He struck 4 sixes and 13 fours in 155-ball innings.
- Sourav Ganguly (India) – 183
Sourav Ganguly chipped in 7 sixes and 17 fours in his 158-ball mind-boggling innings before being dismissed off the penultimate delivery. The Sri Lankan bowlers struggled hard against the Ganguly-Dravid duo that scored a record 318-run partnership. At that time, this was an all-time record in ODIs. He scored the next remarkable 83 runs after his century, in just 39 balls.
- Viv Richards (West Indies) – 181
Viv Richards is the mightiest batsman to score a destructive innings of 181 off just 125 balls against Sri Lanka in the 1987 World Cup edition. He clobbered 7 sixes and 16 fours. He was the first batsman to break the record set by Kapil Dev’s 175 to become the highest-ever individual scorer in World Cup at that time.
- David Warner (Australia) – 178
David Warner started the 2015 World Cup decently by a 22-run score against England and 34-run score against New Zealand. But in his fourth match with Afghanistan, he scored 178 runs off 133 balls which became his highest score in ODIs.
These six batsmen have created history through their remarkable hard-work and leadership in ICC World Cup Cricket. Their performances will always reverberate in our memories. We hope that cricket lovers get more performances like this in coming World Cup Cricket.