With just 9 days to go for the World Cup to begin, there have been speculations for who the World Cup would be a dream come true. The 12th edition of the ICC World Cup is all set to delight cricket enthusiasts when it kickstarts from 30th May. We will see the top ten ODI teams take on one another in a round robin format, with each team playing 9 matches each.
In fact, this tournament is not just about winning the trophy, it’s about exciting contests, epic battles and individual brilliance that makes the tournament so special. From the top wicket-takers to leading run-scorers, the upcoming mega event has made everyone wonder who would claim the top run-getter in individual performances.
This year’s World Cup is expected to witness some high-scoring games given the flat nature of pitches in England and Wales. So we can expect to see some of the brilliant batting display from some of the best players around the world.
Let’s make the list of top 5 batsmen who could be highest run-getters in World Cup
Without a guess, Virat Kohli will be one of the top guns in the tournament to exhibit a top class performance with the bat. Being one of the greatest batsmen in the world, Virat is going into the World Cup with a formidable form and, for someone who takes a special liking to big events.
However, he will also be leading the Indian team into the World Cup as favorites to win the trophy. Since 2015 World Cup, Kohli has scored 4,306 runs at an average of 78.29, most by any batsmen in One-day Internationals.
Since a year ban from the international side, the Aussi left-hander will be eager to replicate the success he had before the ball-tampering scandal ruined it for him. His extraordinary performance in the IPL where he managed to score 692 runs for SRH had made him earn the Orange Cap with the most number of runs.
When he would come out to bat in the yellow jersey, he would sound as a warning bell for opponents with some heavy hittings in his arsenal.
Joe Root is said to be the best English batsman of his generation, with a career-best strike rate of 87. Root will surely be a key player, providing the much-needed stability to their batting line-up.
Having an advantage of playing in home conditions, he would look to take as much as an advantage as possible. Since the previous World Cup, Root has slammed 3,498 runs at an average of 58.30 in ODIs to stand as a probable candidate for the top batting honors in the upcoming event.
The Kiwi batsman was in a top form in the last edition of World Cup held in Australia and Newzealand. However, this time he will have the additional responsibility of leading Williamson has an impressive 5554 runs in 139 ODI matches with a strike rate of 82.61 and 11 centuries to his name. The Blackcaps lefthander has a good chance of topping the charts given the format of the tournament and the flat pitches in England.
Quinton de Kock
The Proteas batsman, known for his sweet timing, is one of the most exciting batsmen to watch out for in the World Cup. In ODIs, he has made 4602 runs in 106 ODIs with 14 centuries to his name with the highest score of 178 at an average of 45.56.
As an opener, he has given an aggressive style of batting to the South Africans. In an England wicket like this, De Kock is likely to love the challenge and tear into the opposition bowling attack and be a possible prime contender to lead the run making charts in World Cup 2019.
So, these are some of the Top Batsmen who comes with a high-voltage potential to make it Big in the tournament. If you have any other batsman on mind then do let us know in the comments below.