Let’s look at the highest Individual scores in ODI Cricket world cup ever score. The 2023 ODI cricket World Cup is going to be hosted by India. This is the first time India hosting the Cricket World Cup individually. Earlier India co-hosts the Cricket World Cup and other test-playing Asian neighbor countries. This is the 4th time India Hosting an ODI Cricket World Cup. Before the World Cup 2023 upgrade your cricket knowledge.
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Top 10 Highest individual scores in ODI world cup
World Cup is the biggest platform for any batsman to showcase his talent and ability to score big. You need skills but also the stamina to score big in a 50-overs game. Only David Warner is the player who still playing in the list of highest individual scores in ODI World Cup. Here is the list of batsmen with the highest individual scores in the ODI World Cup.
Martin Guptill – 237* Runs
The cricket world cup 2015 is cohosted by Australia and New Zealand. On 21 March 2015 at Wellington, the quarter-final match against West Indies the New Zealand opening batsman Martin Guptill scored 237 runs not out. That was the highest Individual score in ODI for Guptill, New Zealand, and World Cup ever. He took 163 balls and hit 24 fours and 11 sixes with a strike rate of 145.39. This is the best in the list of the highest individual scores in ODI World Cup ever.
Chris Gayle – 215 runs
On 24 Feb 2015 Cricket World Cup in Canberra, Australia. The West Indies team opener Gayle in the group match against Zimbabwe scored a double century to help his team score 372/2 in 50 overs. Gayle got out on the last ball of the West Indies innings. He took 147 balls with 16 sixes and 10 fours to make that double-century. The Universal boss has a different level of batting. His mistime shots can go a 100-meter six. Gayle is a beast in world cup cricket. Unfortunately, the West Indies team was not able to qualify for the Cricket World Cup 2023.
Garry Kristen – 188* not out
Another batsman who has an awesome ability to score big runs was Garry Kristen. The South African team’s opening batsman scored big for his team during his tenure. On the 16 Feb in the 1996 world cup, Kristen does a miracle against UAE in a group stage match at Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Kristen took 159 balls to score 188 runs. He hits 13 fours and 4 sixes.
Sourav Ganguly – 183 runs
That inning was one of my favorite cricket memories. Ganguly smashed the Sri Lankan bowler all over the ground. On 26 May 1999 at Taunton cricket ground Ganguly breaks the record of Kapil Dev. Ganguly faced 158 balls and hits 7 sixes and 17 fours in his inning of 183 runs.
I watched that inning on TV at my home. For me, this is the best in the list of the Highest individual scores in ODI World Cup ever.
Vivian Richards – 181 runs
In the 1987 Cricket world cup Viv Richards took 125 balls against Sri Lanka in Karachi, Pakistan to score 181 runs. He hits 7 sixes and 16 fours to reach that feat.
David Warner – 178 runs
In the 2015 cricket world cup on the Perth Cricket Ground, the host Australian team opener Warner hit 178 runs against the Afghanistan cricket team.
Kapil Dev – 175* runs not-out
This is one of the most iconic innings by the ex-captain of the Indian cricket team Kapil Dev. In the 1983 cricket World Cup, The Indian team is in deep trouble against the Zimbabwe Cricket team when 5 wickets were down on 20 runs. Then came Kapil Dev who smashed a mammoth 175 runs. He faced 138 balls and hit 6 sixes and 16 fours. Scorecard of the match.
Virender Sehwag – 175 runs
One of the most destructive batsmen of modern-day Cricket. In the 2011 Cricket World Cup Sehwag hits 175 runs against the Bangladesh Cricket team at Mirpur, Bangladesh. In 140 balls Sehwag faces he hits 5 sixes and 14 fours.
CB Wishart – 172* not out
The Zimbabwe Opener in the 2003 Cricket World Cup against the Namibia cricket team reaches this feat at Harare cricket ground. In 151 balls he hits 3 sixes and 18 fours.
GM Turner – 171* runs not out
In the first edition of the ODI World Cup 1975, the New Zealand cricket team is playing against the East Africa Cricket team. He played 201 balls to reach 171 runs. Also hits 2 sixes and 16 fours. The match was played in Birmingham, England.
One cricket batsman has a dream to score big runs for his team. Scoring the highest individual scores in ODI World Cup is more than a dream. This list of highest individual scores in ODI world cup consists of three Indians, two New Zealanders, 2 West Indians, and one each from Australia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa.
Cricket is a team game. 11 Individuals come together to make a good performance. Sometimes Individuals innings took over the team’s performance. But alone can not win a game in cricket.