Sachin scored 523 in 1996 and scored 673 runs in 2003 with top scorer
In the 1999 World Cup Rahul Dravid scored 461 runs
Sports desk There are 3 days left for the ICC ODI World Cup. Team India is the strongest contender for the title this time. India has also won the World Cup in 1983 and 2011. Talking about the previous seasons, Sachin Tendulkar is the most successful Indian batsman. He has been a top scorer of the tournament in 1996 and 2003. Rahul Dravid was the top scorer in the 1999 World Cup.
Sachin Tendulkar, the world's leading batsman
Since Sachin has not been able to become the top scorer of any Indian tournament so far. In 2011, the team champion was definitely made, but Sachin only stayed away from becoming top scorer with a difference of 13 runs. In that season Sri Lankan Tillakaratne Dilshan scored 500 runs in 9 matches and became the top scorer. Sachin scored 482 runs in 9 matches at an average of 53.55. Both Sachin and Dilshan scored 2-2 centuries.
Rahul Dravid was the top scorer of 1999 World Cup. Then he scored 461 runs in 8 matches with an average of 65.85 and a strike rate of 85.52. Their highest score was 145 runs. He also planted two centuries In that year, India's Sourav Ganguly scored 379 runs in 7 matches with an average of 54.14. He was at number three in the list of top scorers.
Sachin is the only batsman who has been on top of the World Cup season. Apart from them, no batsman has managed to make the most runs in any of the season 2 of the tournament. The record of making the highest score in the World Cup is also Sachin's name. He has played 6 World Cups. In this, he scored 2278 runs in 45 matches with an average of 56.95 and 6 centuries.
Sachin is the only batsman who has scored 2000 runs in the World Cup. The second is Australia's former captain Ricky Ponting. Ponting has played 5 World Cups. In this, he has scored 1743 runs in 46 matches at an average of 45.86. Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara is at number three. Sangakkara has scored 1532 runs in 37 World Cup matches at an average of 56.74.
India is the only team whose batsmen have been consistently top scorer in the 3 seasons (1996, 1999 and 2003). Apart from that, England is the only team whose batsmen have been able to stay on top of the season for two consecutive seasons. In 1983, David Gower and Graham Gooch were top scorers in 1987, scoring 384 and 471 respectively.
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