ICC Cricket ODI World Cup 1996 Top Runs Scorers

Here are the ICC Cricket ODI World Cup 1996 Top Runs Scorers.The sixth iteration of the massive tournament, the Wills World Cup 1996, was co-hosted by India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. 

As the subcontinent’s condition is graded, ODI games feature more pitches that are favourable to batsmen. Here, we discuss some outstanding batting that contributed to some of the highest run totals at the 1996 Cricket World Cup.

Sachin Tendulkar

One of the most productive batters of the previous generation, The Indian Great played for just over two decades. In 7 innings in 7 games, Sachin scored 523 runs at an 87.16 average. Tendulkar would score these runs at an 85.87 strike rate, including three half centuries and two centuries. The 1996 Cricket World Cup saw Sachin Tendulkar lead the list of most runs scored.

The master blaster’s top score from that edition of the tournament was 137 against eventual Champions Sri Lanka at Delhi, a game that the Island side won by 6 wickets.

Mark Waugh

One of the most alluring stroke players for the Kangaroo team was the right-handed opener. Waugh scored 484 runs in 7 innings across 7 games, averaging 80.66. These runs would be scored by Mark at a strike rate of 85.96 and would include a half-century and three centuries. In the 1996 Cricket World Cup, the younger Waugh therefore made the list of players with the highest runs.

Aravinda de Silva 

Perhaps the first Sri Lankan cricketing superstar was right-handed. Aravinda scored 448 runs in 6 innings over 6 games, averaging 89.60. With a strike rate of 107.69, D’Silva would score these runs, which included two half centuries and two centuries. Thus, Aravinda de Silva was added to the list of Cricket World Cup 1996 players with the highest runs.

The stroke player’s best performance in the event was a 145 against Kenya at Asgiriya Stadium in Kandy, a game that Sri Lanka won by 144 runs. Together with Gurusinha, Ranatunga, and Jayasuriya, D’Silva’s side, which finally won the tournament, was the greatest of the 1996 World Cup.

Gary Kirsten 

One of the South African team’s top scorers was the Left-handed Opener. Gary scored 391 runs at an average of 78.20 per inning throughout the course of six games. At a strike rate of 90.09, Kirsten would score these runs, which would include a century and a half. In the 1996 Cricket World Cup, Gary Kirsten thus made the list of players with the highest runs.

The left-hander, a reliable scorer, reached his highest mark from the tournament when he made 188 not out against the UAE at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, in a game where the Proteas squad scored 321/2 while batting first. UAE’s reply was limited to 152/8 off of 50 overs.

Saeed Anwar 

One of the Pakistani team’s top scorers was the left-handed opener. Anwar scored 329 runs in 6 innings over 6 games, averaging 82.25. With a strike rate of 95.91, Saeed would score these runs, which included three half centuries.  

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