The World Cup 2015 held in Australia and New Zealand with field restriction of placing 3 fielders outside circle helped many batsmen to score the runs easily. The batting style, technique and the attitude of these batsmen ruled over cricket with some excellent batting display and skills. 

Here we look at the top 5 leading run scorers in One-day internationals in 2015. 

On the basis of average runs scored AB Devilliers becomes the top batsmen with an average 80 runs per innings.

1. Martin Guptill

Martin Guptill is the leading runs scorer in One-day Internationals in the year 2015. He played 30 matches and as many innings. He scored a total of 1366 runs. He has been in an excellent form showing a tremendous hunger to score runs. He opened the innings for New Zealand and gave his team a great start for a huge score. He averages 52.53 with the best score of 237 not out against West Indies in the quarter-finals of World Cup 2015. He scored 4 centuries and 7 half centuries. His contributions at the top helped New Zealand to reach the finals of the World Cup history for the first time. He remained not out 4 times. 

2. Kane Willamson

Kane Willamson, who comes at number 3 for New Zealand, has been in prolific form this year. He played 26 matches and scored 1317 runs. He has shown great skills and the technique to succeed at the international level in the top order. He averages 57.26 with the best score of 118. He scored 3 centuries and 8 half centuries. His ability to play the fast bowlers and spinners alike makes him one of the dangerous batsman. He did not get to bat once and remained not out in 2 innings.  

3. AB De Villiers

AB De Villiers is one of the dangerous batsmen in modern day cricket who plays for South Africa. He has played 20 matches and scored 1193 runs. He plays according to the situation of the game and shows his complete mastery with the bat. He averages 79.53 with the best score of 162 not out against West Indies. He has scored 5 centuries and 5 fifties in the year. AB De Villiers has stolen the show with some brilliant performances in 2015. He had no opportunity to bat in 2 innings and also remained not out in 3 innings.  

4. TM Dilshan

TM Dilshan of Sri Lanka is an opening batsman and is the fourth highest runs scorer in 2015. He has played 23 matches and scored 1109 runs. He is the only Asian Batsmen in excellent form this year. He averages 52.80 with the best score of 161 not out against Bangladesh in World Cup 2015. He did not get a chance to bat in one innings and remained not out in one innings. He scored 4 centuries and 5 half centuries to his name in the year. After the retirement of Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene, Dilshan has been the backbone of  Sri Lankan batting and gave brilliant starts, though  the team did not have a good year.

5. Hashim Amla

Hashim Amla is the fifth leading runs scorer in One day Internationals. He has played 23 matches and scored 1062 runs. He comes at number 3 for South Africa and has been a pillar for the South African team for a while now. He scored with an average of 50.57 with a best score 159 not out. He played all the innings and remained not out in 2 innings. He scored 4 centuries and 3 half centuries.

Table showing top 5 leading runs scorers in ODI’s (2015):

Name

Team

Matches

Innings

Not out

Runs

Highest score

Average

100’s

50’s

Martin Guptill

New Zealand

30

30

4

1366

237*

52.53

4

7

Kane Willamson

New Zealand

26

25

2

1317

118

57.26

3

8

 

AB De Villiers

South Africa

20

18

3

1193

162*

79.53

5

5

TM Dilshan

Sri Lanka

23

22

1

1109

161*

52.80

4

5

Hashim Amla

South Africa

23

23

2

1062

159

50.57

4

3