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To achieve success in ODI cricket, strong batting line-up is very important. During the 2007 ODI World Cup, which was officially known as the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007, many great batsmen played powerful roles for their respective teams.
Apart from the champions Australians, some reputed batsmen from the other sides also shined in the 2007 ODI World Cup.
Here we are talking about the top five most run-scorers in the 2007 ODI World Cup.
Jacques Kallis (South Africa) – 485 runs
The South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis performed impressively as a top-order batsman in the 2007 ODI World Cup. The senior batsman was the most run-scorer for South Africa in that tournament as the right-handed batsman scored 485 runs in nine innings with an average of 80.83.
During that tournament, Kallis hit one century and three half-centuries. Kallis started the tournament with the century against the Netherlands during the Group Stage match (at Basseterre on 16th March 2007) where he scored 128 not out off 109 balls (11 fours and 5 sixes).
In the Super 8 stage, Kallis scored three half-centuries against Sri Lanka (86 runs), Ireland (66 not out) and the hosts West Indies (81 runs) respectively.