2011 World Cup: Top 5 Most Run-Scorers 1
Upul Tharanga and Tillakaratne Dilshan (Image Credit: AP Photo)
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The Indian fans will never forget the 2011 World Cup (officially known as the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011). MS Dhoni-led Indian team finally ended their 28-year-long wait to secure India’s second Cricket World Cup trophy (Kapil Dev-led India won their first Cricket World Cup trophy in 1983 edition).

During the 2011 World Cup, many Asian batsmen played powerful roles for their respective teams.

Here we are talking about the top five most run-scorers in the 2011 World Cup

Upul Tharanga (Sri Lanka) – 395 runs

Upul Tharanga, 2011 World Cup, most run-scorer
Upul Tharanga (Image Credit: AFP)

Sri Lankan opener Upul Tharanga provided some crucial great starts during the 2011 World Cup. In that tournament, the left-handed batsman scored 395 runs in nine innings with an average of 56.42.

During that tournament, Tharanga scored two centuries and one half-century. His best knock in that tournament was against Zimbabwe during the Group Stage (at Pallekele on 10th March 2011) where he scored 133 runs off 141 balls (17 fours).

Later, in the quarter-final of that tournament against England (at Colombo, RPS on 26th March 2011), Tharanga scored 102 not out off 122 balls (12 fours and only six) during their successful ten-wicket victory. 

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