Highest Batting Strike Rate In WC History – Minimum 500 Balls Faced
The strike-rate of a batsman tells us how fast the batsman scores runs. But only strike-rate should not be considered, along with the number of balls faced or runs scored should also be considered, especially if it is a World Cup match.
Here we present the highest batting strike of the players in World Cup who faced a minimum of 500 balls –
4. Virender Sehwag (India) – 106.17
Virender Sehwag has constructed an extraordinary career with a relentless quest, and a genius, for boundary hitting. With minimal footwork but maximum intent, he has piled Test runs at a faster pace than anyone in the history of cricket. Bowlers must always fancy their chances against a batsman who plays so many strokes; it’s just that Sehwag fancies his chances against them much more.
He is that player who is never tensed even if he is batting on 299 runs. He always tries to hit the balls for boundaries and most of the time he has a very good strike rate. He had launched the first five of India’s innings in 2011 World Cup by hitting the first ball for four.
3. AB de Villiers (South Africa) – 112.81
A batsman of breathtaking chutzpah and enterprise, as well as the skills and the temperament required to back up his creative intent. A fielder able to leap tall buildings and still come up with the catch. A wicketkeeper who is perfectly at ease donning pads and gloves.
A fine rugby player, golfer, and tennis player. All AB de Villiers needs to show off his abundant gift is a ball. Just about any ball. AB de Villiers is truly a legend. He can hit any ball for a six and in an unorthodox style. In this World Cup in a match against West Indies he scored 162 runs out of 66 balls with a strike rate of 245.45. He help his team score a mammoth 408 runs and his team won the match by 257 runs.
2. Brendon McCullum (New Zealand) – 112.90
Brash, brutal and brilliant to watch, Brendon McCullum can bruise bowling attacks like few other men in international cricket. A wicketkeeper-batsman, McCullum has been used throughout the New Zealand batting order, but whenever he arrives at the crease it’s impossible to look away. He has showed some brilliant performances in this World Cup.
In the match against England, he took batting to next level. He scored 77 runs in just 25 balls with a strike rate of 308. His team has won all the 4 matches in this World Cup and is leading the Group.
1. Kapil Dev (India) – 115.14
Kapil Dev was the greatest pace bowler India has produced, and their greatest fast-bowling allrounder. If he had played at any other time – not when Imran Khan, Ian Botham and Richard Hadlee were contemporaries – he would surely have been recognized as the best all-rounder in the world.
In any case, he did enough to be voted India’s Cricketer of the Century during 2002, ahead of Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar. His greatest feats were to lead India almost jauntily, and by his all-round example, to the 1983 World Cup, and to take the world-record aggregate of Test wickets from Hadlee. He scored his highest runs in ODI in the World Cup. He scored 175* runs out of 138 balls against Zimbabwe on 18th June, 1983.
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