ICC World Cup is the biggest cricketing event and it is where the best face each other to win the coveted trophy. With a history of over 40 years, World Cup is a prestigious trophy for every cricketing nation.
To score highest runs in a world cup, is a paramount for any batsman’s career. The tournament will see the best bowlers in the world clash up with their batting counterparts. There are many batters that scripted their name in World Cup history.
However, Sachin Tendulkar is a whole different player altogether. He literally have every batting record in World Cups to his name. One of his best record was to score 673 runs during 2003 world cup. This record still remains intact even after 16 years. However, there are a set of players who could break it in this edition. Here are the top 5 players who have the best chance of breaking this record.
#5. Jonny Bairstow
One of the most prolific openers in world cricket, Jonny Bairstow is in the form of his life. He had a wonderful IPL as well to back it up. If England are to win their maiden ICC World Cup, Jonny Bairstow will be playing a massive role.
Although, he was dismissed for a duck, it is not easy to write off a player like Bairstow as there are still many more games to be played in the tournament. Meanwhile, there are also other English players, but Jonny Bairstow is England’s best bet for most runs scorer.