Teams With Highest Average Runs Per Innings in 2015 World Cup

Sidharth Gulati / 17 March 2015

After many highs, lows and magic moments, the ICC World Cup 2015 came to an end on March 29th with Australia clinching the coveted title for the fifth time at MCG. They displayed great skill levels, consistency throughout the tournament and deserved to win. All in all, the teams that participated produced excellent cricket in the seven week long tournament and thoroughly entertained the followers of the game worldwide. 

During the event, an interesting stat came into notice and, it was the average runs per innings attained by the teams and, the one that achieved this feat was none other than the AB de Villiers lead South African team. Except the matches against India and Pakistan, the mighty Proteas plundered runs and even crossed a total of 400 two times (against West Indies and Ireland). Faf du Plessis and de Villiers were the wrecker-in-chief as they compiled a total of 862 runs in 8 matches. They were well supported by Hashim Amla, Rilee Rossouw and David Miller, who chipped in on almost all occasions. All in all, they scored 286 runs on an average per innings. 

South Africa are followed by Sri Lanka in this list, who lead by Kumar Sangakkara’s four consecutive hundreds in the tournament, scored 274 runs on an average per innings. New Zealand feature down the list because they chased a total of less than 200 thrice ( against England, Scotland and Afghanistan) in their Pool matches. 

Stat: Teams With Highest Average Runs Per Innings in 2015 World Cup (in descending order): 

Team

Innings

Runs Scored

Average Runs Per Innings

South Africa

8

2293

286.62

Sri Lanka

7

1921

274.42

Australia

8*

2149

268.62

Bangladesh

6*

1585

264.16

West Indies

7

1745

249.28

India

8

1979

247.37

New Zealand

9

2107

234.11

Pakistan

7

1673

233.42

*The match between Australia and Bangladesh at Gabba was abandoned due to rain

 

 

 

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