World Cup High Scores: The world cup has been witness to some of the most eye-pleasing batting displays by one of the greatest batsman around and with the 2019 world cup just around the corner; we can expect some more from the batting units of every country. Whilst a team has to perform like a bunch in order to win the match, there have been instances where a batsman has single-handedly won them the match by his world-class batting skills. With that said, let’s take a look at the highest scores in the world cup history made by some of the best batsmen around.
|MJ Guptill||237*||163||24||11||145.39||New Zealand||v West Indies||21 Mar 2015|
|CH Gayle||215||147||10||16||146.25||West Indies||v Zimbabwe||24 Feb 2015|
|G Kirsten||188*||159||13||4||118.23||South Africa||v U.A.E.||16 Feb 1996|
|SC Ganguly||183||158||17||7||115.82||India||v Sri Lanka||26 May 1999|
|IVA Richards||181||125||16||7||144.80||West Indies||v Sri Lanka||13 Oct 1987|
|DA Warner||178||133||19||5||133.83||Australia||v Afghanistan||4 Mar 2015|
|N Kapil Dev||175*||138||16||6||126.81||India||v Zimbabwe||18 Jun 1983|
|V Sehwag||175||140||14||5||125.00||India||v Bangladesh||19 Feb 2011|
|CB Wishart||172*||151||18||3||113.90||Zimbabwe||v Namibia||10 Feb 2003|
|GM Turner||171*||201||16||2||85.07||New Zealand||v East Africa||7 Jun 1975|
|AB de Villiers||162*||66||17||8||245.45||South Africa||v West Indies||27 Feb 2015|
|TM Dilshan||161*||146||22||0||110.27||Sri Lanka||v Bangladesh||26 Feb 2015|
|AC Hudson||161||132||13||4||121.96||South Africa||v Netherlands||5 Mar 1996|
|Imran Nazir||160||121||14||8||132.23||Pakistan||v Zimbabwe||21 Mar 2007|
|HM Amla||159||128||16||4||124.21||South Africa||v Ireland||3 Mar 2015|
|ML Hayden||158||143||14||4||110.48||Australia||v West Indies||27 Mar 2007|
|AJ Strauss||158||145||18||1||108.96||England||v India||27 Feb 2011|
|KJ Coetzer||156||134||17||4||116.41||Scotland||v Bangladesh||5 Mar 2015|
|SR Tendulkar||152||151||18||0||100.66||India||v Namibia||23 Feb 2003|
|AC Gilchrist||149||104||13||8||143.26||Australia||v Sri Lanka||28 Apr 2007|
|AB de Villiers||146||130||12||5||112.30||South Africa||v West Indies||10 Apr 2007|
|PA de Silva||145||115||14||5||126.08||Sri Lanka||v Kenya||6 Mar 1996|
|R Dravid||145||129||17||1||112.40||India||v Sri Lanka||26 May 1999|
|TM Dilshan||144||131||16||1||109.92||Sri Lanka||v Zimbabwe||10 Mar 2011|
|A Symonds||143*||125||18||2||114.40||Australia||v Pakistan||11 Feb 2003|
|HH Gibbs||143||141||19||3||101.41||South Africa||v New Zealand||16 Feb 2003|
|DL Houghton||142||137||13||6||103.64||Zimbabwe||v New Zealand||10 Oct 1987|
|SB Styris||141||125||3||6||112.80||New Zealand||v Sri Lanka||10 Feb 2003|
|SR Tendulkar||140*||101||16||3||138.61||India||v Kenya||23 May 1999|
|RT Ponting||140*||121||4||8||115.70||Australia||v India||23 Mar 2003|
|HDRL Thirimanne||139*||143||13||2||97.20||Sri Lanka||v England||1 Mar 2015|
|IVA Richards||138*||157||11||3||87.89||West Indies||v England||23 Jun 1979|
|DA Miller||138*||92||7||9||150.00||South Africa||v Zimbabwe||15 Feb 2015|
|BRM Taylor||138||110||15||5||125.45||Zimbabwe||v India||14 Mar 2015|
|DL Amiss||137||147||18||0||93.19||England||v India||7 Jun 1975|
|SR Tendulkar||137||137||8||5||100.00||India||v Sri Lanka||2 Mar 1996|
|S Dhawan||137||146||16||2||93.83||India||v South Africa||22 Feb 2015|
|RG Sharma||137||126||14||3||108.73||India||v Bangladesh||19 Mar 2015|
|AJ Finch||135||128||12||3||105.46||Australia||v England||14 Feb 2015|
|SP Fleming||134*||132||21||0||101.51||New Zealand||v South Africa||16 Feb 2003|
|KJJ van Noortwijk||134*||129||11||3||103.87||Netherlands||v Namibia||3 Mar 2003|
|AB de Villiers||134||98||13||4||136.73||South Africa||v Netherlands||3 Mar 2011|
|MN Samuels||133*||156||11||3||85.25||West Indies||v Zimbabwe||24 Feb 2015|
|WU Tharanga||133||141||17||0||94.32||Sri Lanka||v Zimbabwe||10 Mar 2011|
|NC Johnson||132*||144||14||2||91.66||Zimbabwe||v Australia||9 Jun 1999|
|LRPL Taylor||131*||124||8||7||105.64||New Zealand||v Pakistan||8 Mar 2011|
|KWR Fletcher||131||147||13||0||89.11||England||v New Zealand||11 Jun 1975|
|DI Gower||130||120||12||5||108.33||England||v Sri Lanka||11 Jun 1983|
|ME Waugh||130||128||14||1||101.56||Australia||v Kenya||23 Feb 1996|
|CZ Harris||130||124||13||4||104.83||New Zealand||v Australia||11 Mar 1996|
Top 10 High Scores in Cricket World Cup
#1. Martin Guptill (New Zealand)
Martin Guptill has been one of the best opening batsmen for the Kiwis in the recent times and his 237 not out against the West Indies in the 2015 world cup came as the highest individual total in the world cup history. Moreover, he has scored these runs in the 163 balls and his innings included 24 fours and 11 sixes.
#2. Chris Gayle (West Indies)
Gayle has largely been known as the “Universe boss” and he has proved his dominance in the world cup cricket as well for the West Indies team. Moreover, he has played an innings of 215 runs against Zimbabwe in the 2015 world cup which came up in 147 balls with 10 fours and 16 sixes in the process.
#3. Gary Kirsten (South Africa)
Kirsten has been one of the stalwarts of the South African team in the 90s and he has played some gem of an innings in the process. One of his biggest performances came against UAE in the world cup 1996 where he scored 188 runs in 159 deliveries with 13 fours and 4 sixes in the process.
#4. Sourav Ganguly (India)
Ganguly has delivered some of his best performances in the world cup only and his innings of 183 runs against Sri Lanka was simply phenomenal in the context of India’s performance in world cup 1999. Ganguly scored these runs in 158 balls and the innings included 17 fours and 7 sixes.
#5. Viv Richards (West Indies)
Viv Richards can be quoted as one of the best batsmen in cricket history and his world cup career is no lesser in the same context. He has played an innings of 181 runs in just 125 balls against the Sri Lankan team in the 1987 world cup and the same has been listed in one of the best innings ever played. His innings included 16 fours and 7 sixes and that was really a blistering knock.
#6. David Warner (Australia)
Warner has lately been the spearhead for the Australian batting attack and he has been simply phenomenal in world cup too. One of his best innings came against Afghanistan in the world cup 2015 where his world cup high scores to 178 runs in 133 balls with 19 fours and 5 sixes.
#7. Kapil Dev (India)
Kapil Dev has proved his prowess in the all-around department for the Indian team for more than two decades and he has played some impeccable cricket during the same process. One of his best innings came against Zimbabwe where he played an innings of 175 runs which included 16 fours and 6 sixes in the process.
#8. Virender Sehwag (India)
Sehwag came up as one of the most threatening batsmen in the cricket world in recent times and his brilliance was evident with the kind of knocks he played in the process. His best in the world cup high scores where he scored 175 runs in just 140 balls with 14 fours and 5 sixes.
#9. Craig Wishart (Zimbabwe)
Wishart was one of the only players for Zimbabwe who has made it big in the world cup and his innings of 172 runs against Namibia in the 2003 world cup was simply an example of the same. His innings came up in just 151 balls and included 18 fours and 3 sixes and that was the biggest reason that his team won the match eventually.
#10. Glenn Turner (New Zealand)
Glenn Turner was one kiwi batsman who is still remembered for his impeccable batting and technique during his cricketing career. He has scored those runs in 201 balls which included 16 fours and 2 sixes.