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Cricket World Cup History: Top 5 Batsmen with highest strike rate

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#4. AB De Villiers (South Africa) – 117.29

AB De Villiers is one of the outstanding batsmen of our generation
AB De Villiers is one of the outstanding batsmen of our generation

The South African was a joy to watch throughout his stint as an international cricketer and he pulverised bowling line-ups for fun. Though he bid adieu to the international game a few summers back, he is still a sight to behold in franchise cricket.

AB De Villiers brought his astronomical batting abilities to the fore on the World Cup stage as well and blasted 1207 runs in 1029 deliveries, giving him a strike rate of 117.29 runs per 100 balls.

De Villiers represented South Africa in three World Cups with his journey starting from the Caribbean adventure in 2007 and culminating with the heartbreak at Auckland. Through the course of the three editions, he notched up four centuries and an average of 63.52.

The pick of his superlative bunch arrived at the 2015 World Cup when he smashed his way to the fastest ever 150 in ODI cricket against West Indies. The South African was simply unstoppable on that day, similar to many other occasions on the biggest stage. 

Hence, ‘Mr.360’ just had to find a place in a list comprising of the highest strike rates in World Cup cricket. 

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