Highest Batting Average in Cricket World Cup

Last Modified Oct 1, 2023 10:19 IST

South Africa’s Lance Klusener has the highest batting average in World Cup matches. Klusener had a batting average of 124 in the World Cup matches that he played for South Africa.


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Klusener scored 372 runs in 11 innings. He remained not out in eight innings. Hence, his batting average was 124. His highest score in World Cup matches was 57. He scored three half-centuries.


Highest Batting average in World Cup matches


PositionPlayer NameTeamBatting AverageRunsInningsNot Outs
1Lance KlusenerSouth Africa124372118
2Andy BichelAustralia11711732
3Andrew SymondsAustralia103515138
4Sunil DhaniramCanada818132
5Farookh EngineerIndia787821
6Asad ShafiqPakistan7715431
7Brad HodgeAustralia7615220
8Graeme FowlerEngland7236072
9 S Abid AliIndia707010
10Minhajul AbedinBangladesh7014042


Lance Klusener has the highest batting average in the World Cup - 124 in 11 innings. The next batter on the list is Australia’s Andy Bichel, who had an average of 117. Andrew Symonds from Australia holds the third position with an average of 103.


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Highest Batting Average in World Cup matches - India


PositionPlayerBatting AverageRunsInningsNot Outs
1Farookh Engineer787821
2S Abid Ali707010
3Rohit Sharma65.20978172
4Rahul Dravid61.42860217
5Suresh Raina59.6635893
6Sachin Tendulkar56.952278444
7Sourav Ganguly55.881006213
8Shikhar Dhawan53.7537100
9Yuvraj Singh52.71738217
10S Venkataraghavan494943


Farookh Engineer is number one in the list with a batting average of 78. S Abid Ali follows him in the second position with an average of 70. There are 7 other Indian cricketers with an average of more than 50 in World Cup.


Yuvraj Singh, Shikhar Dhawan, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, Suresh Raina and Rohit Sharma are the seven cricketers of India with a batting average of more than 50 in the grand event.


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Best Batting Average in a Single Edition of World Cup


Glenn Turner had an average of 166.5 in the 1975 World Cup. It is the highest batting average in one edition of a World Cup by any player. Here’s a look at the year-wise list of batters with the best average in a single edition of World Cup:


YearPlayerTeamAverageRunsHigh ScoreInningsStrike Rate10050
2019Shakib Al HasanBangladesh86.57606124*896.0325
2015Kumar SangakkaraSri Lanka108.25411247105.8740
2011Kumar SangakkaraSri Lanka93465111883.7813
2007Matthew HaydenAustralia73.2265915810101.0731
2003Andrew SymondsAustralia163326143*590.5512
1999Rahul DravidIndia65.85461145885.5223
1996Sachin TendulkarIndia87.16523137785.8723
1992Martin CroweNew Zealand114456100*990.8314
1987A RanatungaSri Lanka8425286*570.9803
1983David GowerEngland76.8384130784.9511
1979Sir Viv RichardsWest Indies108.5217138*474.0610
1975Glenn TurnerNew Zealand166.5333171*468.5120


Interestingly, no names from the ‘Fab 5’ group of cricket is present in the list. Here’s a look at their batting average in the World Cup. Here is a look at their overall batting average in WC matches.


FAQs:-


Q) Which batter has an average of more than 100 in ICC World Cup?


A) Lance Klusener, Andy Bichel and Andrew Symonds are the 3 batters with an average of more than 100 in World Cup matches. Klusener’s average is 124, Bichel’s average is 117, and Symonds’ average is 103.


Q) What is the batting average of Virat Kohli in World Cup?


A) Virat Kohli holds the 11th position in list of Indian batters with the best batting average. His batting average in World Cup is 46.81, which is the 11th highest by an Indian.


Q) What is the batting average of Babar Azam in World Cup?


A) Babar Azam has a batting average of 67.71 in World Cup, which is the second highest by a Pakistani. Azam has scored 474 runs in eight matches of his World Cup career.


Q) What is the batting average of Steve Smith in World Cup?


A) Steve Smith’s batting average in World Cup matches is 46.33. He is not even in the Top 10 of Australian batters with highest batting average in World Cup.


Q) What is the batting average of Kane Williamson in World Cup?


A) Kane Williamson has a batting average of 56.93 in World Cup matches. He has scored 911 runs in 22 innings. His average is the third-highest by a New Zealand batter.


Q) What is Joe Root’s batting average in ICC ODI Cricket World Cup?


A) England’s Joe Root has a batting average of 54.14 in the World Cup matches. He has scored 758 runs in 16 innings.


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