#2 Sourav Ganguly (1,767 runs in 1999)
Former Indian captain and current BCCI President Sourav Ganguly amassed 1,767 runs in 41 matches at an average of 46.50 with four hundreds and 10 fifties. Ganguly career-best score of 183 came in this year, in the World Cup game against Sri Lanka at Taunton in May, when the left-hander went on a memorable six-hitting spree. Ganguly slammed seven maximums to go with his 17 fours as India posted a mammoth 373 for 6, with Rahul Dravid also contributing 145.
Earlier in March, Ganguly made an unbeaten 130 from 160 balls against the same opponent in Nagpur. Rahul Dravid also scored a century in the game, making 116 from 118 balls, as India posted an impressive 287 for 4 on the board. Ganguly then claimed four wickets with the ball as well to star in the 80-run triumph.
Ganguly’s two other centuries in the year were 139 against Zimbabwe at Nairobi in October as part of the LG Cup, and 153 not out against the Kiwis at Gwalior in November, in the third match of the five-match series.
Interestingly, Dravid was the second highest run-getter in 1999 with 1,761 runs in 43 matches at an average of 46.34 with six hundreds and eight fifties.Published 28 Dec 2019, 10:50 IST