Top 10 Highest Individual Scores in ODI World Cup History

Martin Guptill (NZ) has the Highest Individual Scores in ODI World Cup history. The ODI World Cup is a high-pressure event with a lot of risk. And performing in such tough conditions against quality opponents is no easy task.

However, some batsmen have delighted the fans with their amazing batting performances in this culminating competition. Players like Martin Guptill, Chris Gayle, David Warner, and Virender Sehwag played their explosive innings.

In this article, let’s take a look at the top 10 highest individual scores in the ODI World Cup

Top 10 highest individual scores in ODI World Cup

Martin Guptill (NZ) 237* (163) 24/11 145.39 West Indies Wellington 21 Mar 2015
Chris Gayle (WI) 215 (147) 10/16 146.25 Zimbabwe Canberra 24 Feb 2015
Gary Kirsten (SA) 188* (159) 13/4 118.23 U.A.E. Rawalpindi 16 Feb 1996
Sourav Ganguly (IND) 183 (158) 17/7 115.82 Sri Lanka Taunton 26 May 1999
Viv Richards (WI) 181 (125) 16/7 144.80 Sri Lanka Karachi 13 Oct 1987
David Warner (AUS) 178 (133) 19/5 133.83 Afghanistan Perth 4 Mar 2015
Kapil Dev (IND) 175* (138) 16/6 126.81 Zimbabwe Tunbridge Wells 18 Jun 1983
Virender Sehwag (IND) 175 (140) 14/5 125.00 Bangladesh Mirpur 19 Feb 2011
Craig Wishart (ZIM) 172* (151) 18/3 113.90 Namibia Harare 10 Feb 2003
Glenn Turner (NZ) 171* (201) 16/2 85.07 East Africa Birmingham 7 Jun 1975

Key stats of the top 10 highest individual scores in ODI World Cup

This is the highest individual score by a batsman in ODI World Cup history. Martin Guptill’s innings of 237 runs helped New Zealand beat the West Indies and the Kiwis reached the semi-finals of the 2015 edition.

Guptill and West Indies batsman Chris Gayle are the only two batsmen to score 200+ in a World Cup. Notably, two batsmen scored double centuries in the 2015 edition.

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More than 20 batsmen have scored 150 or more runs in this quadrennial competition.

Australian southpaw David Warner is the only player to score two 160+ scores in the Cricket World Cup. He scored 178 off 133 balls against Afghanistan at the WACA in Perth in 2015. In 2019, he scored 166 off 147 balls in the second innings against Bangladesh at Nottingham.

New Zealander Glenn Turner scored an unbeaten 171 off 201 balls at a strike rate of 85.07. This is the lowest strike rate among batsmen who have scored 150+.

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England’s World Cup Winning captain Eoin Morgan hit 17 sixes in his 71-ball 148 against Afghanistan in the 2019 World Cup. This is the highest number of sixes hit in an innings in an ODI match.

In the 2015 World Cup match against West Indies, South Africa’s great batsman AB de Villiers was in great form scoring 162* off 66 balls. His innings came at an astonishing strike rate of 245.45. This is the highest strike rate among batsmen who have scored 150 or more runs.

Australian wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist gives his all against Sri Lanka in the final of the 2007 edition. Gilchrist’s 149 was the highest score in a World Cup final.


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