I started out the World Cup with tickets to 15 matches, that meant I’d be watching and taking photos of every team at least once. Weather in Bristol meant I didn’t get to see Sri Lanka, both their matches there, against Pakistan and Bangladesh were rained off.

However I did get to see the Top 10 Batsmen runs wise in the competition – so here goes –

  1. Rohit Sharma – 648 Runs – 9 Innings – Average 81 – Rohit also tops the most 100’s table with 5! (India had one rained off match, against New Zealand). The India opener now has 8658 ODI runs, from 209 innings, he holds the record for the most runs scored in a match with 264. His career average is 48.9.

2. David Warner – 647 runs – 10 innings – Average 71.88 – with 3 Centuries included, one of which I saw against Pakistan in Taunton. He also had the highest individual score in the tournament of 166 against Bangladesh. The Australian opener has 4990 ODI runs, from 114 innings, with a top score of 179. His career average is 45.8.

3. Shakib Al Hasan – 606 runs – 8 innings – Average 86.57 – with 2 centuries included. Shakib also took 11 wickets confirming his position as the best all rounder in the World. The Bangladesh All Rounder has 6323 ODI runs, from 194 innings, with a high score of 134. His career average is 37.9.

4, Kane Williamson – 578 runs – 9 innings – Average 82.57 – there were 2 centuries for the New Zealand captain. Williamson has 6132 ODI runs, from 142 innings, with a high score of 148. His career average is 47.9.

5. Joe Root – 556 runs – 11 innings – Average 61.77 – with 2 centuries. England’s Test captain has 5856 ODi runs, from 135 innings, with a high score of 133* and a career average of 51.4.

6. Jonny Bairstow – 532 runs – 11 innings – Average 48.36 – with 2 centuries. Bairstow performed at his best when opening with Jason Roy. The England opener has 2861 runs, from 68 innings, with a high score of 141*. His career average is 47.7

7. Aaron Finch – 507 runs – 10 innings – Average 50.7 – 2 centuries for the Australia captain. The Australia opener has 4559 ODI runs, from 115 innings, with a high score of 153. His career average is 40.3.

8. Babar Azam – 474 runs – 8 innings – Average 67.71 – the young Pakistan batsman scored 1 century. Babar has 3213 ODI runs, from 70 innings, with a high score of 125*. His career average is 53.5.

9. Ben Stokes – 465 runs – 9 innings – Average 66.42 – England’s match winning batsman in the Final. Stokes has 2682 ODI runs, from 95 innings, with a high score of 141*. His career average is 40.6.

10. Jason Roy – 443 runs – 7 innings – Average 63.28 – 1 century for England’s opener who missed several key matches. The England opener has 3381 runs, from 81 innings, with a highest score of 180. His career average is 42.8.

England captain Eoin Morgan gets an honourable mention here for his innings at Old Trafford against Afghanistan, having been dropped on 28 he scored further 120 runs, reaching 148 from just 71 balls, a Strike Rate of 208.45. It was an incredible innings to watch! One costly drop! Interestingly my phone added some categories and put these Morgan photos into a Baseball group! Morgan has 7348 runs, from 217 innings, with an average of 39.51. This innings was his highest ODI score.

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  1. 😎 Scoring for The Royal Engineers tomorrow, the MCC on Tuesday and The Nomads on Friday. You’ll get another scorers perspective piece mid-August x

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