Highest individual score in a cricket world cup history

ICC World Cup the biggest stage of all of them, 12 editions and we have witnessed many batsmen are grabbing this opportunity like a predator to score runs like a flood. The event is organized by ICC after every 4 years in different playing cricket nations. The very first time the event was held in England. The teams in the tournament not being same from the start sometimes 8 teams or 10 teams or even 12 or 16 teams have played the tournament.

Format of the tournament

  • Every edition has different criteria of teams playing in the tournament sometimes there are 8 teams or 10 teams in some other tournament. There were tournaments when teams 12 or 16 also.
  • The leading run-scorer of the tournament will be awarded at the end of the tournament.
  • The matches can be played in two frames like day matches or day and night matches.
  • By the end, the any league stage if there is a tie between two teams with the same points the team with a better net run-rate will go to the next round.

Highest individual score in the World Cup

Martin Guptil manages to hold the record of the highest individual score in the World Cup.

PlayerRunsVenueDateOpposition
Martin Guptil 237* Wellington 21/03/15West Indies
Chris Gayle215 Manuka Oval 24/02/15Zimbabwe
Gary Kristen188 Rawalpindi 16/02/96UAE
Sourav Ganguly183 Country Ground 26/05/99Sri Lanka
Viv Richards181 National Stadium 13/10/87Sri Lanka

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