In the ongoing ICC World Cup 2023, South Africa’s Quinton de Kock has risen as the top run-getter, amassing a remarkable 407 runs across just five games. His highest single-game score is 174. What stands out is his strike rate of 114 and the 15 sixes he’s smacked. In a twist, his scores feature no numbers in the 50s, but rather three mammoth centuries.
Trailing closely is India’s cricket superstar Virat Kohli, who has gathered 354 runs in as many matches. Though his strike rate lingers at 90, his average skyrockets to 118, partly due to two instances of remaining unbeaten. Kohli has smashed one hundred and three half-centuries, along with a tally of six sixes.
Indian captain Rohit Sharma is in third place. He has chalked up 311 runs and boasts a strike rate of 133. His most remarkable inning is a 131-run knock. With 17 sixes, he leads this specific metric among the leading run-scorers.
Making waves from Pakistan is Mohammad Rizwan (4th place). He’s managed to score 302 runs in five games, and his highest run in a single game is an unbeaten 131. Operating at a strike rate of 95, he’s launched the ball over the boundary four times. His average sits at a healthy 75.
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In the running are also New Zealand’s Rachin Ravindra (5th place)and South Africa’s Heinrich Klaasen (6th place). Ravindra has clocked 290 runs, including a century and two half-centuries. Klaasen isn’t far behind with 288 runs; his best score in a game is 109 and he has struck 15 sixes, equal to de Kock.
From New Zealand and South Africa, Daryl Mitchell (7th place) and Aiden Markram (8th place) have also displayed solid performances. Mitchell has an average of 89, and Markram has recorded a century and two half-centuries. Rounding off the top 10 are Pakistan’s Abdullah Shafique (9th place) and New Zealand’s Devon Conway (10th place), who have scored 255 and 249 runs, respectively.