Highest Individual Scores in ODI World Cup History
The ICC Cricket World Cup has been a stage for some of the most memorable and remarkable performances in the history of the One Day International (ODI) format. Since its inception in 1975, the tournament has witnessed numerous cricketers from around the world showcasing their talent and skill on the global stage. One of the most celebrated aspects of these World Cup tournaments is the outstanding individual batting performances that have left cricket fans in awe. In this article, we will take a journey through the highest individual scores in ODI World Cup history, spanning from the inaugural 1975 edition to the most recent tournament in 2019. These performances have not only etched the names of these players in cricketing folklore but have also played a pivotal role in shaping the history of the sport. Join us as we celebrate the extraordinary feats of these cricketing legends in the grandest ODI tournament of them all.
Here is a list of the top five highest individual scores in ODI World Cup history
The highest individual score in the history of the ICC ODI World Cup is 237 runs, scored by Martin Guptill of New Zealand against the West Indies in 2015. Guptill’s knock was an incredible display of batting, as he smashed 11 sixes and 24 fours on his way to his double century.
|Rank||Player||Runs||Balls Faced||Opposition||Match Date|
|1||Martin Guptill (NZ)||237*||163||West Indies||21-Mar-15|
|2||Chris Gayle (WI)||215||147||Zimbabwe||24-Feb-15|
|3||Gary Kirsten (SA)||188*||159||U.A.E.||16-Feb-96|
|4||Sourav Ganguly (IND)||183||158||Sri Lanka||26-May-99|
|5||Viv Richards (WI)||181||125||Sri Lanka||13-Oct-87|
|6||David Warner (AUS)||178||133||Afghanistan||04-Mar-15|
|7||Kapil Dev (IND)||175*||138||Zimbabwe||18-Jun-83|
|8||Virender Sehwag (IND)||175||140||Bangladesh||19-Feb-11|
|9||Craig Wishart (ZIM)||172*||151||Namibia||10-Feb-03|
|10||Glenn Turner (NZ)||171*||201||East Africa||07-Jun-75|