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Guptill and Gayle lead the World Cup run charts

Guptill and Gayle lead the World Cup run charts

The ICC World Cup 2019 is a matter of weeks from commencement as all attention is directed towards what will transpire in the mega event in England and Wales. With pitches in England acquiring a very flat nature in recent times, it looks to be another high-scoring tournament that will be dominated by the bat.

Looking back at the top achievers in World Cups in terms of most runs scored in an individual innings, New Zealand’s Martin Guptill sits comfortably at the throne. The Kiwi veteran, who was also the leading run-getter in World Cup 2015, demolished West Indies with an unbeaten 237 in the quarter-finals.

Next up is Caribbean legend Chris Gayle, the only other double centurion in World Cup history as he smashed 215 against Zimbabwe. Other prominent names such as Gary Kirsten, Sourav Ganguly and Sir Vivian Richards also feature in the esteemed list that might swell at the end of the forthcoming World Cup.