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The race of getting 500 runs on the board has certainly picked a pace in the build-up to the World Cup. Scores in excess of 350 are becoming a norm these days, and sporadically, teams are also having a go at 400 plus totals in the 50-over format.

England, current record holders having blasted 481 against Australia last year, are also chasing the milestone but West Indies batsman, Shai Hope believes his teammates have what it takes to trouble the history books.

“It is definitely a goal we can try to achieve at some point. Definitely, it would be great to be the first team to cross that 500-run mark and I am sure we have the batting firepower to do it,” Hope said. Besides all-rounder Andre Russell, the Carribean also have formidable power-hitters in Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer and all-rounders Jason Holder and Carlos Brathwaite.

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