The ICC Cricket World Cup for ODIs has been the biggest of stages in cricket so far for any batsmen and it has been held every four years between the top cricketing nations in the world. Every cricketer dreams of winning the WorldCup for his side and becoming the hero of the nation as the tournament is watched all around the globe.
It is not easy to perform consistently in Worldcups with the pressure of the crowd and the responsibility for the whole nation on the shoulders of the players. Some batsmen have stepped up to the occasion on crunch times and have cherished batting in Worldcup. Here are five batsmen with the highest average in the ODI Worldcup with a minimum of 500 runs.
Five Batsmen With The Highest Average In ODI World Cups:
Viv Richards holds the fifth position in the list of batsmen with the highest average in 50 over World cups and he has played 23 matches in the World cup so far scoring 1013 runs at an average of 63.31. His strike rate has been 85.0 and has scored three centuries and five half-centuries in his World cup career.
Viv Richards is one of the all-time greats of the game and he has had a phenomenal career for West Indies. His highest score of 181 came against Sri Lanka in the 1987 World Cup and he is known for demolishing the bowling attacks without even wearing a helmet.