5 Leading Run-Scorers for England in ODI World Cups

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The England white-ball cricket team is in destructive form thanks to some powerful strikers like Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Liam Livingstone, and more. As the England team looks to defend the ODI world cup champions title, let us know the champion England batters who are leading run-scorers for the team in the ODI world cups.

Top 5 England’s Run-Scorers in the ODI WC

England has had some graceful batters over the years who have performed well in the ODI world cups. Let us have a look at five such champion England batters who are leading run-scorers for the team in ODI world cups.

Graham Gooch – 897 Runs

Graham Gooch is one of the legends of English cricket. He was part of the four ODI world cups for England from 1979 to 1992. In the 21 matches that Gooch played, he scored 897 runs.

Graham Gooch’s Overall ODI World Cup Record

The following table shows the overall ODI world cup record of Graham Gooch:

MatchesRunsAverageStrike RateHighest Score
2189744.8563.25115

Joe Root – 758 Runs

Joe Root is the modern-day great batter of the England team. He has been consistent and performed well in all formats. Joe Root has represented England in the two ODI world cups so far: in 2015 and 2019. In the seventeen ODI world cup matches, Joe Root has scored 758 runs at an average of over 54. He was part of the England team that won the ODI world cup 2019.

Joe Root’s Overall ODI World Cup Record

The following table shows the overall ODI world cup record of Joe Root:

MatchesRunsAverageStrike RateHighest Score
1775854.1488.03121

Ian Bell – 718 Runs

Ian Bell, the classy England batter, was a part of the three ODI world cups from 2007 to 2015. He has played 21 ODI world cup matches in which he has scored 718 runs.

Ian Bell was a part of the disappointing 2015 ODI world cup in which the team was knocked out by the Bangladesh team.

Ian Bell’s Overall ODI World Cup Record

The following table shows the overall ODI world cup record of Ian Bell:

MatchesRunsAverageStrike RateHighest Score
2171835.9072.1681

Allan Lamb – 656 Runs

Allan Lamb, a reliable England batter, was a part of three ODI world cups for England from 1983 to 1992. In the 19 ODI world cup matches that he played, he scored 656 runs.

Allan Lamb was a part of the 1992 world cup final for England, a final that England lost against the Pakistan team.

Allan Lamb’s Overall ODI World Cup Record

The following table shows the overall ODI world cup record of Allan Lamb:

MatchesRunsAverageStrike RateHighest Score
1965650.4684.10102

Graeme Hick – 635 Runs

Graeme Hick, one of the most talented England batters, represented England in three ODI world cups from 1992 to 1999. In the 20 ODI world cup matches that he played, he scored 635 runs at an average of 42.33.

Graeme Hick’s Overall ODI World Cup Record

The following table shows the overall ODI world cup record of Graeme Hick:

MatchesRunsAverageStrike RateHighest Score
2063542.3374.00104*

Out of the five batters on the list, only Joe Root is the active batter. He is also part of the England squad for the ODI world cup 2023, so he can add to his tally of 758 ODI world cup runs.

Who Could be England’s Leading Run-Scorers in the ODI WC 2023?

The England team is the defending champion and has some powerful players for the 2023 ODI world cup. The following is a list of five batters who could be England’s leading run-scorers for the 2023 ODI world cup:

  1. Jos Buttler
  2. Jonny Bairstow
  3. Dawid Malan
  4. Joe Root
  5. Ben Stokes 

Concluding Thoughts

England, over the years, has been blessed with talented batters. Graham Gooch, with 897 runs, is the leading ODI world cup run-scorer for England. Joe Root, who is second on the list of leading ODI world cup runs for England, is likely to become the top run-scorer for England in the ODI world cups.

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FAQs

Jos Buttler, the destructive batter, can become England’s leading run-scorer in the ODI world cup 2023.

England will begin their world cup 2023 campaign on 5th October against New Zealand.