The ICC Cricket World Cup is the pinnacle of one-day international (ODI) cricket, where teams from around the world compete for the prestigious trophy. Throughout its history, the tournament has witnessed some remarkable batting performances that have left a lasting impact on the cricketing world.

Let’s take a journey through the highest run-scorers in each edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup up until 2019.

1975: Glenn Turner (New Zealand) – 333 runs

The inaugural Cricket World Cup held in 1975 saw New Zealand’s Glenn Turner emerge as the highest run-scorer of the tournament. Turner’s consistent performances at the top of the order helped him accumulate 333 runs, setting an early benchmark for batting excellence in the tournament’s history.

1979: Gordon Greenidge (West Indies) – 253 runs

Gordon Greenidge of the West Indies dominated the batting charts in the 1979 World Cup. His explosive style of play and powerful stroke-making earned him 253 runs in the tournament, playing a crucial role in the West Indies’ triumph.

1983: David Gower (England) – 384 runs

The 1983 World Cup showcased the elegance and class of England’s David Gower. With his graceful strokeplay and impeccable timing, Gower amassed 384 runs during the tournament.

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His contributions played a part in England’s journey to the final, where they were eventually crowned champions.

1987: Graham Gooch (England) – 471 runs

England’s Graham Gooch stole the limelight in the 1987 World Cup with his exceptional batting performances. Gooch’s ability to anchor the innings and accelerate when required helped him accumulate 471 runs, making him the highest run-scorer of the tournament.

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