Most runs as an opener in ODI World Cups (Post 2000):

The ODI World Cup 2023 is set to  begin on October 5 in India.

England and New Zealand will face each other in the opening fixture.

Over the years, batters have done  a significant job in the  muti-team tournament.

Opening batters, in particular, have been prolific in scoring numerous runs  during the competition.

On that note, let’s have a look at top 5 openers with most runs in ODI World Cups since the year 2000:

5) Rohit Sharma (India)

Runs: 978 Matches: 17 Highest Score: 140 100s: 6

4) Matthew Hayden (Australia)

Runs: 987 Matches: 21 Highest Score: 158 100s: 3

3) Martin Guptill (New Zealand)

Runs: 995 Matches: 27 Highest Score: 237* 100s: 2

2) Sachin Tendulkar (India)

Runs: 1155 Matches: 20 Highest Score: 152 100s: 3

1) Chris Gayle (West Indies)

Runs: 1186 Matches: 35 Highest Score: 215 100s: 2