The ODI World Cup is the pinnacle of cricketing events. And representing their country in this 50-over extravaganza is every player’s dream.

Few get picked up to don their country’s jersey and make sure to leave their mark on the tournament’s history by achieving milestones. One such fabulous achievement is scoring the quickest runs in the World Cup.

So, in this article, let’s take a look at the top 10 batters who scored the fastest 1000 runs in the ODI World Cup.

Fastest to 1000 Runs in World Cup

PlayerTeamInnings to 1000 Runs
David WarnerAustralia19
Rohit SharmaIndia19
Sachin TendulkarIndia20
AB de VilliersSouth Africa20
Viv RichardsWest Indies21
Sourav GangulyIndia21
Mark WaughAustralia22
Herschelle GibbsSouth Africa22
Tillakaratne DilshanSri Lanka23
Kane WilliamsonNew Zealand24
Virat KohliIndia25
Quinton de KockSouth Africa25
Joe Root (ENG)England25
Javed MiandadPakistan27
Brian LaraWest Indies27
Shakib Al HasanBangladesh27
Steve SmithAustralia27
Ricky PontingAustralia28
Chris GayleWest Indies28
Aravinda de SilvaSri Lanka29
Jacques KallisSouth Africa29
Kumar Sangakkara Sri Lanka29
Stephen FlemingNew Zealand30
Ross TaylorNew Zealand30
Adam GilchristAustralia31
Mahela JayawardeneSri Lanka31
Mushfiqur RahimBangladesh31
Sanath JayasuriyaSri Lanka32

Key Stats

19: David Warner and Rohit Sharma became the joint-fastest batsmen to reach 1000 runs in the ODI World Cup history. Warner surpassed the milestone during the match against India, while Sharma reached the mark against Afghanistan in the 2023 World Cup.

20: Number of innings taken by Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar and South Africa’s Mr. 360 AB de Villiers to reach the milestone of 1000 runs in the 50-over tournament.

6: Tendulkar played in 6 World Cups from 1992 to 2011, accumulating 2278 runs in 44 innings — the most by any batter in the tournament’s history.

Also Read | Sachin Tendulkar ODI World Cup Records

18: More than 18 batters have reached 1000 runs in less than or equal to 30 innings.

32: Sanath Jayasuriya, who participated in 5 editions, took 32 innings to reach 1000 runs, which is the slowest among the batters with 1000-plus runs.

20: More than 20 batsmen have scored 1000-plus runs in this coveted tournament.

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