Who is the highest run-getter and wicket-taker in the World Cup so far?

Who is the highest run-getter and wicket-taker in the World Cup so far? 23 matches have been played in the ongoing World Cup in India so far and this mega event is now moving towards the decisive stage where the semi-final situation will start to be clear.

On the points table, the Indian team is at the top with 10 points after playing five matches, while the South African team is at the second position with eight points after playing only five matches.

South Africa’s Quinton de Kock and Australia’s Mitchell Starc are the highest run-getters and wicket-takers, respectively, in the ongoing 2023 ICC ODI World Cup.

De Kock has scored 407 runs from five matches at an average of 81.40, including a century and three half-centuries. He has been instrumental in South Africa’s strong start to the tournament, with the Proteas winning four of their first five matches.

Starc, on the other hand, has taken 17 wickets from five matches at an average of 16.17, with a best of 5/28. He has been the most potent bowler in the tournament so far, and his wickets have played a key role in Australia’s three wins in five matches.

Here is a list of the top five run-getters and wicket-takers in the World Cup so far


Quinton de Kock (SA) – 407 runs
Virat Kohli (IND) – 354 runs
Rohit Sharma (IND) – 311 runs
Mohammad Rizwan (PAK) – 302 runs
Rachin Ravindra (NZ) – 290 runs


Mitchell Starc (AUS) – 17 wickets
Trent Boult (NZ) – 12 wickets
Jos Buttler (ENG) – 11 wickets
Pat Cummins (AUS) – 10 wickets
Rashid Khan (AFG) – 10 wickets

It is still early days in the tournament, but de Kock and Starc are the clear frontrunners for the Golden Bat and Golden Ball awards, respectively. However, there are still many matches to be played, and other players will be looking to challenge them for these prestigious awards.

In addition to de Kock and Starc, there have been a number of other outstanding performers in the World Cup so far. India’s Virat Kohli has returned to form with a century and three half-centuries, while New Zealand’s Rachin Ravindra has been a revelation, with two centuries and a half-century.

With the tournament still in its early stages, there is still a lot to play for, and it will be interesting to see who emerges as the top run-getters and wicket-takers by the end of the tournament.

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