Scoring boundaries in the game of cricket is one of the methods to contribute to the team’s total, and throughout history, cricket players have played some exceptional innings, and scoring runs within boundaries is an integral part of that. Some players throughout their careers have scored tons of runs and crossed multiple boundaries. Here are the names of the top 8 batters who scored the maximum number of boundaries in the ODI World Cup, and Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar is at the top of the list.
Here Is The List Of The Top 8 Batters With Most Boundaries In The ODI World Cup
|Sachin Tendulkar (IND)||1992-2011||44||2,278||241|
|Kumar Sangakkara (SL)||2003-2015||35||1,532||147|
|Ricky Ponting (AUS)||1996-2011||42||1,743||145|
|Adam Gilchrist (AUS)||1999-2007||31||1,085||141|
|Stephen Fleming (NZ)||1996-2007||33||1,075||134|
|Brian Lara (WI)||1992-2007||33||1,225||131|
|TM Dilshan (SL)||2007-2015||25||1,112||122|
|AB de Villiers (SA)||2007-2015||23||1,029||121|
AB de Villiers(South Africa)
Mr. 360 of cricket, AB de Villiers, is an exceptional batter, and that’s not only because of his way of playing some unbelievable shots but also because of his exceptional intelligence in controlling the pace of the game like he wants to. In death overs, facing him is the most difficult task for the bowler, as De Villiers can easily deposit a good ball in the stands so effortlessly that even commentators got chills. As the outstanding right-handed batter in the 23 innings he played in the ODI World Cup, he hit 121 boundaries. As of now, this South African batter is retired from international cricket.
Tillakaratne Dilshan (Sri Lanka)
Former Sri Lanka’s right-handed batter, Tillakaratne Dilshan, was one of the finest opening batters of the Sri Lankan team. When he was in his prime, he was one of those batters who put the pedal on the run accelerator and didn’t let go of his foot. Runs just flowed from his bat whenever he was in his supreme form. His batting class can be determined by his international runs, and in his ODI World Cup matches, he hit 122 boundaries, batting as an opener for his team. He is at number seven in the list of batters with the most number of boundaries in the ODI World Cup.
Brian Lara (West Indies)
West Indian great Brian Lara, whenever he entered the cricket field in his day, carried the hopes of thousands of Caribbean fans on his shoulders. His most talked-about record of 400 runs is still unbeaten, which he scored in test cricket against England. Brian Lara, in the 33 innings he played in the ODI World Cup, hit 131 boundaries and ranked sixth in the list of the most number of boundaries scored by the batters in the ODI World Cup.
Stephen Fleming (New Zealand)
Former New Zealand’s left-handed batter Stephen Fleming was one of the best-known cricket players ever to play for New Zealand’s team, and even after his retirement from international cricket, he is still associated with the cricket field, sharing his experience with various cricket clubs or teams and coaching them. Currently, he is the head coach of one of the most popular IPL franchises, the Chennai Super Kings. The left-handed batter in the 33 innings he played in the ODI World Cup hit 134 boundaries.
Adam Gilchrist (Australia)
Former Australia’s left-handed opener Adam Gilchrist was one of the most talented cricketers ever to play for the Australian team. He wasn’t just good with the bat; his role as a wicketkeeper was equally good; he was really quick with the gloves on behind the wickets. In the 31 innings he played for the Australian team in the ODI World Cup, he smashed 141 boundaries and comes in at number four on the list of maximum boundaries scored in the ODI World Cup.
Ricky Ponting (Australia)
Another Australian on this list is former Australia’s captain Ricky Ponting, who was arguably one of the greatest captains Australia ever had in his captaincy era. Australia was considered invincible, and during his decade as the captain of the Australia team, he led the team to two consecutive ODI World Cup title victories in 2003 and 2007 and Champions trophies in 2006 and 2009. Ricky Ponting, in his 42 innings of the ODI World Cup, scored 145 boundaries, which is the third highest number of boundaries hit by a batter in the ODI World Cup.
Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)
Former Sri Lanka’s captain and one of the finest left-handers of the Sri Lankan team, Kumar Sangakkara, is at the second number in terms of the boundaries scored in the ODI World Cup. He was an all-format player who batted according to the situation and rescued his team multiple times to win the match, not just with the bat; he was great behind the wickets, doing 482 dismissals in ODI cricket, which is a unique feat. In the 35 innings he played in the ODI World Cup, he scored 147 boundaries, the second most by anyone in the ODI World Cup.
Sachin Tendulkar (India)
The Master Blaster of Cricket Sachin Tendulkar is at the top of the list of batters with the most boundaries in the ODI World Cup. Though the legend has retired from cricket, his boundaries record in the World Cup still remains, and so far there is no active batter who is close to challenging the cricket veteran in terms of the boundaries scored. There would be hardly any batter who could be able to make the mountain of records in cricket like he did during his era as a batter for the Indian team.