Sachin Tendulkar's World Cup record set to stay for a long time

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India's batting legend Sachin Tendulkar played in a record 6 World Cups and won the coveted trophy in 2011 on his home ground - Wankhede Stadium (Mumbai).

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Tendulkar retired from international cricket last year but his World Cup record for most number of runs is set to stand for a long time.

Sachin with the 2011 World Cup Trophy

As we count down to the next edition of the World Cup, which starts in less than 90 days (February 14, 2015), in Australia and New Zealand, here is the list of Top-10 batsmen with most runs in World Cup history.

Tendulkar leads the pack with 2,278 runs from 45 matches. All the batsmen in the Top 10 chart have retired and among the current players nobody is close to emulating Tendulkar, at least in the 2015 edition. Among active cricketers, Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara is way behind with 991 runs.

Here is the Top 10 list of most run scorers in World Cup history

Most runs in World Cup history (Top 10)
Batsmen Years Matches Innings Total runs Highest score Average Hundreds Half centuries
Sachin Tendulkar (India) 1992-2011 45 44 2278 152 56.95 6 15
Ricky Ponting (Australia) 1996-2011 46 42 1743 140* 45.86 5 6
Brian Lara (West Indies) 1992-2007 34 33 1225 116 42.24 2 7
Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka) 1992-2007 38 37 1165 120 34.26 3 6
Jacques Kallis (South Africa) 1996-2011 36 32 1148 128* 45.92 1 9
Adam Gilchrist (Australia) 1999-2007 31 31 1085 149 36.16 1 8
Javed Miandad (Pakistan) 1975-1996 33 30 1083 103 43.32 1 8
Stephen Fleming (New Zealand) 1996-2007 33 33 1075 134* 35.83 2 5
Herschelle Gibbs (South Africa) 1999-2007 25 23 1067 143 56.15 2 8
Aravinda de Silva (Sri Lanka) 1987-2003 35 32 1064 145 36.68 2 6

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