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)1992-20114544227815256.95615
Ricky Ponting (Australia)1996-201146421743140*45.8656
Brian Lara (West Indies)1992-20073433122511642.2427
Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka)1992-20073837116512034.2636
Jacques Kallis (South Africa)1996-201136321148128*45.9219
Adam Gilchrist (Australia)1999-20073131108514936.1618
Javed Miandad (Pakistan)1975-19963330108310343.3218
Stephen Fleming (New Zealand)1996-200733331075134*35.8325
Herschelle Gibbs (South Africa)1999-20072523106714356.1528
Aravinda de Silva (Sri Lanka)1987-20033532106414536.6826

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