Two-time world cup fantasy league champions India is one of the most dominant teams in international cricket now. This is both in terms of administration and the quality of cricket.
India currently sits at the second spot in ODIs. This supremacy in world cup fantasy game is not an overnight success though. The tournament which can be attributed to having changed the situation of cricket in India forever is the 1983 World Cup victory. This has inspired generations to take up the game and also made the game hugely popular among cricket frenzy fans at 11Wickets and in India.
Since then, not many teams have performed better than India in any world cup fantasy. Apart from the 1992 and 2007 World Cup disasters, India has maintained a decent record after the 1983 victory.
One time runner-ups,3 times semi-finalists and 2011 champions, India has their World Cup heroes. Here we look at 5 Indian players with highest batting averages in cricket world cup fantasy match history:
He has been the part of 3 World Cups from 1999 and 2007. Dravid was also the highest run-getter in the 1999 World Cup. In World Cup innings, Dravid ended with 860 runs from 21 innings with 2 hundred and 6 fifties, at an average of 61.43, a strike rate of 74.98 and the best score of 145..
Playing his first World Cup in 1992, Sachin was a part of 6 World Cup campaigns for India till 2011, where India emerged victorious after 28 years. In 44 World Cup innings, Sachin scored 2278 runs in World Cups with the highest score of 152 in 2003. He had 6 hundreds and 15 fifties at an average of 56.95 and a strike rate of 88.98.
Sourav “Dada” Ganguly finished his captaincy tenure as the most successful Indian skipper. One of the best Indian Skipper, he was a part of 3 World Cups between 1999 and 2007 and led his side to the final of the 2003 World Cup. In 21 World Cup games, Ganguly scored 1006 runs at an average of 55.89 and a strike rate of 77.5. He has 4 hundreds and 3 fifties to his name with the highest score of 183.
He is a key part of both T20 World Cup 2007 and World Cup 2011. Yuvraj Singh has always been a big match player and fourth in our list.
In 21 World Cup innings, Yuvraj has 738 runs with the highest score of 113 against West Indies in 2011. He has 1 hundred and 7 fifties at an average of 52.71 and a strike rate of 90.33. His all-around performance earned him the Player of the Tournament in 2011.
Navjot Singh Sidhu
Navjot Singh Sidhu, India’s opener in the 1987 and 1996 World Cups, stands fifth in the list of batsmen with highest batting average by Indians in World Cups.
In 10 World Cup innings, Sidhu scored 454 runs at an average of 45.4 and a strike rate of 78.82. He had 7 fifties in World Cups, including 4 consecutive fifties at the 1987 World Cup and had a best of 93 at Bangalore in 1996 against Pakistan. He had two semi-final appearances in both the World Cups he was a part of.
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