World Cup 1975 : Most Runs Scored by a Batsman

World Cup 1975 | Most Runs Scored by a Batsman

World Cup 1975: Most Runs Scored by a Batsman ∼ The Cricket World Cup 1975 or the Prudential Cup 1975 was the first edition of the ICC World Cup.  It was also the first major limited overs One Day International (ODI) cricket tournament.

World Cup 1975: Participating Teams

Eight teams had participated in the first-ever World Cup – the six Test-playing teams of the time (Australia, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan and the West Indies), plus leading Associate nations Sri Lanka and East Africa.

World Cup 1975: Format

The format of that competition saw the teams being divided into two groups of four, with each team playing the other teams in their group once; the top two from each group qualified for the semi-finals, with the winners of these matches meeting in the final.

According to the rule, each innings consisted of 60 overs with the players dressed in whites.

England, New Zealand, West Indies and Australia made it to the semifinals.  It was the only instance of the World Cup so far where no Asian team made it to the semifinal.

World Cup 1975: Finalist

Australia and West Indies then made it to the final by beating England and New Zealand respectively.  Favourites West Indies then beat Australia in the final at Lord’s by 17 runs to become the first World Cup winners.

The first edition of the World Cup, nonetheless, saw some exceptional batting efforts. New Zealand’s Glenn Turner led the list of the run-scoring chart, scoring a staggering 333 in just four games. In a tournament where no other batsmen could even cross the 250-run mark, Turner finished as the top-scorer by a huge margin.

So here is the list of most runs scored by a batsman in World cup 1975:

Player Mat Runs HS Ave SR 100 50
GM Turner (NZ) 4 333 171* 166.5 68.51 2 0
DL Amiss (ENG) 4 243 137 60.75 84.37 1 1
Majid Khan (PAK) 3 209 84 69.66 75.45 0 3
KWR Fletcher (ENG) 4 207 131 69 69.23 1 1
A Turner (AUS) 5 201 101 40.2 77.6 1 0
AI Kallicharran (WI) 5 197 78 49.25 77.25 0 2
R Edwards (AUS) 5 166 80* 55.33 79.8 0 2
CH Lloyd (WI) 5 158 102 52.66 104.63 1 1
Zaheer Abbas (PAK) 3 136 97 45.33 87.74 0 1
GS Chappell (AUS) 5 129 50 25.8 75.43 0 1
KD Walters (AUS) 5 123 59 30.75 64.39 0 1
IM Chappell (AUS) 5 121 62 24.2 57.07 0 1
RB McCosker (AUS) 5 120 73 24 45.45 0 1
RC Fredericks (WI) 5 116 58 23.2 64.08 0 1
SM Gavaskar (INDIA) 3 113 65* 113 41.24 0 1
MH Denness (ENG) 4 113 37* 56.5 75.83 0 0
RB Kanhai (WI) 5 109 55 54.5 55.05 0 1
DL Murray (WI) 5 105 61* 105 77.2 0 1
Wasim Raja (PAK) 3 91 58 30.33 75.83 0 1
JFM Morrison (NZ) 4 91 55 22.75 50 0 1
FC Hayes (ENG) 3 90 52 30 66.17 0 1
Mushtaq Mohammad (PAK) 3 89 55 29.66 54.26 0 1
CM Old (ENG) 4 89 51* 44.5 136.92 0 1
CG Greenidge (WI) 4 88 55 22 48.88 0 1
Sadiq Mohammad (PAK) 3 85 74 28.33 69.1 0 1
B Wood (ENG) 3 83 77 41.5 52.86 0 1
GP Howarth (NZ) 3 80 51 26.66 54.79 0 1
FM Engineer (INDIA) 3 78 54* 78 60.46 0 1
APB Tennekoon (SL) 3 78 48 26 70.27 0 0
MH Tissera (SL) 3 78 52 26 53.06 0 1
RW Marsh (AUS) 5 78 52* 26 60.93 0 1
BF Hastings (NZ) 4 76 34 25.33 54.67 0 0
JM Parker (NZ) 4 71 66 17.75 75.53 0 1
S Abid Ali (INDIA) 3 70 70 70 71.42 0 1
KJ Wadsworth (NZ) 4 68 25 17 75.55 0 0
AD Gaekwad (INDIA) 3 59 37 29.5 60.82 0 0
Frasat Ali (EAf) 3 57 45 19 32.38 0 0
RK Sethi (EAf) 3 54 30 18 29.18 0 0
Asif Iqbal (PAK) 1 53 53 53 55.78 0 1
SRD Wettimuny (SL) 1 53 53* 51.96 0 1
Javed Miandad (PAK) 2 52 28* 52 77.61 0 0
JR Thomson (AUS) 5 51 21 25.5 113.33 0 0
BD Julien (WI) 5 48 26* 48 58.53 0 0
DS de Silva (SL) 3 47 26 23.5 41.59 0 0
ER Fernando (SL) 3 47 22 15.66 71.21 0 0
Jawahir Shah (EAf) 3 46 37 15.33 40.35 0 0
GJ Gilmour (AUS) 2 42 28* 42 107.69 0 0
KD Boyce (WI) 5 41 34 20.5 95.34 0 0
Mehmood Quaraishy (EAf) 3 41 19 20.5 26.62 0 0
B Warnapura (SL) 3 41 31 13.66 37.96 0 0

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