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ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023: Joe Root Records England's Most Runs In ODI World Cup History

England cricketer Joe Root created a new history for his nation by becoming the leading run-scorer for England in the ODI World Cup history.

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 13.10.2023
Joe Root Records England's Most Runs In ODI World Cup History

During their second game of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 in India, England cricketer Joe Root created a new history for his nation by becoming the leading run-scorer for England in the ODI World Cup history.

It was the crucial game of the tournament between England and Bangladesh at Dharamsala. After Bangladesh chose to field first in that day-ODI match, England scored 364/9 in 50 overs. In reply, Bangladesh were all out for 227 runs in 48.2 overs as the defending champions won by 137 runs. It was England’s fourth-largest ODI World Cup victory (by runs) and their largest-ever ODI win (by runs) in Asia.

During the first innings of the match, while the opener Jonny Bairstow scored 52 runs in 59 balls (eight fours) and Dawid Malan scored 140 runs in 107 balls (16 fours and five sixes), the no.3 batter Joe Root scored 82 runs in 68 balls (eight fours and only six).


Most runs in the ODI World Cup for England: Joe Root surpassed Graham Gooch


Graham Gooch (Image Credit: Pinterest)


Before that match, Root (835 runs) was 62 runs behind the leading ODI World Cup run-scorer for England, Graham Gooch (897 runs in 21 innings). With his 82 runs against Bangladesh, Root surpassed Gooch and became the most run-scorer for England in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup history.


Joe Root (Image Credit: X)


At the end of the match, the right-handed English cricketer Root scored 917 runs in 18 ODI World Cup innings. He has scored three centuries and five half-centuries in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup career.


ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Record: Most Runs for England


Player

Runs scored

Joe Root

917

Graham Gooch

897

Ian Bell

718

Allan Lamb

656

Graeme Hick

635

(Updated till October 10, 2023)

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