Hyderabad October 06 2023 : Babar Azam has topped an India opener to be the leading run-scorer in ODIs since the last Cricket World Cup, while a crafty spinner has taken the most wickets.
The Pakistan skipper has the most ODI runs to his name since the conclusion of the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2019, with the No.1 ranked ODI batter in the world continuing to break the record books with his ongoing list of achievements in the 50-over arena.
Babar has a whopping nine ODI centuries to his name since Pakistan were bundled out of the 2019 edition of the World Cup prior to the knockout stages, with the dominant right-hander having amassed a total of 2196 runs from that point at an impressive average of 66.5.
His closest challenger - and the only player within touching distance of Babar's hefty total - is Shubman Gill, with the emerging India star and No.2 ranked ODI batter having compiled 1901 runs since the last World Cup at an imposing average of 70.4.
There is then a drop of more than 400 runs to find the next player from a different side at this year's World Cup to have scored the most runs for their country since England held the famous trophy aloft at Lord's in 2019.
Bangladesh right-hander Litton Das (1482 runs) and Australia veteran David Warner (1407) lead their respective sides, while the ever-reliable Pathum Nissanka of Sri Lanka has a total of 1396 runs to round out an impressive top five.
Quinton de Kock (1269 runs) has the most runs of any player from South Africa, Tom Latham (1247) leads the way for New Zealand, while Dawid Malan (1022), Rahmat Shah (1014) and Scott Edwards have been the best performed batter since the last World Cup from England, Afghanistan and the Netherlands respectively.
The list of top bowlers from each country since the 2019 World Cup reads somewhat differently, with Australia spinner Adam Zampa well out in front in this category with 77 ODI wickets.
Next best is India tweaker Kuldeep Yadav with 59 scalps, with both he and Zampa surprisingly ahead of the No.1 ranked ODI bowlers in the world in teammates Mohammed Siraj and Josh Hazlewood.
Bangladesh all-rounder Mehidy Hasan Mirazhas the third most with 56 wickets, while Pakistan pacer Haris Rauf (53), Sri Lanka spinner Maheesh Theekshana (44) and South Africa tweaker Tabraiz Shamsi (44) are next best.
Rounding out the top 10 are Afghanistan ace Rashid Khan with 41 wickets since the last World Cup, England spinner Adil Rashid (41), New Zealand quick Matt Henry (38) and Netherlands seamer Logan van Beek (34).