Top 5 Batsmen with Best Batting Averages in World Cup Knockout Matches Some batsmen have the ability to handle high pressure situations with ease while some regularly play in situations when their team needs them when the match is World Cup. If it is a knockout match, then the batsmen come under a lot of pressure and they have to perform well for their team.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni played his first World Cup in 2007 under the captaincy of Sourav Ganguly. At that time he did not get much chance and scored 29 runs in three matches. In the 2011 World Cup, he was the captain of the Indian team. Despite not being in form, Dhoni played a match-winning knock in the final against Sri Lanka. He scored an unbeaten 91 against Sri Lanka and finished the match with a six. In the 2015 World Cup, which Australia won for a record fifth time, Dhoni could not do much with the bat.
Dhoni won the World T20 in 2007 and followed it up with another World Cup title in 2011. He won the Champions Trophy in 2013. Dhoni has 10,500 runs in 341 ODIs in the World Cup 2019.
Former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara averaged 51.60 in 7 World Cup knockout matches. He scored 258 runs with a best performance of 54 runs. He retired from ODI cricket in the quarter-final loss to South Africa in the 2015 World Cup after scoring 4 consecutive centuries in the tournament His highest score was 54 runsAverages 51.60
Tillakaratne Dilshan has been a very good Sri Lankan batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan scored 258 runs in 6 World Cup knockout matches at an average of 51.60 and a highest score of 108*. Dilshan has so far played 4 World Cups from 2003-2015. His highest score was 108 run not out..Averages 51.60
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Sir Viv Richards, the World Cup winner in 1975 and 1979, played 6 World Cup knockout games and scored 303 runs at 75.75 including a century, 138*, in the 1979 World Cup final. Richards was one of the most destructive batsmen in the early days of ODI cricket and also took West Indies to the quarter-finals of the 1987 World Cup. His highest score was 138 not outAverages 75.75
Australian captain Ricky Ponting averaged 49.11 in 10 World Cup knockout matches from the 1996 World Cup quarter-finals to the 2011 World Cup quarter-finals. He played 10 World Cup knockout matches and scored 442 runs with a highest score of 140* against India in the 2003 World Cup final.Averages 49.11