Though New Zealand lost the 2019 World Cup to England in a breathtakingly close final, skipper Kane Williamson was the star of the tournament by becoming the captain to have scored most runs.
New Zealand’s Kane Williamson on Sunday surpassed Sri Lanka’s Mahela Jayawardene as the highest-scoring World Cup captain. Williamson achieved the feat during his 30-run knock against England in the ICC World Cup 2019 finals at Lord’s.
After getting out for 30 in the final match, Williamson’s total runs stand at 578, which is 30 runs more than Sri Lanka’s Mahela Jayawardene’s total of 548 as a World Cup captain in 2007. They are followed by the Australian captains, Ricky Ponting with 539 runs in 2007 and Aaron Finch with 507 runs in the current edition.
The most runs ever scored in a single World Cup campaign is still held by India’s Sachin Tendulkar, who had scored 673 runs in 2003, followed by Australia’s Matthew Hayden, who had scored 659 runs in 2007.