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No Indian among top six scorers at World Cup

Mon, Mar 16, 2015, 07:24 PM
Kolkata, March 16: In a testimony to the collective effort that has marked India's all-conquering show in the cricket World Cup so far, no Indian batsman features among the top six run scorers though pacer Mohammad Shami occupies the second spot among the top wicket-takers with 15 victims.

Known for producing a steady flow of top batting performers over the years, it is a rare sight not to find an Indian batsman in the top six list despite the team being in sublime form.

However, the battling burden has been shared between the likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina and captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

Dhawan is seventh among the top run-getters of the quadrennial event with 337 runs from six innings at an average of 56.16 and has become the fourth Indian after Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly to score two hundreds in the same World Cup.

Kohli is at No.11 with 301 runs. But his splendid average of 75.25 is the fifth best among batsmen, who have scored 300 or more in the pool stage.

Leading the pack is Sri Lankan veteran Kumar Sangakkara, who has so far amassed 496 runs from six knocks at an astonishing average of 124. He has also hit four consecutive centuries -- a world record.

When it comes to bowling, India's pace attack is headed by the 25-year-old Shami, who has swung his way to the second spot in the list of highest wicket-takers with 15 wickets from five outings.
Agency: IANS

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