ICC semi-finals and finals are knockout games and ICC tournaments comprise the T20 world cup, the ODI world cup, and the champions trophy. In this article, we will see who are those 5 players who can we really call players of big matches. So here are the top 5 players with the most runs in the ICC semi-finals and finals.
#5 Mahela Jayawardene
Sri Lankan legend and one of the best batsmen of his time, Mahela Jayawardene is at No.5 on our list. Jayawardene scored 484 runs in 16 innings. He played in the 16 ICC semi-finals and finals.
#4 Sourav Ganguly
Former Indian captain, Sourav Ganguly has incredible stats in the ICC semi-finals and finals. Sourav Ganguly scored 489 runs in 6 innings. He played in 6 semi-finals and finals and his average in knockouts is just amazing.
#3 Ricky Ponting
Former Australian captain, Ricky Ponting scored 509 runs in the ICC semi-finals and finals. Ponting is one of the best to ever play the game and in his time, Australia was one of the most dangerous sides. They played in many knockout games.
#2 Kumar Sangakkara
Former Sri Lankan legend and one of the best batsmen of our generation. Sangakkara was definitely a big-match player. He was very consistent in ICC knockouts. In 16 innings he played in ICC knockouts he made 531 runs.
#1 Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli is at No.1 on our list. He is still playing and who knows how many knockout games are left in his career. He made 50 off 40 balls in the semi-final of the 2022 T20 world cup. Virat has delivered so many matches winning knocks in his career, most of them came in very high-pressure matches. Virat Kohli has scored 536 runs in the 12 innings he played in the ICC semi-finals and finals.