As cricket enthusiasts eagerly await the commencement of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, predictions about the tournament’s top run-scorer are making headlines in the cricketing world.

Scheduled to begin on October 5 with a clash between defending champions England and New Zealand, the tournament promises to be a thrilling spectacle for cricket fans worldwide.

In a recent video released by Star Sports India, former South African pacer Dale Steyn was asked to share his insights on who he believes will emerge as the highest run-scorer in the upcoming edition of the World Cup.

Dale Steyn believes Babar Azam would be the highest run-getter of ODI World Cup 2023

Steyn’s prediction pointed toward Pakistan’s charismatic captain, Babar Azam, as the leading run-getter of the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup.

“Leading run-scorer is probably gonna be somebody like Babar,” Steyn stated.

Babar, a consistent performer in limited-overs cricket, has established himself as one of the premier batters on the international stage. His remarkable batting skills, coupled with his ability to anchor an innings, make him a formidable contender for the title of the highest run-scorer in the ODI World Cup.

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Babar Azam (Photo Source: Twitter)

During the 2019 World Cup, Babar showcased his class by amassing 474 runs in eight matches, boasting an impressive average of 67.71 and a strike rate of 87.77. His outstanding performances included three half-centuries and a century, notably against New Zealand.

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As the 1992 champions gear up for the ODI World Cup 2023, all eyes will be on Babar as he seeks to fulfil the prediction made by Steyn.

Babar & Co. will begin their World Cup campaign against the Netherlands on October 6 in Hyderabad.

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