Batting in tournaments like the ODI World Cup is not an easy thing. There’s so much pressure to perform at your best. A small mistake can result in batters losing their wicket.
However, some batters tend to not succumb to pressure and notch up huge scores. These batters know how to convert their starts into triple-digit marks.
In this article, let’s take a look at the top 10 batters with the most centuries in ODI World Cup history.
Most Centuries in ODI World Cup History
|Rohit Sharma (IND)||17||6||140|
|Sachin Tendulkar (IND)||44||6||152|
|Kumar Sangakkara (SL)||35||5||124|
|Ricky Ponting (AUS)||42||5||140*|
|David Warner (AUS)||18||4||178|
|Sourav Ganguly (IND)||21||4||183|
|AB de Villiers (SA)||22||4||162*|
|Mark Waugh (AUS)||22||4||130|
|Tillakaratne Dilshan (SL)||25||4||161*|
|Mahela Jayawardene (SL)||34||4||115*|
5: India’s opening batter, Rohit Sharma, has smashed 5 centuries in a single edition of the World Cup — the most by any batter. The Hitman was in sublime form in the 2019 edition held in England. The prolific batter went past the previous record of 4 hundreds set by Kumar Sangakkara in 2015.
3: More than 15 batsmen have scored 3 centuries in this coveted 50-over tournament.
4: Kumar Sangakkara, Sri Lanka’s legendary keeper-batter, became the first player to score 4 consecutive centuries in the ODI World Cup. In fact, this is the most consecutive centuries scored by a player in ODI history.
Sangakkara achieved this marvellous feat in the 2015 edition. His 4 centuries were against Bangladesh (105*), England (117*), Australia (104), and Scotland (124).
3: Rohit Sharma was so close to equalling the record of Sangakkara but fell short by 1 century as he was dismissed for a score of 1 in an unforgettable semi-final performance against New Zealand in 2019.
In the previous 3 matches, he notched up consecutive ODI tons against England (102), Bangladesh (104), and Sri Lanka (103).
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