Top Five Batsmen With Most Centuries in World Cup History
The World Cup 2019 is all set to spit fire on the ground. The competition will not just be between ten teams, it’ll be among the players and the fans as well. Starting from 30th May, the teams will go head-on with each other to claim the trophy while the players will be fighting off to make the most out of it.
Hitting a century in the limited-overs game is every cricketer’s dream while making a century in the World Cup is cherry on top. The grand event of cricket is one of the biggest stages to mark an impactful hundred. If we turn over the pages of the World Cup history, we’ll see manuscripts of record makers lying all around.
One such manuscript would be of the most century-makers in the World Cup history. Here are the top five in the World Cup history.
Top Five Batsmen With Most Centuries in World Cup History:
#5 AB De Villiers:
The former South African batsman has been regarded as one of the most versatile batsmen in all formats of cricket. Termed as the knight of the team, Villiers has smashed almost every bowler on every ground for his team. In an innings against hapless West Indies, he rammed the Caribbean bowlers with his 162 off just 66 balls. He drove the ball across the boundary nine times, while the ball went over the boundary ropes 16 times.
It isn’t just this, he also holds the fifth position for hitting most centuries in World Cup history. With a strike rate of 117.29 in 23 matches, Villiers had made four centuries and six half-centuries at an average of 63.52.
#4 SC Ganguly (India):
The ‘Bengal Tiger’ has many records to his name. He is one of the most successful skippers to have lead team India and one of the greatest ODI batsmen of all times. The southpaw had always kept the spirit of the team alight, always cheering up his men on the field and off the field as well.
After Sachin Tendulkar and Inzamam Ul Haq, Dada was the third to cross the unique figure of 10,000 runs landmark. This doesn’t end just here, he also is the only cricketer to win four consecutive ‘Man of the Match’ title in ODIs.
He is at the fourth joint-highest position in the list of most centuries in the World Cup with four hundred and six half-centuries at a strike rate of 79.95.
#3 RT Ponting(Australia):
The tactful Kangaroo former skipper has been one of the strongest captains a team could ask for. The tough Aussie batsman was mentally strong to work under pressure. The 44-years-old Australian was introduced into the international cricketing world in the year 1995.
His desperation to win matches had brought him some of the famous glories that included him bagging three World Cup titles including two consecutive ones as captain. He also has a couple of Champions Trophy titles to his name along with being the number one Test batsman,
Ricky Ponting stands at the third joint-highest position as he scored five centuries and six half-centuries in the World Cup history.
#2 KC Sangakkara(Sri Lanka):
Kumar Sangakkara was the mainstay batsman of Sri Lanka team. The cornerstone of Sri Lanka had played around 500 international matches in his 15 years of career for the team. The former skipper had led the team to the finals of the World Cup in 2011 where the team lost. However, Sri Lanka won the World T20 in Bangladesh in April 2014.
The veteran player also holds the place with Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara to make quickest 10,000 runs in Test cricket. The left-hander scored five centuries and seven fifties in the World Cup history.
#1 Sachin Tendulkar(India):
The legend of the cricket world holds many records to his name. Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is one of those names who led the popularity of cricket in the streets of India.
In his diary of records, the ‘God of Cricket’ sits atop at the throne of the list for scoring six centuries and 15 half-centuries at an average of 56.95 in 44 innings of the World Cup. His skyscraper long records encourage the youngsters to touch the sky as well.
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