The World Cup is the biggest stage for a player to perform. A fine performance in the marquee event is a huge honour for a player. The centuries scored in the mega event are remembered for many years. But who has got the most centuries in ODI World Cup? Keep following to know the answer.
Here, you will learn about the top 10 century makers in the ODI World Cup history. So, let’s get on with it!
1. Rohit Sharma
The current Indian captain Rohit Sharma has the joint-most centuries in ODI World Cup. He ties with Sachin Tendulkar as both have scored 6 hundreds. But you may be surprised to know that Rohit has done it in only 17 innings, while it took Sachin 44 World Cup knocks.
Rohit Sharma made his ODI World Cup debut in 2015. He also featured in the 2019 ODI World Cup. He has 978 runs in 17 outings. His highest score in these 6 hundeds is 140. 5 out of these 6 centuries came in ODI World Cup 2019.
2. Sachin Tendulkar
The legendary batsman played 6 World Cups from 1992 to 2011, which is the joint-highest for any cricketer. In 44 innings, he brought up 2278 runs with the help of 6 tons. His highest score in World Cups is 152.
3. Kumar Sangakkara
The Sri Lankan managed only one hundred in his first 3 World Cups (2003, 2007, and 2011). The 2015 ODI World Cup in Australia was his last World Cup, and he finished on a high. Sanga went on to smash 4 consecutive 100s, which is a record. Overall, he has 5 World Cup centuries in 35 innings. He also picked 1532 runs in 4 World Cup editions with a highest score of 124.
4. Ricky Ponting
The 3-time World Cup winner finds himself 4th on the list of most centuries in the ODI World Cup. He scored 5 tons in as many 50-over World Cups. He piled up 1743 runs in 42 innings with a best of 140*. This brilliant knock came in the 2003 World Cup final against India.
5. David Warner
David Warner has represented Australia in only 2 ODI World Cups (2015 and 2019). He made 992 runs with a highest score of 178. He has also picked 4 hundreds in only 18 innings.
6. Sourav Ganguly
Another Southpaw follows on the list. The Indian batsman played 3 World Cups from 1999 to 2007. His 21 innings produced 1006 runs, and he went past the 100-run mark 4 times. His highest World Cup score was 183 runs.
7. AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers has got the most centuries in ODI World Cup for South Africa. He featured in the 2007, 2011, and 2015 World Cups. ABD scored 1207 World Cup runs with a best of 162*. He scored 4 tons in 3 editions.
8. Mark Waugh
The former batsman piled up 1004 runs in 3 World Cups from 1992 to 1999. He got 4 hundreds in 22 knocks. The Australian had the highest score of 130 runs in the mega event.
9. Tillakaratne Dilshan
The opener also played 3 World Cups from 2007 to 2015. His 25 outings with the bat produced 1112 runs, and he scored 4 centuries. Dilshan’s best score in ODI World Cups is 161*.
10. Mahela Jayawardene
The legendary Sri Lankan completes the list of the top 10 batsmen with the most centuries in the ODI World Cup. Mahela accumulated 1100 runs in 34 innings. He picked 4 hundreds with a best of 115*. One of these centuries came against India in the 2011 World Cup final.
Most Centuries in ODI World Cup– Top 10 ListWrap
Let’s summarize all the discussion:
|Kumar Sangakkara||Sri Lanka||2003-2015||35||1532||5|
|AB de Villiers||South Africa||2007-2015||22||1207||4|
|Tillakaratne Dilshan||Sri Lanka||2007-2015||25||1112||4|
|Mahela Jayawardene||Sri Lanka||1999-2015||34||1100||4|
Rohit Sharma and Sachin Tendulkar have got the most centuries (6) in ODI World Cup. The top 10 list includes 3 batsmen each from India, Australia, and Sri Lanka. Meanwhile, one batsman is from South Africa. 7 of these 10 batsmen are right-handers, while the other 3 are lefties.