Scoring a century is a goal every batsman wants to achieve in their cricket career. However, hitting a ton in the World’s biggest cricketing event amid pressure and insane expectations is a dream for every player. Many big players stepped up in the quadrennial event over the years but not everyone could hit multiple hundreds, let’s have a look at the batters with the most centuries in a single World Cup.
One of the best Indian openers ever, Rohit Sharma holds the record for the most centuries in a single World Cup. He made the 2019 edition which was held in England and Wales of his own with his explosive batting, amassing 648 runs in 9 matches with the help of 5 daddy hundreds.
Quinton De Kock
Dashing Proteas wicket-keeper batter Quinton De Kock is in pristine touch in the 2023 World Cup. Having the exposure of playing in India in the IPL, De Kock has reflected on his experience with piles of runs. The Southpaw has slammed 4 centuries already and is on the verge of leveling Rohit’s feat.
One of the best wicket-keeper batters to grace the game, former Lankan player Kumar Sangakkara was in supreme touch in the 2015 World Cup and scored 4 centuries in just 7 games, the 2nd joint-most in a single World Cup. He ended the season with 541 runs, averaging a staggering 108.20.
The twin brother of former Australian skipper Steve Waugh, Mark Waugh was the first batsman in the globe to smash 3 centuries in a single World Cup in 1996. Waugh’s classic batting tuned with great technique led him to muster 484 runs at a stunning average of 80.66.
List of Most Centuries in Single ODI World Cup
|Rohit Sharma (IND)||2019||9||9||5|
|Quinton De Kock (SA)||2023||7||7||4|
|Kumar Sangakkara (SL)||2015||7||7||4|
|Mark Waugh (AUS)||1996||7||7||3|
|Shakib Al Hasan (BAN)||2023||8||8||2|
|Sourav Ganguly (IND)||2003||11||11||3|
|Matthew Hayden (AUS)||2007||11||10||3|
|Glenn Turner (NZ)||1975||4||4||2|
|Geoff Marsh (AUS)||1987||8||8||2|
Who hit the most centuries in a single ODI World Cup?
Rohit Sharma hit the most centuries in a single World Cup in 2019 (5).
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