World Cup is a mega event that every player craves for due to its uniqueness of being held once every four years. Every cricketer dreams of representing his country in the World Cup once in a lifetime. Performing in a World Cup imparts recognition, respect, and fame. Many great batters have played in the World Cup and hit some magnificent hundred, but having your name on the list of most centuries in the World Cup is honorable.
Swashbuckling Indian opener Rohit Sharma gets the top place on the list of making the most centuries in the World Cup. Playing 3 World Cups, Sharma has already registered 7 centuries in 28 matches which is joint most by any batter. The ace batter scored 5 hundred in the 2019 World Cup, the highest by any player in a single edition of the World Cup.
One of the best openers of the modern era, 2015 World Cup winner David Warner equals Sachin’s record of most centuries in the World Cup during the match against Netherlands in Delhi in the 2023 edition. The dynamite batter scored 104 off 93 balls to reach his 6th World Cup hundred in a flashy manner. His tally of 1527 runs in 29 appearances at a staggering 56.55 average includes six tons.
Former Indian batter Sachin Tendulkar, the highest run-getter in the event, has hit the 2nd joint most centuries in the World Cup. Having played 45 matches, Tendulkar amassed 2278 runs, including 6 centuries. Sachin also holds the record for scoring the most fifties in World Cup history (15).
Former Lankan wicket-keeper batter, Kumar Sangakkara gets 3rd spot in terms of slamming the most centuries in the World Cup. Being the 3rd highest run scorer in the World Cup, the Southpaw got 5 hundred and accumulated 1532 runs at a dashing average of 56.74 in 37 matches.
Two times World Cup-winning captain, Ricky Ponting cements 4th position in whacking the most centuries in World Cup. Ponting played 46 matches in the global competition and notched up 1743 runs at a decent average of 45.86 with the help of 5 hundred.
List of Most Centuries in World Cup
|R Sharma (IND)||28||28||07|
|S Tendulkar (IND)||45||44||06|
|D Warner IAUS)||29||29||06|
|K Sangakkara (SL)||37||35||05|
|R Ponting (AUS)||46||42||05|
|V Kohli (IND)||37||37||05|
|S Ganguly (IND)||21||21||04|
|AB DE Villiers (SA)||23||22||04|
|M Waugh (AUS)||22||22||04|
|T Dilshan (SL)||27||25||04|
|Quinton De Kock (SA)||27||27||04|
|M Jayawardene (SL)||40||34||04|
|S Dhawan (IND)||10||10||03|
Rohit Sharma has scored the most World Cup centuries (7).
Rohit Sharma hit the most centuries in the 2019 World Cup (5).
Virat Kohli has made 5 World Cup centuries.
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