A century in a bilateral series is a significant success for any batter. Similarly, a century in the ODI World Cup is far greater than any batter’s achievement or dream. As World Cup is a super special event, scoring a century in the World Cup is also super special. Therefore, every batter tries to hit a century to register their name on the record list forever.
Every ODI Cricket World Cup in the past had a centurion starting from 1975. Dennis Amiss from England was the first batter to score a century in World Cup history. Overall, 06 centuries came in the 1975 World Cup. They all were Australian, English, or New Zealand players.
Imran Khan was the first Asian player to score a century in 1983 World Cup for Pakistan. Similarly, Kapild Dev was the first Indian batter to score a century in ODI WC 1983.
After this number of centuries in the World Cup by Asian players increased many times. Now, we will look at the top century scorer in ODI World Cup history.
Most Hundreds in ODI World Cup
Indian skipper Rohit Sharma and little master Sachin Tendulkar hold the record of scoring most centuries in ODI world cup. Rohit Sharma took only 17 matches to smash six world cup hundred and Sachin took 45 games.
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Rohit Sharma Centuries in ODI World Cup
Rohit Sharma has scored a total of 06 centuries in ODI World Cup history. His 05 centuries came in the 2019 World Cup, while 01 centuries came in the 2015 World Cup. Rohit holds the unique record for scoring the most centuries in a Single edition of the World Cup. His most number of centuries is 02 came against Bangladesh. Here are Rohit Sharma’s World Cup Centuries stats:
Sachin Tendulkar Centuries in ODI World Cup
Sachin Tendulkar scored 06 World Cup centuries in his career. He will always be regarded as an ODI cricket living legend. Sachin’s first century came in 1996 ODI World Cup against Kenya. Only in the World Cups of 1991 and 2007 was Sachin not able to record a century. 1996 and 2011 World Cups are the most memorable ones because he scored 02 centuries with the bat in both World Cups. Here is Sachin’s overall centuries list in World Cup history:
Ricky Ponting Centuries in ODI World Cup
Ricky Ponting has 05 World Cup centuries to his name in cricket. World Cup 2003 was one of the most memorable for Ricky Ponting; he was able to score two centuries. World Cup 2011 was an emotional trophy for Ricky’s career because it was the last. World Cup of his career. He scored only one century in WC 2011.
Kumar Sangakkara Centuries in ODI World Cup
Kumar Sangakkara has scored total 05 centuries in his ODI World Cup career. He scored one century in the 2011 World Cup, while another 04 centuries came in the 2015 World Cup. So, World Cup 2015 was one of the best events for his ODI career. He was able to score plenty of runs with centuries in this World Cup.
AB De Villliers Centuries in ODI World Cup
AB De Villiers has scored 04 centuries in ODI World Cup history. World Cup 2011 was an outstanding World Cup for AB De Villiers when he scored two centuries. Similarly, the remaining 02 centuries came in World Cup 2017 and 2015. Due to his ability to score quick runs across all directions of the stadium, he is known as Mr. 360 in cricket.
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T Dilshan Centuries in ODI World Cup
After Sanath Jayasuriya, Sri Lanka had another legendary right-handed opener known as Tilakaratne Dilshan. He has 04 World Cup centuries to his name. Two centuries came in the 2011 World Cup, while another 02 came in the 2015 World Cup. His highest individual score in World Cup was 161*, that he scored in the 2015 World Cup.
Sourav Ganguly Centuries in ODI World Cup
Sourav Ganguly scored a total of 04 centuries in ODI World Cups for India. Before Sachin and Rohit, Sourav remained India’s leading century scorer for a long time. Team India reached the final of the 2003 World Cup, and one reason was Sourav’s 03 centuries that came in that World Cup. Similarly, He also scored an outstanding 183 runs innings in the 1999 World Cup against Sri Lanka.
Mahela Jayawardene Centuries in ODI World Cup
Mahela Jayawardene was known most for his excellent captaincy skills, but he was also a run machine for the Sri Lankan team in World Cup. Overall, he scored 04 centuries in his World Cup career. His 02 centuries came in 2011 World Cup as a captain, 01 came in 2007 and the remaining 01 came in 2015 World Cup. His outstanding batting performance as a captain helped his team win many World Cup matches.
David Warner Centuries in ODI World Cup
David Warner took just 18 matches in World Cup to score 04 centuries. He scored his first century in 2015 World Cup when he scored 178 runs against Afghanistan. While the remaining 03 centuries came in 2019 ODI World Cup. All of his centuries came with a strike rate of more than 100, which shows his outstanding skills as a batter for Australia.
Mark Waugh Centuries in ODI World Cup
Mark Waugh also scored 04 centuries for Australia in ODI World Cup. All of his centuries came in the 1996 ODI World Cup. He scored these centuries as a captain in 1996 World Cup. Before Ricky Ponting, Mark Waugh was the backbone of Australian cricket team. He excelled in every format for Australia took Australian cricket to next level.
Shikhar Dhawan Centuries in ODI World Cup
Shikhar Dhawan has scored 03 centuries in ODI World Cup. His first World Cup century came in 2015 When S Dhawan hit 02 centuries in the 2015 World Cup. Shikhar has the most centuries for India in World Cup, then Virat Kohli, who has only 02 centuries.
Sachin Tendulkar score two centuries in odi world cup 2011 against England and South Africa.
Kumar Sangakara from Sri Lanka and Ricky Ponting from Australia has scored five centuries in ODI world cup.