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Top 5 batters with most centuries in the ODI World Cups

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From 1975 to 2019, 12 editions of the Men’s ODI World Cup have been played. Five World Cups have been won by Australia, two times each by India and the West Indies. Apart from this, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and England have won it once each. As another World Cup approaches, fans will be eager to know the latest cricket news about the event. Talking about players, they have also done well in the tournament. In this listicle, we will discuss batters with the most hundreds in World Cups.

Five batters with the most hundreds in World Cups

1. Rohit Sharma

The current India skipper has hit six hundreds, with five of them coming in 2019. His first World Cup hundred came against Bangladesh in the 2015 quarterfinal. Four years later, he was in the form of his life and scored five hundreds during the group stages of the tournament. However, he failed in the semis of the tournament and the team lost the game.

2. Sachin Tendulkar

The former India opening batter is the only Indian and the second player after Pakistan’s Javed Miandad to play six Cricket World Cups from 1992 to 2011. He was the highest run getter in the 2003 edition in which the team lost the final against Australia. Meanwhile, he scored six hundreds out of which two came in the 2011 edition in which India won the final against Sri Lanka.

3. Ricky Ponting

The former Australia skipper has scored five hundreds in as many tournaments he played from 1996 to 2011. He famously hit a match-winning hundred against India in the 2003. Also, his last World Cup hundred came against the same team eight years later but the team lost the game.

4. Kumar Sangakkara

The former Sri Lanka wicketkeeper batter and skipper played four World Cups from 1999 to 2015. Notably, in his last World Cup, he hit four hundreds before retiring from ODI cricket. From 1999 to 2011, he hit only one hundred.

5. AB de Villiers

The former South Africa skipper had the best World Cup in 2015, which turned out to be his third and last World Cup. His first World Cup was the 2007. Meanwhile, in these World Cups, he hit four hundreds. In 2018, De Villiers announced his retirement from international cricket. The right-hander was said to be making his comeback for the 2019 but that didn’t happen.

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