Most Hundreds in a Single ODI World Cup

Scoring a century in a One Day International (ODI) World Cup is a dream for any batsman. It is a stage where the best players in the world come together to compete, and to score a hundred in such a tournament is a testament to one’s skill and talent.

While scoring a century in the World Cup is a special feat, scoring multiple hundreds in a single tournament is even more rare. Only a handful of batsmen have managed to do this, and the record for most hundreds in a single ODI World Cup is held by Rohit Sharma.

Most 100s in a Single ODI World Cup

Most Hundreds in a Single ODI World Cup

While scoring a single World Cup century is a significant achievement, some players have taken it a notch higher. They’ve scored multiple centuries in a single World Cup, etching their names in the annals of cricketing history.

When discussing the maximum number of centuries by any batsman in a single edition of the World Cup, one name shines bright – Rohit Sharma.

Several batsmen have made their mark, but only a select few have reached the top echelons when it comes to scoring the most hundreds in a single ODI World Cup tournament.

The Phenomenon: Rohit Sharma in 2019

In 2019, Rohit Sharma achieved what seemed impossible. He scored 5 hundreds, creating a record for the most centuries in a single ODI World Cup.

Kumar Sangakkara’s Consistency in 2015

Before Rohit, it was Sangakkara who turned heads in the 2015 World Cup. He became the first and the only batsman to score 4 consecutive hundreds in ODI. His streak was mesmerizing and showcased his unparalleled consistency.

Pioneers of Three Centuries in One World Cup

Mark Waugh set the ball rolling in 1996, becoming the first-ever batsman to score 3 Centuries in a single edition of the world cup. His feat was later equaled by stalwarts like Sourav Ganguly and Matthew Hayden.

Players with More Than One Century in a Single Edition

The World Cup has seen many players shine brightly, but only a special few have managed to score more than one hundred in a single edition. The list of players who have scored more than 2 100s in a single edition of the 50-overs World Cup includes legends like Sachin Tendulkar and Tillakaratne Dilshan.

Below is list of Other players who have scored multiple hundreds in a single ODI World Cup

BATSMENCOUNTRYHUNDREDSYEAR
ROHIT SHARMAIND52019
KUMAR SANGAKKARASL42015
MARK WAUGHAUS31996
SOURAV GANGULYIND32003
MATHEW HAYDENAUS32007
GLENN TURNERNZ21975
GEOFF MARSHAUS21987
DAVID BOONAUS21992
RAMEEZ RAJAPAK21992
ARAVINDA DE SILVASL21996
SACHIN TENDULKARIND21996
RAHUL DRAVIDIND21999
SAEED ANWARPAK21999
MARVAN ATTAPATTUSL22003
RICKY PONTINGAUS22003
SANATH JAYASURIYASL22007
KEVIN PIETERSONENG22007
AB DE VILLIERSSA22011
TILLAKARATNE DISLSHANSL22011
MAHELA JAYAWARDENESL22011
RYAN TEN DOESCHATENL22011
SACHIN TENDULKARIND22011
UPUL THARANGASL22011
SHIKHAR DHAWANIND22015
TILLAKARATNE DILSHANSL22015
MARTIN GUPTILLNZ22015
MAHMUDULLAHBAN22015
BRENDAN TAYLORZIM22015
DAVID WARNERAUS22019
JOE ROOTENG22019
KANE WILLIAMSONNZ22019
AARON FINCHAUS22019
JONNY BAIRSTOWENG22019
SHAKIB AL HASANBAN22019

Concluding Thoughts

As the World Cup evolves, records will be challenged. However, the legacy left by players like Rohit Sharma and Kumar Sangakkara will always inspire future generations. Their achievements in scoring the most hundreds in a single ODI World Cup will remain a benchmark for years to come.

FAQs

  1. Who holds the record for the most centuries in a single ODI World Cup?
    • Rohit Sharma with 5 centuries in 2019.
  2. How many centuries did Kumar Sangakkara score consecutively in 2015?
    • He scored 4 consecutive centuries.
  3. Who was the first batsman to score 3 centuries in a World Cup edition?
    • Mark Waugh in 1996.
  4. How many batsmen have scored more than 2 centuries in a single World Cup edition?
    • Several, including legends like Sachin Tendulkar and Tillakaratne Dilshan.
  5. Are there any players who’ve scored double centuries in World Cup matches?
    • No player has scored a double century in World Cup matches as of now.

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