Top 10 Most Centuries in ODI World Cup History

Shaik Baji
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Rohit Sharma (IND) has the Most Centuries in ODI World Cup History. Batting in a tournament like ODI World Cup is not an easy task. There is a lot of pressure to perform at your best. A small mistake can cost a batsman a wicket.

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But some batsmen do not succumb to pressure and score huge scores. These batsmen know how to turn their starts into three figures.

In this article, let’s take a look at the top 10 batsmen who have scored the most centuries in ODI World Cup history.

Most Centuries in ODI World Cup History

Rohit Sharma (IND)176140
Sachin Tendulkar (IND)446152
Kumar Sangakkara (SL)355124
Ricky Ponting (AUS)425140*
David Warner (AUS)184178
Sourav Ganguly (IND)214183
AB de Villiers (SA)224162*
Mark Waugh (AUS)224130
Tillakaratne Dilshan (SL)254161*
Mahela Jayawardene (SL)344115*

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Indian opener Rohit Sharma has scored 5 centuries in a single edition of the World Cup – the most by any batsman. The Hitmen were in great form in the 2019 edition in England. This amazing batsman surpassed Kumar Sangakkara’s record of 4 centuries earlier in 2015.

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More than 15 batsmen have scored 3 centuries in this prestigious 50 over tournament.

Sri Lankan great keeper-batsman Kumar Sangakkara became the first player to score 4 consecutive centuries in the ODI World Cup. In fact, this is the highest century scored by a player in ODI history.

Sangakkara achieved this amazing feat in the 2015 edition. His 4 centuries are against Bangladesh (105*), England (117*), Australia (104), Scotland (124).

Rohit Sharma came close to equaling Sangakkara’s record but missed out on a century in a memorable semi-final against New Zealand in 2019 when he was dismissed for just 1 run.

He scored consecutive ODI centuries against England (102), Bangladesh (104) and Sri Lanka (103) in the last 3 matches.

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