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Top 10 Highest Century Scorers in ICC ODI World Cup

Discover the top 10 highest century scorers in the history of the ICC ODI World Cup. Find out which players have scored the most centuries in this prestigious cricket tournament.

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In the history of the ICC ODI World Cup, there have been several outstanding performances by batsmen who have showcased their skills and left a lasting impact on the tournament. One of the most significant achievements for a batsman in the World Cup is scoring a century. In this article, we will take a closer look at the top 10 highest century scorers in the ICC ODI World Cup.

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Rohit Sharma (India)

Rohit Sharma, the flamboyant Indian opener, holds the record for the most centuries in the ICC ODI World Cup. He has scored a remarkable 6 centuries in just 16 matches played during the 2015-2019 editions of the tournament. With an average of 64.16 and a highest score of 140, Sharma has been a pillar of strength for the Indian team in World Cup campaigns.

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Sachin Tendulkar (India)

Regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time, Sachin Tendulkar also shares the record for the most centuries in the ICC ODI World Cup with Rohit Sharma. Tendulkar achieved this feat over a span of six World Cups, from 1992 to 2011. In 45 matches, Tendulkar scored 6 centuries and amassed a total of 2278 runs with an average of 56.95.


Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)

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Kumar Sangakkara, the elegant left-handed batsman from Sri Lanka, holds the third position in the list of highest century scorers in the ICC ODI World Cup. Sangakkara scored 5 centuries in 37 matches played between 2003 and 2015. With a total of 1532 runs at an average of 56.74, Sangakkara played a crucial role in Sri Lanka's World Cup campaigns.


Ricky Ponting (Australia)

Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting is widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen to have played the game. Ponting scored 5 centuries in 46 matches during his World Cup career, which spanned from 1996 to 2011. With a total of 1743 runs at an average of 45.86, Ponting played a pivotal role in Australia's dominance in World Cup cricket.

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David Warner (Australia)

David Warner, the aggressive Australian opener, occupies the fifth spot in the list of highest century scorers in the ICC ODI World Cup. Warner has scored 4 centuries in just 17 matches played between 2015 and 2019. With an impressive average of 98.30 and a highest score of 178, Warner has been a key contributor to Australia's success in recent World Cups.


Sourav Ganguly (India)

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Sourav Ganguly, the former Indian captain, is known for his stylish batting and aggressive captaincy. Ganguly scored 4 centuries in 21 matches during his World Cup career, which spanned from 1999 to 2007. With a total of 1006 runs at an average of 55.88, Ganguly played a crucial role in shaping India's fortunes in the World Cup.


AB de Villiers (South Africa)

AB de Villiers, the versatile South African batsman, holds the seventh position in the list of highest century scorers in the ICC ODI World Cup. De Villiers scored 4 centuries in 23 matches played between 2007 and 2015. With a total of 1207 runs at an average of 63.52, de Villiers showcased his exceptional talent and played some memorable innings in World Cup cricket.

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Mark Waugh (Australia)

Mark Waugh, the stylish Australian batsman, scored 4 centuries in 22 matches during his World Cup career, which spanned from 1992 to 1999. With a total of 1004 runs at an average of 52.84, Waugh played a significant role in Australia's success in the World Cup during the late 1990s.


Tillakaratne Dilshan (Sri Lanka)

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Tillakaratne Dilshan, the innovative Sri Lankan batsman, occupies the ninth spot in the list of highest century scorers in the ICC ODI World Cup. Dilshan scored 4 centuries in 27 matches played between 2007 and 2015. With a total of 1112 runs at an average of 52.95, Dilshan played a crucial role in Sri Lanka's batting lineup during World Cup campaigns.


Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka)

Mahela Jayawardene, the elegant Sri Lankan batsman, completes the list of the top 10 highest century scorers in the ICC ODI World Cup. Jayawardene scored 4 centuries in 40 matches played between 1999 and 2015. With a total of 1100 runs at an average of 35.48, Jayawardene played some memorable innings in World Cup cricket.

These top 10 batsmen have left an indelible mark on the ICC ODI World Cup with their exceptional batting skills and ability to score centuries consistently. Their performances have not only entertained cricket fans worldwide but also played a crucial role in shaping the outcomes of World Cup matches.

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