A batsman needs to possess skill, concentration and mental toughness in order to score a century in the 50-over format. More importantly, scoring a century in the ODI World Cup is considered a sensational achievement. Interestingly, some batsmen went on to score more than one century and made a name for themselves.
In the history of Indian cricket, several batters delivered the goods for the team in important tournaments and went on to become superstars. Now, in this listicle, let’s learn more about the names of two Indians who scored the most centuries in a Cricket World Cup series.
1. Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma is widely acknowledged as the greatest opener across all three formats of international cricket. The right-handed batsman is known for his ability to play the accumulator role before switching gears as the game progresses. He is the only cricketer to have slammed three double centuries in One-Day Internationals.
Rohit Sharma is also the only cricketer to have scored five centuries in a single edition of the Cricket World Cup, a record that still remains intact. He achieved the feat in the 2019 edition of the ODI World Cup in which he finished the tournament as the leading run-scorer with 648 runs at a superb average of 81. Overall, Rohit Sharma scored 30 centuries and 52 fifties in ODIs.
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2. Sourav Ganguly
Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly is one of the Indians to have completed 10,000 runs in the 50-over format. Ganguly comes second on the list as he scored three centuries in the single edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup. The Kolkata-born piled up three centuries in the 2003 World Cup.
He not only steered the Indian cricket team to the World Cup final but also led the batting attack by example. In eleven matches, Sourav Ganguly mustered 465 runs at a superb batting average of 58.12. Ganguly scored 22 centuries and 72 half-centuries in the 50-over format.
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