Cricket is a bat-ball game where batters score runs by smashing the ball for fours and sixes. By doing so, it helps the team accelerate the scoreboard. Besides that, the batters mount pressure on the opposition by running between the wickets to keep the scoreboard ticking.
Among the batters, there will be one who unleashes their full potential and ends up registering the highest individual score in the game and it couldn’t be any greater if such scores are achieved in the Cricket World Cups.
So far in the history of the Cricket World Cups, only two players have scored a double century. In this article, we will now take a glimpse at the two players who scored a double century in the big event.
1. Martin Guptill
New Zealand’s veteran opening batsman Martin Guptill etched his name into record books when he registered the highest-ever score in Cricket World Cups. He achieved the feat during the quarter-final fixture against the West Indies in Wellington in the 2015 World Cup.
Martin Guptill brought the best out of himself when he scored a superb double century, accumulating 237 off 163 with the help of 24 fours and 11 hits over the fence. His knock steered New Zealand to 393/6. In reply, West Indies were bowled out for 250. New Zealand won the game by 143 runs and Guptill was named the Man of the Match.
2. Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle is widely acknowledged as one of the most destructive batsmen in the history of the game. He is known for his acumen to hit sixes consistently and is often regarded as the “Universe Boss” for his aggressive approach. He comes second on the list as he scored 215 off 147 (10 fours, 16 sixes) against Zimbabwe in the group stage fixture in the 2015 ODI World Cup.
His impeccable double century steered West Indies to 372/2. In reply, Zimbabwe were bowled out for 289 and lost the game by 73 runs. Chris Gayle took 2/25 in the game and was adjudged the Player of the Match for his all-round performance.