Australia have always been a team that has shown its hunger and relentless thirst to win ICC titles. Historically, they have produced top-quality players who fire all cylinders and ensured to turn the game in their favour, more often than not, which is precisely the reason why they are the most successful team in ICC ODI World Cup history.
The Men in Yellow won as many as five ODI World Cups in 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2015 respectively. They finished as runners-up in 1975 and 1996 respectively. Case in point, Australia have been blessed with so many talented batters who upped their ante and performed well in marquee tournaments.
Let’s now learn about the names of the three Australians who scored the most centuries in a Cricket World Cup tournament.
1. Mark Waugh
Mark Waugh has been one of the most important players in Australian cricket history as he mustered 8500 runs in ODIs and 8029 runs in Tests. He scored three centuries in the 1996 ODI World Cup, which is the most by a batter in that edition of the mega tournament. He scored 484 runs at an impressive batting average of 80.66. Australia made it to the finals but lost to Sri Lanka.
2. Matthew Hayden
Matthew Hayden was one of the most destructive openers of his era and has helped the Australian cricket team provide electrifying starts to the game. Hayden scored 8625 runs in Tests, 6133 runs in ODIs and 308 runs in T20Is. He has been impressive with the bat in the 2007 edition of the World Cup where he scored three centuries, the most by a batsman in that tournament. Overall, he scored 659 runs at a superb batting average of 73.22
3. David Warner
David Warner is widely regarded as one of the best openers across all three formats of the international circuit. The experienced southpaw scored as many as three centuries in the 2019 edition of the World Cup, which is the most by an Australian for that tournament. He finished the tournament as the second-leading run-scorer (647 runs), just one run behind Rohit Sharma.