The cricket fraternity has seen several batters chipping in with fifty-plus scores in the game of cricket. While we heap praise on the batters scoring centuries in international cricket, we should also be praising the batsmen who come up with fifty-plus scores as well.
There is no better feeling than chipping in with a fifty-plus score in the ICC ODI World Cup because these small knocks play a crucial role in the team’s success. In this article, let’s take a glimpse at the five cricketers who scored the most fifty-plus scores in ICC ODI World Cup history.
1. Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar is widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. He has had a significant influence on the Cricket World Cup throughout his career. Notably, he comes first on the list as he chipped in with 21 fifty-plus scores in ODI World Cup history, which is the most by a cricketer.
2. Virat Kohli
The cricket fraternity is well aware of the fact of Virat Kohli’s consistency across all formats of the game, including the World Cup tournament. On top of that, he has consistently been one of India’s top run-scorers in World Cup matches in which he scored runs for the team when it mattered the most. He comes second on the list as he chipped in with 14 fifty-plus scores in ODI World Cup history.
3. Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan is widely regarded as one of the best cricketers in his country and one of the premier all-rounders in the world. It is worth noting that he has achieved remarkable feats, including becoming the fastest cricketer to accomplish 5,000 runs and 250 wickets in ODIs. He comes third on the list as he chipped in with 13 fifty-plus scores in ODI World Cup history.
4. Kumar Sangakkara
Kumar Sangakkara’s contributions to Sri Lankan cricket are widely acknowledged and respected within the cricketing community. He was an exceptional batsman and wicketkeeper, known for his elegant style, stupendous technique, and potential to play long innings. He comes next on the list as he chipped in with 12 fifty-plus scores in ODI World Cup history.
5. Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma has also chipped in with 12 fifty-plus scores in ODI World Cup history. He is the only cricketer to have slammed five centuries in a single edition of the ICC ODI World Cup. Moreover, he is the only batsman to have scored three double centuries in the 50-over format.