England national cricket team were long been criticized for their inability to produce a spark in the ICC ODI World Cup. However, they silenced the critics once and for all by winning the maiden ODI World Cup in the 2019 edition. They got the better of the New Zealand cricket team based on the boundary-count rule.
Case in point, England cricket has produced plenty of quality batters who made a name for themselves in the ICC ODI World Cup. Let’s now take a look at the five England batters who accumulated the most 50-plus scores in ODI World Cup history.
1. Graham Gooch
Graham Gooch who represented the England cricket team from 1975 to 95 has aggregated 4290 runs in ODIs including eight centuries and 23 half-centuries. He has a total of 9 fifty-plus scores for England in the ODI World Cup history, which is the most by a batter from England.
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2. Joe Root
Joe Root has been the linchpin of England’s batting attack for several years now. He is acknowledged as one of the best batters in the world. The right-handed batsman has a total of 7 fifty-plus scores for England in the ODI World Cup history.
3. Graeme Hick
The Zimbabwean-born former England cricketer, Graeme Hick represented England from 1991 to 2001. Overall, he has played 120 ODIs in which he scored 3846 runs at an average of 37.3 including 5 centuries and 27 fifties. He has a total of 7 fifty-plus scores for England in the ODI World Cup history.
4. Kevin Pietersen
Kevin Pietersen was one of the important pillars of the England cricket team’s history. The South African-born former England cricketer played for England from 2004 to 2013 in which he scored 4440 runs at an average of 40.7 including 9 centuries and 25 fifties. He has a total of 6 fifty-plus scores for England in the ODI World Cup history.
5. Ian Bell
Ian Bell scored 5416 runs at an average of 37.9 including 4 centuries and 35 half-centuries in One-Day Internationals. Bell who played for England from 2004 to 2015 has a total of 6 fifty-plus scores for England in the ODI World Cup history.
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