Consistency is the key to success in the marquee tournaments like the Cricket World Cup and the teams want players who can go about their business by assessing the conditions during the passage of play. Team India have been blessed with many talented batters who are capable of taking the attack to the cleaners with ease.
The Men in Blue have backed many talented prospects, who repaid our faith by letting their performances do all the talking. Case in point, it’s not that easy to be consistent in World Cups but some players defied the odds and proved that they have the potential to score runs for the team consistently. Let’s learn more about the names of the Indians who chipped in with the most consecutive fifty-plus scores in the World Cup.
1. Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli etched his name into the record books when he piled up the most consecutive fifty-plus scores for India in a single edition of the World Cup. The Indian batting great who was the captain of the 2019 ODI World Cup scored five consecutive fifty-plus scores in that edition, which is the most by an Indian in a single World Cup.
2. Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar is the leading run-scorer in the history of the ODI World Cups with 2278 runs to his credit including six centuries and 15 fifties. It is worth noting that the Indian batting maestro scored four consecutive fifty-plus scores in the 1996 edition of the ODI World Cup.
3. Sachin Tendulkar
India’s batting great Sachin Tendulkar was the first Indian cricketer to bring up four consecutive fifty-plus scores on two occasions (1996 and 2003). The former Indian cricketer is also the only cricketer to have gone past the 2000-run mark in the ODI World Cups, a sensational record that still remains intact.
4. Virat Kohli
Former Indian captain Virat Kohli became the second Indian after Sachin Tendulkar to register four consecutive fifty-plus scores on two occasions in the 2019 and 2023 ODI World Cups. The right-handed batsman scored 1741 runs in 36 games in the ODI World Cup at a sensational batting average of 60.03 including 5 centuries and 11 fifties.
5. Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer has been performing superbly well in the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023 tournament. The right-handed batsman justified his selection at the No.4 spot and delivered the goods ever so well. He is one of the three Indian cricketers to have scored four consecutive fifty-plus scores in ODI World Cups.