Most Half Centuries in the World Cup

Most half centuries in World cup – Most 50’s in the history of World Cup

The Cricket World Cup is a stage where only the best players shine. While centuries grab the headlines, the number of fifties is another key metric that separates the truly consistent performers. Let’s check the top players with the most half centuries in world cup history.

Most half centuries in world cup history

PlayerSpanInningsRunsHalf centuries
SR Tendulkar (IND)1992-201144227815
V Kohli (IND)2011-202337179512
RG Sharma (IND)2015-20232815756
Shakib Al Hasan (BAN)2007-202336133211
KC Sangakkara (SL)2003-20153515327
DA Warner (AUS)2015-20232915275
SPD Smith (AUS)2011-202330113610
RT Ponting (AUS)1996-20114217436
AB de Villiers (SA)2007-20152212076
HH Gibbs (SA)1999-20072310678
JH Kallis (SA)1996-20113211489
F du Plessis (SA)2011-2019219267
MD Crowe (NZ)1983-1992218808
GA Gooch (ENG)1979-1992218978
JE Root (ENG)2015-20232510346
Javed Miandad (PAK)1975-19963010838
AC Gilchrist (AUS)1999-20073110858
BC Lara (WI)1992-20073312257

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Top 5 most half centuries in the world cup

1. Sachin Tendulkar

The legendary Indian batsman, Sachin Tendulkar has an incredible 21 fifties to his name. This is the most half centuries in the world cup by a player. Throughout his 6 World Cup (1992-2011), Tendulkar played in 45 matches and scored a total of 2,278 runs. He has an average of 56.95 and a strike rate of 88.98, which proves that his dominance in the World Cup is unmatchable. He marked his name in the list of most number of centuries and fastest century as well.

2. Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli (four appearances between 2011 and 2023) has an impressive 15 fifties under his belt. With a career World Cup average of 59.83 and a strike rate of 88.20, Kohli is well on his way to challenging Tendulkar’s record for most half centuries in the world cup. Notably in 2019, Kohli became the first Indian to hit the most consecutive half centuries in the ODI world cup. While doing so he also became the first captain to score the most consecutive half centuries in the world cup. Additionally, Kohli also possesses the record of the most half centuries in a single world cup edition which is 8 in the 2023 ODI World Cup. His name is also on the list of fastest 50 in IPL.

3. Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma, fondly referred to as the “Hitman” because of his aggressive batting style, has amassed 13 half centuries. Rohit, the third Indian on the list, only made three appearances in the World Cup between 2015 and 2023. His average of 60.57 and strike rate of 105.49 demonstrate his consistency in scoring big runs.

4. Al Hasan Shakib

Bangladeshi all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has 13 fifties to his name. From 2007 to 2023, Shakib competed in five World Cups and showed consistent performance. With a career World Cup average of 41.62 and a strike rate of 82.27, He is an important member of the Bangladeshi team

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5. Kumar Sangakkara

Legendary batsman Kumar Sangakkara of Sri Lanka has 12 World Cup half centuries (2003–2015) to his name. The left-hand batter, who is renowned for his beautiful strokeplay and superb technique, greatly strengthens Sri Lanka’s batting lineup. His overall strike rate of 86.55 and World Cup average of 56.74 demonstrate his ability to score regularly at a high rate.

Although centuries attract more fans’ attention, half centuries are important in posting a strong team total. A team’s batting performance is considerably strengthened by a steady half-century score. Players like Kumar Sangakkara, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shakib Al Hasan, and Sachin Tendulkar, have eventually helped in their team’s success.

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FAQs

Who has the record of most half centuries in the World Cup?

Sachin Tendulkar has the record of highest number of 50’s in the world cup (21).

How many half centuries are in the name of Sachin Tendulkar in World Cup?

Sachin Tendulkar has played 45 matches in World cup so far in which he scored 21 half centuries.

How many 50’s has Virat Kohli made in World Cup so far?

Virat Kohli has scored 15 half centuries in the World Cup so far. Kohli became the first Indian to hit the most consecutive half centuries in the ODI world cup.

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