ICC Cricket World Cup in 100s
ICC Cricket World Cup in 100s
With the competition having started two weeks ago, there have already been six centuries including Lancashire wicket keeper batsman Jos Buttler against Pakistan at Trent Bridge.
171 and counting
In total, 171 centuries have been hit since the first Men’s World Cup in 1975. 103 men have the honour of being able to say they are centurions at the ICC Cricket World Cup. England batsman Joe Root hit the first hundred in this year’s competition and many more will follow over the coming weeks.
The Lancashire connection
Former West Indies and Lancashire batsman Clive Lloyd became the fifth man to score a World Cup century against Australia at Lord’s in 1975.
Lancashire overseas players Andrew Symonds, Brad Hodge, Shiv Chanderpaul, Martin Guptill and Glenn Maxwell have all scored hundreds too whilst Jos Buttler hit his first World Cup ton just a week ago.
The century king
Legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulker has more World Cup centuries than any other player with six. Ricky Ponting and Sri Lankan legend Kumar Sangakkara who have five apiece sit just behind the Little Master.
Five men have registered four 100s at the World Cup, they are – AB de Villiers, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Sourav Ganguly, Mahela Jayawardene and Mark Waugh.
2015 – the century fest!
The last ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup four years ago saw an incredible 38 centuries reached, 14 more than the previous best in 2011.
Kumar Sangakkara scored four consecutive centuries at the 2015 World Cup, a record that is expected to stand for some time.
The last time England and Wales was hosted the World Cup, in 1999, 11 centuries were passed.
The first century makers
The first men to score centuries at the World Cup were England’s Dennis Amiss and New Zealand’s Glenn Turner, who both hit 100s on the opening day of the 1975 World Cup.
Glenn Turner made 171* on the opening day of the first Men's World Cup Glenn Turner made 171* on the opening day of the first Men's World Cup
Amiss hit 137 against India at Lord’s, while Turner scored 171* against East Africa.
Kevin O’Brien hit an extraordinary 50-ball century which helped Ireland stun England in the 2011 World Cup.
The attacking batsman struck 13 fours and six maximums in his innings for 113.
Youngest century maker
Another Irish record breaker, again in the 2011 World Cup. Paul Sterling became the youngest century-maker at the Men’s World Cup with his ton against Netherlands. Stirling is the only man under the age of 21 to have scored a World Cup century.
Australia lead the way
Going into the 2019 World Cup, five-time winners Australia have hit more centuries at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup than any other nation – 26.
Adam Gilchrist's 149 is the highest score in a World Cup final Adam Gilchrist's 149 is the highest score in a World Cup final
Just one behind them, though, are India with 25 and Sri Lanka with 23. West Indies are next with 17, New Zealand 15 and South Africa and Pakistan 14 apiece.
ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 hosts, England, have hit 11 centuries at the tournament.
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