The ODI World Cup 2023 has been great for the batters with some mind-blowing run chases and upsets as well. Some teams have performed beyond the expectations of their fans and some have underperformed as well. In the 2019 edition of the ODI World Cup Indian skipper Rohit Sharma tied the record of the great Sachin Tendulkar's most hundreds record in the World Cup history.
In the current edition Quinton de Kock has been in fine touch he has scored his 4th hundred in the World Cup. The most recent one coming in the ongoing game between South Africa and New Zealand. The batter scored 114 runs off 116 deliveries smashing 10 fours and 3 sixes.
The 50-over format allows the full talent display by the batters. Nowadays with batting-friendly pitches teams have even scored more than 400 runs in the World Cup. In the article, we will look at the most hundreds scored in a single edition of the mega event.
Here are the top 3 players with the most centuries in a World Cup edition
3. Quinton de Kock
Quinton de Kock who is set to retire from the ODI format after the World Cup 2023, has been the best form of his life. De Kock scored four hundred in the mega event and all of them came in the current edition. He scored his fourth hundred against the Kiwis in 103 deliveries hitting 8 fours and 3 sixes.
The batter tied with the former Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara. The 30-year-old is now the highest run-scorer in the tournament and for the Proteas as well in a single edition of the tournament. The southpaw has scored 545 runs in 7 innings in the event.
2. Kumar Sangakkara
Kumar Sangakkara is one of the finest batters of all time. The Southpaw has been a treat to watch, whenever he is playing. In the 2015 edition of the ODI World Cup, the left-handed batter broke his own record, as he scored four centuries in the single edition of the tournament. He became the only Sri Lankan batter to hit four consecutive centuries in the mega event.
He then became the sixth player to score 500 runs at a World Cup. In the seven innings he played he scored 541 runs at an average of 108.20.
1. Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma currently leads the table with the most hundreds in the single edition of the World Cup. He scored five centuries in the 2019 tournament. Team India's skipper is currently is also leading the table with most hundreds in the ODI World Cup history. Rohit scored in 2019 in the 9 innings scored 648 runs with an average of 81.00.
In the current edition he scored only one hundred against Afghanistan and broke several records in that particular match. He surpassed Sachin Tendulkar's most hundreds in ODI World Cup as the opener scored seven hundreds and also broke the record of Chris Gayle with most sixes in international cricket he has now hit 564 sixes.