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Top five batsmen with most World Cup fifties


NEW DELHI: The ICC Cricket World Cup starts May 30 in England and Wales and with the quadrennial tournament scheduled to happen on the ‘home of cricket’ this summer time, a run fest is anticipated in batting friendly conditions all the way through the tenure of the match.


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In the new historical past of ODI cricket, the document of very best overall has been damaged twice by England in England. The English, in 2016 scored 444/three towards Pakistan and then broke their own document, accumulating a mind boggling 481/6 towards a depleted Australian assault in 2018.

The key to a big overall (in ODIs) frequently lies with the highest 3 in any team registering 3 determine rankings. However, along with that a brisk half-century or a combination of a couple of of them also is helping the groups get to gigantic totals.

TimesofIndia.com takes a take a look at the document of most selection of half-centuries scored by batsmen in cricket’s largest showpiece tournament across all 11 editions played so far.

Sachin Tendulkar, India (15)

India's Sachin Tendulkar is on top of the table, when it comes to the document of most half-centuries on the World Cup. Sachin has 15 World Cup fifties to his name in 45 matches played across six World Cups from 1992 to 2011.


Among the 15 half-centuries that Sachin recorded towards ten countries, the most memorable from the little grasp was perhaps the only scored within the 2003 World Cup fit towards Pakistan in Centurion, where he fell for 98, however constructed a robust foundation for India to register a six-wicket win over the arch-rivals.

During his general run on the World Cup (2278 runs at a mean on the subject of 57), Sachin scored 3 fifties towards Pakistan, two every towards Australia, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe and one every towards New Zealand, West Indies, Netherlands, England, Kenya and Bermuda. To pass with that, Sachin also scored six centuries within the World Cup general.

Jacques Kallis, South Africa (9)

One of the best all-rounders of all time, South Africa’s Jacques Kallis sits in 2nd place on the list of most fifties scored by a batsman on the ICC Cricket World Cup.

During his global cricket career, that spanned 18 years, Kallis represented South Africa in 5 World Cups from 1996 to 2011. During this period, Kallis scored 9 fifties in 36 matches for the Proteas. To pass with that, Kallis also scored an unbeaten ton (128*) towards the Netherlands in 2007 and also took 21 wickets within the 5 editions of the World Cup.

Kallis scored a few fifties towards India and one every towards Pakistan, New Zealand, West Indies, Australia, Sri Lanka, Ireland and Bangladesh.

Graham Gooch, England (eight)

One of the most a hit global batsmen of his technology, England's Graham Gooch is third on the list of batsmen with most selection of fifties on the ICC Cricket World Cup.


Gooch scored eight half-centuries in 21 matches he played for England in 3 World Cup appearances in 1979, 1987 and 1992. The swashbuckling right-hander accumulated 897 runs at a mean of 44.85, that also integrated a ton (115) towards India right through the 1987 World Cup in India.

Out of the eight fifties that Gooch scored on the World Cup, two every have been scored towards West Indies, Australia and Sri Lanka. Against India and New Zealand Gooch scored one fifty plus ranking every.

Martin Crowe, New Zealand (eight)

Regarded as New Zealand’s biggest batsman of all time, Martin David Crowe’s heroics right through the 1992 World Cup are smartly documented.

With 448 runs in 9 matches of the 1992 edition of the match, Crowe almost unmarried handedly took the Kiwis into the semis, where the team lost to the eventual winners, Pakistan. Crowe completed the match as the contest's leading run-scorer and was named player of the match.


In the three World Cups (1983, 1987 and 1992) that Crowe represented New Zealand in, the flamboyant right-hander scored eight half-centuries in 21 matches. Three of these eight fifties have been scored towards Zimbabwe while two have been scored towards England. He also scored one fifty plus ranking every towards Pakistan, West Indies and Australia.

Herschelle Gibbs, South Africa (eight)

Going after the bowlers from the word pass was the chant for South African opener Herschelle Gibbs and that made him one of the a hit Protea batsmen of all time. Even in power matches of the World Cup, Gibbs, along with his dynamic stroke play terrorized the opposition bowlers.



In his 25 matches at cricket’s showpiece tournament, Gibbs scored eight half-centuries and frequently equipped his team with a flying get started. With a batting reasonable of over 56, 1076 runs with a very best ranking of 143 Gibbs has been one of the a hit batsmen for South Africa within the World Cup. Gibbs represented South Africa in 3 editions of the World Cup (1999, 2003 and 2007) ahead of retiring from global cricket in May 2010.



* Australia's Michael Clarke, Kenya's Steve Tikolo, India's Mohammad Azharuddin, Australia's Adam Gilchrist and Javed Miandad from Pakistan even have eight fifties to their name on the World Cup.





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