Most Half Century In World Cup

Most Half Century In World Cup

Most Half Century In World Cup 2024: The 13th edition of the World Cup (World Cup 2023) has been organized in India. It started on 5th October 2023 with the England vs New Zealand match. ICC WC 2023 the final match be played on 15th November 2023.

A total of 48 matches have been played in this tournament, which will be organized in round robin and knockout format and teams from a total of 10 countries will participate in it.

In World Cup history, many batsmen have more than one record in their names, out of which the highest record is in the name of former Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar. His name is also at the top in terms of scoring most runs, most centuries and half-centuries.

So far in World Cup history, there have been only two batsmen who have the record of scoring 10 or more half-centuries.

Out of the top 10 batsmen who have scored the most number of half-centuries in this ICC event, only one batsman is currently active in international cricket and he can also be seen playing in the World Cup 2023.

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Most Consecutive Half Centuries In ODI World Cup History

Position Player Team Span Matches Fifty Runs
1 Sachin Tendulkar India 1992-2011 45 21 2,278
2 Virat Kohli India 2011-2023 37 17 1,795
3 Rohit Sharma India 2015-2023 28 13 1,575
4 Shakib Al Hasan Bangladesh 2007-2023 36 13 1,332
5 Kumar Sangakkara Sri Lanka 2003-2015 37 12 1,532
6 David Warner Australia 2015-2023 29 11 1,527
7 Steven Smith Australia 2011-2023 34 11 1,136
8 Ricky Ponting Australia 1996-2011 46 11 1,743
9 AB de Villiers South Africa 2007-2015 23 10 1,207
10 Herschelle Gibbs South Africa 1999-2007 25 10 1,067

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Top 10 Most Half Century In World Cup History

Below we are going to tell you about the top 10 batsmen who have scored the most half-centuries in World Cup history. Although Kenya’s Steve Tikolo has also scored 8 half-centuries in the World Cup. In this list, we have included only the names of batsmen from ICC permanent member countries.

10. Michael Clarke – 8:

Michael Clarke, who made Australia the World Cup champion under his captaincy in the World Cup 2015, played 3 World Cups from 2007 to 2025. Meanwhile, he scored a total of 888 runs in 21 innings of 25 matches which included 8 half-centuries. Clarke also could not score a single century in his World Cup career.

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9. Adam Gilchrist – 8:

Former Australian wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist represented his team in a total of 31 matches from 1999 to 2007. Meanwhile, he scored a total of 1085 runs. Gilchrist has scored a total of 8 half-centuries in the World Cup. Apart from this, a century is also recorded in his name.

8. Javed Miandad – 8:

Former Pakistan opener Javed Miandad’s name is also included in the list of batsmen who have scored the most half-centuries in World Cup history. He played 33 matches in his long World Cup career from 1975 to 1996, in which he scored 1081 runs in 30 innings. Meanwhile, 8 half-centuries also came from his bat. Miandad also has a century in his name in the World Cup.

7. Graham Gooch – 8:

This list would probably have been incomplete without the name of former England’s best batsman Graham Gooch. Gooch played 21 matches in his World Cup career from 1979 to 1992 in which he scored 897 runs. He has also scored a total of 8 half-centuries in World Cup history. Apart from this, he has also scored a century.

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6. Martin Crowe – 8:

New Zealand’s brilliant former batsman Martin Crowe has also managed to get his name included in this list. He played a total of 21 World Cup matches from 1983 to 1992 and scored 891 runs. Crowe has also scored 8 centuries in this ICC event. Apart from this, he has also played an unbeaten century innings.

5. Herschelle Gibbs – 10:

Former South Africa middle-order batsman Herschelle Gibbs represented S.A. in 2 World Cup tournaments from 1999 – 2007. Meanwhile, he played a total of 25 matches, in which he scored 1037 runs with the help of 10 half-centuries in 23 innings. Let us also tell you that Herschelle Gibbs has not been able to score any century in the World Cup.

4. Shakib Al Hasan – 13:

Bangladesh opening batsman Shakib Al Hasan played a total of 36 World Cup matches from 2007 to 2023. In the cricket World Cup, he scored a total of 1332 runs in 36 innings. During this period, Shakib Al Hasan also scored 13 half-centuries. However, apart from this he also managed to score 2 centuries.

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3. Rohit Sharma – 13:

Indian team captain and well-known hitman Rohit Sharma scored 1575 runs in 28 World Cup matches from 2015 to 2023. Meanwhile, 13 half-centuries came from his bat. Not only this but apart from these half-centuries, he has also scored a century.

2. Virat Kohli – 17:

India’s best batsman Virat Kohli is the only player included in this list, who is still active in international cricket. He has also been played in the World Cup 2023.

He has played a total of 37 World Cup matches from 2011 to 2023, in which he has scored 1795 runs. During this period, 17 half-centuries have come from his bat. However, he also has many centuries in his name in the World Cup.

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1. Sachin Tendulkar – 21:

Former Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar has many records in his name in World Cup history. He ranks first in terms of scoring the most half-centuries in World Cup history.

He scored 2278 runs in 45 World Cup matches from 1992 to 2011. Meanwhile, he scored 21 half-centuries. However, Sachin Tendulkar also has 6 centuries recorded in his name.

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