Most Centuries Scored by an Opener or Middle Order Batsman in Cricket World Cup
As the record of most centuries lies with the opening batsmen viz. Mark Waugh, Saurav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar, it is difficult to choose the best amongst all. All the above mentioned players are world class players and they are the best in their own special way. However, on the basis of most consecutive centuries in World Cup, our pick is Mark Waugh of Australia as the top opener. Mark Waugh has scored 4 centuries in Cricket World Cup history with two consecutive centuries in 1996 Cricket World Cup, this is itself is a record for him. Mark Waugh has scored his 4 centuries at an average of 117 runs per match. His incredible batting style and stylish drives have always cherished cricket fans around the globe. This does not mean that Sachin Tendulkar has lost his significance. He is still playing and has full potential to break Mark Waugh’s record of scoring consecutive centuries in a World Cup tournament.
Most Centuries Scored by an Middle Order Batsman in Cricket World Cup
For the most centuries by any middle order batsman in Cricket World Cup, our top pick is none other than India’s world class batsman, Sachin Tendulkar. He is not only one of the best openers cricket world has produced, but also a great middle order batsman who, during the time of Saurav Ganguly and Verender Sewag as openers, always supported the middle order in crucial times. For Sachin Tendulkar, the West Indies cricket legend, Vivian Richards has recently said that “Tendulkar is the all time greatest cricketer. I am sure he will have more records to his credit.” He is the only batsman who holds records in various categories of cricket whether its test cricket, One Day Internationals or T20 game. Sachin Tendulkar has already scored 4 centuries in cricket world cup. The forthcoming 2011 ICC Cricket World is a great opportunity for Sachin to make new records for himself and his country.