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5 players with best 50 to 100 conversion rate in ODI Cricket

Sahil Jain
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Virat Kohli is one of the best when it comes to converting 50s into 100s. But is he #1?

One important aspect of batsmanship is building on after getting a good start. Once a batsman is set, he needs to make sure that he gets a big score in order to help his team set up a good total or chase down a target.

In ODI cricket as well, a lot of top-order batsmen have been very successful in converting their starts into some big hundreds. Hence, we look at 5 players with the best 50 to 100 conversion rate in ODI cricket.

Note – Batsmen with a minimum of 2000 ODI runs have been considered.

(Stats are accurate as of 9th February 2018)

#5 William Porterfield – 41.67%

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William Porterfield is one of the best cricketers to have played for Ireland

William Porterfield is Ireland’s most successful captain. The way he’s led his country over the last decade (made his captaincy debut in 2008) has been superb.

However, not a lot of people know about his batting prowess. He is Ireland’s leading run-getter in both ODIs and T20Is and has amassed 3445 runs in 113 ODI games at an average of 31.90.

Porterfield made his debut in 2006 and in his 4th game, he got his maiden ODI ton (112 not out) against Bermuda in 2007. He backed that score up with another century against Kenya in the next game (104 not out).

After a good year in 2007, the Irishman went through a lean 2008 but 2009 was his best year. He smashed two hundreds and scored 414 runs in 8 games and was awarded as the best Associate Player of the Year. Since that year, he has had some ups and downs but he continued to fight through and found ways to score consistently.

Porterfield has 24 scores of 50+ out of which 10 are centuries. His conversion rate of 41.67% puts him at #5 on this list of players best conversion rates in ODI cricket. 

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