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Stats: Top 10 players with most centuries in World Cup history

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Sachin Tendulkar

Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar leads the list for the most number of centuries scored in World Cup cricket. The batting maestro slammed 6 centuries across six editions of the tournament from 1992 to 2011. Next in the list is Australian great and two-time World Cup winning captain Ricky Ponting, who scored 5 hundreds in the tournament after making his debut in the 1996 edition which was held in the subcontinent.

There is a tie for the third position between former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly and former Australian opener Mark Waugh, both of whom crossed the three-figure mark on four occasions.

South African batsman AB de Villiers is tied with 5 other batsmen - Pakistan’s Rameez Raja, Australia’s Matthew Hayden, West Indian great Vivian Richards, former Pakistan opener Saeed Anwar and Sri Lankan mainstay Mahela Jayawardene, all of whom have notched up 3 centuries at the quadrennial event.

Top 10 centurions in World Cup history

Rank Player Matches Hundreds Best
1 Sachin Tendulkar 45 6 152
2 Ricky Ponting 46 5 140*
3 Sourav Ganguly 21 4 183
  Mark Waugh 22 4 130
5 AB de Villiers 15 3 146
  Rameez Raja 16 3 119*
  Matthew Hayden 22 3 158
  Vivian Richards 23 3 181
  Saeed Anwar 21 3 113*
  Mahela Jayawardene 33 3 115*

*Stats updated till 4 February, 2015

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