Stats: Top 10 players with most centuries in World Cup history
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.
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*Stats updated till 4 February, 2015