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Known as the ultimate cricket extravaganza, the Cricket World Cup reigns supreme as the premier tournament in the sport, offering a heaven for batsmen. In this highly competitive tournament, runs flow freely with flat cricket pitches creating a breeding ground for high-scoring innings that have captivated fans throughout the years. Amidst this cricketing spectacle, an exceptional feat emerges—the accumulation of fifties. Within the annals of World Cup history, several extraordinary batsmen have etched their names, amassing the most half-centuries in this prestigious event. Their ability to consistently reach the 50-run milestone stands as a testament to their skill and enduring impact on the world of cricket. In this blog we willl look at most 50’s in Cricket World Cup.

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Top 10 Cricketers With Most Fifties in Cricket World Cup

PlayerMatInnsRunsHSAveSR1005050+4s6s
Sachin Tendulkar (IND)4544227815256.9588.986152124127
Shakib Al Hasan (BAN)32321201124*42.8981.582101211210
KC Sangakkara (SL)3735153212456.7486.55571214714
Rohit Sharma (IND)2121124314065.42102.55741112936
Virat Kohli (IND)3030128910753.7087.3838111129
RT Ponting (AUS)46421743140*45.8679.95561114531
AB de Villiers (SA)23221207162*63.52117.29461012137
HH Gibbs (SA)2523106714356.1587.38281010628
JH Kallis (SA)36321148128*45.9274.4019108613
F du Plessis (SA)232192610957.8786.542797411

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Most 50 in World Cup: Sachin Tendulkar (India)

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Sachin Tendulkar is the all-time leading run-scorer in World Cups, and he also holds the record for the most fifties. Tendulkar scored 15 fifties in 45 World Cup matches, and his highest score was 152 not out against Namibia. Tendulkar was a master of all formats of cricket, but he was particularly dominant in World Cups. He was able to score runs against all types of bowling, and he was always a threat to score a big hundred.

Most 50 in World Cup: Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh)

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Shakib Al Hasan is one of the most versatile cricketers in the world and has been a key player for Bangladesh in all formats of the game. Hasan has also been a consistent performer in World Cups and has scored 10 fifties in 31 matches. Hasan’s highest score in a World Cup match is 124*, and he is a valuable asset to Bangladesh’s batting line-up.


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Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)

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Kumar Sangakkara was one of the most elegant batsmen of his generation, and he was a master of the ODI format. Sangakkara scored 7 fifties in 37 World Cup matches, and his highest score was 124. Sangakkara was a great timer of the ball, and he was able to score runs in all areas of the ground. He was also a marvelous captain, and he led Sri Lanka to the World Cup finals in 2011, where they locked horns with the host nation- India. Though they ended up coming up short, they had a fantastic tournament.

Rohit Sharma (India)

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The swashbuckling opener of the Indian national team has made his presence with his formidable batting. In recent years, the current captain of the Indian cricket team has displayed magnificent batting and has rescued the team from tight spots. Throughout the World Cups, Ro-Hitman has 4 50s to his name, also boasting of 11 50+ scores in total of 21 matches.

Virat Kohli (India)

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Virat Kohli, the former captain of the Indian cricket team, has been a standout performer in ICC World Cup tournaments in recent years. In the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 held in England and Wales, Kohli showcased his exceptional skills and demonstrated why he is considered one of the world’s best batsmen. He played a pivotal role in India’s journey to the semi-finals, contributing significantly to important victories. Virat Kohli has scored 8 50s and 11 50+ in total of 30 matches.

Ricky Ponting (Australia)

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Ricky Ponting was one of the most dominant batsmen of his era, and he was a key member of Australia’s “golden generation” of cricketers. Ponting scored 6 fifties in 46 World Cup matches, and his highest score was 140*. Ponting was a very aggressive batsman, and he was always looking to score runs quickly. Widely considered one of the greatest captains ever, he led Australia to the World Cup title in 2003 and 2007.


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AB de Villiers (South Africa)

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AB de Villiers is one of the most exciting batsmen in the world, and he is capable of scoring runs at an incredible pace. de Villiers has scored 6 fifties in 23 World Cup matches, and his highest score is 162*. de Villiers was a very versatile batsman. He was a very good fielder and, no doubt, a very valuable asset to South Africa’s team.

Herschelle Gibbs (South Africa)

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One of the most explosive and dynamic batsmen to have ever played the game, Herschelle Gibbs also made a significant impact in the World cups for his team. In the 25 World Cup matches that he has played, he has scored half-centuries 8 times.


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Jacques Kallis (South Africa)

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Widely regarded as the greatest all-rounder of all time, Jacques Kallis will indeed go down in the history of the game as one of the most impactful players of all time. He has had a significant role in the game for South Africa. In his 36 world cup matches, he has made 9 half-centuries.


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Faf du Plessis (South Africa)

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And finally, we have yet another amazing Proteas batsman: Faf du Plessis. A mainstay of the South African batting lineup, Faf made significant contributions to his team. From 23 matches, he has 7 fifties to his name.

Conclusion

These are just ten of the many batsmen who have scored a large number of fifties in World Cups. It is a remarkable achievement to score a fifty in any cricket match, but it is even more impressive to do so in a World Cup match.

These players have all been outstanding performers in World Cups, and they have all contributed to their team’s success. They are all examples of how important it is to be able to score the fifties in World Cups, as it sets the foundation for the other batsmen to capitalize and build to a large, formidable score. Apart from giving a boost of confidence to the half-centurion, the fifties also serve as a method to inspire the other players to perform to the best of their abilities and lead the team toward victory.


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