One of the most impressive batting records in the World Cup is the record for most fifties. A fifty is defined as scoring 50 runs or more in a single inning. It is a difficult feat to achieve, even for the best batsmen in the world. However, there have been a few batsmen who have been able to score multiple fifties in the World Cup.
List of Most Fifties Players in ODI Cricket World Cup in 1975–2023
|SR Tendulkar (IND)||1992-2011||45||44||2278||56.95||15||21|
|Shakib Al Hasan (BAN)||2007-2019||29||29||1146||45.84||10||12|
|KC Sangakkara (SL)||2003-2015||37||35||1532||56.74||7||12|
|RT Ponting (AUS)||1996-2011||46||42||1743||45.86||6||11|
|AB de Villiers (SA)||2007-2015||23||22||1207||63.52||6||10|
|HH Gibbs (SA)||1999-2007||25||23||1067||56.15||8||10|
|JH Kallis (SA)||1996-2011||36||32||1148||45.92||9||10|
|RG Sharma (IND)||2015-2019||17||17||978||65.20||3||9|
|SPD Smith (AUS)||2011-2019||24||20||834||46.33||8||9|
|F du Plessis (SA)||2011-2019||23||21||926||57.87||7||9|
|MD Crowe (NZ)||1983-1992||21||21||880||55.00||8||9|
|GA Gooch (ENG)||1979-1992||21||21||897||44.85||8||9|
|Javed Miandad (PAK)||1975-1996||33||30||1083||43.32||8||9|
|AC Gilchrist (AUS)||1999-2007||31||31||1085||36.16||8||9|
|BC Lara (WI)||1992-2007||34||33||1225||42.24||7||9|
|DPMD Jayawardene (SL)||1999-2015||40||34||1100||35.48||5||9|
|ST Jayasuriya (SL)||1992-2007||38||37||1165||34.26||6||9|
|MJ Clarke (AUS)||2007-2015||25||21||888||63.42||8||8|
|Yuvraj Singh (IND)||2003-2011||23||21||738||52.71||7||8|
|R Dravid (IND)||1999-2007||22||21||860||61.42||6||8|
|IVA Richards (WI)||1975-1987||23||21||1013||63.31||5||8|
|SB Styris (NZ)||2003-2011||26||22||909||53.47||6||8|
|ME Waugh (AUS)||1992-1999||22||22||1004||52.84||4||8|
|TM Dilshan (SL)||2007-2015||27||25||1112||52.95||4||8|
|M Azharuddin (IND)||1987-1999||30||25||826||39.33||8||8|
|V Kohli (IND)||2011-2019||26||26||1030||46.81||6||8|
|SO Tikolo (KENYA)||1996-2011||28||27||768||29.53||8||8|
|S Chanderpaul (WI)||1996-2011||31||28||970||40.41||7||8|
|PA de Silva (SL)||1987-2003||35||32||1064||36.68||6||8|
|CH Gayle (WI)||2003-2019||35||34||1186||35.93||6||8|
Top 5 Players with Most Fifties In ICC Cricket World Cup All Time
SR Tendulkar (IND)
Sachin Tendulkar is the leading century scorer in the World Cup, with 15 fifties. He is also the overall leading run scorer in the tournament, with 2278 runs. Tendulkar was known for his consistency and his ability to score runs in all conditions. He was also a very good leader, and he helped India reach the World Cup final in 2003.
Shakib Al Hasan (BAN)
Shakib Al Hasan is the second-leading fifty scorer in the World Cup, with 10 fifties. He is also the leading run scorer in the tournament for Bangladesh, with 1145 runs. Shakib is a very versatile player, and he is one of the best all-rounders in the world. He is also a very good leader, and he has helped Bangladesh to achieve a number of successes in recent years.
KC Sangakkara (SL)
Kumar Sangakkara is the third-leading fifty scorer in the World Cup, with 7 fifties. He is also the overall leading run scorer in the tournament for Sri Lanka, with 1532 runs. Sangakkara was known for his solid batting technique and his ability to score runs in all conditions. He was also a very good wicketkeeper, and he is considered to be one of the best all-rounders of all time.
RT Ponting (AUS)
Ricky Ponting is the fourth-leading fifty scorer in the World Cup, with 6 fifties. He is also the overall leading run scorer in the tournament for Australia, with 1743 runs. Ponting was known for his aggressive batting style and his ability to score runs under pressure. He was also a very good leader, and he led Australia to two World Cup titles in 2003 and 2007.
AB de Villiers (SA)
AB de Villiers is the fifth-leading fifty scorer in the World Cup, with 6 fifties. He is also the overall leading run scorer in the tournament for South Africa, with 1207 runs. De Villiers was known for his 360-degree batting style and his ability to hit the ball to all parts of the ground. He was also a very good fielder, and he is considered to be one of the best batsmen of all time.