Most Half-Centuries in the Cricket World Cup History

Sachin Tendulkar holds the record for scoring the most half-centuries in the World Cup. Let's see who are the other batters on that list.

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The 2023 ICC Men's Cricket World Cup will be the 13th edition of the Cricket World Cup. The tournament will be hosted by India, beginning on 5 October and concluding on 19 November 2023. Ten national teams will participate; Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, and Sri Lanka. England are the defending champions, having won the 2019 edition by defeating New Zealand in the final.

India will host the Men's Cricket World Cup solely for the first time. The tournament will take place in ten different stadiums. The first and second semi-finals will be held at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai and Eden Gardens in Kolkata respectively, while the final will take place at Narendra Modi Stadium, in Ahmedabad. As fans brace themselves for the 2023 World Cup in India, here at SportzPoint we look at the players who hold the record for scoring the most half-centuries in the tournament's history.

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Many cricketers come and go but there are only a few who leave a permanent mark with their presence in the team, especially by performing in the biggest stage, Cricket World Cup. Be it with bat or ball, playing well consistently and impacting the winning of the team is a great accomplishment. There are some legendary batters who proved or continue to prove their gravity by performing consistently in the World Cup. It's time to take a deep dive into the history.

Most Half-Centuries in the Cricket World Cup History

Cricket is a team sport but still, individual performances are important. Even the smallest of individual actions can have a significant impact on the game. It can decide whether a team will advance further in the competition. 

Sachin Tendulkar has scored 15 half-centuries (21 - 50+) throughout the six World Cups that he has played for the Indian cricket team. The Indian opener has represented the national side on 45 occasions and scored 2278 runs at an average of 56.95.

The second one on the list is Bangladesh's star allrounder Shakib Al Hasan. The all-rounder will be playing his fifth World championship. Till now the left-hand batter has played 29 matches in World Cup and has scored 1146 runs at an average of 45.84 with 10 half-centuries (12 - 50+) and 2 centuries.

The Legendary Wicket-Keeper batter and the former captain of Sri Lanka, Kumar Sangakkara has scored 7 half-centuries (12 - 50+) in 37 matches on the biggest stage. Sangakkara is the holder of 1532 runs in a total of four World Cups at an average of 56.74.

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Most Fifties in the ICC WC History:

Player Span Mat Inns Runs HS Avg SR 100 50 50+ 4s 6s
SR Tendulkar (IND) 1992-2011 45 44 2278 152 56.95 88.98 6 15 21 241 27
Shakib Al Hasan (BAN) 2007-2019 29 29 1146 124* 45.84 82.26 2 10 12 107 8
KC Sangakkara (SL) 2003-2015 37 35 1532 124 56.74 86.55 5 7 12 147 14
RT Ponting (AUS) 1996-2011 46 42 1743 140* 45.86 79.95 5 6 11 145 31
AB de Villiers (SA) 2007-2015 23 22 1207 162* 63.52 117.29 4 6 10 121 37
HH Gibbs (SA) 1999-2007 25 23 1067 143 56.15 87.38 2 8 10 106 28
JH Kallis (SA) 1996-2011 36 32 1148 128* 45.92 74.40 1 9 10 86 13
RG Sharma (IND) 2015-2019 17 17 978 140 65.20 95.97 6 3 9 100 23
SPD Smith (AUS) 2011-2019 24 20 834 105 46.33 89.58 1 8 9 74 7
F du Plessis (SA) 2011-2019 23 21 926 109 57.87 86.54 2 7 9 74 11
MD Crowe (NZ) 1983-1992 21 21 880 100* 55.00 83.57 1 8 9 82 7
GA Gooch (ENG) 1979-1992 21 21 897 115 44.85 63.25 1 8 9 80 4
Javed Miandad (PAK) 1975-1996 33 30 1083 103 43.32 68.02 1 8 9 72 3
AC Gilchrist (AUS) 1999-2007 31 31 1085 149 36.16 98.01 1 8 9 141 19
BC Lara (WI) 1992-2007 34 33 1225 116 42.24 86.26 2 7 9 131 17
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