Cricket World Cup 2015: Race for Centuries

In the ongoing Cricket World Cup key players are showing good performances from beginning. Asian teams were not among favorite in the tournament but now they are. India and Sri Lanka have shown great performances until now. Except this, there is race for centuries going on between some players. With every century some other record is broken. There are seven batsmen in this race, four Asians, two Africans, and one Caribbean.

First is Kumar Sangakkara, 37 years old Sri Lankan wicket keeper batsman is on the top with 23 centuries in this world cup. He scored two back to back centuries in last matches, which brought him on the top. He had also broken Ganguly record of 23 centuries. His tally of ODI centuries is 23. Kumar is followed by Kohli and Gayle. Both are sharing century stats with 22 ODI centuries. Gayle recently broke highest World Cup runs record. Kohli is youngest among all. He is 26 years old and holds stats of 22 Centuries. His consistent performance over past years makes him the most favorite batsmen to be on top in coming time.


On fourth place is Dilshan, 38 years old Sri Lankan batsmen with 21 centuries and he is in his good form these days. This could be his last world cup. He is also in the race to add more centuries in his stats. After him comes fastest player AB de Villiers, 31 years old South African batsmen. He is on fifth place and his tally is of 20 ODI centuries. This year he broke fastest fifty, century and fastest 150 records against one same team. He can anytime change cards and be on the top.

On sixth and seventh place is Sri Lankan Jayawardene and South African Hashim Amla. Amla consistent performance and his 50+ average make him favorite to move forward quickly. His tally is at 20 centuries and Jayawardene stat is at 19 centuries. Mahela Jayawardene is also in his good form to add more centuries in his stats. Among all seven four of them may end their career soon after this World Cup. Virat is youngest among all and has advantage of time and more matches. Let us stay tuned and watch out for these players, as they are playing against each other to break records in same tournament.



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