Who are India's centurions at Cricket World Cups?

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Kapil Dev was the first Indian batsman to hit a century at a World Cup. So far, Indian batsmen have scored 20 centuries in World Cup history.

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Sachin Tendulkar leads the list with 6 hundreds (all-time record) to his name, followed by Sourav Ganguly with 4.

Tendulkar holds the record for most centuries in World Cups with 6

Kapil, the first centurion, blazed his way to a famous 175 not out against Zimbabwe at Tunbridge Wells in 1983. The captain went on to guide the team to the title at Lord's.

India's batsmen failed to score a century in the opening two editions of the World Cup, in 1975 and 1979.

The most productive editions for Indian batsmen, in terms of three-figures marks, were 1999 (England) and 2011 (India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh). In these both tournaments, India had 5 tons each.


Full list of India's centurions (20) at World Cup

  1. 175* - Kapil Dev (Vs Zimbabwe, 1983)
  2. 103* - Sunil Gavaskar (Vs New Zealand, 1987)
  3. 127* - Sachin Tendulkar (Vs Kenya, 1996)
  4. 137 - Tendulkar (Vs Sri Lanka, 1996)
  5. 106 - Vinod Kambli (Vs Zimbabwe, 1996)
  6. 104* - Rahul Dravid (Vs Kenya, 1999)
  7. 140* - Tendulkar (Vs Kenya, 1999)
  8. 183 - Sourav Ganguly (Vs Sri Lanka, 1999)
  9. 145 - Dravid (Vs Sri Lanka, 1999)
  10. 100* - Ajay Jadeja (Vs Australia, 1999)
  11. 152 - Tendulkar (Vs Namibia, 2003)
  12. 112* - Ganguly (Vs Namibia, 2003)
  13. 107* - Ganguly (Vs Kenya, 2003)
  14. 111* - Ganguly (Vs Kenya, 2003)
  15. 114 - Virender Sehwag (Vs Bermuda, 2007)
  16. 175 - Sehwag (Vs Bangladesh, 2011)
  17. 100* - Virat Kohli (Vs Bangladesh, 2011)
  18. 120 - Tendulkar (Vs England, 2011)
  19. 111 - Tendulkar (Vs South Africa, 2011)
  20. 113 - Yuvraj Singh (Vs West Indies, 2011)

Most tons for India at World Cup

  • 6 - Tendulkar
  • 4 - Ganguly
  • 2 - Dravid, Sehwag
  • 1 - Kapil, Gavaskar, Kambli, Jadeja, Kohli, Yuvraj

Tournament-wise India's individual hundreds

  • 0 - 1975
  • 0 - 1979
  • 1 - 1983
  • 1 - 1987
  • 3 - 1996
  • 5 - 1999
  • 4 - 2003
  • 1 - 2007
  • 5 - 2011

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