Batsmen with most ODI hundreds since 2015 World Cup

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Batsmen with most ODI hundreds since 2015 World Cup

17 Jan 2019 092 Views Yash Mittal

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With the change of playing conditions and the use of two new balls, we have seen an upward shift in the par score that teams score these days. But, however, the conditions, scoring hundreds consistently requires a plethora of patience and concentration.



Today, in this article, we delve into the statistics to delve on batsmen who have scored the most number of ODI hundreds since the 2015 World Cup:-

#4 Ross Taylor [8]

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With eight hundred in 51 One-day Internationals at an average of nearly 70 [69.72], it's fair to say that Ross Taylor is at the peak of his powers in ODI cricket. In an era, where teams are struggling to find a potent middle-order batsman, Taylor has emerged as the bedrock of the BlackCaps unit and along with Kane Williamson have scripted a plethora of match-winning performances. His 181 against England on virtually one leg was an act of defiance as well as sheer domination.

Taylor has carried his form into the World Cup year as he stroked yet another hundred in the recently concluded series against Sri Lanka and with the 2019 event expected to be his swansong, the middle-order batsman will look to spearhead New Zealand's campaign.

#2 Joe Root [9]

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His conversion rate might be an issue in Test cricket, but in ODI cricket, Joe Root has been churning out hundreds after hundreds post the 2015 World Cup. In a belligerent English batting line-up, Joe Root is the 'calm' that holds the middle-order together.

His infamous 'mic-drop' celebration last year against India after scoring back-to-back hundreds last summer was indicative of the fact that the English Test captain is here to stay in the shorter formats of the game as well. Since England's disastrous 2015 campaign, Root has played 67 ODIs and has racked up 3144 runs at an average of 61.64 which includes nine hundred and 21 half-centuries.

#3 Rohit Sharma [15]

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India might be struggling to find a cohesive and a belligerent middle-order, but the fact of the matter is, so good are the Men in Blue's top-3, that in nearly eight games out of ten, they take the side home, giving very little game time to the batsmen that follow. Facts back it up comprehensively. Out of 76 hundred that the Indian team has racked up since the start of 2013, 61 has been scored by the trio of Rohit, Shikhar and Virat Kohli. Rohit Sharma has scored 21 out of those 61 tons; 15 of which have come since the 2015 World Cup, and 12 since January 2017.

His red-ball career might not have taken off but in white-ball cricket- especially in ODIs, Sharma has been batting on a different level. He has racked up a three-digit score in each of his last ten ODI series. In 60 ODIs since the 2015 World Cup, Sharma has accumulated 3410 runs at an average of 66.86 which also includes a double-hundred- his 3rd, against Sri Lanka in late 2017.

#4 Virat Kohli [17]

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Rohit Sharma is too good to be second in ODI cricket, but then there is this guy called Virat Kohli, who keeps on pushing the envelope and bewilders the cricketing folklore as to what can be achieved on a cricket field. His imperious 104 at the Adelaide Oval that helped India square the 3-match series was his 26th ODI ton since 2013, 17th since the end of last World Cup and 24th in a run-chase.

Such has been Kohli's form that he broke his own record for the least number of innings taken to complete 1,000 calendar runs in a year [9 innings in 2018] despite missing the whole of Asia Cup. In 60 ODI innings since the 2015 World Cup, the Indian captain has racked up 3802 runs at an average of 82.65 and a strike-rate of 98.72.

Yash Mittal

Bharat Army Sports Writer

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