The ODI World Cup is known to be the best place for a player to make a name for himself. In all of the editions of the ODI Cricket World Cup played so far many cricketers have done wonders with the bat and ball.
It is considered a huge feat to score a century in World Cup cricket but it is considered even special when it is done in quick time. With the rules changing and ODI cricket getting more batting-dominated the fastest ton in ODI World Cup is now an achievable feat.
In this list let us take a look at the five batters who have scored the fastest centuries in the history of the ODI World Cup.
AB De Villiers – century in 52 balls versus West Indies – 2015 ODI World Cup
Just a few months after scoring the fastest-ever ODI century, South African AB De Villiers was at it again. The opposition yet again were the West Indies during the ODI World Cup 2015 game in Sydney.
ABD got to his century in a mere 52 balls as he pummeled the West Indian bowlers. The South African batting maestro ended his innings at 162 not out from 66 balls with 17 fours and 8 sixes.
Glenn Maxwell – century in 51 balls versus Sri Lanka – 2015 ODI World Cup
Sri Lankan bowlers had done well to restrict the home team to 177/4 in the 33rd over. The Sydney crowd though had no idea that a storm was on its way in the form of Glenn Maxwell. The Australian scored his first ODI World Cup century in just 51 balls and ended with 102 runs from just 53 balls. The knock contained 10 fours and 4 sixes as Australia scored a massive 378 from their 50 overs.
Kevin O Brien – century in 50 balls versus England – 2011 ODI World Cup
Chasing an improbable 328 to win, the Irish team had their backs against the wall at 111/5. That’s when Kevin O Brien showed his might to score the then-fastest ton of ODI World Cup history. The burly right-hander hit 113 runs from just 63 balls with 13 fours and 6 sixes to help his side to a huge win by 3 wickets with five balls to spare.
Aiden Markram – century in 49 balls versus Sri Lanka – 2023 ODI World Cup
Quinton De Kock and Rassie Van Der Dussen had already pummeled the Sri Lankan bowling attack to pieces in New Delhi. Aiden Markram took it a notch higher when he scored his century in just 49 balls to set a new fastest-century record in the ODI World Cup.
Glenn Maxwell – century in 40 balls versus Netherlands – 2023 ODI World Cup
New Delhi witnessed Glenn Maxwell score the fastest century in the history of the ODI World Cups. The Australian got to the mark in just 40 balls to break the record set by Aiden Markram just 18 days ago at the same venue.