The ODI Cricket World Cup has seen only two batters – Chris Gayle and Martin Guptill – scoring a double century. Both knocks came in the 2015 ODI World Cup, played in Australia and New Zealand.
We might see more batters join the list of batters to score a double-century in the upcoming 2023 ODI World Cup. Which batters are you backing to score a double century in the 2023 World Cup edition? Let us recap the two sensational double hundreds and players who could join these players in the 2023 World Cup.
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The World Cup Double Hundred Club
Scoring a hundred is considered an outstanding achievement, irrespective of cricket format. However, achieving a double hundred in the World Cup is one of the greatest achievements. The following are the two batters who have scored a double century in an ODI World Cup:
● Chris Gayle – 215 (147 balls)
Chris Gayle is the first batter to score a double century in the history of the ODI World Cup. The ‘Universe Boss’ played this outstanding innings against Zimbabwe in the 2015 ODI World Cup fixture at Manuka Oval, Canberra.
Batting first against Zimbabwe, the West Indies scored 372 with the loss of just two wickets. Gayle blasted the Zimbabwe bowlers, scoring 215 runs in just 147 balls. The white-ball legend’s knock saw ten fours and 16 sixes.
In response to West Indies’ giant score, Zimbabwe could not get going and fell short by 73 runs. Pacer Jerome Taylor and all-rounder Jason Holder took three wickets each. Gayle, unsurprisingly, was named the player of the match.
●Martin Guptill – 237*(163 balls)
In the fourth quarter-final of the 2015 ODI World Cup played between New Zealand and the West Indies, Kiwi opener Martin Guptill smashed West Indies bowlers to all parts of the ground.
Martin Guptill scored a stunning unbeaten 237 runs off just 163 balls. He smashed 24 fours and 11 sixes. Thanks to Martin Guptill’s double century and Trent Boult’s 4/44, New Zealand won the match by a massive 143 runs.
Martin Guptill’s Records in ODIs
The sensational knock against West Indies saw the opening batter break plenty of records. We list a few of them:
It is one of the best-ever knocks in a World Cup match, especially in the knockout stages of the 50-over World Cup.
Who will Score a Double Century in the 2023 ODI World Cup?
Surprisingly, only two batters have scored a double-century in ODI World Cup history. The common thing in both those double centuries was that openers scored them. Top-order batters have the best chance to score a double century as they face the maximum number of deliveries.
Following is a list of batters who could score a double century in the ODI World Cup 2023:
There have been only two double centuries in the history of the ODI World Cup. Today’s batters have an attacking mindset, and we can expect a few more double centuries coming our way during the 2023 ODI World Cup.