Only players with fifer and century in World Cups

Team India

All-rounders play a pivotal and crucial role for a team irrespective of the format. It is a luxury to have them on your side as they have a lot to offer with their special talent and potential. They bring the dual flair of scoring runs and also picking up wickets that eventually help the team to be in a strong position in the match. In ODI World Cups, there have been a few top-quality players who have not only managed to pick a five-wicket haul but also smashed a century in the marquee tournament and they feature in this article.

Let’s take a look at the all-rounders with five-for and a hundred in the history of ODI World Cups:

1) Kapil Dev

The former legendary India all-rounder has struck only one century in his WC career. The instance came against Zimbabwe in the 1983 World Cup at Tunbridge Wells where he hammered a mammoth 175 off just 138 which included 16 fours and six maximums. His Indian side got in big trouble at 9/4 and in walked Kapil at no. six. His knock helped Team India reach a competitive total of 266/8 eventually winning the encounter by 31 runs. In the same edition, he picked up figures of 5/43 with two maidens in his 12-over spell against Australia in Nottingham.

2) Yuvraj Singh

Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh is the second name in this elite list. The Chandigarh-born achieved the dual feat in India’s title-winning 2011 campaign under the leadership of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Yuvraj had participated in two previous World Cups in 2003 and 2007 but his maiden ton in the global event came in the 2011 edition. The left-handed middle-order player struck 113 off 123 against West Indies in Chennai where India won the contest by a margin of 80 runs. He then snared five wickets for 31 runs in his ten-over spell against Ireland in Bangalore where the Men in Blue sealed the deal by a five-wicket margin.

3) Shakib Al Hasan

Current Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan is the third name in this chart. He had a dream World Cup 2019 on a personal note as he smashed 606 runs and picked up 11 wickets for his side. Shakib had also featured in three previous World Cups in 2007, 2011, and 2015 but his maiden hundred in the showpiece event came in 2019. Batting at no. three, the left-hander slammed 121 off 119 against England in Cardiff. He also hammered an unbeaten 124 off just 99 against West Indies in a winning cause in Taunton a few days later. He then went on to pick up figures of 5/29 with one maiden in ten overs against Afghanistan in Southampton.

4) Mitchell Marsh

Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh is the fourth and final name in this list. The 32-year-old achieved the landmark in two separate editions of the World Cups. The right-arm medium bowler snared five scalps for just 33 runs in his nine-over spell against England on the opening day of the 2015 campaign in Melbourne. The Aussies went on to win that tournament opener by 111 runs. Not only this, the Kangaroos also lifted their record fifth WC trophy in 2015 under the stewardship of Michael Clarke. Marsh’s maiden ton in the global event came in the ongoing 2023 edition. He slammed 121 off 108 against Pakistan in Bangalore where the Aussies won the contest by 62 runs.