Youngest centurions in World Cup history

Cricket, often referred to as the gentleman’s game, has witnessed countless moments of brilliance over the years. One of the most celebrated feats in limited-overs cricket is scoring a century, and achieving this milestone in a Cricket World Cup match adds an extra layer of prestige.

Today, we will delve into the list of the top four youngest centurions in World Cup history.

5. Rachin Ravindra:

In the opening match of the ODI World Cup 2023, the young Kiwi sensation, Rachin, stole the spotlight with a remarkable century that propelled New Zealand to victory. He remained unbeaten on 123 runs and formed an unbeaten partnership of 273 runs with his close friend Devon Conway. Rachin’s century came off just 82 balls, making it the fastest by a New Zealander in the World Cup to date.

4. Virat Kohli (IND):

One of the modern greats of cricket, Virat made history at the age of 22 years and 106 days during the 2011 World Cup. On February 19, 2011, against Bangladesh in Mirpur, Kohli’s unbeaten century of 100* runs featured eight boundaries and two sixes, displaying his class and composure.

3. Avishka Fernando (SL):

At the age of 21 years and 87 days, Avishka demonstrated his elegance with the bat during the 2019 World Cup. Facing the West Indies on July 1, 2019, at Chester-le-Street, Fernando compiled a brilliant innings of 104 runs with 9 boundaries and two sixes.

2. Ricky Ponting (AUS):

A legend in his own right, Ponting achieved the milestone at the age of 21 years and 76 days. In the 1996 World Cup match against the West Indies on March 4, 1996, Ponting scored a century, amassing 102 runs with 5 boundaries and one six, showcasing his composed batting style.

1. Paul Stirling (IRE):

Stirling made a record at the young age of 20 years and 196 days. He displayed remarkable batting prowess during the 2011 Cricket World Cup when he scored 101 runs against the Netherlands. Stirling’s innings included 14 boundaries and 2 sixes, exhibiting his aggressive style of play. This impressive feat took place on March 18, 2011, at the iconic Eden Gardens.