There are very few cricketers who appeared in multiple World Cups. On the other hand, there is Ricky Ponting where he played 4 ODI World Cups (46 matches) with 3 times champions consistently from 1999 - 2003. And there are also players who appeared in most numbers of World Cups.


Most Appearance of Cricketers in World Cups

Position
Players
Teams
Matches
No. of ODI WC
1
Sachin Tendulkar
India
45
6
2
Javed Miandad
Pakistan
28
6
3
Mahela Jayawardhane
Sri-Lanka
40
5
4
Muralitharan
Sri-Lanka
40
5
5
Wasim Akram
Pakistan
38
5
6
Sanath Jayasuriya
Sri-Lanka
38
5
7
Kumar Sangakkara
Sri-Lanka
37
5
8
Jaques Kallis
South Africa
36
5
9
Inzamam-Ul Haq
Pakistan
35
5
10
Chris Gayle
West Indies
35
5

Here are the 10 highest appearances of cricketers in One Day International World Cups. It might shock you there are 4 out of 10 players have not been World Champions ever. And no one of them has become World Champion twice.  Let us Check the Best Performance of these players in World Cups.

Players
Best Team Performance
Sachin Tendulkar
Champion (2011), Runner Up (2003) & Semi Finalist (1996)
Javed Miandad
Champion (1992), Semi-Finalist (1889)
Sanath Jasuria
Champion (1996), Runner Up (2007, 2011) & Semi Finalist (2003)
Muralitharan
Champion (1996), Runner Up (2007, 2011) & Semi Finalist (2003)
Inzamam Ul  Haq
Champion (1992), Runner Up (1999)

Notes on This Topic:

  • Wasim Akram is the only pace bowler in this list.
  • Muthaiya Murli is the only leg spinner in this list
  • 7 Players of them are batsmen.
  • Jaques Kallis is only legitimate All Rounder.
  • Chris Gayle, Kumar Sangakarra, Mahela and Jaques Kallis have never won a World Cup Final.
  • Ricky Ponting, the former captain of Aussie won 3 World Cup Finals and played the most number of the matches in World Cups is not in the list.

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