ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers 2023 Shai Hope Century: At present, 10 teams in Zimbabwe are fighting for a place in the last two spots of the 2023 ODI World Cup. It also includes West Indies and Sri Lanka. On Thursday, there was a clash between West Indies and Nepal in the qualifier round of the 2023 ODI World Cup. In this match, Shai Hope has broken a big record of King Kohli’s centuries by scoring a century.
Shai Hope scored a brilliant century against Nepal
West Indies captain Shai Hope, batting at number four, played a brilliant century of 132 runs in 129 balls. During this, 10 fours and 3 sixes came out of his bat. This is Hope’s 15th century in ODIs. Hope scored his 15th century in just 105 innings. Along with this, he has left behind Virat Kohli in scoring 15 centuries in the lowest innings in ODIs.
Babz Azam is at number one in this record list. Babar had completed 15 centuries in just 83 innings. On the other hand, former South African batsman Hashim Amla is at number two in this list. He scored 15 centuries in 86 innings. Whereas Hope has now come at number three in this list. At the same time, King Kohli has slipped to number four. Kohli had completed his 15 centuries in ODIs in 106 innings.
Babar left Azam behind in this matter
Shai Hope has left behind Babar Azam in terms of scoring the most centuries since the 2019 ODI World Cup. This is Hope’s 9th century since the last World Cup. At the same time, Babar has scored eight centuries since the 2019 ODI World Cup.
Surpassed Sir Viv Richards in the highest average
Shai Hope, who made his ODI debut in 2016, has so far scored 4674 runs in 105 innings at an average of 50.80. He is the Caribbean batsman with the highest average runs in ODIs.