International Cricket records individual milestones under 50s and 100s. T20I, though, is recording 30s as well but these two heads are common over the years. We discussed about Cricketers, top 10, who scored the most hundreds in their international career. Here, let us talk who fare where onto the list of cricketers with the most international fifties. While 16 cricketers have scored more than hundred fifties, not a single one from our today’s list is an active cricketer. The closest cricketer, not retired, is MS Dhoni, with just a whisk away, but his future doesn’t look happening at 38 years of age. The closest active cricketer on this list, with chances to remain there, is Virat Kohli just 5 fifties away from this list.
10. AB de Villiers (South Africa)
Proteas Superman Cricketer, AB de Villiers, has been one of their most successful ones. The South African, 10th most hundred scorer, is tenth on the list of Cricketers with most international fifties. While de Villiers scored 109 half-centuries in his career of 420 matches and 484 innings, his career also included 47 centuries.
ABD not only captained the South African Cricket team, but he captained the South Africa Junior Rugby side as well. The Proteas Cricketer is a record holder for the fastest 50 in ODI history, and also 100 and 150.
9. Brian Lara (West Indies)
Former West Indian Run Machine, Brian Charles Lara, has had some of the greatest innings to his credit. The 8th most hundred scorer is ninth on the list of Cricketers with most international fifties. While Lara scored 111 half-centuries in his career of 430 matches and 521 innings, his career also included 53 centuries.
Lara not only hit high individual scores, but was also the first West Indies Cricketer to cross 10,000 ODI runs. He was a decent captain as well and won ICC Champions Trophy 2004 for his team.
8. Shivnarine Chanderpaul (West Indies)
Former West Indian middle order Batsman, Shivnarine Chanderpaul is 10th most run-getter in international cricket. The 10th most runs scorer is eighth on the list of Cricketers with most international fifties. While Chanderpaul scored 125 centuries in his career of 454 matches and 553 innings, his career also included 41 centuries.
Shivnarine not only hit his individual scores, but has a tremendous record as a partner as well. In tests alone, Chanderpaul had 750 partnerships which is a record for any cricketer.
7. Inzamam-ul Haq (Pakistan)
Former Pakistan Middle Order Batsman and Captain, Inzamam-ul Haq has scored over 20,000 International runs. The 11th most runs scorer is seventh on the list of Cricketers with most international fifties. While Haq scored 129 half-centuries in his career of 499 matches and 551 innings, his career also included 35 centuries.
Inzi scored the most runs by a Pakistan Cricketer but was not a great fielder. Haq was a key member of 1992 World Cup winning team.
6. Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka)
Former Sri Lankan Cricketer Denagamage Praboth Mahela de Silva Jayawardene has second most international runs for a Sri Lankan Cricketer. The 7th most hundred scorer is sixth on the list of Cricketers with most international hundreds. While Mahela scored 136 half-centuries in his career of 652 matches and 725 innings, his career also included 54 centuries.
Jayawardene not only hit these many runs but his highest test score, 374 is the highest test score by a right handed batsman. His century at the World Cup 2011 is one of the best World Cup final innings ever.
5. Ricky Ponting (Australia)
Former Kangaroo Cricketer Ricky Ponting was the second most runs-getter in Cricket World Cups. The 2nd most hundred scorer is fifth on the list of Cricketers with most international hundreds. While Ponting scored 146 half-centuries in his career of 560 matches and 668 innings, his career also included 71 centuries .
Ponting not only hit second most sixes in World Cups but also second most sixes as well. He also has scored a whopping 5 centuries in Cricket World Cups.
4. Rahul Dravid (India)
Former Indian Batsman, Rahul Dravid, has the second most partnership record by any Test Cricketer. The 9th most hundred scorer is fourth on the list of Cricketers with most international fifties. While Dravid scored 146 half-centuries in his career of 509 matches and 605 innings, his career also included 48 centuries.
Dravid was not only a great partner in Test Cricket, but also only cricketer to have two 300+ ODI partnerships. Rahul also had six consecutive 50s in test, and 5 in ODIs.
3. Jacques Kallis (South Africa)
Former Proteas All-round Cricketer, Jacques Kallis, has hit 4th most sixes in test cricket with 97. The 5th most hundred scorer is third also on the list of Cricketers with most international fifties. While Kallis scored 149 half-centuries in his career of 519 matches and 617 innings, his career also included 62 centuries.
Kallis not only scored most runs by a Proteas Cricketer, but four times he had a 300+ partnerships. Kallis, three times, scored consecutive 50s in tests, twice for 5 innings and once for 6 innings.
2. Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)
Sri Lanka’s leading scorer Kumar Sangakkara is 5 most runs scorer in a single world cup. He did this in 2011 Cricket World Cup when he scored 4 consecutive centuries. The 4th most hundred scorer is second on the list of Cricketers with most international fifties.
While Sanga scored 153 half-centuries in his career of 594 matches and 666 innings, his career also included 63 centuries. Kumar hit not only high scored but with Mahela he has the highest partnership for any wicket in Test cricket as well. They scored 624 runs for 3rd wicket against South Africa in 2006.
1. Sachin Tendulkar (India)
Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar scored the most centuries in a calendar year in 1998 with 12. The most hundred scorer is atop the list of Cricketers with most international fifties. While Sachin scored 164 half-centuries in his career of 664 matches and 782 innings, his career also included 100 centuries.
Tendulkar not only hit the most international runs but he has six 200+ partnerships in ODIs as well. The Indian Cricket Legend was the youngest cricketer to reach a 1000 & 2000 Test runs.