8. Glen Turner (New Zealand) – 171* vs East Africa
1975 World Cup – the inaugural edition saw New Zealand professional cricketer Glen Turner unwrath his mighty prowess with the bat to remain unbeaten at 171*. As is the case those days, he couldn’t play much one day internationals, but he had a batting average of 47 which was noteworthy. Glen Turner is no.8 in the list. Glenn Turner was the go to man for New Zealand when professionalism was required. Batting coaches stress on playing straight, and he was one of a kind with a solid defensive technique as well. The importance of Turner though is he was able to increase the win percent of New Zealand in test matches. The win-loss percent which was 9 percent in the pre-Turner era rose to 41 percent which further highlights his presence at the top. Glen Turner had a remarkable first class average and had the unique merit of being one among the non-English players to have scored 100 tons which has the likes of Vivian Richards, Sir Don Bradman and Zaheer Abbas.