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Cricket’s Highest Century in T20 and Most Centuries in T20 Internationals: A Statistical Comparison

Don Bradman, the greatest batsman in Test cricket history, scored 29 centuries in Test cricket but struggled in T20s. Some of today’s best batsmen have scored more T20 centuries than Test centuries, and one player stands out when it comes to centuries in T20 internationals: Chris Gayle, already in the first position. This article is fully dedicated to some most famous centuries in t20 International cricket by a player.

An overwhelming majority of these centuries have been scored by batsmen playing for South Africa and India. Chris Gayle tops both lists with 22 centuries. Watch this video on YouTube to learn about other cricketers or more about T20 centuries and what makes Chris Gayle so successful at the format!

If we talk about Indian players for most centuries in T20 Internationals, then Rohit has now become the player with the t20 international highest century as well as the most centuries in T20 International cricket history by an Indian player, surpassing Virat Kohli’s record.

Nowadays, T20 International Cricket has become one of the most popular formats in cricket, not only for players but also for the audience around the world.

11 Popular Players with Most Centuries in T20 International Cricket

Player Span Time Matches Innings Highest Score Strike Rate Hundreds Total Runs
Chris Gayle 2005-2022 463 455 175* 144.75 22 14562
Michael Klinger 2006-2019 206 198 126* 123.08 8 5960
David Warner 2007-2022 325 324 135* 141.24 8 10740
Aaron Finch 2009-2022 353 347 172 139.77 8 10585
Luke James Wright 2004-2022 339 315 153* 142.93 7 8449
Brendon McCullum 2005-2019 370 364 158* 136.49 7 9922
KL Rahul 2013-2022 187 174 132* 137.7 6 6358
Babar Azam 2012-2022 219 210 122 128.08 6 7880
JC Buttler 2009-2022 315 293 124 144.53 6 8198
Shane Watson 2004-2020 343 335 124* 138.3 6 8821
Rohit Sharma 2007-2022 384 371 118 133.35 6 10163

1. Chris Gayle, 2005-2022 (22)

Chris Gayle - most centuries in t20 international

 The record for most t20 centuries (22) belongs to none other than the universe boss, Chris Gayle. The West Indian legend has played in numerous t20 leagues across the world including the IPL, PSL, CPL, BBL, and many more. His first t20 century came while playing for West Indies in the first match of the 2007 t20 world cup and also was the first century by anyone in the T20 International format since then the man has dominated the t20 format. Gayle has scored 6 centuries in IPL for 3 different franchises which include RCB, KKR, and PBKS. He also has centuries in the Bangladesh premier league, Caribbean Premier League, the Big Bash, etc. His best-ever t20 knock came in 2013 playing for Rcb against Pune Warriors, Gayle smashed an unbeaten 175 of 66 balls with 13 fours and 17 huge sixes.

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2. Michael Klinger, 2006-2019 (8)

Michael Klinger

 Michael Klinger is a veteran t20 batter who ended up playing just 3 matches for the Australian national team but is a stalwart in domestic t20 leagues. Klinger has played for Perth Scorchers, Adelaide Strikers in the Big Bash, and for Gloucestershire and Worcestershire in County Circuits. Klinger even got sold in the IPL auction and was with the Kochi Tuskers in 2011 and played 4 matches in the IPL. His last ton came for Gloucestershire, Klinger smashed 102 not out to guide his team to a t20 blast quarter-final in 2019.

3. David Warner, 2007-2022 (8)

David Warner

At present, David Warner also referred to as pocket dynamite is one of the most dangerous batsmen in all cricket. The destructive southpaw has scored truckloads of runs in IPL for SRH and DC and has made 4 centuries in IPL to date. Warner is also the 4th highest run-scorer in IPL history. Warner also has a t20i century for Australia against Sri Lanka in 2019.  As warner is still an active player he is likely to make more than 8 centuries and break more records in the future.

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4. Aaron Finch, 2009-2022 (8)

Aaron Finch

The current Australian captain and Warner’s opening partner also has 8 centuries in t20 cricket. Aaron James Finch has 2 t20i tons to his name that too with the highest ever score in t20 international cricket. Finch scored 172 against Zimbabwe in 2018 while playing for Australia and it remains the highest ever score in t20i cricket by an individual. Finch also made 156 against England in t20i in 2013. One interesting fact about Finch is that he has played for 9 different teams in IPL and is the only player to do so.

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5. Luke James Wright, 2004-2022 (7)

Luke James Wright

Wright is a former English cricketer who played 51 t20i for England in his career. The Englishman has played a lot of t20 cricket across the globe. Wright has scored 5 t20 centuries for the Sussex county team and 2 t20 centuries in Big Bash for Melbourne Stars. His IPL career was very short, he only played 7 matches for Pune Warriors.

6. Brendon McCullum, 2005-2019 (7)

Brendon McCullum

Brendon McCullum’s 158* in the very first game of IPL 2008 played a huge part in the success of the IPL. This innings still remains one of the greatest innings in t20 cricket and it can’t be forgotten. His aggressive batting changed and revolutionized modern cricket. McCullum has 2 centuries in the IPL one for CSK and one for KKR and 2 in international cricket.

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7. KL Rahul (IND), 2013-2022 (6)

KL Rahul

In today’s date, KL Rahul is considered one of the most complete batsmen, the range of shorts he has is extraordinary and his technique is really solid as well. Rahul is currently Indian vice-captain in all 3 formats and captain of Lucknow Super Giants. Rahul has 4 centuries in IPL for Punjab and Lucknow combined. He has 2 t20i centuries to his name one against England in Old Trafford and the other against West Indies in Florida.

8. Babar Azam, 2012-2022 (6)

Babar Azam

Babar Azam is currently the captain of the Pakistan team and is performing really well in t20Is. Azam bolsters an average of 45 plus in t20i which is rare and outstanding. Babar has 1t20i century for Pakistan. He also has t20 centuries in vitality blast and Pakistan National t20 Cup.

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9. JC Buttler, 2009-2022 (6)

Jos Buttler

Jos the ‘boss’ Buttler is in the form of his life. His  4 T20 centuries have come in IPL in this season (2022) itself. He took almost every award for his performance this season including orange cap, MVP of the season, most sixes, most fours, etc. He amassed 4 centuries this season in his effort to take the Rajasthan Royals to the IPL final. Buttler also opens for the England team and also has one t20i century to his name and can add some centuries to his tally soon.

10. Shane Watson, 2004-2020 (6)

Shane Watson

Shane Watson has been a prolific t20 all-rounder throughout his entire career. Shane Watson has scored 4 centuries in IPL two for Royals and two for CSK. The impact of his runs has always been great, winning games in IPL single-handedly. Watson also has one t20i century to his name.

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11. Rohit Sharma, 2007-2022 (6)

Rohit Sharma

RO HIT-MAN Sharma as people love to call him is an ultimate legend of white-ball cricket. The Indian captain has the record for most t20i centuries in the world (4) and is also the highest run-scorer in the t20i format in the world. Rohit also has one IPL ton to his name, he scored an unbeaten 109 against KKR in 2012.

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Conclusion

When it comes to the highest centuries in t20 cricket history makers cricket, Chris Gayle leads the rankings list, followed by Michael Klinger, David Warner, Aaron Finch, Luke Wright, James Wright, Brendon McCullum, KL Rahul, Babar Azam, JC Buttler, Shane Watson, and Rohit Sharma complete this group of players. There will be many players in the upcoming T20 World Cup. Many of them have not yet scored a century in a T20 international, and many of them will want to change that record.

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