New Zealand has been one of the top-ranked teams in the game of cricket. The International Cricket Council granted the Black Caps test status in 1930. Since then, they have become a true force to be reckoned with across formats. New Zealand has been a strong team at home, but their records overseas are also quite excellent.
However, there have been a few batters that have liked the Kiwi attack as compared to other teams. This article will include the batters with the most test centuries against the New Zealand bowling attack. There are not many active players on this list, but there are definitely some former legends who make this list more exciting.
Most Centuries in Test Cricket against New Zealand
|Javed Miandad (PAK)||1976-1993||18||7||1919||271||6|
|Rahul Dravid (IND)||1998-2010||15||6||1659||222||6|
|Jacques Kallis (SA)||1999-2013||18||6||1543||186||6|
|Shoaib Mohammad (PAK)||1984-1990||7||5||854||203*||0|
|David Warner (AUS)||2011-2020||10||5||1081||253||0|
|Alen Border (AUS)||1980-1993||23||5||1500||205||6|
|Wally Hammond (ENG)||1931-1947||9||4||1015||336*||1|
|Michael Clarke (AUS)||2004-2011||11||4||823||168||2|
|Adam Gilchrist (AUS)||2000-2005||11||4||923||162||5|
|Michael Atherton (ENG)||1990-1999||11||4||1088||151||6|
5 David Warner – 5 centuries in 10 games
Veteran Australian opener David Warner is the only active player in the top five. He has been an exception for Australia over the last decade and has scored runs against every opponent. However, against New Zealand, he has played 10 test matches and scored 1081 runs at 67.56 with a best of 253, which is his second-highest test score. Warner has also scored five centuries without any fifties. That is, whenever he has gone over 50 runs, he has converted all of them into runs.
4. Shoaib Mohammad – 5 centuries in 7 games
There have been three batters with five centuries against New Zealand. One of them is the former Pakistan opener Shoaib Mohammad. He played 45 tests in his career between 1983 and 1995 and scored seven centuries, five of which came against the Kiwi attack. Mohammad played only seven tests against them and scored 854 runs at an incredible average of 106.75, with a best of 203 not out.
3. Jacques Kallis – 6 centuries in 18 games
Jacques Kallis was unquestionably the biggest name to emerge from the South African cricket team in the previous era. Without a doubt, he was the best all-rounder of his era. Kallis scored runs, took wickets, and did everything that could be asked of him. He scored 1543 runs at 61.72 in 18 tests against New Zealand, including six centuries and six half-centuries, with a best of 186.
2. Rahul Dravid – 6 centuries in 15 games
Former Indian skipper Rahul Dravid was as important for the Indian team as Sachin Tendulkar was. He was famously called “The Wall” of the Indian team. Rahul scored 36 test centuries, and six of those came against New Zealand. He was part of 15 tests against them and scored 1659 runs at 63.80, with a best of 222. Along with six centuries, he also scored six half-centuries against the Kiwis.
1. Javed Miandad – 7 centuries in 18 games
Former Pakistani legend Javed Miandad is at the top of this list. He has scored the most centuries against New Zelaand in the longest format of the game than any another player in the history. Miandad scored 23 centuries in his test career, and seven of those came against the Kiwis. He was part of 18 test matches against them and scored 1919 runs at 79.75 with seven centuries and six half-centuries.