Most Centuries in T20

By Hitesh Jain on Oct 10, 2021

In the shortest format of cricket, it is not easy to make a century for any batsman. In T20I, the overs are limited to 20 which makes it difficult for the batsman to hit a century as they normally do not get enough balls to play. But when a batter smashed a century for his team then it is the most prestigious feat for him. Openers have more chances to hit a century as they get more balls to face than the middle-order batsman.

List of Most Centuries in T20 International

Player

100s

Match

Highest Score

Runs

Rohit Sharma (India)

4

111

118

2864

Glenn Maxwell (Australia)

3

72

145*

1780

Colin Munro (New Zealand)

3

65

109*

1724

Aaron Finch (Australia)

2

76

172

2473

Chris Gayle (West Indies)

2

74

117

1854

Martin Guptil (New Zealand)

2

102

105

2148

Brendon McCullum (New Zealand)

2

71

123

2140

KL Rahul (India)

2

49

110*

1557

Evin Lewis (West Indies)

2

45

1318

125*

Currently, the record of the most centuries in T20 is added by Indian opener Rohit Sharma. Let’s see which batsman has hit the most centuries in T20I from 2007 to 2021.

Rohit Sharma (India) – 4  Centuries

Rohit Sharma, an Indian-right handed opener, is at the top position for hitting the most centuries in T20I. As of Oct 2021, Rohit Sharma, also called Hit Man, has played 111 T20 international matches and scored 2864 runs at the strike rate of 138.96 with an average of 32.18. Rohit Sharma played his 1st T20 international match against England at Kingsmead on Sep 19, 2007. He even did not get a chance to bat on his debut because he was not an opener at that time. At the beginning of his career, he struggled a lot to set himself as an established player in the playing 11. But his persistence and talent brought him to the list of the top openers in international cricket.

Glenn Maxwell (Australia) – 3 Centuries

Glenn Maxwell, an Australian player, is sitting at the number 2 position for hitting the most centuries in T20I. As of Oct 2021, he has struck 3 centuries in his T20 international career from 65 innings in 72 matches. He is one of the best all-rounders who loves to bat in the middle order and bowl off-spin. He is a fearless batsman who hits unusual and risky shots like reverse sweep, pulls, this makes him a dangerous batsman for the opposition. Maxwell made his debut in T20I against Pakistan at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sep 05, 2012.

Colin Munro (New Zealand) – 3 Centuries

Colin Munro, a left-handed batsman of New Zealand, is at the 3rd position for hitting the most sixes in T20I. He has the ability to hit the ball hard and is the most trustworthy power hitter in New Zealand. As of Oct 2021, he has smashed 3 centuries in the T20I from his 62 innings and has contributed 1724 runs for his team. He started his career in the T20 format against South Africa at Kingsmead on Dec 21, 2012. He has also struck 50 from 14 balls against Sri Lanka which is the fastest fifty for any New Zealand batsman.

Aaron Finch (Australia) – 2 Centuries

Aaron Finch is one of the big hitters of the Australian team who has struck 2 centuries in the T20 international and is therefore sitting at the number 4th position for hitting the most centuries in T20I. Finch has got a strike rate of over 150 which makes him a dangerous batsman for the opposition who can turn the game within some moments. Finch loves to open the innings with David Warner in limited overs cricket. He played his first T20 international match against England at Adelaide Oval on Jan 12, 2011.

Chris Gayle (West Indies) – 2 Centuries

Chris Gayle, West Indies opener, is one of the powers hitter in international cricket in all formats and sits at the 5th position for hitting the most centuries in T20I. As of Oct 2021, he has played 74 T20 international matches and has scored 1854 runs at a strike rate of 139.19. He made his T20 international debut against New Zealand at Eden Park on Feb 16, 2006.

Last updated - Oct 10, 2021 1:54 pm
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