5 players who can break Brendon McCullum's record of the fastest Test century

5 players who can break Brendon McCullum’s record of the fastest Test century

Among the current generation, there are many players who play very aggressively even in Test cricket.

Brendon McCullum.
Brendon McCullum.
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Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum holds the record for scoring the fastest century in Test cricket. He reached the 100-run mark against Australia in only 54 balls in the last match of his Test career. With his incredible knock, he broke the previously held joint-record by Misbah ul Haq and Viv Richards. 

Both of these players had earlier hit tons in 56 balls each. Viv Richards achieved this feat against England in 1986. On the other hand, Misbah created this milestone versus Australia in 2014.

Among the current generation, there are many players who play very aggressively even in Test cricket. These players are the contenders to break McCullum’s record of fastest Test century.

In this article, we are going to list out 5 such cricketers, who can surpass Brendon McCullum’s tally:

1. Rishabh Pant

Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant. (Photo Source: BCCI)

The Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has been in the limelight for his batting heroics recently. He has not changed his natural game in the longer format and can clear boundary ropes at ease. He also has the highest strike-rate among players of the current Indian team with a minimum of 1,000 runs.     

Pant can be seen as a serious contender to smash the fastest Test century. He already holds the Indian record for hitting the fastest hundred (32 balls) in T20 cricket.     

He had opened his account on Test debut with a six and had become the first Indian to do so. Pant has smashed two centuries in Test cricket so far along with two scores in the 90s.