IPL 2023: Most Centuries in IPL History

It is a big dream for any batter to smash a ton for his team when he steps out on the field.

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It is a big dream for any batter to smash a ton for his team when he steps out on the field. However, in T20 cricket, we seldom see players scoring centuries given there is very less time to achieve the milestone. This is the case in the most famous T20 league of the world i.e. IPL as well. In this article, we will be discussing the performance of six players who have scored the most hundreds in the tournament so far.

Star India batter Virat Kohli has struck the most centuries (7) in the history of the league. The classy right-handed batter surpassed Chris Gayle's tally of six tons against Gujarat Titans (GT) in Match 70 of IPL 2023. He brought up his seventh IPL ton by smashing 101* off 61 in Bangalore. Overall, he has scored 7263 runs in 229 innings at an average of 37.24 which also includes 50 half-centuries.

The second name who is a very familiar name in the world of T20 cricket. Chris Gayle who is arguably the greatest T20 player of all time has smashed a record 6 centuries in the cash-rich league. His first hundred in IPL came in 2011 when he played a brilliant knock of 102 runs off 55 balls with the help of 10 fours and 7 sixes. His last ton in IPL came against Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2018. This was the same season where he was unsold in the first round of the auction but was picked by the Punjab franchise in last.

Last season England's Jos Buttler went berserk as he even looked like breaking Virat Kohli's record of 973 runs in a single season of the cash-rich league. The explosive right-handed batter hammered 863 runs in 17 innings at a solid average of 57.53 and a strike rate of 149.05 which included 4 centuries and as many fifties. Buttler single-handedly took his Rajasthan Royals side into the finals of last year but failed to win it. With this, he is now joint-second with Kohli for hitting 5 hundred in the history of the tournament.

KL Rahul is joint-third with two other Australians, David Warner and Shane Watson for slamming four centuries in IPL's history. The right-handed batter who already had two tons previously, smashed two more in the last edition. In 2022, Rahul scored 616 runs in 15 innings at an average of 51.33 and a strike-rate of 135.38 with two tons and 4 fifties.

David Warner who is considered as one of the most successful overseas players of the tournament has also smacked 4 tons so far. He scored his first ton back in 2010 while playing for the Delhi team and achieved the landmark again in 2012. Later he got his first century while playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad against KKR in 2017. In IPL 2019 game against RCB, he along with Jonny Bairstow got centuries in the same match. 

Another Australian Shane Watson also has 4 hundreds in the tournament. He played a key role in helping Rajasthan Royals clinch the title in the inaugural season. In the 2018 final against Sunrisers Hyderabad, he played magnificent innings of 117 in 57 balls helping Chennai Super Kings become the champion.

Most Centuries in IPL History

Player Innings Runs Average Centuries
Virat Kohli 229 7263 37.24 7
Chris Gayle 141 4965 39.72 6
Jos Buttler 94 3223 38.36 5
KL Rahul 109 4163 46.77 4
David Warner 176 6397 41.53 4
Shane Watson 141 3874 30.99 4

List of Hundreds in IPL 2023

S.No Player MAT RUNS HS AVG 100s 6s 4s
1 Shubman Gill 17 890 129 59.33 3 33 85
2 Virat Kohli 14 639 101* 53.25 2 16 65
3 Suryakumar Yadav 15 544 103 41.84 1 26 58
4 Venkatesh Iyer 14 404 104 29.23 1 21 32
5 Harry Brook 10 190 100 21.11 1 4 23
6 Yashasvi Jaiswal 14 625 124 48.07 1 26 82
7 Prabhsimran Singh 14 358 103 25.57 1 19 38
8 Heinrich Klaasen 12 448 104 49.77 1 25 32
Cameron Green 14 381 100* 54.42 1 19 32

*Last updated on 29th May 2023

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