Number of centuries scored in all T20 leagues

Number of centuries scored in all T20 leagues

In a generation of slam-bang cricket, centuries in T20 cricket have become a regular phenomena.

Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL, IPL 2019
Royal Challengers Bangalore. (Photo: Kuntal Chakrabarty/IANS)

The Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2008 started a revolution in cricket. Cricket was one among the very few global sports which was played mainly at the international level rather than club level. With the emergence of IPL, along with the affinity of the audience for T20 cricket, a number of franchise-based tournaments emerged in a lot of countries.

The different tournaments have enhanced the skills of players in the shortest format of the game. One of the most defining factors of franchise cricket has been the performance of batsmen.

It might be owing to the familiarity of playing at similar venues year after year or some extra freedom gained from not representing the national team, plenty of batsmen have gone on to amass massive scores in franchise cricket. Scoring truckloads of runs, they also have smashed a number of tons as well.

Let us have a look at the number of centuries scored in all T20 leagues across all their seasons: –

Pakistan Super League (Pakistan- 8)

Karachi Kings
Karachi Kings. (Photo by FAROOQ NAEEM/AFP via Getty Images)

The newest cricket league, The Pakistan Super League (PSL), which had its first season in 2016, hasn’t seen too many tons, with only eight times batsmen breaching the three-figure-mark.

The most number of hundreds, three, have been scored in the 2020 season which came to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic. The most successful batsman in terms of 100s has been Kamran Akmal who has scored three of the eight tons.

The highest individual score in the PSL has been Colin Ingram’s 127* in 2019 playing for Karachi Kings against the Quetta Gladiators. The team with maximum 100s has been Peshawar Zalmi with three centuries.