Top 5 Players With Most T20I Centuries in Cricket History
KL Rahul and Glenn Maxwell are the only players with more than one century in T20I chases.
Updated - May 17, 2021 4:44 pm
For any batsman, scoring a century for his team in International cricket is among the biggest achievements. However, in the shortest format of the game i.e. T20Is, it becomes difficult to cross the 100-run mark given the lack of balls to be faced. Most of the time it has been seen that centuries in this format are scored by an opener or to an extent by the number 3 batsman.
Teams also give more opportunities in the middle to those players in the top order who can bat long and score runs at a fast pace. In this article, we will be listing out those players who have smashed the most centuries in T20 Internationals.
Indian opener Rohit Sharma holds the record for scoring the most number of hundreds in the shortest format of the game. He has four tons to his name in T20Is and has also slammed 22 fifties. He has aggregated 2864 runs so far in 103 T20I innings at an average of 32.54 and a strike rate of 138.96. He is the only Indian to feature in more than 100 T20Is and also smash more than 100 sixes in the format.
After Rohit Sharma, there are two players who have three centuries each in their T20I career. This includes Aussie batsman Glenn Maxwell and the Kiwi opener Colin Munro. Maxwell has scored 1780 runs at an average of 31.78 and an impressive strike rate of 158.92. He has also hit 9 half-centuries along with a high score of 145* in the format.
Colin Munro has been among the most successful openers for New Zealand in T20Is. He has amassed 1724 runs in 62 innings so far with an average of 31.34 and a strike rate of 156.44. Apart from three hundreds, he has smacked 11 fifties in T20Is.
There a total of six players who have smashed two centuries in their T20I career. This includes Aaron Finch, Chris Gayle, Martin Guptill, Evin Lewis, Brendon McCullum and KL Rahul. Among these only Martin Guptill has been part of more than 100 T20Is. He has also scored second-most runs in the format to date, after Indian captain Virat Kohli. KL Rahul along with Glenn Maxwell are the only players who have scored more than one century in T20I chases.
Most Centuries in T20Is
*Last updated on 17th May 2021