The Indian Premier League (IPL) is a T20 cricket tournament that has been entertaining cricket fans from all around the world for over a decade. The tournament has seen some of the best batsmen in the world showcasing their skills, and among them, a few have managed to score centuries in the tournament. In this blog, we will look at the top players who have scored the most centuries in IPL history.
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1. Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle is widely considered one of the greatest T20 players of all time. With six centuries in the Indian Premier League (IPL), he holds the record for the most centuries in the tournament. In 2011, Gayle made his mark in the IPL with a magnificent century of 102 runs off 55 balls, including 10 fours and seven sixes. Throughout his IPL career, he has amassed 4965 runs in 142 matches. Gayle's most recent century came against Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2018. However, he did not participate in the TATA IPL 2022 auction, causing disappointment among fans who were eagerly awaiting his performance.
2. Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli is second on the list of players with the most centuries in the IPL, trailing only Chris Gayle with his six centuries. Kohli has been a part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) team since the inaugural IPL season in 2008 and has accumulated 6067 runs in 191 innings for the franchise. In addition to his five centuries, he also has 40 half-centuries. This makes him the current leading run-scorer in the IPL. Despite RCB's failure to win the IPL title in 13 years, Kohli has been a dominant force as a batsman in the tournament.
3. Jos Buttler
Jos Buttler, the 31-year-old English opener, has been making waves in the IPL 2022 season with his exceptional batting performances. He has already scored three centuries against top teams such as Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders, and Delhi Capitals. In his latest match against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Buttler added another century to his impressive tally, taking his total runs for the IPL 2022 season to 824. With this feat, he has solidified his place as one of the top batsmen in the tournament and has garnered praise from fans and cricket experts alike.
4. David Warner
David Warner, the Australian opener, has been a formidable force in the Indian Premier League (IPL) since its inception. In the various editions of the tournament, he has played a total of 135 matches and amassed 5014 runs, making him a consistent performer. He has a healthy average of 43.17 and an impressive strike rate of 142.39, reflecting his aggressive and effective batting style. In addition to his impressive run tally, Warner has also scored four centuries and 44 half-centuries, showcasing his ability to perform consistently over a long period of time. His highest score in the IPL is 126 runs, which highlights his capability to take the game away from the opposition. Warner's impressive IPL record speaks volumes about his talent and prowess as a batsman.
5. KL Rahul
In his 100th Indian Premier League (IPL) match, KL Rahul made history by becoming the first cricketer to score a century in a milestone game. This was only the second century of the season by any player and was Rahul's maiden century for Lucknow, his second against Mumbai, and third overall in the IPL.
Rahul's impressive performance saw him score 103* runs off 60 deliveries, which included nine fours and five sixes. This was also his second-highest individual score in the IPL. It is worth noting that his previous two IPL centuries were achieved while playing for his former team, Punjab Kings.
6. Shane Watson
Shane Watson is a former Australian cricketer who has made a name for himself in the Indian Premier League (IPL) by scoring four centuries. He earned his first century in the 2013 edition of the IPL, representing the Rajasthan Royals. Watson's innings of 101 runs against the Chennai Super Kings was a highlight of the tournament. Two years later, in the 2015 season, Watson once again impressed by scoring an unbeaten 104-run knock against the Kolkata Knight Riders. This impressive performance secured Watson's place among the top century-makers in the IPL.
7. AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers, the South African cricketer, holds the 7th spot in the list of most IPL centuries with 3 tons. He has played a total of 184 matches and scored 5162 runs in the IPL with an average of 39.70 and a strike rate of 151.68. His highest score in the IPL is 133*. Throughout his IPL career, he has also hit 40 fifties.
8. Sanju Samson
Sanju Samson, the Indian cricketer, has a remarkable track record in the Indian Premier League (IPL). With 3 IPL centuries and 17 half-centuries, he has proven to be a prolific batsman in the tournament. In addition, he has crossed the 30-run mark 28 times and the 20-run mark 21 times, showcasing his consistency and dependability as a batsman. In terms of batting statistics, Samson has a striking rate of 135.7 and an average of 25.55 from a total of 2598 IPL balls. These impressive numbers highlight his abilities as a top-notch batsman in the IPL and his contribution to his team's success.
9. Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan is a reliable opener who has played 86 matches in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and scored 2699 runs in total. He has the highest score of 101 in the IPL and has 1 century and 21 half-centuries to his name. Additionally, he has had 16 30+ runs and 11 20+ runs in the IPL, showcasing his consistency as a batsman. Dhawan has a striking rate of 126.6 and an average of 31.38 in 2131 IPL balls, displaying his capability to score runs quickly and efficiently.
10. Ajinkya Rahane
Ajinkya Rahane is a seasoned Indian cricketer who has played in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for several years. In the IPL, Rahane has played for teams such as Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals. He has accumulated a total of 2224 runs in 110 IPL matches and has an average of 25.18. Rahane has one IPL century to his name, which he achieved in the 2012 season while playing for Rajasthan Royals. He has also recorded 18 half-centuries in the IPL, which showcases his consistency as a batsman in this prestigious tournament.