5 batsmen with most Test hundreds in a losing cause
Cricket, despite remaining a team sport, is at its very core run by an individual’s ability to consistently scalp the wickets or score the runs. If he is not able to receive adequate support from his teammates, his efforts often cause a situation where the cricketer in question is better than the side he turns out for.
He might at times be the sole warrior and score the runs, while the team around him is unable to cope up and ends up succumbing without a fight. Many legends of the game have been in a situation where they have been unable to garner adequate support from the other players in his team and even though he might fight on, his efforts eventually fall short.
Here are the top 5 batsmen with the most Test hundreds in a losing cause.
#5 Andy Flower from Zimbabwe – 7 Test hundreds
Andy Flower’s Test career with Zimbabwe can often tread the path of pathos. He was so consistent and so talented that at times, many were often left wondering what he could have achieved if he had played for a team other than Zimbabwe. He was one of the best players of spin bowling in the world and was already a very assured bowler of fast bowling, which made him such a threatening opener.
He scored 12 centuries for his team in 63 games at an average of 51.54, of which seven centuries were in losing causes. Zimbabwe only won 7 games when he played, which only further shows the great divide between Flower and his other teammates.