Most Centuries in IPL History

Last Modified Apr 5, 2024 13:30 IST
PosPlayerMatchesRuns100sAvgSR
1Virat Kohli2377263736.73129.63
2Chris Gayle1424965639.72148.96
3Jos Buttler953223537.91148.32
4KL Rahul1184163446.77134.42
5David Warner1766397441.53139.91
6Shane Watson1453874430.99137.91
7Shubman Gill912790337.7134.07
8Sanju Samson1523888329.23137.19
9AB de Villiers1845162339.7151.68
10Hashim Amla1616230.56130.84


One of the biggest achievements for a batter is to score a century in any of the formats of cricket. And it takes a herculean effort to muster a three-figure score in T20 cricket.



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Former RCB captain Virat Kohli has hammered the most number of centuries in IPL history. The legendary cricketer has smashed seven tons in 237 matches, including two in the previous season.


West Indies swashbuckling batter Chris Gayle is at the second spot.. The left-handed batter has amassed six centuries in 141 innings in the 13 seasons he played for KKR, RCB, and KXIP (now PBKS).



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Gayle never scored a century in the KKR shirt in the first three seasons of his IPL career. He went unsold in the IPL 2011 auction but was later named as a replacement for Dirk Nanes at RCB.


In his first game for RCB against his previous team KKR, Gayle slammed 102* off 55 balls as RCB chased 172 with 11 balls to spare. Gayle made 107 against Punjab in the same season.


He was unbeaten on 128 against Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) in IPL 2012 and then came the record-breaking 175* against Pune Warriors India in IPL 2013. Gayle scored 117 against Punjab in IPL 2015, which was his fifth IPL century and second against Punjab.


Gayle moved to the Punjab outfit in IPL 2018 after spending seven seasons with RCB. He hit 104* off 63 balls versus SRH laced with just one boundary and 11 massive sixes. The major highlight of that knock was smashing four sixes in a row off Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan.



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England white-ball captain Jos Buttler is at the third spot with 5 centuries in 142 IPL matches. The dynamic batter smashed four out of those hundreds during a single season- 2022.


David Warner, KL Rahul and Shane Watson are levelled with four centuries in IPL.



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Young India and Gujarat Titans opener Shubman Gill entered the top-10 last year after smashing three centuries in what turned out to be a fairytale season for the current GT captain.


Current Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson and former RCB maestro AB de Villiers are at the eighth and ninth spot with three centuries each.


The top-10 list is bookended by former Proteas opener Hashim Amla who hammered two tons in his 16-match career.


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