Top 10 players with the most number of centuries in competitive cricket
- A list dominated by Englishmen.
The game of cricket is played in three formats. These three formats broadly classified into days format, limited-overs format, and T20 format. The classification deepens into Tests, ODIs, T20I, First-Class, List-A, and T20.
India is a land of cricket fanatics. People here passionately follow the sport of cricket and possibly stay versed to every record. We are generally aware of our batting heroes and keep track of their records in international cricket. But sometimes we stay eluded of few remote facts and figures related to our favorites and other giants in other forms of the game.
In this segment, we will take a look at players who have most centuries in the competitive cricket, that is all the formats combined.
#10 Sachin Tendulkar (142 Centuries)
Though we are not used to of seeing him at this place, strangely he is 10th on this list. Often regarded as the best batsman ever, Sachin Tendulkar has scored 142 centuries in competitive cricket across all formats including First-class cricket and List-A cricket.Tendulkar has 100 International centuries, 51 Tests and 49 ODIs, and this record looks indomitable as of now.
Moreover, he has one hundred in T20 cricket. He had scored 100 not out against Kochi Tuskers Kerela in the IPL 2011. He also holds the record of scoring 50000 runs in competitive cricket and sixteenth overall and first Asian to achieve this feat.
Also, he is one of the three players, apart from Graham Gooch and Graeme Hick to have scored more than 20000 runs List-A cricket in his career.
#9 F E Woolley (145 Centuries)
Frank Edward Woolley was an English cricketer whose active years were between 1906-1938. He was a left-handed batsman and a left-arm bowler and is often regarded highly for his all-around cricketing skills.
He represented England in 64 Test matches and also played for Kent. He holds the record of grabbing over 1000 first-class catches as a fielder. He has 145 centuries to his name and stands 9th on the list.