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IPL 2023: Most Centuries in IPL

A century in the IPL is one of the most memorable moments for any batsman because it is a difficult task in T20 cricket. This task is only achieved by batters with a higher strike rate and good batting techniques. This allows their team to score more runs while also setting the highest target for the opposition. In IPL, Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli are the most dangerous batsman in IPL with the most centuries in the tournament.

Who scored the first Hundred in IPL history?

Brendon McCullum was the first player who scored a century in IPL against RCB. He scored 158* on 73 balls with a strike rate of 216 with 13 sixes and 10 fours. Since then, a total of 39 players have scored one or more than one century in IPL.

Top Players With the Most IPL Centuries

In this article, we will look at those players who have scored the most hundreds in IPL history.

Chris GaylePBK,. KKR, RCB141175*148.96631
Jos ButtlerMI, RR81124149.7515
Virat KohliRCB215113129.14544
David WarnerDC, SRH162126140.69455
KL RahulPBKS, LSG, RCB, SRH100132*136.21431
Shane WatsonCSK, RRR, RCB141117*137.91421
AB de VilliersDC, RCB170133*151.68340
Sanju SamsonDC, RR134119135.71317
Ada, GilchristDCH, PBKS80109*138.39211
Ajinkya RahaneDC, KKR, MI, RR, RSG,148105*120.67228
Ben StokesRR, RPS42107*134.522
Brendon McCullumCSK, GL, KTK, KKR, RCB109158*131.74213
Hashim AmlaPBKS16104*141.7623
Murali VijayCSK, DC, PBKS106127121.87213
Q de KockDC, LSG, MI, RCB, SRH92140*133.91219
Shikhar DhawanDCH, DC, MI, PBKS, SRH205106*126.34247
Virender SehwagDC, PBKS104122155.44216
Most Centuries in IPL History from 2008 to 2023

01. Chris Gayle

Chris Gayle is recognized as a Universe boss for smashing sixes all over the venue, but he also holds the record for most IPL centuries. In total, he has scored 06 IPL centuries and 30 half-centuries. In his IPL career, he represented 03 IPL teams KKR, Punjab Kings, and Royal Challengers Banglore. 

  • He had 05 centuries and 19 half-centuries for RCB. His first two centuries came in 2011, with one each in 2012, 2013, and 2015.
  • For Punjab Kings, he scored 01 century in the 2018 season and 10 half-centuries.
chris gayle scored most centuries in ipl, in total he score six centuries 5 for RCB and one for pbks.

02. Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli is well known for his international centuries, but he also scored a total of 05 centuries in the IPL. He hit 04 centuries for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2016 IPL season and 01 in the 2019 season. His highest Individual Score in IPL is 113 which he scored against Punjab Kings in the 2016 season of IPL.

Apart from 05 centuries, he has 43 half-centuries to his name. These are the most number of half-centuries by any batter in IPL history. In addition to this, Virat Kohli also holds the record for most runs in IPL history.

virat kohli score 5 ipl centuries for RCB.

03. Jos Buttler

Jos Buttler is the fastest to score centuries in IPL history and is on track to break the record for most hundreds in IPL history. He scored 04 centuries and 14 half-centuries in 76 IPL matches with a batting average of 39. His 01 century came in the 2021 IPL season and the remaining 03 came in IPL 2022. He smashed all 04 centuries for Rajasthan Royals which are the most number of centuries by any batter for Rajasthan.

jos buttler smashed four hundreds in ipl for RR.

04. KL Rahul

KL Rahul smashed 04 centuries in 105 IPL matches with a batting average of 47. Despite representing 05 IPL teams, he only scored centuries for 02  teams. His first two centuries came for the Punjab Kings in the 2019 and 2020 seasons, and the other two came against the Lucknow Super Giants in 2022.

kl rahul score 4 centuries in ipl 2 for lsg and pbks.

05. David Warner

David Warner scored 04 centuries and 54 half-centuries in IPL. He had 02 centuries for the Delhi Capitals and 02 for the Sunrisers Hyderabad. His first two hundred came while playing for the Delhi Capitals in 2010 and 2012. His final two centuries came for Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2017 and 2019, respectively.

david warner score 4 hundred in ipl two for dc and one for srh

06. Shane Watson

Shane Watson’s IPL career lasted from 2008 to 2020. Throughout his career, he set numerous records that were recognized by his IPL fans. In 141 IPL matches, he scored 3874 runs with a 30 batting average. He has 04 centuries and 21 fifties to his name. His 02 hundred for Rajasthan Royals in the 2013 and 2015 IPL seasons and 02 for Chennai Super Kings in the 2018 IPL season.

shane watson score 4 hundred 2 for RR and one for CSK

07. AB De Villiers

AB De Villiers was the backbone of RCB’s batting lineup. He scored 5162 runs in 184 IPL matches with a 39 batting average. Further, he has 3 centuries (2 for RCB and one for Delhi Daredevils) and 40 half-centuries to his name.

One of his centuries came against Chennai Super Kings in 2009, 2nd against the Mumbai Indians during the 2015 IPL season, and the 3rd came against the Gujarat Lions during the 2016 IPL season. In both innings, he smashed 133* and 129* respectively.

de villiers has 3 hundreds in ipl two for RCB and 1 for DC

08. Sanju Samson

Sanju Samson represented two IPL teams Delhi Daredevils and Rajasthan Royals. He smashed 03 IPL hundred (02 for Rajasthan Royals and 01 for Delhi Daredevils). His only century for the Delhi franchise came in the 2017 season against Rising Pune Supergiants while the remaining 02 centuries came for Rajasthan in the 2019 and 2021 seasons of IPL.

samju has 3 hundreds in ipl 2 for RR and one for DD

09. Hashim Amla

Although Hashim Amla is well-known as a Test cricketer, his IPL record is quite different. He scored 02 IPL centuries, a feat that few players have accomplished in this format. Both of his centuries came for Kings XI Punjab in the 2017 season of IPL.

10. Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan is widely regarded as one of the best left-handed all-rounders in IPL history. He holds the record for scoring the most runs as an opener in IPL. He has scored 02 centuries and 47 half-centuries in IPL.  His both centuries came for Delhi Capitals in IPL 2020.

shikhar dahwan score 2 centuries in ipl for DC

11. Adam Gilchrist

Adam Gilchrist played for 02 IPL teams Kings XI Punjab and Deccan Chargers. He smashed 02 hundred and 11 half-centuries in 80 IPL matches. He scored his first century in 2008 for DC in a match against Mumbai Indians. His second century came in 2011 season of IPL when he scored 106 runs against Royal Challengers Bangalore for KIXP. 

adam gilchrist score 2 ipl hundreds

12. Brendon McCullum

Brendon McCullum played for 05 IPL teams ( Chennai Super Kings, Gujrat Lions, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Kolkata Knight Riders, and Royal Challengers Banglore) from 2008 to 2015. He smashed 02 centuries and 13 half-centuries in IPL. He was the first player to score a century in IPL history. This happened in 2008 for KKR in a match against RCB. His second century came for Chennai Super Kings in a match against Sunrisers in the 2015 IPL season.

brendon mcclum score 2 ipl hundred 1 for CSK and one for KKR

13. Ben Stokes 

Ben Stokes played for Rajasthan Royals and Rising Pune Supergiant and scored 920 runs in 43 matches of his IPL career. In total, he scored 02 IPL hundred, 01 for Rising Pune Supergiant in 2017, and other for Rajasthan Royals in 2020.

ben stokes has two centuries in ipl one for RPS and one for RR

14. Virender Sehwag

Virender Sehwag played for Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Daredevils from 2008 to 2015. In the IPL, he scored two hundred and 16 half-centuries. His first century came during the 2011 IPL season while playing for the Delhi Daredevils. His second century came while playing for Kings XI Punjab in 2014.

virender sehwag has two ipl centuriess one for DC and one for PBKS

15. Ajinkya Rahane 

Ajinkya Rahane scored 02 centuries and 28 half-centuries in his IPL career. He scored these centuries for Rajasthan Royals in the 2012 and 2019 seasons of IPL.

ajinkya rahane score two ipl hundred for RR

16. Murali Vijay 

Murali Vijay played for 03 IPL teams (Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Daredevils, and Kings XI Punjab) and scored 02 centuries and 13 half-centuries in his IPL career. He scored both centuries for CSK in the 2010 and 2012 IPL seasons.

Most Centuries in Single Season of IPL

Virat Kohli and Jos Buttler are the players who have scored most centuries in a Single season of IPL. Virat Kohli has scored 04 centuries in 2016 season of IPL. Similalry, Jos Buttler has also scored 04 centuries in 2022 season of IPL.

PlayersNumber of 100sSeason
Virat Kohli042016
Jos Buttler042022
Most 100s in Single Season of IL

Players who have scored 01 IPL Century?

  • Mayank Agarwal
  • Jonny Bairstow
  • Manish Pandey
  • Rishab Pant
  • Yusuf Pathan
  • Suresh Raina
  • Rohit Sharma
  • Ambati Rayudu
  • Wriddhiman Saha
  • Rohit Sharma
  • Lendl Simmons 
  • Sachin Tendulkar
  • Steven Smith
  • Andrew Symonds 
  • Paul Valthaty 
  • Q De Kock
  • R Gaikwad
  • Mike Hussey
  • Sanath Jayasuriya
  • Mahela Jayawardene
  • Shaun Marsh
  • David Miller
  • Devdutt Padikkal
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