Wicket Keeper batsman with most centuries in ODI cricket history
Cricket has seen some of the best wicket-keepers. Who were not only the best fielder behind the stumps but also in front of the Wickets when they faced bowlers. If we focus on ODI Cricket in the past particularly from 1970 to 2000, Wicket-keepers were only confined to the role of Wicketkeeping behind Stumps. But After 2000, there was a major shift in trend with the rise of Adam Gilchrist, Alec Stewart, Mark Boucher, and MS Dhoni. Let’s have a deep analysis of the top Wicket Keeper with most hundreds in ODI.
01. Kumar Sangakkara
Kumar Sangakkara holds the number 1 position for most 100s as ODI Wicket keeper i.e 23. He has held this position since 2013 when he surpassed Adam Gilchrist’s 17 ODI centuries record. Kumar Sangakara is also included among the top players who scored most centuries in ODI Cricket history
02. Quinton de Kock
Quinton de Kock comes at number 02 with 17 centuries and he is the fastest to score these centuries as he took only 126 Innings. Out of 17 total centuries, 14 came in winning cause for South Africa.
03. Adam Gilchrist:
Adam Gilchrist Comes at the number 03 position on this list. He was a dominant figure from 2000 to 2013 having the most centuries in ODI cricket with the first rank. Later on, Kumar Sangakkara took his rank in 2013.
04. Ab de Villiers
Ab Devilliers comes at number 04 position with 10 centuries with a batting average of 70 which is the highest among all other wicketkeeper batsmen in ODI history. He is one of the top ten batsmen with most centuries in cricket history. Further, he also has the highest strike rate of 100 among former WK batsmen.
05. MS Dhoni
Ms. Dhoni comes at number 05 position with 10 centuries- the most by any Indian Wicketkeeper in ODI history. He also has a record of scoring the highest individual score to his name i.e 183. Dhoni is not only a good batsman but he proved that he is one of the best wicket-keepers. MS Dhoni also holds the record for most stumps in ODI.
06. Shai Hope
Shai Hope is an active Wicketkeeper batter from West Indies who holds 6th position in this list with 10 centuries. He has a batting average of 51 which is the highest among all other active wicket-keepers.
07. Jos Buttler
Jos Buttler from England scored 9 ODI centuries as ODI Wicket-keeper. As a wicket-keeper batsman, he has the highest strike of 118 among active wicket-keepers.
08. Muhammad Shahzad
Muhammad Shahzad from Afghanistan comes at number 08 with 06 centuries. He is the first wicketkeeper in Afghanistan cricket history with a brilliant record at the international level.
09. Mushfiqur Rahim
Mushfiqur Rahim has 06 centuries to his name as an ODI Wicket-Keeper batter. He took more than 200 ODI innings to score these centuries.
10. Brendon Taylor
Brendon Taylor from Zimbabwe comes at the number 10 position with 06 centuries and 81 strike rate.
Timeline of top wicket keepers since 1970
- 1974- Ken Wadsworth- NZ (First Wicket-Keeper to Score a Hundred in ODI)
- 1988- Dave Houghton- Zim (Second Century after 14 years)
- 1992- Andy Flower- Zim (Third Century)
- 1995-2000 Alec Stewart held 1st position in top 10 list (02 Centuries)
- 2000-2010 Adam Gilchrist held 1st position in top 10 list (03 Centuries)
- 2013-2022 Kumar Sangakkara is holding 1st position since 2013