Maestros with Most Centuries in IPL History (2008-2023)

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Welcome to the exhilarating world of the Indian Premier League (IPL), where cricketing legends clash in the fiercest Twenty20 battles! Since its electrifying debut in 2008, the IPL has become the epicentre of cricketing brilliance, boasting a constellation of the globe’s finest players and hosting unforgettable showdowns. Amidst the cricketing spectacle, one record stands out as a testament to sheer batting prowess – the coveted title of the most centuries.

The roar of the crowd, the crack of the bat, and the thrill of witnessing a batsman reach that magical three-digit mark in the IPL, it’s not just about boundaries and sixes; it’s a showcase of unparalleled skill, mental fortitude, and an unyielding focus that separates the greats from the rest.

Now, let’s dive into the heart of the action and unravel the tales of those cricketing maestros who’ve etched their names in IPL history with the most centuries. These are not just numbers on a scoreboard; they represent moments of brilliance, determination, and the sheer will to conquer the bowlers’ onslaught.

So, join us on this adrenaline-fueled journey as we explore what sets these centurions apart in the high-octane arena of the IPL. Get ready for a rollercoaster ride through the records, the rivalries, and the relentless pursuit of century glory in the world’s premier T20 cricket league!

Most Centuries in IPL 2008

In a dazzling Indian Premier League Live display of T20 brilliance during the inaugural 2008 season, 6 centuries were hit throughout the tournament. The Indian Premier League commenced in spectacular fashion when Brendon McCullum, the batsman for Kolkata Knight Riders, delivered a dazzling performance by scoring a breathtaking 158* (73) in the inaugural IPL match in 2008 against Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Other batsmen to hit centuries in the same season were Michael Hussey 116* (54), Andrew Symonds 117* (53), Adam Gilchrist 109* (47), Sanath Jayasuriya 114* (48) and Shaun Marsh 115 (69).

Most Centuries in IPL 2009

Manish Pandey’s innings in the Indian Premier League 2009 season showcased his extraordinary talent, marking a historic moment as he became the first Indian player to achieve a century in the tournament. Stepping onto the crease when Royal Challengers Bangalore was struggling, Pandey’s exceptional knock of 114* (73) was a turning point in the match.

One more century was hit in this season when AB de Villiers playing for Delhi Capitals (then Delhi Daredevils) against Chennai Super Kings played an extraordinary innings of 105* (54).

Most Centuries in IPL 2010

There were 4 centuries hit during the Indian Premier League in 2010. Yusuf Pathan 100 (37) became the first Indian to score a century on Indian soil in IPL. On the other hand, Vijay’s century 127 (56) played a pivotal role in Chennai Super Kings setting a monumental team total of 246 runs, establishing a new record for the highest team total in the IPL at that juncture.

Other two century makers were David Warner 107* (69) and Mahela Jayawardene 110* (59).

Most Centuries in IPL 2011

In the 2011 Indian Premier League, Chris Gayle set the cricketing stage ablaze with not one, but two centuries while donning the Royal Challengers Bangalore jersey. The first of these extraordinary innings unfolded against the Kolkata Knight Riders on April 22, 2011, where Gayle showcased his dominance by hammering an unbeaten 102 runs off a mere 55 balls. The cricketing spectacle continued as he struck his second century of the season against the Kings XI Punjab on May 6, 2011, amassing 107 runs off just 49 balls.

4 more centuries were hit in this season by Paul Valthaty 120*(63), Sachin Tendulkar 100* (66), Virender Sehwag 119 (56) and Adam Gilchrist 106 (55).

Most Centuries in IPL 2012

In an Indian Premier League Live spectacle at the Feroz Shah Kotla Ground in Delhi on May 17, 2012, Chris Gayle left an indelible mark with a scorching century for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in an IPL clash against the Delhi Daredevils. Taking the stage as the opening batsman, the Jamaican powerhouse unleashed a relentless assault, carving an unbeaten 128 runs off a mere 62 balls.

Overall 6 centuries were hit in the season and the players to score them were Ajinkya Rahane 103* (60), Kevin Pietersen 103* (64), David Warner 109* (54), Rohit Sharma 109* (60) and Murali Vijay 113 (58).

Most Centuries in IPL 2013

In the electrifying spectacle of Indian Premier League 2013, Chris Gayle unleashed a jaw-dropping century for the Royal Challengers Bangalore against Pune Warriors India, etching his name in cricketing history. Remarkably, Gayle’s century, achieved in an astonishing 30 balls, stands as the fastest ever in the Indian Premier League and the entire professional T20 cricket arena. The Universe Boss’s phenomenal innings featured a staggering 13 fours and a record-breaking 17 sixes, amassing an unparalleled total of 175 runs off just 66 balls, marking the highest individual score in T20 cricket.

This extraordinary performance by Gayle not only propelled RCB to an awe-inspiring total of 263 runs but also secured the record for the highest team total in IPL history. The ferocity of Gayle’s onslaught on the Pune Warriors India bowlers remains an iconic moment, solidifying his status as a T20 cricket legend and the ultimate entertainer on the IPL stage.

The other 3 centurions of the season were Shane Watson 101 (58), Suresh Raina 100* (53) and David Miller 101* (38).

Most Centuries in IPL 2014

During the 2014 Indian Premier League, the legendary Virender Sehwag showcased his batting prowess in a memorable clash against the Chennai Super Kings. The former Indian cricketer’s remarkable innings saw him amass 122 runs off a mere 58 balls, boasting a staggering strike rate of 210.34.

In this season, only 3 centuries were recorded, marking the occasion when Indian players outshone their overseas counterparts by scoring more centuries in a single IPL season. The other two players were Lendl Simmons 100* (61) and Wriddhiman Saha 115* (55).

Most Centuries in IPL 2015

In the Indian Premier League Live display of T20 mastery during the 2015 Indian Premier League, AB de Villiers etched his name in cricketing history with a sensational century for the Royal Challengers Bangalore against the Mumbai Indians. The South African maestro’s unbeaten knock of 133 off just 59 balls, featuring a striking array of 19 fours and 4 sixes at an astonishing strike rate of 225.42, is widely hailed as one of the greatest innings in T20 cricket.

A total of 4 centuries were hit in the season where others 3 by Brendon McCullum 100* (56), Chris Gayle 117 (57) and Shane Watson 104* (59).

Most Centuries in IPL 2016

In the scintillating spectacle of the 2016 Indian Premier League, Virat Kohli orchestrated an extraordinary season, rewriting the record books with an unprecedented four centuries. Let’s delve into the details of Kohli’s remarkable centuries in IPL 2016:

1. 100* off 63 balls vs Gujarat Lions in Rajkot on April 24, 2016

2. 108* off 58 balls vs Rising Pune Supergiants in Bangalore on May 7, 2016

3. 109 off 55 balls vs Gujarat Lions in Bangalore on May 14, 2016

4. 113 off 50 balls vs Kings XI Punjab in Bangalore on May 18, 2016**

In a total of 16 matches, Kohli amassed an astonishing 973 runs, setting a new benchmark for the highest number of runs scored by any player in a single edition of the IPL. This sensational performance crowned Kohli the leading run-scorer and etched his name in the IPL history books as one of the most prolific batsmen in the tournament’s storied legacy.

3 more centuries were hit by Quinton de Kock 108 (51), Steve Smith 101 (54) and AB de Villiers 129* (52).

Most Centuries in IPL 2017

In the Indian Premier League 2017 season, Hashim Amla exhibited his batting prowess in the inaugural match for Kings XI Punjab against Mumbai Indians in Indore. The South African maestro crafted an unbeaten innings of 104 runs off just 60 deliveries, steering KXIP to a formidable total of 198 runs.

Undeterred by his initial success, Amla continued his stellar form, notching his second century of the IPL 2017 season against the Gujarat Lions in Mohali. This remarkable feat placed him in elite company, becoming the third player in IPL history to score two or more centuries in a single season. Amla’s pivotal knock of 104 runs off 60 balls played a crucial role in KXIP posting a commanding total of 189 runs, solidifying his status as a standout performer in the tournament.

3 more centuries were hit by Sanju Samson 102 (63), David Warner 126 (59) and Ben Stokes 103* (63).

Most Centuries in IPL 2018

During the 2018 Indian Premier League final, Shane Watson etched his name in history with a crucial century. Unleashing a phenomenal unbeaten innings of 117 runs off just 57 balls, Watson’s masterclass took place in the championship clash between Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad on May 27, 2018. The innings, adorned with 11 fours and 8 sixes, played a pivotal role in securing Chennai Super Kings their 3rd IPL title.

Watson’s heroics earned him the well-deserved Man of the Match award, underlining the significance of his incredible performance in the final. Adding to his remarkable season, Watson also notched up another century against the Rajasthan Royals, further solidifying his impact as one of the standout performers in the 2018 IPL campaign.

Other centurions of the season were Chris Gayle 104* (63), Rishabh Pant 128* (63) and Ambati Rayudu 100* (62).

Most Centuries in IPL 2019

In a commanding performance, Sunrisers Hyderabad set the stage by batting first and amassing a formidable total of 231 runs, losing only two wickets in their 20 overs. Warner’s outstanding innings stole the spotlight as he crafted an unbeaten 100 off just 55 balls, comprising 5 fours and 5 sixes.

Warner’s stellar contributions didn’t end there. Finishing the season as the tournament’s leading run-scorer, he amassed an impressive 692 runs in 12 matches. His tally included not only the century but also eight half-centuries, showcasing his consistency with an average of 69.20 and a striking strike rate of 143.86. Warner’s exceptional form played a pivotal role in Sunrisers Hyderabad’s campaign, solidifying his status as one of the premier batsmen in the 2019 IPL season.

This season also saw a total of 6 centuries by Sanju Samson 102* (55), Jonny Bairstow 114 (56), KL Rahul 100* (64), Virat Kohli 100 (58) and Ajinkya Rahane 105* (63).

Most Centuries in IPL 2020

Shikhar Dhawan enjoyed a highly prolific season with the bat, amassing a total of 618 runs in 17 matches. Among these matches, Dhawan showcased his batting prowess by scoring two centuries. The initial century unfolded in a showdown against the Chennai Super Kings on October 17, 2020. In this remarkable performance, he remained unbeaten, crafting an impressive 101* runs off just 58 balls.

Dhawan continued his fine form, securing his second century in a match against the Kings XI Punjab on November 1, 2020. During this spectacular innings, he notched up 106 runs off just 61 balls, featuring an array of 12 fours and 3 sixes. Dhawan’s consistent and impactful performances with the bat played a key role in his team’s success during the 2020 season of the Indian Premier League.

3 more centurions of the season were KL Rahul 132* (69), Mayank Agarwal 106 (50) and Ben Stokes 107* (60).

Most Centuries in IPL 2021

The Indian Premier League 2021 season witnessed an impressive display of batting prowess, with a total of 4 centuries. Sanju Samson kickstarted the century spree with a brilliant knock of 119 runs off 63 balls, showcasing his formidable batting skills. Following suit, Devdutt Padikkal left an indelible mark by scoring an unbeaten 101 runs off 52 balls, underscoring his ability to anchor an innings effectively.

Jos Buttler continued the century parade with a sensational innings of 124 runs off 64 balls, contributing significantly to the high-scoring encounters in the tournament. Ruturaj Gaikwad rounded off the quartet of centuries, notching an unbeaten 101 runs off 60 balls. The abundance of centuries added an extra layer of excitement to the IPL 2021 season, highlighting the exceptional talent and batting brilliance on display.

Most Centuries in IPL 2022

Jos Buttler emulated Virat Kohli’s feat by achieving the highest number of centuries in a single Indian Premier League season. In the 2022 edition, Buttler’s exceptional unbeaten innings of 106 runs off 60 balls proved pivotal in guiding the Rajasthan Royals to the IPL Final for the first time in 14 years. With this remarkable performance, Buttler has notched up a total of 5 centuries in the prestigious league.

IPL 2022 saw 8 centuries scored by the players. KL Rahul 103* (60) & 103* (62), Quinton de Kock 140* (70) and Rajat Patidar 112* (54).

Most Centuries in IPL 2023

The 2023 edition of the Indian Premier League made history by witnessing an unprecedented number of centuries in a single season. A remarkable total of 12 centuries were struck during the tournament, with Shubman Gill stealing the spotlight. Gill’s extraordinary batting display included 3 centuries in just four innings, amassing an impressive total of 890 runs in IPL 2023, securing the position of the second-highest run-scorer, behind Kohli (973 in 2016), in the tournament’s history to date. Additionally, Virat Kohli added to the century spectacle by scoring consecutive tons, solidifying his status as the sole player with 7 centuries in IPL history.

Notably, Indian Premier League 2023 set a new benchmark for high-scoring encounters, as teams breached the 200-run mark an astounding 37 times, marking the season with the highest number of 200+ totals. The tournament showcased an exhilarating blend of individual brilliance and team performances, leaving an indelible mark on the IPL’s storied legacy.

Other than Gill and Kohli, centuries were scored by Harry Brook 100* (55), Venkatesh Iyer 104 (51), Yashasvi Jaiswal 124 (62), Suryakumar Yadav 103* (49), Prabhsimran Singh 103 (65), Heinrich Klassen 104 (51) and Cameron Green 100 (47).

Most Centuries in IPL From 2008 to 2023

SeasonPlayersMax. No. of Centuries Hit
2008Brendon McCullumMichael HusseyAndrew SymondsAdam GilchristSanath JayasuriyaShaun Marsh1
2009AB de VilliersManish Pandey1
2010Yusuf PathanDavid WarnerMurali VijayMahela Jayawardene1
2011Chris Gayle2
2012Ajinkya RahaneKevin PietersenDavid WarnerRohit SharmaChris GayleMurali Vijay1
2013Shane WatsonChris GayleSuresh RainaDavid Miller1
2014Lendl SimmonsVirender SehwagWriddhiman Saha1
2015Brendon McCullumChris GayleAB de VilliersShane Watson1
2016Virat Kohli4
2017Hashim Amla2
2018Shane Watson2
2019Sanju SamsonJonny BairstowDavid WarnerKL RahulVirat KohliAjinkya Rahane1
2020Shikhar Dhawan2
2021Sanju SamsonDevdutt PadikkalJos ButtlerRuturaj Gaikwad1
2022Jos Buttler4
2023Shubhman Gill3

In the rich tapestry of the Indian Premier League’s history, centuries have stood out as compelling showcases of cricketing brilliance. From Brendon McCullum’s iconic 158 in 2008 to the record-breaking 12 centuries in the extraordinary 2023 season, the IPL has been a stage for stellar batting performances. Legends like Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli, and AB de Villiers have left an enduring impact with multiple centuries, while the evolution of the league has witnessed both individual and team milestones, including an impressive 37 instances of breaching the 200-run mark in Indian Premier League 2023. As the IPL continues to captivate global cricket enthusiasts, the pursuit of centuries adds an exciting layer to the tournament’s enduring legacy, promising more cricketing milestones in the upcoming Indian Premier League 2024 season.

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