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Top 10 Players with Most Centuries in IPL History | Who Tops the List?

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IPL is the most lucrative and popular domestic cricket tournament, having shot several of the world’s cricketers to fame since its inception in 2008. IPL is a paradise for batsmen, boundaries are flying left and right. Every batsman’s ambition is to hit a century for his side when he walks onto the field. But to hit a century in T20 cricket is a big deal. Batsmen celebrating after a ton is a common sight in the IPL. Here is a list of top 10 players with the most centuries in IPL history.

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Top 10 Players with Most Centuries in IPL History

Player

Span

Mat

Runs

HS

BF

100

6s

Virat Kohli (RCB)

2008-2024

247

7763

113*

5925

8

254

Jos Buttler (MI/RR)

2016-2024

105

3542

124

2386

7

160

CH Gayle (KKR/KXIP/PBKS/RCB)

2009-2021

142

4965

175*

3333

6

357

KL Rahul (KXIP/LSG/PBKS/RCB/SRH)

2013-2024

128

4569

132*

3381

4

183

SR Watson (CSK/RCB/RR)

2008-2020

145

3874

117*

2809

4

190

DA Warner (DC/SRH)

2009-2024

183

6564

126

4695

4

236

Shubman Gill (GT/KKR)

2018-2024

101

3110

129

2308

3

89

Sanju Samson (DC/RR)

2013-2024

162

4273

119

3076

3

199

AB de Villiers (DC/RCB)

2008-2021

184

5162

133*

3403

3

251

HM Amla (KXIP)

2016-2017

16

577

104*

407

2

21

Most Centuries in IPL History: Virat Kohli

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Until the 2016 season, Indian former captain Virat Kohli had not scored a century in the T20 format. In that same season, he broke all major records by scoring four hundred in a single season and totaling 973 runs. The Talismanic Indian batsman has 8 centuries in IPL. He has a whopping 7763 runs in 247 matches. Leading the charts in IPL history, Kohli is also the 1st Indian with more than 10,000 runs in T20 cricket. 

Most Centuries in IPL History: Jos Buttler

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Buttler played for Mumbai Indians in the 2016 and 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) seasons. In January 2018, Buttler was bought by Rajasthan Royals in the 2018 IPL auction. Buttler scored 39 runs in the IPL 2022 final and finished the season with a total of 863 runs, the second highest in IPL history, beating David Warner’s 848 in IPL 2016. Buttler has around 3542 runs in just 102 matches with 7 centuries under his belt

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Most Centuries in IPL History: Chris Gayle

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Chris Gayle is perhaps the best T20 player of all time, he has a total of six centuries in the mega tournament, which makes him the overseas player with the most centuries in IPL. In 2011, the Caribbean giant scored his maiden IPL century with stunning innings of 102 runs off 55 balls, which included 10 fours and seven sixes. Gayle has played a total of 4965 runs in 142 matches. 

Most Centuries in IPL History: KL Rahul

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The Indian team’s opener has had a meteoric rise in the IPL. He made his debut with hometown Bangalore outfit in 2013, then moved to neighbor Hyderabad for a season, then a short comeback stint with RCB followed by Punjab Kings, and now in LSG. Rahul has around 4569 runs in just 128 matches with 4 centuries under his belt.

Most Centuries in IPL History: Shane Watson 

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Shane Watson, even after retiring from the league in 2020 is at the top 5 in the list of most centuries in IPL. The Aussie has four hundred in the tournament and is tied with Warner. In the inaugural season, he was instrumental in helping Rajasthan Royals win the title. He again produced brilliant innings of 117 in 57 balls in the 2018 final, to guide Chennai Super Kings to its 3rd title. Watson has a total of 3874 runs in 145 matches.

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Most Centuries in IPL History: David Warner

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David Warner, regarded as one of the tournament’s most successful international players, has so far smacked four centuries. He hit his first century in 2010 while playing for the Delhi Daredevils. The Aussie repeated the feat in 2012, 2017, and 2019. Warner has a total of 6564 runs in 183 matches and has 4 centuries in IPL.


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Most Centuries in IPL History: Shubman Gill

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Shubman Gill, a talented and promising young cricketer, has made a significant impact in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Known for his stylish batting and elegant strokeplay, Gill has been a consistent performer for his IPL franchise. Over the seasons, he has showcased his ability to anchor innings and play aggressive shots when required. He has scored 3 centuries and 20 half centuries in IPL and scored a total of 3110 runs.

Most Centuries in IPL History: Sanju Samson

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The Kerala-born wicketkeeper-batsman has risen in the IPL in recent years. Samson has over 4000 runs under his belt in 159 matches. He is tied with ABD and Shubman Gill in the IPL most hundred with 3 centuries. His powerful display with the bat earned him Rajasthan’s captain’s armband. In IPL, Sanju Samson has scored 4273 runs in 158 matches.


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Most Centuries in IPL History: AB De Villiers

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The South African is a household name in the league. He started off at Delhi Daredevils and stayed there till the 2010 season. RCB poached ABD for the 2011 season and has been integral in the team ever since. He is known for his flamboyant and aggressive style of play. He has over 5000 runs in 184 matches with 3 centuries under his name. The list of most 100 in IPL cannot be completed without AB’s name.

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Most Centuries in IPL History: Hashim Amla

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Hashim Mohammad Amla, born on March 31, 1983, is a retired cricketer from South Africa who represented his country in all three formats of the game. Throughout his IPL career, Amla participated in 16 matches and amassed 577 runs in 16 innings. His highest score in the IPL stands at 104. Notably, Amla recorded two centuries and three half-centuries in the IPL.


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FAQ’s

Which player holds the record for the most centuries in IPL history?

Virat Kohli holds the record for the most centuries (8) in IPL history.

How many centuries does the leading player have in IPL history?

The leading player, Virat Kohli has 8 IPL centuries.

Has any player achieved more than five centuries in the IPL?

Virat Kohli (8), Jos Buttler (7), and Chris Gayle (6) has scored more than 5 IPL centuries.

Which overseas player has the most IPL century?

Jos Buttler (7) & Chris Gayle (6) has the most IPL centuries among the overseas players.

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Santhosh Narayan
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