Most Centuries in T20 International Cricket by Team

Find out which teams have the most centuries in T20 International Cricket and which nations are dominating T20 cricket with their batting power. This list takes into account the list of the best team and their players.

by Hanishagopica

Updated Mar 26, 2024

Most Centuries in T20 International Cricket by Team
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Most Centuries in T20 International Cricket by Team

Centuries are a special achievement for any batsman in cricket. Especially in T20 international matches, where batting time is limited and the opposition bowlers are of the highest quality, scoring a century in T20 matches is not an easy task. Many players have achieved great records in T20 cricket by scoring the most centuries. T20 cricket is a fast and exciting format of cricket.

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There have been some remarkable performances by batsmen in T20 cricket. Among these, the record of the most centuries has been established by some exceptional cricketers. These remarkable innings have captivated cricket fans all over the world. 

Country 

T20 Centuries

Players

India 

17

Rohit Sharma (5)

Suryakumar Yadav (4)

KL Rahul (2)

New Zealand

12

Colin Munro (3)

Martin Guptill (2)

Glenn Phillips (2)

Finn Allen (2)

Australia

10

Glenn Maxwell (5)

Aaron Finch (2)

South Africa

8

David Miller (2)

Rilee Rossouw (2)

West Indies

6

Chris Gayle (2)

Evin Lewis (2)

England

6

Phil Salt (2)

Canada

5

Aaron Johnson (2)

Czech Republic

5

Sabawoon Davizi (3)

Pakistan

5

Babar Azam (3)

  

Note: The above given numbers in table are subject to change.

India

India's T20I cricket team, which won the inaugural men's T20 World Cup back in 2007, has some of the best players in the shortest formats of the game, such as Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh raina & Suryakumar yadav.

Virat Kohli became the first Indian batsman to score a hundred runs in T20Is. He did so in the ICC Men's T20WC in 2010. Since then, six other players have achieved the three-figure mark in T20I cricket. Currently, Rohit Sharma has the most centuries for India in T20Is with four. This is the joint record for the most centuries in T20Is in international cricket.

New Zealand

The New Zealand national cricket team represents New Zealand in the men's international cricket. The team has played in two Cricket World Cup finals and one T20 World Cup final. The current captain of the national team is Kane Williamson, who is also the captain of the national ODI and T20I teams. 

Williamson's first international series in full-time captaincy was the Men's T20 WC 2016 in India, where the team won all 4 of its group games, but lost the semi-final to England. After the annual rankings update of 4 May 2016, New Zealand was awarded the number one ranking in T20I cricket. The home season started with a whitewash of the West Indies across formats, followed by a whitewash against Pakistan in an ODI series. However, following the ODI series loss to Pakistan, New Zealand lost the number one T20I ranking.

Australia

Australia currently ranks 5th in the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) T20I championship with 251 rating points as of May 2022. Australia also won the 2021 ICC Men’s T20.It is represented in men’s international cricket by the Australian men’s national cricket team.

Australia is the joint oldest Test team in history, having played its first Test in 1877. Australia also competes in ODI and T20I cricket, having played in the inaugural ODI against England in 1970–71 and the inaugural T20I against New Zealand in 2004–05.

South Africa

The first time South Africa played an international match against an English cricket team was in the year 1888–89. South Africa played a T20I against Australia in 2005. The current T20I captain of South Africa is Aiden Markam.

South Africa played its first first-class match in 1888–89 and played its first international T20I against England in the same season. The team was not able to compete with either Australia or England at first, but as time went on and the team gained more experience and knowledge, it was able to put together a competitive side by the early 1900s.Currently, South Africa is ranked No. 3 in ODI, No. 5 in T20I, and No. 4 in Tests as of November 2023.

West Indies

The West Indies national cricket team represents the West Indies in international cricket and is currently ranked 8th in Tests, 10th in One Day Internationals (ODIs) and 7th in Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

The Windies have won two ICC Cricket World Cups (in 1975 and 1979, respectively, when the format was changed to Prudential) and two ICC T20 WCF Titles (in 2012 and 2016, respectively, when format was changed to World Twenty20) and hosted two ICC World Cups (in 2007 and 2010, respectively, and in 2024, when the United States co-hosted the tournament).

Most Centuries in T20 International Cricket by Players

Rohit Sharma

Rohit Gurunath Sharma is an Indian cricketer who is currently the captain of the Indian national cricket team, playing all formats of the game. Rohit plays right-handed. He is considered to be one of the finest cricketers of his generation and one of the best opening batsmen of all time. Rohit is known for his skillful strokeplay, elegant strokeplay, six-hitting ability, and leadership qualities.

Sharma holds several batting records in international cricket, including the most sixes in ODIs, most hundreds at Cricket World Cups, and joint-most hundreds in T20Is. He is the first cricketer to score 5 centuries in the T20I format. Rohit plays for Mumbai in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and Mumbai in domestic cricket. The team won 5 IPL titles under his captaincy from the year 2013-2020. He is the all-time leading scorer in IPL with 5 titles, second only to MS Dhoni who won 5 titles.

Glenn Maxwell

Glenn James Maxwell is an Australian cricketer. Born on 14 October 1988, Maxwell has represented Australia in all formats of cricket since 2012. However, he is mainly a One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) specialist. A right-handed batsman, Maxwell is known for his unorthodox batting style and his right-arm off-break delivery. 

He also made history in November 2023 by becoming the third-fastest double-century scorer in the history of the World Cup. He was also the first man to score double centuries for Australia in one-day internationals (ODIs) and hit the winning runs in the final of the Cricket World Cup 2023 against India.

In the same month following the World Cup final, he also broke Rohit Sharma’s record of having scored the highest number of T20I centuries by smashing his fourth career century against India in a T20I. In addition, he became the first man in the history of men’s T20I to score three centuries in a chase and the only batsman in the history of T20I to complete a hundred in 100 matches.

Suryakumar Yadav

Suryakumar Yadav is an Indian cricketer who plays for the Indian National Cricket Team (IND). He is a right-handed middle-order batsman and a right-arm off-break bowler who is also an occasional right-handed right-handed wicketkeeper-batsman. He represents Mumbai in domestic 1st-class cricket. He was part of the India team that finished runners-up in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.

He plays in the IPL for Mumbai Indians. In 2022, he was named India's captain for the series against Australia and scored 144 runs in 5 innings as India won the 4-1 series. The following tour of South Africa saw Suryakumar score his 4th T20I century, which is second only to Rohit Sharma and Glenn Maxwell.

Colin Munro  

Colin Munro is a South African-born New Zealand cricketer who plays in limited overs cricket. He was part of the New Zealand Under 19 side and currently plays for Auckland. Munro scored his second T20I century on 4 November 2017 in the second match of the Indian tour. He became the second New Zealander (after McCullum), and the fourth overall, to score two centuries in T20Is. He also became the first batsman in the history of T20I cricket to score two centuries within a calendar year.

In the West Indies series on January 3, 2018, Munro opened the batting in the limited overs format and became the first player in T20I history to score three centuries. In March 2019, Munro was named ANZ International Men’s T20 Player of the Year at the New Zealand Cricket Awards.

Martin Coetzee

Martin Coetzee is a South African cricket player who plays for the Hong Kong national cricket team. Coetzee made his Twenty20 international debut for the Gauteng Cricket Board on 14 September 2018 in the Africa T20 Cup. On 4 October 2018, Coetzee played his first-class first-class match for Gauteng against the Cape Provinces Cricket Board in the CSA 3 Day Provincial Cup. Coetzee was born on 12 October 1988.

Babar Azam

Babar Azam (born 15 October 1994) is a Pakistani cricketer and former captain of the national cricket team. He is considered to be one of the best batsmen in the world today. Currently, he is the only Pakistani cricketer to be ranked in the top 10 in all formats of cricket. Currently, Babar Azam is the number one batsman in ODIs, number 4 in T20Is, and number 3 in Tests. He is a right-handed batsman and a top-order batsman.

Currently, he plays as a captain in the Pakistan Super League (PSL). He is the most prolific batsman in Pakistan, and his most recent T20I century was 122 against South Africa. His century in the 5th ODI was only the 2nd century in Australia for a Pakistani batsman after that of Zaheer Abbas back in 1981. He is the first Pakistani and 4th captain to score a hundred in every format of cricket.

Muhammad Waseem

Born on 12 February 1996 in Lahore, Pakistan, Muhammad Waseem is an international cricketer for the UAE national cricket team. Waseem made his debut in T20Is on 5 October 2021 against Namibia. 5 days later, he scored his first T20I hundred against Ireland. Waseem's knock of 107 not out off 62 balls was his first hundred in T20Is.

In the Nepal series, Waseem's maiden ODI century came against Papua New Guinea. He scored 119 off 76 balls, including 12 sixes. His innings lasted 61 balls, setting the UAE record for the fastest ODI century.[16] The following day, Asif Khan broke the UAE record with a 41-ball century.

Evin Lewis

Evin Earl Lewis, born 27 December 1991 in Trinidad and Tobago, is an opening batsman who has also played for the West Indies. Lewis has played limited-overs cricket at the highest level and is the third batsman to score two centuries in T20Is, joining Brendon McCullum (twice) and Chris Gayle (twice). He holds the records for the highest retired injury score ( 176 not out) in international cricket and the highest score (125 not out) by a West Indies player in T20Is.

Lewis was part of the West Indies T20I World Cup winning team in 2016. In November 2016, he scored his maiden One Day International century (ODI) of 148 not out (15 fours, 4 sixes) against Sri Lanka at the Harare Sports Club (Zimbabwe Tri-Series, 2016–17).

George Munsey

Henry George Munsey is a Scottish cricketer. He has played for Scotland since 2015. Munsey plays left-handed opening for the national side. He also works as a sales rep for Henry-Nicolls. Munsey scored 147 runs off 39 balls against Bath in the unofficial Twenty20 match played on 21 April 2019.

He brought up his century off 25 balls, having already scored his fifty off 17 balls, and he also hit six sixes in one over in a total of 326/3 from 20 overs. He also scored 127 not out in the second match of Ireland's tri-series against the Netherlands. This was his first hundred in T20Is and the second fastest century in T20I cricket, coming off 41 balls.

Glenn Philips

Glenn Dominic Phillips is a New Zealand cricket batsman who was born in South Africa. He plays for Otago in the domestic game. Phillips made his international debut in February 2017. In December 2015, Phillips was named in the New Zealand U19 Cricket World Cup squad for the 2016 edition.  In December 2017, Phillips' younger brother, Dale, was named in the squad for the 2018 edition.

He scored his first ODI century (117 not out) against Central Districts in the Stags' final regular season match, which they won by 6 wickets. He also scored his second T20I century (104) against Sri Lanka in the 2nd group game of the tournament. He finished the tournament as the leading run-scorer for New Zealand with 201 runs, along with his century, which came against England.

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