Top 10 Players with most centuries in the IPL
Scoring a hundred in the shortest format of the game is as challenging as it gets but these guys have been able to do that with relative ease.
Published - Feb 20, 2018 9:05 pm
Updated - Feb 20, 2018 11:24 pm
Over the course of 10 successful years, the Indian Premier League (IPL) has evolved into one of the most religiously watched leagues all across the globe. IPL has not just garnered popularity and viewership but has also played a clinical role in shaping the cricketing landscape of India what it is today.
T20 is played on surfaces that are feather beds for the batsmen and thus they’re able to knock up the runs. Thus the opposition also has massive run chases at skyscraper like run-rates. And the batsmen are again left with no option but to move out of their shells and try things out of the box to get the ball past the fielders and across to the stands. It’s no easy task crossing the 100 mark in the shortest format, especially when the stakes are high and the opposition is breathing down the neck. However, despite such high-octane contest, the league over the last decade have witnessed a plethora of heroic innings.
With the upcoming season set to kickstart on April 7, we take a jog down the memory lane and recap the top 10 century-makers in the IPL.
10. Hashim Amla – 2 centuries
The flagbearer of class and flair, Hashim Amla is amongst the top batsmen in terms of consistency in international cricket. A linchpin at the top of the order, the right-hander is heralded for his inch-perfect timing and exquisite strokeplay.
The 34-year-old has hit two centuries in his IPL career. Interestingly he achieved both his centuries in the same season scoring exactly the same number of runs. Amla slammed his maiden IPL century scoring 104* against Mumbai Indians last season and followed it up with the second one with as many runs against now-defunct Gujarat Lions. In the process, he also became the third player ever to score two or more centuries in one season of the cash-rich league.