List of Players With Most Centuries in Test Cricket

Test cricket is the traditional game format of cricket and continues to attract fans even today. Over the years many new formats have emerged such as One-Day International and Twenty20 which have become more popular and preferred than Test cricket, but the latter represents how cricket was originally played.

There are Test cricket tours and championships and they still draw large crowds to the stadiums. A high score is the batting team’s priority and quick wickets are for the bowling team. Bowlers tend to shine in Test cricket due to the nature of the pitches and the location of the pitch. However, batsmen also tend to perform incredibly well in Test matches.

Players have scored double, triple and quadruple centuries in Test cricket. You can check the list of players with more hundreds of proofs below.

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Players with the most test centuries

#1 Sachin Tendulkar

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India’s Sachin Tendulkar is known as the ‘God of Cricket’, and rightly so. He is the most outstanding batsman of the century and has many unbreakable cricket records to his name. One of those records is the most proven centuries. Tendulkar has scored 51 hundreds in his illustrious Test career and is also the highest scorer in Test cricket. He has made 15,921 runs in 200 matches and 329 innings. Tendulkar’s strike rate of 54.04 and average of 53.78 are also impressive, considering the matches he has played. Tendulkar’s record of most Test hundreds will remain unbeaten forever as the next 10 players after him have retired and the next ones are aging.

#2 Jacques Kallis

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Jacques Kallis of South Africa has the second most Test centuries. Kallis has scored 45 centuries in 280 innings with a run tally of 13,289. Kallis is a surprising entry as most fans know him as a bowler. However, Kallis was equally competent with both bat and ball and is considered the greatest all-rounder of all time.

#3 Ricky Ponting

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Ricky Ponting was instrumental in Australia’s success in the early 21st century. Ponting is considered one of the most successful captains in the history of cricket and also a brilliant batsman. He scored 41 hundreds in 287 innings at a strike rate of 58.72 and an average of 51.85. Ponting’s strategic style of play and fielding IQ were exceptional, and he is frequently counted among the greatest cricketers of all time.

Highest centuries in Test cricket

Player Equipment Matches Entrance Careers higher 100 50s average
Sachin Tendulkar India 200 329 15,921 248* 51 68 53.78
Jacques Kallis South Africa 166 280 13,289 224 Four. Five 58 55.37
Ricky Ponting Australia 168 287 13,378 257 41 62 51.85
Kumar Sangakkara Sri Lanka 134 233 12,400 319 38 52 57.40
Rahul Dravid India 164 286 13,288 270 36 63 52.31
younis khan Pakistan 118 213 10,099 313 3. 4 33 52.05
sunil gavaskar India 125 214 10,122 236* 3. 4 Four. Five 51.12
Brian Lara West Indies 131 232 11,953 400* 3. 4 48 52.88
Mahela Jayawardene Sri Lanka 149 252 11,814 374 3. 4 fifty 49.84
Alastair Cook England 161 291 12,472 294 33 57 45.35
Steve Smith Australia 101 178 9,178 239 32 37 58.83
Steve Waugh Australia 168 260 10,927 200 32 fifty 51.06
Matthew Hayden Australia 103 184 8,625 380 30 29 50.73
Joe Root England 134 245 11,320 254 30 59 50.31
Shivnarine Chanderpaul West Indies 164 280 11,867 203* 30 66 51.37
Virat Kohli India 111 187 8,669 254* 29 29 49.53
Kane Williamson New Zealand 94 164 8,124 251 28 33 54.89
Michael Clarke Australia 115 198 8,643 329* 28 27 49.10
Hashim Amla South Africa 124 215 9,282 311* 28 41 46.64
Graeme Smith South Africa 117 205 9,265 277 27 38 48.25
Allan Frontera Australia 156 265 11,174 205 27 63 50.56
Sir Garry sober West Indies 93 160 8,032 365* 26 30 57.78
David Warner Australia 108 197 8,389 335* 25 35 44.62
Inzamam-ul-Haq Pakistan 120 200 8,830 329 25 46 49.60
Greg Chappell Australia 87 151 7,110 247* 24 31 53.86
Mohamed Yousuf Pakistan 90 156 7,530 223 24 33 52.29
Sir Viv Richards West Indies 121 182 8,540 291 24 Four. Five 50.23
Virender Sehwag India 104 180 8,586 319 23 32 49.34
Kevin Pietersen England 104 181 8,181 227 23 35 47.28
Justin Langer Australia 105 182 7,696 250 23 30 45.27
Javed Miandad Pakistan 124 189 8,832 280* 23 43 52.57
Wally Hammond England 85 140 7,249 336* 22 24 58.45
Mohammad Azharuddin India 99 147 6,215 199 22 twenty-one 45.03
MC Cowdrey England 114 188 7,624 182 22 38 44.06
AB de Villiers South Africa 114 191 8,765 278* 22 46 50.66
Boycott Geoff England 108 193 8,114 246* 22 42 47.72
infrared hood England 118 205 7,727 235 22 46 42.69
R.N. Harvey Australia 79 137 6,149 205 twenty-one 24 48.41
Gary Kirsten South Africa 101 176 7,289 275 twenty-one 3. 4 45.27
AJ Strauss England 100 178 7,037 177 twenty-one 27 40.91
David Boon Australia 107 190 7,422 200 twenty-one 32 43.65
Ken Barrington England 82 131 6,806 256 twenty 35 58.67
Aravinda Silva Sri Lanka 93 159 6,361 267 twenty 22 42.97
Mark Waugh Australia 128 209 8,029 153* twenty 47 41.81
Graham Gooch England 118 215 8,900 333 twenty 46 42.58
Michael Hussey Australia 79 137 6,235 195 19 29 51.52
L Hutton England 79 138 6,971 364 19 33 56.67
Clive Lloyd West Indies 110 175 7,515 242* 19 39 46.67
Cheteshwar Pujara India 103 176 7,195 206* 19 35 43.60

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