International cricket has a long history and witnessed numerous centuries smashed by many batsmen. The first international cricket match was a Test match between Australia and England in March 1877. In the match, Charles Bannerman smashed 165 runs and became the first batsman to hit a century in international cricket as well as Test cricket.
The journey of ODI cricket began in 1971 with a match between Australia and England in January 1971. England cricketer Dennis Amiss was the first batsmen to score a hundred in ODI cricket, with a 103-run knock against Australia in August 1974. Likewise, in T20I cricket, Chris Gayle hit the first ton during ICC T20 World Cup 2007.
Smashing a century in any international game is a big achievement for a batsman. In international cricket, former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar holds the record for the most international centuries with 100 tons during his career. However, the Indian cricket legend does not come into the picture if we look at the top five batsmen with the most hundreds in the 21st century. Here we take a look at the 5 batsmen with the most centuries in international cricket in the 21st century.
5 Batsmen With The Most Centuries In International Cricket In The 21st Century
Jacques Kallis- 50
Jacques Kallis holds the 5th rank in this list with 50 centuries in the 21st century in international cricket. The former South African all-rounder played international cricket from 1995 to 2014. Throughout his career, the right-handed batsman smacked 62 hundreds. Out of these, he smashed 45 tons in Tests and 17 in ODIs. He also smacked 58 fifties in Tests and 86 in ODIs. Kallis scored 25,534 runs in 519 international matches. Kallis piled up 13,289 runs in 166 Tests, 11,579 runs in 328 ODIs, and 666 runs in 25 T20Is.