What makes Australia a strong side in limited-overs international cricket is their dominant bowling attack. They have produced various world-class bowlers since the beginning of the sport.

To name some, the classics Richie Benaud and Ray Lindwall in the 1950s, the famous Dennis Lillee and Craig McDermott in the 1980s, the world champions Glenn McGrath and Shane Warne of the 1990s, and the current gems Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins of the 2020s are all match winners on their own.

To bat against them is always a challenging task for any batter. But there are a few exceptions to this, as some have done really well against the authoritative Australian attack, especially Indians.

The Indian star Sachin Tendulkar has 9 ODI centuries against the Australian side, which is the highest among any batter who played against the Aussies. He is followed by two other Indian current-day stars – Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma.

This article will list the top ten batters with the most centuries against Australia in ODI cricket.

Most 100s vs Australia in ODIs

100sINNSHS
Sachin Tendulkar (IND)970175
Virat Kohli (IND)844123
Rohit Sharma (IND)842209
Desmond Haynes (WI)664148
Faf du Plessis (SA)521126
Shikhar Dhawan (IND)429143
Graham Gooch (ENG)431136
VVS Laxman (IND)419106*
Babar Azam (PAK)39114
Wavell Hinds (WI)318125*

Key Stats

Sachin Tendulkar is also the leading run-scorer against Australia in the ODI format, whereas Rohit tops the “batting average vs Aussies” chart.

Virat Kohli, the Indian No.3, is the first-ever batter to score 10 100s against a single team in ODI history. He did this against this Asian side, one higher than what Sachin managed to do against the Aussies.

Five Indian names in the chart above tell the tale of Indian batters’ dominance against Australian bowlers in the last two decades.

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Rohit Sharma’s numbers against Australia are mind-boggling as he is the only player to score a double century against the Aussies in ODIs.

Babar Azam also has great stats against the men in yellow (even in Tests) in the very few games he has played against them.

Also Read: Most 100s against India in ODIs

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