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Top 10: Most Centuries by a Batsman in a Single IPL Season

Scoring a century in any form of cricket requires a lot of concentration and dedication. A century is considered a special achievement and milestone for a batsman. In the shortest game format, i.e., T20 cricket, scoring a century is very rare for a batsman.

Indian Premier League is the biggest platform for a batsman to create his impact and maintain a good legacy in T20 cricket. IPL has been blessed with several big names like Chris Gayle, David Warner, AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli, Jos Buttler, and many more who have entertained so many people.

So far, 72 centuries have been scored in the history of the Indian Premier League by 39 different batsmen. Brendon McCullum hit the first century in IPL in the inaugural match of the Indian Premier League in 2008. He smashed 158* runs against RCB in that match. Since then, several breathtaking centuries have been scored by various superstars. Check here how many centuries have been scored every season in the IPL tournament.

Recently, Jos Buttler smashed 4 centuries in the 2022 season of the Indian Premier League, equalling Virat Kohli’s record in 2016.

This article will look at the top 5 batsmen who have scored the most centuries in a single IPL season.

PLAYERCENTURIESIPL EDITIONFOR TEAM
Virat Kohli42016RCB
Jos Buttler42022RR
Shubman Gill32023GT
Chris Gayle22011RCB
Hashim Amla22017KXIP
Shane Watson22018CSK
Shikhar Dhawan22020DC
KL Rahul22022LSG
Virat Kohli22023RCB

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The year 2016 is widely famous for the explosiveness and consistency of Virat Kohli. The RCB skipper was in his best form of life during 2016. He smashed 4 centuries in IPL 2016. To date, this remains the record for a batsman scoring the most centuries in a single IPL season. Bowlers had no idea how to stop Kohli from scoring runs. 

Virat ended his IPL 2016 season with 973 runs, which is the record for most runs scored by a batsman in a single IPL season. However, this IPL season ended as a heartbreak for RCB because they fell short by just a few runs in the final against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Kohli scored an amazing fifty in the run chase in IPL 2016 final too.

Jos Buttler was in red hot form in the 2022 season of the Indian Premier League, accumulating 4 triple-digit scores in IPL 2022. He smashed centuries against Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi Capitals, and Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2022. Jos has single-handedly carried the Rajasthan Royals batting line-up this season.

The best part about Jos Buttler’s batting this season has been his game awareness. He knows that Rajasthan has a shallow batting line-up, due to which Buttler has taken his time in the initial overs. Later he picked his bowlers and attacked them in middle overs. England WK batsman ended at the No. 1 position in the race of orange cap in IPL 2022.

Universe Boss Chris Gayle set the IPL on fire during the 2011 season. He was the trendsetter for all the T20 batsmen. Six hitting abilities of Gayle attracted lots of audiences to the IPL. He smashed two tons in the 2011 season of IPL. Universe Boss ended his 2011 season with 673 runs at an amazing striker rate of 183.

Chris Gayle came as a replacement in the RCB team in IPL 2011. He completely turned the fortunes of the RCB team in that season. As a result, RCB reached the finals of the IPL 2011 season. Chris Gayle has smashed 6 centuries in the history of IPL, which is the record for most centuries scored by a batsman in IPL. Gayle also has the highest individual score (175) by a batsman in IPL.

Shane Watson played a massive role in CSK’s title-winning season in 2018. This was the comeback season of Chennai Super Kings after the two years ban. Watson hit two centuries in the IPL 2018 season. The most special thing about it was that one of his centuries came in the IPL 2018 final against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Also, with the centuries for CSK in 2018, Watson became the seventh player to score centuries for two different IPL teams.

Australian All-Rounder ended his IPL 2018 season with 555 runs at an impactful strike rate of 155. He also picked 6 wickets this season. Watson’s explosiveness against Rashid Khan in the IPL 2018 Final is fondly remembered.

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Hashim Amla is fondly known for his heroics in ODIs and Test cricket. However, he has also played some amazing knocks in the Indian Premier League. Amla smashed two centuries in the IPL 2017 season while playing for Kings XI Punjab. This was a big surprise because Hashim was an orthodox batsman who played along the ground. He hit a century against Mumbai Indians and Gujarat Lions in IPL 2017.

Universe Boss Chris Gayle set the IPL on fire during the 2011 season. He was the trendsetter for all the T20 batsmen. Six hitting abilities of Gayle attracted lots of audiences to the IPL. He smashed two tons in the 2011 season of IPL. Universe Boss ended his 2011 season with 673 runs at an amazing striker rate of 183.

Chris Gayle came as a replacement in the RCB team in IPL 2011. He completely turned the fortunes of the RCB team in that season. As a result, RCB reached the finals of the IPL 2011 season. Chris Gayle has smashed 6 centuries in the history of IPL, which is the record for most centuries scored by a batsman in IPL. Gayle also has the highest individual score (175) by a batsman in IPL.

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