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Top 10: Most Centuries by a Captain in T20Is

T20 is the fastest-moving format in international cricket, and as a skipper, one needs to be quick on the feet to make any sort of decision. However, their role in creating impact is not just limited to the decisions on the field but also the way they perform with the bat.

Scoring T20 hundreds is a difficult ask for a batter since the game time is limited, and even a top-order player may find it difficult. Hence, we see only the batters batting in the top 3 slots score more centuries than the players coming in the lower order.

As a specialist batter, a skipper is expected to contribute with the bat to the largest, either by scoring the bulk of the runs or smashing a quickfire game-changing cameo (in the case of a lower-order batter). Here we will see which batters have scored the most centuries while leading the side in T20Is.

Most Centuries by a Captain in T20Is

PlayerInnings100s as CaptainHigh Score
Babar Azam (PAK)673122
Rohit Sharma (IND)543121*
Faheem Nazir (SUI)72113
Kendel Kadowaki-Fleming (JPN)242114
Ahmed Faiz (MAL)541105*
Tillakaratne Dilshan (SL)51104*
Faf du Plessis (SA)401119
Gerald Erasmus (NAM)551100*
Aaron Finch (AUS)761172
Paras Khadka (NEP)261106*

Key Stats

17: 388 players have captained their national team in T20 Internationals, but only 17 scored at least one century when they were leading the side.

2236: Aaron Finch, Australia’s World Cup-winning skipper, has the most runs while captaining the side 76 times (again the most by any player) and has a solitary century to his name.

3: India’s Rohit Sharma and Pakistan’s Babar Azam lead the pack with 3 tons each as skipper in T20Is. Check out Rohit Sharma’s international hundreds here.

14: Number of players who have scored a solitary ton as T20I skippers. While Suryakumar Yadav and Dilshan have led their respective national teams in a few games, Shane Watson smashed a ton for Australia in the only game he led.

Also Read | Suryakumar Yadav 100s List

154.69: Kendel Kadowaki-Fleming of Japan has the highest strike rate for a batter while captaining (minimum 500 runs), and Rohit Sharma (147.39) leads the tally if we take the minimum cap as 1000 runs.

47.57: India’s Virat Kohli has the best batting average while leading the side but doesn’t have a century to his name (as a skipper).

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