It takes a huge tendency to take an individual innings to a three-digit score, irrespective of the format. In a 50-over game, which demands both the temperament of Tests and the agility of T20s, scoring a 100 needs higher quality.
The wicketkeeper plays a vital part in a team’s fielding unit. However, if the team’s wicketkeeper is one of the prime batters of the team, it is a great asset a team can have.
This article will talk about the wicketkeepers who have scored the most number of centuries in ODI cricket for their side.
|WICKETKEEPER||ODI CENTURIES||INNINGS BATTED||HIGH SCORE|
|Kumar Sangakkara (SL)||23||340||169|
|Quinton de Kock (SA)||17||134||178|
|Adam Gilchrist (AUS)||16||274||172|
|Shai Hope (WI)||13||97||170|
|Jos Buttler (ENG)||10||131||162*|
|AB de Villiers (SA)||10||55||149|
|MS Dhoni (IND)||10||297||183*|
|Mohammad Shahzad (AFG)||6||83||131*|
|Mushfiqur Rahim (BAN)||6||211||144|
|Brendon Taylor (ZIM)||6||102||138|
Kumar Sangakkara, the most hundred-hitter in the ODI format, also tops the chart of players with the most runs in international cricket (all formats combined) while playing as a wicketkeeper.
Australia’s Adam Gilchrist tops the chart in the same listing for the longest format of the game.
Quinton de Kock, Jos Buttler, & Shai Hope are the current-day wicketkeepers with more than 10 ODI centuries.
Zimbabwe’s Brendon Taylor and Afghanistan’s Mohammad Shahzad are the leading century-scorers for their respective countries. Find the top ten players with the most 100s for Zimbabwe in ODIs here.
MS Dhoni’s match-winning knock of 183* against Sri Lanka in 2005 is the highest score ever by a wicketkeeper in ODIs. Watch the video of that innings below:
For someone who has batted more than 100 ODI innings while playing as a wicketkeeper, Jos Buttler has the best strike rate, around 120, whereas MS Dhoni is the only wicketkeeper to average more than 50. MSD also tops the chart for the most not-outs in ODIs. Find out here how successful he has been in ODI chases.
On the other hand, Romesh Kaluwitharana of Sri Lanka has been dismissed for a duck 24 times – the most by any wicketkeeper in ODIs.
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