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The Cricketing Teams with Most ODI Centuries

Centuries are like celebrations in ODI cricket.

Since One Day International’s cricketing debut in 1971, numerous individual centuries have been scored by teams around the globe.

Sachin Tendulkar, the master Indian batsman, leads the ODI centuries chart, with the modern-day great Virat Kohli following him closely.

Without a doubt, team India tops the ODI hundreds count teamwise. The men in blue have accumulated close to 300 ODI centuries so far.

Find below the order of teams with the most centuries in the 50-over format and the players who have contributed the most number of ODI tons for every country.

ODI Centuries by Teams

COUNTRYODI CENTURIESPLAYER WITH MOST ODI 100s FOR TEAMS
India319Virat Kohli (50)
Australia250Ricky Ponting (30)
Pakistan223Saeed Anwar (20)
South Africa209Hashim Amla (27)
West Indies201Chris Gayle (25)
England198Joe Root (16)
Sri Lanka194Sanath Jayasuriya (28)
New Zealand158Ross Taylor (21)
Zimbabwe77Brendon Taylor (11)
Bangladesh69Tamim Iqbal (14)
Ireland52Paul Stirling (13)
Scotland34Calum MacLeod (10)
Afghanistan33Mohammad Shahzad (6)
United Arab Emirates15Asif Khan (3)
Netherlands14Ryan ten Doeschate (5)
Oman11Jatinder Singh (3)
Kenya10Steve Tikolo (3)
United States9Monank Patel (2)
Namibia8Michael van Lingen (3)
Nepal8Paras Khadka/Dipendra Singh Airee/Rohit Paudel/ Kushal Bhurtel/Aasif Sheikh/Kushal Malla (1)
Canada8Ashish Bagai (2)
Papua New Guinea4Lega Siaka/Tony Ura/Assad Vala/Charles Amini (1)
Bermuda2Irving Romaine/David Hemp (1)
Honk Kong2Anshuman Rath/Mark Chapman (1)
Jersey2Josh Lawrenson/Asa Tribe (1)
Asia XI2MS Dhoni/Mahela Jayawardene (1)
Africa XI1Shaun Pollock (1)
ICC World XI1Ricky Ponting (1)
TOTAL2114Virat Kohli (50)

Key Stats

Australia and Pakistan are the other sides to have 200+ centuries in the format, with the Caribbean unit closing in.

India also leads the hundreds chart in T20 internationals, with their captain being the highest century-scorer in the shortest format.

When it comes to ODI chasing, Virat Kohli leads the 100s list while batting second. The Indian right-hander also has overtaken Sachin on the list of centuries on winning ODI causes.

Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara leads the wicket-keeper list of ODI centuries.

On the yearly records, Sachin’s nine centuries in 1998 still ranks high on the list of batters with the most ODI hundreds in a calendar year.

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You can also read out century records based on batting position and also the fastest & slowest in terms of balls faced.

Let’s finish this with a question: Which batsman scored the most ODI runs in his teenage (before the age of 20)?

Clue: It’s not Sachin. You can find the answer here.

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