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
|COUNTRY||ODI CENTURIES||PLAYER WITH MOST ODI 100s FOR TEAMS|
|India||318||Virat Kohli (50)|
|Australia||250||Ricky Ponting (30)|
|Pakistan||223||Saeed Anwar (20)|
|South Africa||208||Hashim Amla (27)|
|West Indies||201||Chris Gayle (25)|
|England||198||Joe Root (16)|
|Sri Lanka||189||Sanath Jayasuriya (28)|
|New Zealand||157||Ross Taylor (21)|
|Zimbabwe||77||Brendon Taylor (11)|
|Bangladesh||67||Tamim Iqbal (14)|
|Ireland||51||Paul Stirling (13)|
|Scotland||34||Calum MacLeod (10)|
|Afghanistan||30||Mohammad Shahzad (6)|
|United Arab Emirates||15||Asif Khan (3)|
|Netherlands||14||Ryan ten Doeschate (5)|
|Oman||11||Jatinder Singh (3)|
|Kenya||10||Steve Tikolo (3)|
|United States||9||Monank Patel (2)|
|Namibia||8||Michael van Lingen (3)|
|Canada||6||Ashish Bagai (2)|
|Nepal||6||Paras Khadka/Dipendra Singh Airee/Rohit Paudel/ Kushal Bhurtel/Aasif Sheikh/Kushal Malla (1)|
|Papua New Guinea||4||Lega Siaka/Tony Ura/Assad Vala/Charles Amini (1)|
|Bermuda||2||Irving Romaine/David Hemp (1)|
|Honk Kong||2||Anshuman Rath/Mark Chapman (1)|
|Jersey||2||Josh Lawrenson/Asa Tribe (1)|
|Asia XI||2||MS Dhoni/Mahela Jayawardene (1)|
|Africa XI||1||Shaun Pollock (1)|
|ICC World XI||1||Ricky Ponting (1)|
|TOTAL||2093||Virat Kohli (50)|
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.
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.
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.