Top 10: Youngest Batters to Score Century in the IPL

Over the years, the IPL has been the launching pad for the careers of many Indian and overseas stars. This is seen as a stage where if a player excels, then he is deemed to have greener pastures in their career going forward thanks to competitiveness.

There have been youngsters who made their mark in the league before establishing themselves at the international level. One can say the IPL presents players with a golden ticket to glory, and here we will see about the players who have utilised those opportunities to a large extent.

Here is a list of the top 10 youngest batters to hit a century in the IPL.

Youngest Batters to Score IPL Century

PlayerAge While Scoring IPL 100Score (Balls)AgainstVenueDate
Manish Pandey
(Royal Challengers Bangalore)
19y 253d114* (73)Deccan ChargersCenturion21 May 2009
Rishabh Pant
(Delhi Daredevils)
20y 218d128* (63)SRHDelhi10 May 2018
Devdutt Padikkal
(Royal Challengers Bangalore)
20y 289d101* (52)RRWankhede22 Apr 2021
Yashasvi Jaiswal
(Rajasthan Royals)
21y 123d124 (62)MIWankhede30 Apr 2023
Sanju Samson
(Delhi Daredevils)
22y 151d102 (63)Rising Pune SupergiantPune11 Apr 2017
Sai Sudharsan
(Gujarat Titans)
22y 208d103 (51)CSKAhmedabad10 May 2024
Prabhsimran Singh
(Punjab Kings)
22y 276d103 (65)DCDelhi13 May 2023
Quinton de Kock
(Delhi Daredevils)
23y 122d108 (51)RCBBengaluru17 Apr 2016
David Warner
(Delhi Daredevils)
23y 153d107* (69)KKRDelhi29 Mar 2010
Shubman Gill
(Gujarat Titans)
23y 249d101 (58)SRHAhmedabad15 May 2023

Key Insights

12: The number of batters to have scored a century in the IPL before turning 24. The other two are David Miller, who scored a century aged 23 years and 330 days for the Punjab Kings, and Cameron Green, who scored a century for the Mumbai Indians aged 23 years and 352 days in the IPL.

Shubman Gill has scored a century before turning 24 three times, the only batter to have more than 1 IPL century before that age. The Gujarat Titans skipper made all 3 tons 11 days apart from each other.

129: One of Gill’s scores during those tons was 129 against the Mumbai Indians in Ahmedabad in the 2023 season, and this remains the highest score by a batter before crossing the 24-year mark.

As many as 4 batters on this list have made their maiden IPL tons at a young age for the Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals), the most for any team. The players are Rishabh Pant, Sanju Samson, Quinton de Kock, and David Warner.

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Manish Pandey’s 114* in the second season of the IPL held in South Africa was the first-ever ton scored in the tournament by an Indian, and he remains the youngest IPL centurion in history. However, Pandey took 67 deliveries to reach the three-digit figure, which is the joint slowest hundred in the IPL.

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