India and West Indies have played so many matches across formats. Both nations have been playing the sport since 1948 and to this date, they have played more than 200 matches against one another across three formats.
For the record, the rivalry between both teams sparked when India lifted the World Cup in 1983 as Kapil Dev and Co famously led India to a sensational win over West Indies.
In all these clashes, there were batsmen who tried to raise their level by performing in clutch moments. However, only a very few batsmen lived up to their reputation and went on to create milestones. In this listicle, let’s go through the names of two Indians who scored the most centuries in the West Indies.
1. Sunil Gavaskar
Sunil Gavaskar who represented India between 1971–87 in his professional career showed incredible resistance while batting against the West Indies. Notably, he comes first on the list as he scored seven centuries in West Indies, more than any other Indian.
Interestingly, all seven centuries came in Tests. Traditionally, West Indies pitches are conducive to fast bowlers as the wicket offers pace and bounce. It wasn’t that easy to score runs against the West Indies’ bowling greats.
Nonetheless, Sunil Gavaskar braved the challenges and came out on top much to West Indies’ annoyance, more often than not. Overall, he scored 1404 runs in the West Indies at an average of 70.20. He scored 118 runs in 3 ODIs he played in West Indies.
2. Virat Kohli
Former Indian captain Virat Kohli is widely acknowledged as the best all-format batter in the present era. He is best known for his incredible consistency and can also play a wide range of shots.
India’s run machine comes next on the list as he hit a total of six centuries in the West Indies. Notably, he scored two ODI centuries and four ODI centuries in the Caribbean islands.
He is two centuries away from breaking Sunil Gavaskar’s overall tally of 7 centuries. Virat Kohli has scored 825 runs in ODIs in West Indies at an average of 58.92. He scored 112 runs in T20Is and 660 runs in Tests.