Test cricket is the most challenging format in the world without a shadow of any doubt. Notably, the red ball used in the format does swing quite a lot compared to the white ball used in limited-overs cricket.
As a result, scoring runs in Test cricket is the real deal. Top-tier batters of the top cricketing nations made a real case for themselves by scoring runs when it mattered the most. In the process, they unlocked or achieved milestones.
There is no better feeling than scoring runs in the home conditions. Since the batters are absolutely aware of the conditions, it gives them a great deal of confidence going forward in the game.
In this article, we will now take a look at the six players who hit more than 20 centuries at home in Test cricket.
1. Mahela Jayawardene
Sri Lankan batting great Mahela Jayawardene aggregated 11814 runs in Test cricket. It is worth noting that he has hit the most Test tons at home in the history of Sri Lankan cricket. He has a total of 23 Test centuries at home. Overall, he hit 34 centuries in the longest format of the game.
Jayawardene maintained a superb batting average of 49.8 in Tests. Notably, he has hit a total of 50 half-centuries. On the other side of the coin, he has smacked seven double centuries and 1 triple century.
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2. Kumar Sangakkara
Sri Lankan batting great Kumar Sangakkara is the second leading run-scorer in Test cricket as he aggregated 12,400 runs. He comes next on the list as he has hit 22 Test centuries at home, the second-most by a Sri Lankan in Test cricket history.
Kumar Sangakkara has been highly-effective for Sri Lanka in both Tests and ODIs. Notably, he is the second-leading run-scorer in international cricket. Sangakkara has maintained an exceptional batting average of 57.4 in Tests including 38 centuries, 11 double centuries, 52 half-centuries and 1 triple century.
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