Scoring runs and contributing to the team’s success is the ultimate goal of every marquee batter in international cricket. It is important to score a century against the opposition in order to help the team pile up plenty of runs on the board. If that’s the case, then the bowlers need to apply themselves in such a way that they need to prevent the opposition from achieving the target.
Every team will have one or two marquee players who will be capable of leading the team to victory with the help of their centuries or impactful knocks. In this article, we will now go through the names of three cricketers who scored the most centuries in One-Day Internationals in wins.
1. Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli is rightfully referred to as the chase master in international cricket because he played several impactful knocks and helped the Indian cricket team churn out many wins. Tagged as the master of run-chases, Virat Kohli comes first on the list as he scored a total of 41 centuries in wins, the most by a cricketer in the history of the 50-over format.
The right-handed batsman who is equally effective in terms of scoring runs across all three formats of the game has already completed 13,000 runs in ODIs. He recently brought up his 49th ODI century in the game against South Africa and equalled Sachin Tendulkar’s record for most centuries in ODIs.
2. Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar is widely acknowledged as the best batter in the history of the sport, courtesy of his stellar contribution to Indian cricket with the bat in both ODIs and Tests. He is the leading run-scorer in international cricket as he has aggregated 34,357 runs to his credit.
The Master Blaster comes second on the list as he smashed as many as 33 centuries in One-Day Internationals in wins. Sachin Tendulkar has scored a total of 100 centuries in international cricket (51 centuries in Tests and 49 centuries in ODIs).
3. Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting was one of the important backbones in the history of Australian cricket. He delivered the goods for the Australian cricket team as a captain, batsman and fielder. As a captain, he guided Australia to two ODI World Cup titles.
As a batsman, he is the leading run-scorer for Australia in both Tests and ODIs. Popularly known as “Punter”, Ricky Ponting scored as many as 25 centuries in One-Day Internationals in wins.
Updated as of November 8, 2023.