The cricket fraternity has witnessed plenty of batters struggling to dictate the terms and dominate the proceedings in English conditions because of the green and grassy pitches. It offers a great deal of assistance to the bowlers.
Besides that, the grass cover plays a role in helping the ball to seam and bounce to a great extent. As a result, it would be more challenging for the batters to go about their business. Yes, scoring runs would be a bit trickier and thus, it is advisable to approach the innings carefully.
Needless to say, some batters have approached the game meticulously and went on to create milestones in England. Let’s go through the names of three batters who scored the most centuries in England as a visitor.
1. Sir Don Bradman
Sir Don Bradman is widely acknowledged as the greatest batsman of all time. His contribution to the Australian cricket team shall never be forgotten. He represented Australia in 52 Tests from 1928 to 1948 wherein he scored 6996 runs at a mind-blowing average of 99.9. It is worth mentioning here that Sir Don Bradman scored the most centuries in England as a visitor. The Australian batting great smashed eleven centuries in England.
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2. Sir Vivian Richards
Sir Vivian Richards is widely regarded as one of the greatest batters of all time. The West Indies batting great scored the second-most centuries in England as a visitor. Overall, he pitched in with nine centuries, which is a spectacular record. Having played 121 Tests, he scored 8540 runs at an average of 50.2. On the other hand, he scored 6721 runs in 187 ODIs.
3. Rohit Sharma
Indian captain Rohit Sharma is the best opening batsman across formats in the current era. Popularly known as “Hitman”, Rohit Sharma has also scored as many as nine centuries in England as a visitor. Notably, five of his centuries came during the ICC ODI World Cup 2019 in England, which is the maximum number of centuries scored by any batsman in a single edition of the World Cup tournament.
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Updated as of August 1, 2023*