Scoring a hundred in Twenty20 International (T20I) cricket can be really challenging owing to the fast-paced nature of the format and the limited number of deliveries that are available to the batters. In the shortest format, each team gets to face a maximum quota of 20 overs, which is approximately 120 deliveries.
While batsmen have plenty of time to build their innings in Tests and ODI cricket, it is not the same case when it comes to T20Is. They need to take plenty of calculative risks to play shots in order to score runs at a rate of knots.
Moreover, the batters need to find a great deal of balance between attacking shots and minimizing risks to stay at the crease such that they can score a century. So far, in the history of Indian cricket, only 5 batsmen have managed to score a century or more in T20Is. Out of them, only three of them have gone on to score more than 1 century.
1. Rohit Sharma – 4 centuries
Indian skipper Rohit Sharma is widely acknowledged as the best opening batsman across all three formats of the game. Moreover, he is also the second-leading run-scorer in T20Is with 3853 runs. He is the only batsman in the history of Twenty20 Internationals to have scored four centuries. On the contrary, he scored 29 half-centuries.
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2. Suryakumar Yadav – 3 centuries
Suryakumar Yadav has well and truly been the best T20 batsman ever since he made his T20I debut for the Indian national cricket team. The flamboyant batsman has bagged most Man of the Match awards more than any other player ever since he made his T20I debut. The Mumbai-born scored 1841 runs in 53 games at an average of 46 including 3 centuries and 15 half-centuries.
3. KL Rahul – 2 centuries
India’s star batsman KL Rahul is one of the best T20 batsmen from India. He is the other batsman who scored more than one century in T20Is. Overall, he has played 72 games for India wherein he scored 2265 runs at an average of 37.8 including 2 centuries and 22 fifties.
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Updated as of August 24, 2023.