Scoring a century away from home isn’t everyone’s cup of tea and it is indeed the ultimate challenge. There is always immense pressure on the batters when they play the game away from home. Obviously, there will be plenty of expectations from the fans and it is important to turn those expectations into happiness.
The cricket fraternity has witnessed plenty of batters who performed incredibly well at home since they are well aware of the conditions and how the pitch behaves. However, a batsman who performs away from home often receives respect, recognition and plaudits from the cricket fraternity.
In this listicle, let us now take a glance at the 3 players with the most international centuries away from home.
1. Sachin Tendulkar
India’s batting great Sachin Tendulkar is the leading run-scorer both in Tests and ODIs. He has also scored a total of 100 international centuries, more than any other batsman in the history of the sport.
Notably, he comes first on the list in terms of scoring 58 centuries away from home, the most by any batter in international cricket. Overall, he scored 49 centuries in ODIs and 51 centuries in Tests.
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2. Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli is widely acknowledged as the current best all-format player in the world. Be it home or overseas conditions, he has perfected the art of assessing the conditions before going about his work.
India’s run machine comes second on the list as he has scored a total of 41 centuries away from home. Virat Kohli scored 46 centuries in ODIs, 29 centuries in Tests and a solitary century in Twenty20 Internationals.
3. Kumar Sangakkara
Kumar Sangakkara is widely recognized as one of the best batsmen in the world. It is worth noting that Kumar Sangakkara is the second-leading run-scorer in the history of international cricket with 28016 runs behind Sachin Tendulkar’s 34357 runs.
The former Sri Lankan captain Sangakkara scored 37 centuries away from home. Overall, he smashed 38 centuries in Tests and 25 centuries in One-Day Internationals.
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Updated as of July 27, 2023*