The cricket fans who have been following the game for decades know that Test cricket is the most demanding format in the world. In fact, the red ball used in Test cricket swings a lot as compared to the white ball that is used in limited-overs cricket.
This is the reason why scoring runs in Test cricket becomes a daunting task. Moreover, quality batsmen in the top cricketing nations carved out a reputation for themselves by scoring runs when it mattered the most.
There is no better feeling than scoring a century in home conditions. Batsmen literally feel quite optimistic while batting at home. Since the batters are absolutely aware of the conditions, it gives them an extra zeal to unlock milestones.
In this article, we will now take a look at the six legendary cricketers who hit more than 20 hundred at home in Test cricket.
1. Mahela Jayawardene
Sri Lankan batting great Mahela Jayawardene accumulated 11814 runs in Test cricket. He is one of the three batters who smashed 23 Test centuries in the home conditions. Overall, he hit 34 centuries in the longest format.
2. Ricky Ponting
The former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting is the other batting great who smacked many as 23 Test centuries at home. Overall, he aggregated 13378 runs for Australia in Test cricket including 41 centuries.
3. Jacques Kallis
Widely acknowledged as the greatest all-rounder of all time, Jacques Kallis has been really impressive for South Africa at home. He scored 23 Test centuries at home. Overall, he scored 13289 runs and smacked 45 centuries in Tests.
4. Sachin Tendulkar
Widely regarded as the greatest batter of all time, Sachin Tendulkar’s contribution to Indian cricket shall never be forgotten. He has scored 22 Test centuries at home. Overall, he scored 15,921 runs including 51 Test tons.
5. Kumar Sangakkara
Sri Lankan batting great Kumar Sangakkara has also smashed as many as 22 Test centuries at home. Overall, he accumulated 12,400 runs including 38 centuries in Test cricket.
6. Matthew Hayden
Former Australia’s successful opening batter Matthew Hayden comes next on the list as he has hit a total of 21 Test centuries. Overall, he piled up as many as 8625 runs including 30 centuries to his credit.