Test cricket is the most challenging format in the world without a shadow of any doubt. Notably, the red ball used in the format does swing quite a lot compared to the white ball used in limited-overs cricket.
As a result, scoring runs in Test cricket is the real deal. Top-tier batters of the top cricketing nations made a real case for themselves by scoring runs when it mattered the most. In the process, they unlocked or achieved milestones.
There is no better feeling than scoring runs in the home conditions. Since the batters are absolutely aware of the conditions, it gives them a great deal of confidence going forward in the game.
In this article, we will now take a look at the six players who hit more than 20 centuries at home in Test cricket.
1. Mahela Jayawardene
Sri Lankan batting great Mahela Jayawardene aggregated 11814 runs in Test cricket. He is one of the three batters who smashed 23 Test centuries at home. Overall, he hit 34 centuries in the longest format.
2. Ricky Ponting
The former Australian skipper is the other batting great who hit as many as 23 Test centuries at home. He scored 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 hit 22 Test centuries at home. Overall, he aggregated 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 scored 8625 runs including 30 centuries.