T20 cricket has become the most-watched format in today’s world as it combines the thrill and excitement of fast-paced action with entertainment value. In the fast-paced world of the T20 cricketing scene, six nations have consistently stood out with their remarkable performances, captivating fans worldwide.
We’ll delve deep into the T20I journeys of India, Pakistan, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, and the West Indies, each team contributing to the global tapestry of the most engaging and the most-watched format in the world. Let’s learn about the six teams with the most centuries in Twenty20 Internationals.
Cricketing giant, India translated its success across all three formats of the game. As far as the T20Is are concerned, they won one T20I World Cup in 2007 and reached the finals in 2014. With a formidable batting lineup and a resourceful bowling attack, the Men in Blue have consistently been strong contenders. Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma’s masterful batting followed by Jasprit Bumrah’s lethal bowling performances have been instrumental in India’s T20 success. India tops the list as there are as many as 14 T20I centuries scored by the batters in the team.
2. New Zealand
We all know that New Zealand have a smaller talent pool and despite all that, it has consistently punched above its weight in the truncated version of the game. Time and again, the Black Caps have showcased their credentials and are renowned for their precision and adaptability. His calm leadership and tactical masterclass made the team a force to be reckoned with in T20Is. New Zealand comes second on the list with 11 centuries in T20Is.
Australia were crowned the T20 champions in the 2022 edition when they trounced New Zealand in the final to win their maiden T20 World Cup. The Men in Yellow brought its aggressive brand of cricket to the T20 arena with the help of destructive batters like David Warner, and Glenn Maxwell as Aussies left a mark on T20 cricket, consistently competing at the highest level. Australia comes third on the list with 8 centuries in T20Is.
4. South Africa
South Africa, also known as the Rainbow Nation has been a formidable force in T20 cricket. With a mix of youth and experience, the Proteas have showcased their credentials on the global stage. Quinton de Kock, Aiden Markram and David Miller have been key components of South Africa’s batting attack. They are featured in the list as they have scored a total of 8 centuries in T20Is.
5. West Indies
West Indies national cricket team have always performed exceedingly well in the truncated version of the game. The two-time T20 World Cup champions have given the opposition teams a run for their money. Hard-hitting batters like Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis and Andre Russell helped the West Indies set a benchmark for aggressive and entertaining T20 cricket. West Indies are fifth on the list with six centuries in T20Is.
Pakistan’s T20 chapter has been one heck of a rollercoaster ride. They have proper players at their disposal who are capable of causing all sorts of trouble to the opposition. Pakistan cricket team produced moments of brilliance and shocked opponents with their sheer unpredictability. They won the T20 World Cup in 2009 by beating Sri Lanka in the final.
Updated as of November 24, 2023.