Scoring runs in Test cricket is the real challenge for the batters. The red ball used in this format tends to swing more as compared to the white ball. The fast bowlers who make use of the new ball to better effect are destined to take wickets.
However, the batters who tend to focus on the game and watch the ball closely are destined for greatness. Among the batters in the current era, an extra bit of attention is given towards the fab four batters namely Joe Root, Steve Smith, Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson.
Three years before, Virat Kohli was on top of the Fab 4 list as he dominated the format ever so well. However, with a dip in form for close to three years, other players such as Joe Root, Steve Smith and Kane Williamson have added plenty of runs in the last three years.
Now, in this listicle, let’s take a look at the most Test centuries in a span of three years (among the fab 4).
1. Steve Smith
Steve Smith is currently the best batsman in the longest format of the game. He comes first on the list among the Fab 4 as he hit the most Test centuries in a span of three years (2015/17). Smith smashed as many as 16 centuries to his credit.
2. Virat Kohli
Former Indian skipper Virat Kohli comes second on the list as he smashed as many as 14 centuries in a span of three years (2016/18). India’s run machine is currently the best batter across all three formats of the game.
3. Joe Root
Former England Test captain Joe Root has been the most valuable batter for England when it comes to the longest format of the game. Joe Root has scored as many as 14 Test centuries (2021/23*) in a span of three years.
4. Kane Williamson
Kane Williamson has been the most valuable batsman for New Zealand when it comes to Test cricket. Meanwhile, he comes last on the Fab 4 list as he hit 10 Test centuries in a span of three years (2013/15).
Updated as of June 19, 2023*