Top 10 Batsmen With Fastest Centuries In ODI Cricket

In this blog we will know about the Top 10 Batsmen with Fastest century in ODI Cricket

AB de Villiers, the Greatest batsman from South Africa, is the top 1 batsman to score the fastest century in ODI cricket. He celebrated the century in 31 balls and scored 149 runs in just 44 balls, including 16 sixers and nine fours on 18th January 2015, at wanderers stadium, Johannesburg, against West Indies.

Corey Anderson from New Zealand and Shahid Afridi from Pakistan are the top 2nd and 3rd batsmen to score the fastest centuries in ODI, respectively.

RunsBalls6s4sPlayerMatchVenueDate
14931169AB de VilliersSouth Africa v West IndiesJohannesburg18/01/2015
131*36146CJ AndersonNew Zealand v West IndiesQueenstown1/1
10237116Shahid AfridiPakistan v Sri LankaNairobi4/10
147*44108MV BoucherSouth Africa v ZimbabwePotchefstroom20/09/2006
11745418BC LaraWest Indies v BangladeshDhaka9/10
10245910Shahid AfridiPakistan v IndiaKanpur15/04/2005
10446512JD RyderNew Zealand v West IndiesQueenstown1/1
116*46810JC ButtlerEngland v PakistanDubai (DSC)20/11/2015
162*47147JC ButtlerEngland v NetherlandsAmstelveen17/06/2022
134481111ST JayasuriyaSri Lanka v PakistanSingapore2/4

1. AB de Villiers – Fastest Century In ODI

AB de Villiers - Fastest Century In ODI

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Alt text: AB de Villiers, top batsman to score the fastest century in ODI

AB de Villiers is the top batsman to score the fastest century in one-day-international.

AB de Villiers Early life

AB de Villiers, Abraham Benjamin de Villiers, was born on 17th February 1984 in Bela-Bela, South Africa. 

He attended the school Warmbaths primary School, Bela-Bela, and Afrikaanse Hoer Seunskool (Afrikaans Boys High School), Pretoria.

He is called by nicknames ABD and Mr.360.

AB de Villiers Cricket Journey

ABD is the former South African Right-handed batsman and wicket-keeper.

During his 15 years of international play, AB de Villiers won three ICC ODI Player of the Year awards. He was also ranked one of the top five cricketers of the decade by Wisden at the end of 2019.

AB de Villiers is considered one of the greatest cricketers in the history of the sport.

He played his first international ODI match on 2nd February 2005 against England at Bloemfontein. 

He holds the record of scoring the fastest half-century and century in ODI. 

AB de Villiers Honours

 ICC ODI Player of the year – 2010, 2015

ICC ODI Player of the year, South African cricketer – 2014 

2. Corey Anderson – Second Fastest Century In ODI

Corey Anderson - Second Fastest Century In ODI

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Corey Anderson, the left-hand batsman from New Zealand, is the top 2nd batsman to score the fastest century in ODI cricket. 

He celebrated the century in 36 balls and scored 131* runs in just 47 balls, including 14 sixers and six fours on January 1, 2014, at Queenstown event centre, against West Indies.

Corey James Anderson Early life

CJ Anderson’s full name is Corey James Anderson was born on December 13, 1990

Corey James Anderson Cricket Journey

Anderson is an all-rounder cricket player and a left-handed batsman for the New Zealand international team. 

Anderson became the youngest player to sign a first-class cricket contract for New Zealand in the country’s history in 2007 after receiving it from New Zealand Cricket. 

In 36 balls, Anderson beat Shahid Afridi’s 17-year-old record for the fastest ODI hundred on January 1 at the Queenstown Events Centre.

3. Shahid Afridi – Third Fastest Century In ODI

 Shahid Afridi - Third Fastest Century In ODI

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Shahid Afridi, the top batsman from Pakistan, is the top 4th batsman to score the fastest century in ODI cricket. He celebrated the century in 37 balls and scored 102 runs in just 40 balls, including 11 sixers and six fours on 4th October 1996, at Nairobi, against Srilanka.

Shahid Afridi Early life

Shahid Afridi’s full name is Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi was born on 1st March 1977 at Khyber Agency, FATA, Pakistan, in an Islam family. 

He is called by the nicknames boom-boom Afridi and Shah.

Shahid Afridi’s cricket journey

Shahid Afridi is the right-handed batsman, the right-handed leg-spinner, and the All-rounder of the Pakistan team.

Afridi played his 1st One-day-international on 2nd October 1996 against Kenya at Nairobi.

He is very aggressive on the field and likes to play against India’s blue boy’s team.

Afridi won Man of the Match 32 times, which is the most by any Pakistani player and the third highest in cricket history.

4. Mark Boucher – Fourth Fastest Century In ODI

Mark Boucher - Fourth Fastest Century In ODI

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Mark Verdon Boucher, the top batsman from South Africa, is the top 4th batsman to score the fastest century in ODI cricket. 

He celebrated the century in 44 balls and scored 147* runs in just 68 balls, including ten sixes and eight fours on 20th September 2006 at Potchefstroom, against Zimbabwe.

Mark Verdon Boucher Early life

MV Boucher’s full name is Mark Verdon Boucher was born on 3rd December 1976 at Capetown Boucher attended Loyola College, and Thompson coached him

Mark Verdon Boucher’s Cricket journey

Boucher is the right-hand batsman, right-hand medium bowler, and wicketkeeper of the South African team, playing in all three formats of international cricket.

The bouncer is a South African cricket coach and One of the greatest wicketkeeper batsmen of all time.

Bouncher ODI Achievements

  1. Currently holds the record for the most dismissals in the history of international cricket (999)
  2. He holds the record for the most catches made by a wicketkeeper throughout all international cricket formats (952)

5. Brian Lara – Fifth Fastest Century In ODI

Brian Lara - Fifth Fastest Century In ODI

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Brian Lara, the legendary batsman from West Indies, is the top 5th batsman to score the fastest century in ODI cricket. 

He celebrated the century in 45 balls and scored 117 runs in just 62 balls, including four sixers and eighteen fours on 9 October 1999 at Dhaka, against Bangladesh.

Brian Lara Early life 

BC Lara’s full name is Brian Charles Lara was born on 2 May 1969. Brian Lara has ten siblings. 

Lara attended St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Primary School as a young child. Afterward, he attended San Juan Secondary School, Lower Santa Cruz, on Moreau Road.

He continued his growth as a bright young player at Fatima College under the direction of cricket coach Harry Ramdass.

Brian Lara Cricket Journey

Lara, a former international cricket player from Trinidad, is regarded as one of cricket history’s most incredible batters. 

Lara is the left-handed batsman and right-arm leg break bowler.

He holds numerous cricketing records, including the most outstanding individual first-class score of 501 not out for Warwickshire against Durham at Edgbaston in 1994, the only quintuple-hundred in first-class cricket history.

Brian Lara is popularly called “The Prince of Port of Spain” and “The Prince.”

6. Shahid Afridi –  Sixth Fastest Century In ODI

Shahid Afridi -  Sixth Fastest Century In ODI

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Shahid Afridi, the top batsman from Pakistan, is the top 6th batsman to score the fastest century in ODI cricket. 

He celebrated the century in 45 balls and scored 102 runs in just 46 balls, including nine sixes and ten fours on 15th April 2005, at Kanpur, against India.. 

7. Jesse Ryder – Seventh Fastest Century In ODI

 Jesse Ryder - Seventh Fastest Century In ODI

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Jesse Ryder, the left-hand batsman and All-rounder from New Zealand Indies, is the top 7th batsman to score the fastest century in ODI cricket. 

He celebrated the century in 46 balls and scored 104 runs in just 51 balls, including five sixes and twelve fours on 1st January 2014 at the Queenstown event centre against West Indies.

Jesse Ryder Early life

JD Ryder’s full name is Jesse Ryder was born on 6th August 1983, in Wellington.

Jesse Ryder’s cricket journey

Ryder was a former New-Zealand international cricket team player who played in all three formats of international cricket.

 He was the left-handed middle-order batsman in Test, an opening batsman in One-day-international, and a right-arm medium bowler. 

8. Jos Buttler – Eighth Fastest Century In ODI

 Jos Buttler - Eighth Fastest Century In ODI

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Jos Buttler, the right-hand batsman and wicket-keeper from England is the top 8th batsman to score the fastest century in ODI cricket. 

He celebrated the century in 46 balls and scored 116* runs, including eight sixes and ten fours, on November 20, 2015, in Dubai against Pakistan.

Jos Buttler’s full name is Joseph Charles Buttler was Born on September 08, 1990, in Taunton, Somerset. 

Jos Buttler’s early life

Buttler’s parents are John Buttler and Patricia Buttler. She was a physical education teacher in the profession. He attended the King’s College, Taunton.

Jos Buttler’s cricket journey

Jos Buttler is the Right-handed wicket-keeper batsman. He is an English cricketer who plays for the England Test team and captains the England cricket team in limited overs matches. He is regarded as one of the world’s top white-ball batsmen.

Buttler played his first ODI on February 21, 2011, against Pakistan in Dubai.

9. Jos Buttler – Ninth Fastest Century In ODI

Jos Buttler - Ninth Fastest Century In ODI

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Jos Buttler, the right-hand batsman and wicket-keeper from England is the top 9th batsman to score the fastest century in ODI cricket. 

He celebrated the century in 47 balls and scored 162* runs, including 14 sixers and seven fours on 17th June 2022 at Amstelveen against the Netherlands

10. Sanath Jayasuriya – Tenth Fastest Century In ODI

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Sanath Jayasuriya, the incredible batsman from Srilanka, is the top 10th batsman to score the fastest century in ODI cricket. He celebrated the century in 48 balls and scored 134 runs, including 11 sixers and 11 fours, on 2 April 1996 at Singapore against Pakistan.

Sanath Jayasuriya’s early life

Sanath Jayasuriya was born on 30 July 1969 in Matara, Sri Lanka, in a Theravada Buddhism family. He was educated in St. Servatius College, Matara, Srilanka. 

He is called by the nickname Master blaster and Matara Mauler.

Sanath Jayasuriya’s cricket journey

Sanath Jayasuriya is the Srilankan cricketer. He is a left-handed batsman, a slow left-hand orthodox bowler, basically an all-rounder of the Srilankan international cricket team.

First International ODI: He played his first ODI on 26 December 1989 against Australia at Melbourne cricket Ground.

Last International ODI: He played his last ODI on 28 June 2011 against England at the Oval. 

He played a significant role in the Srilankan team that won the 1996 Cricket World Cup.

He is the only player in ODI history to score 12,000 runs and take 300 or more wickets, and he was famous for his aggressive batting style. 

Sanath Jayasuriya is the only cricketer in history to score 10,000 runs while also being an all-rounder.

From his earliest years, “Jayasuriya was a superstar in the game of cricket.”

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