In this blog, we are going to discuss the batsmen to score T20 world cup century.
The scoring century in the T20 world cup is one of the most challenging records. Batsmen have to play very carefully and at the same time play with a very high strike rate to do so.
There have been only eight batsmen who have managed to score 100 or more runs in a single match in the T20 World Cup.
Who Was The First Batsman To Score a T20 World Cup Century?
Chris Gayle from West Indies was the first batsman to score T20 world cup century
In the T20 world cup of 2007, he scored a century against the host team, South Africa.
In that match, he scored 117 runs in 57 balls with a strike rate of 205.26
After Chris Gayle, Suresh Raina the former Indian batter is the second batsman to score a T20 world cup century followed by former Sri Lankan legend Mahela Jayawardene.
1. Chris Gayle- First Batsman To Score T20 world cup century
Chris Gayle of the West Indies became the first batsman to score T20 world cup century
He scored a century against the host team, South Africa, in the 2007 T20 World Cup.
Chris Gayle’s Personal Life
Chris Gayle was born to Dudley and Hazel Gayle. On May 31, 2009, he married his long-term girlfriend Natasha Berridge. On April 20, 2016, he became a father to his daughter Blush.
Debut & Career Of Chris Gayle
Gayle made his Twenty20 International debut against New Zealand on February 16, 2006, at Eden Park in Auckland. He began the inning by scoring 10 runs on 12 balls.
He recorded the first-ever T20 international hundred in the 2007 T20 world cup tournament.
As a result, he became the first international cricketer to score centuries in three different formats.
Even at 40, this opener is regarded as the best T20 player in the game’s history, and his statistics bear this out. He is the only cricketer to have appeared in 400 T20 matches.
2. Suresh Raina- Second Batsman to Score T20 World Cup Century
The former Indian middle-order batsman Suresh Raina is the second batsman who has scored a T20 world cup century.
In the 2010 T20 world cup, Raina scored 101 runs in 60 balls with a strike rate of 168.33 against South Africa.
Personal Life Of Suresh Raina
Suresh Raina was born in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh on November 27, 1986. Raina decided to play cricket in 2000 and relocated from his hometown to Lucknow.
On April 3, 2015, Suresh Raina married Priyanka Chaudhary. They have a daughter, Garcia, and a son, Rio. Raina has even established a foundation in her daughter’s name called the “Raina-Garcia Foundation,” which is overseen by his wife.
Debut & Career Of Suresh Raina
Suresh Raina is known for his hard-hitting ability which made him one of the best batsman in the T20 format.
On December 1, 2006, he made his T20 debut against South Africa.
He has 1,605 runs at an average of 29.18 in 78 matches, with one century and fifty fifties.
Retirement Of Suresh Raina
Now, Suresh Raina has retired from all forms of cricket.
3. Mahela Jayawardene- Third Batsman To Score T20 World Cup Century
The former Sri Lankan middle-order batsman Mahela Jayawardene is the third batsman who has scored a T20 world cup century.
In the 2010 T20 world cup, Jayawardene scored 100 runs in 64 balls with a strike rate of 156.25 against Zimbabwe.
Personal Life Of Mahela Jayawardene
Jayawardene was married to travel consultant Christina Mallika Sirisena. Sansa Arya Jayawardene is their only child. In 2021, he married for the second time to Natasha Makalanda, an air hostess.
Debut & Career Of Mahela Jayawardene
Jayawardene was a key member of the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 winning team.
He is the first and only Sri Lankan as of now, who has scored a century in the T20 world cup.
Retirement Of Mahela Jayawardene
He retired from all forms of cricket in 2015.
4. Brendon McCullum- Fourth Batsman To Score T20 World Cup Century
The former New Zealand batsman Brendon McCullum is the fourth batsman who has scored the T20 world cup century.
In the 2012 T20 world cup, McCullum scored 123 runs in 58 balls with a strike rate of 212.06 against Bangladesh.
Personal Life Of Brendon McCullum
McCullum was born on 27 September 1981 in Dunedin, New Zealand.
He began his career as a wicketkeeper-batsman on the side. McCullum was a right-handed aggressive batsman.
With his quick reflexes and flexibility, he is regarded as one of the best fielders in cricket.
Debut & Career Of Brendon McCullum
McCullum is the all-time leading career scorer in T20 international cricket, and he is the first and only player to score two centuries and 2000 runs in T20 internationals.
He also holds the record for the highest wicketkeeper score, the most centuries, the most fifties, the most sixes, and the most fours in the format.
He hit a watch-worthy 123-run knock against Bangladesh in a T20 world cup.
Retirement Of Brendon McCullum
On February 24, 2016, he announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket.
5. Alex Hales- Fifth Batsman To Score T20 World Cup Century
The English batsman Alex Hales is the fifth batsman who has scored the T20 world cup century.
In the 2014 T20 world cup, Hales scored 116 runs in 64 balls with a strike rate of 181.25 against Sri Lanka.
Personal Life Of Alex Hales
Alex Hales is a cricketer from England who was born on January 3, 1989, in Hillingdon, Middlesex. The aggressive batsman is typically right-handed.
His exceptional hitting power makes him an outstanding limited-overs cricket batsman.
Debut & Career Of Alex Hales
In his T20I debut against India in Manchester in August 2011, Hales could only last two balls before scoring a duck.
In September 2011, he scored an unbeaten 62 in the second match against the West Indies at the Oval.
Alex Hales’ explosive game suits the shorter formats, as the Englishman missed a T20I tonne by a run only in his fifth match against the West Indies at Trent Bridge in 2012.
In the 2014 ICC T20 World Cup, Hale scored 116 runs off 64 balls against Sri Lanka in Chittagong.
7. Ahmed Shehzad-Sixth Batsman To Score Century In T20 World Cup
The Pakistani batsman Ahmed Shehzad is the sixth batsman to score a hundred in the T20 world cup history.
In the T20 world cup of 2014, he scored 111 runs in 62 balls with a strike rate of 179.03 against Bangladesh.
Personal Life Of Ahmed Shehzad
Ahmed Shehzad was born on 23 November 1991 in Lahore Pakistan. He is a right-handed opening batsman who has played all three forms of the game.
Debut & Career Of Ahmed Shehzad
Shehzad made his T20 debut, against Australia in 2009.
Ahmed Shehzad is Pakistan’s only batsman to have scored centuries in all three formats of the game. He is also the only Pakistani player to have hit the most sixes and runs in a T20 inning.
7. Tamim Iqbal-Seventh Batsman To Score T20 World Cup Century
The Bangladeshi batsman Tamim Iqbal is the seventh batsman to score a hundred in the T20 world cup history.
In the T20 world cup of 2016, he scored 103 runs in 63 balls with a strike rate of 163.49 against Oman.
Personal Life Of Tamim Iqbal
Tamim Iqbal was born in Chittagong on March 20, 1989.
His Uncle is a former Bangladeshi captain Akram Khan.
Tamim’s father used to host small cricket tournaments to train his sons, as Tamim’s brother, Nafees, was also a cricketer for Bangladesh.
Debut & Career Of Tamim Iqbal
Tamim Iqbal became the first player to score 10000 runs for Bangladesh.
In the 2016 T20 world cup he scored a century against Oman which made him the only player from Bangladesh to score a hundred in the T20 format.
Retirement Of Tamim Iqbal
He announced his retirement from T20 cricket on June 17, 2022, shortly after winning the ODI series against West Indies by a 3-0 margin.
8. Jos Buttler- Eighth Batsman To Score T20 World Cup Century
The English batsman Jos Buttler is the eighth batsman to score a hundred in T20 world cup history.
In the T20 world cup of 2021, he scored 101 runs in 67 balls with a strike rate of 150.74 against Sri Lanka.
Personal Life Of Jos Buttler
On September 8, 1990, he was born in Taunton, Somerset, England. Butler is also the current vice-captain of England’s limited overs cricket team.
In 2017, Buttler married Louise Webber. In April 2019, the couple welcomed a beautiful daughter, who they named Georgia Rose.
Debut & Cricket Career Of Jos Buttler
Butler received his first international call-up in September 2011, when he was named to the senior England squad for the Twenty20 International against the visiting Indian team.
Butler has been an England T20 specialist since his debut.