Indians to score T20I century

India has always been a dominant force in T20I cricket, and its players have made a significant impact on the T20I format.

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Indians to score T20I century

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India has always been a dominant force in T20I cricket, and its players have made a significant impact on the T20I format.

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T20 cricket is a format that has taken the world by storm. It is fast-paced, exciting, and requires players to think on their feet. While scoring runs quickly is the main objective of this format, scoring a century in T20 International cricket is a rare feat. T20 cricket has become one of the most popular formats of cricket since its inception in 2005. The format is known for its fast-paced action, and it requires batsmen to score runs quickly. India has always been a dominant force in T20I cricket, and its players have made a significant impact on the format. In this article, we will look at the Indian players who have scored T20I century.

T20I Century by Indian players:

1. Suresh Raina | 1 Century

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Suresh Raina was the first Indian player to score a T20I century in cricket. He achieved this feat on May 2, 2010, against South Africa in Gros Islet. Raina scored an unbeaten 101 off just 60 balls, including 9 fours and 5 sixes. His innings helped India post a total of 186/5, which proved to be too much for South Africa. In reply, they restricted South Africa to 172 runs in their 20 overs to seal the contest by 14 runs. It was India’s second win over South Africa in T20 World Cup history. Raina’s innings was a masterclass in T20 batting, and it set the benchmark for Indian players in this format.

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2. Rohit Sharma | 4 Centuries

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Rohit Sharma is one of the most successful Indian players in T20 International cricket, and he has scored the most centuries in this format by any player. Rohit’s first century in T20 International cricket came on October 2, 2015, against South Africa at the HPCA Stadium, Dharamshala. He scored an unbeaten 106 off just 66 balls, including 12 fours and 5 sixes. Rohit’s second century came on December 22, 2017, against Sri Lanka at the Holkar Stadium, Indore. He scored an unbeaten 118 off just 43 balls, including 12 fours and 10 sixes.
While Rohit’s third century came on July 8, 2018, against England at the Bristol County Ground, Bristol, England. He scored 100* off just 56 balls, including 11 fours and 5 sixes. His fourth century came on November 6, 2018, against West Indies at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow. He scored an unbeaten 111* off just 61 balls, including 8 fours and 7 sixes. Rohit’s innings have set new standards for T20 batting, and he continues to be one of India’s best batsmen in this format.

3. KL Rahul | 2 Centuries

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KL Rahul is another Indian player who has scored more than one century in T20 International cricket. His first T20I century came in August 27, 2016 against West Indies at the Central Broward Regional Park, Lauderhill, United States. Rahul scored an unbeaten 110 off just 51 balls, including 12 fours and 5 sixes. Rahul’s second T20I century came in July 3, 2018 against England at the Old Trafford, Manchester, England. He scored an unbeaten 101 off just 54 balls, including 10 fours and 5 sixes.

4. Deepak Hooda | 1 Century

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Deepak Hooda achieved a significant milestone in his career by scoring his first T20I century against Ireland on June 28, 2022. The match was held at the The Village, Malahide, and Hooda’s outstanding performance helped India secure a convincing victory by 4 runs. Hooda scored 104 runs off just 57 balls, including 9 fours and 6 sixes, and powering India to a strong total of 225/7.

5. Suryakumar Yadav | 3 Centuries

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Suryakumar Yadav has three T20I centuries. He smashed his first T20I century in July 10, 2022 against England at the Trent Bridge, Nottingham, England. He scored 117 runs just 55 balls with the help of 14 boundaries and 6 sixes. Sky’s second T20I century came in November 20, 2022 against New Zealand at the Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand. he scored an unbeaten 111 off just 51 balls, including 11 fours and 7 sixes. Yadav also powered himself to a third T20I century in January 7, 2023 against Sri lanka at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot. He scored an unbeaten 112 runs off just 51 balls, including 7 fours and 9 sixes.

6. Virat Kohli | 1 Century

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A right-handed top-order batsman, Virat Kohli has made 75 centuries in international cricket, 28 in Test cricket, 46 in One Day Internationals (ODIs), and 1 in T20 Internationals (T20Is). The former Indian captain scored his only T20I century in September 8, 2022, against Afghanistan at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. He scored an unbeaten 122 runs off just 61 balls, including 12 fours and 6 sixes.

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7. Shubman Gill | 1 Century

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Shubman Gill scored his maiden T20I century in India’s third match against New Zealand at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad on February 1, 2023. Gill reached the mark in just 54 deliveries in the 18th over of India’s innings. He smashed 10 fours and five sixes on his way to the milestone. He ended the innings unbeaten on 126 off 63 deliveries which is the highest score by an Indian in the format. Virat Kohli (122 off 61 against Afghanistan) held the record before him. The knock helped India scale a massive total of 234 for four wickets at the end of 20 overs. This was the highest total India has managed against New Zealand.

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