New Delhi. Team India captain Virat Kohli has not scored a century in international cricket for a long time. Legendary Irish batsman Paul Sterling scored his third T20I century against Zimbabwe. He became the 53rd player in the world to score a century in T20 international cricket. But Kohli has yet to score a century in a Twenty20 international. Virat Kohli has appeared in 90 T20 internationals. The T20 World Cup is scheduled to be held in October-November this year. Now Virat Kohli wants to do this feat in this tournament.
Team India opener Rohit Sharma tops the list of players who have scored the most centuries in T20 international cricket. He has scored centuries so far. Glenn Maxwell of Australia and Colin Munro of New Zealand are in second place with 3-3 centuries. 6 batsmen have scored 2-2 centuries. Aaron Finch of Australia, Chris Gayle of West Indies, Martil Guptill of New Zealand, Evin Lewis of West Indies, Brendon McCullum of New Zealand and KL Rahul of India have done so.
Only players from India have been able to do it.
Speaking of T20 Internationals, only players from India have scored a century. Apart from Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul, Suresh Raina has done the job. Aaron Finch of Australia holds the record for highest individual score in a T20. He scored 172 runs against Zimbabwe in 2018. Only three times has the batsman touched more than 150 runs. In 2019, Afghanistan’s Haratullah Zazai scored an unbeaten 162 against Ireland and in 2013 Aaron Finch scored 156 against England.
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30 teams have scored hundreds
Speaking of T20 International, so far 300 teams have scored centuries in T20. New Zealand has scored the most centuries. 7-7 centuries have been scored for Australia and India. Players from South Africa and the West Indies have scored 4-4 centuries. Paul Sterling of Ireland became the second player to score a century for the country. He scored an unbeaten 115 off 755 balls in the third T20 against Zimbabwe. He hit 8 fours and 8 sixes. The team won the match by 400 runs and went ahead 2-1 in the five-match series. Playing first, Ireland scored 178 runs for 2 wickets. In reply, Zimbabwe were bowled out for 138.
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