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Each and every batsman starts with a duck, a zero. Going off the mark, into double figures, half century and then the magical triple figure individual score.. and in between, you run your partner's runs as non-striker as well as resuming your innings the next day which is very very tiring but less highlighted aspect of cricket. indeed making a test match ton isn't a joke!
Sachin Tendulkar is the champion of centuries, in tests as you see in following table as well as of most ODI hundred list. Ricky Ponting of Australia is his closest rival while Protas' Jacques Kallis is silently closing into two legends. Sunil Gavaskar held the record of most test century for a long time before Tendulkar over took him and leads since then.
Rahul Dravid has slowed down in recent times but he too is one of the best test batsman to have graced the game of cricket. Steve Waugh was known for his fighting innings while Don Bradman is star from yesteryears.
Dark Horse might turn out to be Mahela Jayawardene of Sri Lanka. He's already close to 30 test match tons and is young. Mahela is ideal batsman of longer version of cricket, is always hungry and since he has given up captaining Sri Lanka, Mahela might rise up the list very quickly in years to come. his mate, Kumar Sangakkara, has left keeping gloves for longest format and hence is concentrating on raising few 3 figure scores himself.
Setting the record straight, following is a list of batsmen who have had a chequered test match career.
Note : Qualification has been set as minimum of 21 test match centuries.
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Selected othersThose who're coming up (still playing) and may join the list above are :-
Ian Bell of England at 20 centuries, AB de Villiers of South Africa at 19 centuries, Chris Gayle and Ramnaresh Sarwan of West Indies have 15.