5 Legends To Never Score An IPL Century 

image-ls2zglonMS Dhoni (X.COM)

T20I cricket tends to favour batsmen more than bowlers due to its fast-paced nature and shorter format. While scoring a century in a T20I game is challenging due to the limited number of balls and the pressure to score quickly, many prolific batsmen have achieved this feat in the Indian Premier League (IPL) over the years.

However, there are indeed some iconic players who have featured in numerous IPL matches but haven't scored a century yet. These players might have contributed significantly to their teams in other ways, such as consistent performances, match-winning innings, or leadership qualities.

In this article, At One.Cricket let's delve into the 5 Legends to never score an IPL century. 

1.Mahendra Singh Dhoni 

image-ls31js4vMahendra Singh Dhoni (X.COM)

MS Dhoni, a cricketing icon renowned for his astute leadership and explosive batting, has left an indelible mark on the Indian Premier League (IPL) since its inception. Despite not crossing the three-figure mark in the IPL, Dhoni's impact and contribution to the league are unparalleled. 

Throughout his IPL career, Dhoni has amassed 5082 runs with an impressive average of 38.79 and a strike rate of 135.91 across 250 IPL matches. He stands 7th on the list of all-time highest run-scorers in the IPL.

 Dhoni's statistics speak volumes about his impact on the league. His ability to control the game's tempo and anchor the innings when needed has been pivotal to his team's success over the years.Despite his numerous accomplishments, including leading Chennai Super Kings to multiple IPL titles, Dhoni has not managed to score a century in the IPL. 

2. Gautam Gambhir

image-ls32gjn5Gautam Gambhir stature in IPL history is formidable (X.COM)

Gautam Gambhir, the seasoned IPL cricketer, with 154 matches under his belt, Gambhir's stature in IPL history is formidable, reflected by his tally of 4217 runs, placing him 13th on the all-time list of records. His batting average of 31.24 and a strike rate of 123.88 underscore his effectiveness as an opener in the T20I format.

Gambhir's journey in the IPL has been noteworthy, transitioning from the Delhi Daredevils to the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in 2011. It was under his leadership that KKR clinched two IPL titles in 2012 and 2014. Gambhir's approach to the game, characterized by leading from the front, has been instrumental in setting the tone for his team, particularly through his opening partnerships that provide a strong foundation for the middle-order batsmen.

3. Glenn Maxwell 

image-ls33ff65Glenn Maxwell outstanding performance in IPL (X.COM)

Glenn Maxwell's reputation as the 'The Big Show' stems from his ability to play unconventional shots and his fearless approach to batting. Despite being known for his explosive batting style, Maxwell's IPL performances prior to his stint with RCB were often below par, with intermittent flashes of brilliance.

In Glenn Maxwell's 124 IPL appearances, he has scored 2719 runs at an average of 26.40 and an explosive strike rate of 157.62. He has scored 18 half-centuries but failed to convert them to centuries. 

4. Kieron Pollard

image-ls33is5eKieron Pollard (X.COM)

Kieron Pollard indeed has been a significant figure in the Indian Premier League (IPL) since his debut with the Mumbai Indians in 2010. His ability to score quick runs and his prowess as a big-hitting all-rounder have made him a valuable asset for the team over the years.

In his 189 IPL appearances, Pollard has scored 3412 runs at an average of 28.67 and an explosive strike rate of 147.32. He has scored 16 half centuries and one can argue that coming into bat lower down the order, he seldom gets enough overs to complete a century.

Pollard's role in the team often sees him coming in lower down the order, which limits his opportunities for big innings. Despite this, his ability to finish matches with quick fire innings and his knack for delivering under pressure have made him a fan favourite and a key player for Mumbai Indians.

5. Faf du Plessis

image-ls34e23fFaf du Plessis has been a standout performer in the IPL (X.COM)

Faf du Plessis has been a standout performer in the Indian Premier League, showcasing his elegant batting skills and consistency over the years. With close to 4133 IPL runs and 33 half-centuries to his name, he has been a reliable batsman for his teams.

His batting average of 36.90 and a strike rate of 134.14 underscore his effectiveness as an opener in the T20I format. His composure under pressure and his ability to anchor innings make him a valuable asset for any IPL franchise. His capacity to build partnerships and accelerate the run rate when needed has been instrumental in several matches.