Top 5 Batters With Most Centuries In 2023

image-lmgci9xgVirat Kohli celebrates his 47th ODI century []

The 2023 cricket season was expected to be one of the most jam-packed with several high-profile bilaterals and continental and global tournaments scheduled. 

So far, the on-field from players across the board have only elevated the standard of the sport and only showed how every format is benefiting from each other. Test cricket is being played in T20I style, while ODI is also seeing a revival with the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 happening in India between October and November.

While several teams have made massive strides, individual flashes of brilliance have managed to captivate audiences worldwide, especially in batsmanship, which has given rise to new stars and helped old guards stamp their authority once again over the sport. 

Top 5 Batters With Most International Centuries In 2023 

Shubman Gill India3361559
Virat KohliIndia2151113
Temba BavumaSouth Africa154926
Devon ConwayNew Zealand214902
Najmul Hasan ShantoBangladesh2441078

In this article, we list down the Top 5 batters, who have managed to register the most international centuries in 2023 thus far. 

Shubman Gill 

image-lmgdtcuvShubman Gill celebrates his ODI century []

The flavour of the season in 2023 has been Shubman Gill, who has been the poster boy for Indian cricket. Carrying his form from 2022, Gill scored a classy 116 against Sri Lanka at Guwahati in a chasing cause.

The Delhi-born registered his maiden ODI double-century, slamming a 225-ball 208 against visitors New Zealand, becoming the youngest to the 200-run mark.

Gill followed his double-ton with a 112 against New Zealand at Indore, announcing himself on the international stage. The batter quickly utilised his purple patch and hammered his maiden T20I in a few days hitting 126* against New Zealand.

After rocking the limited-overs format, Gill startled Australia in the Ahmedabad Test, hitting his fifth and most recent century (128). Recently, the prolific opener slammed his sixth ton of the season in the last Super-4 clash of Asia Cup, which came in a losing cause, against Bangladesh.

Virat Kohli

image-lmm2gsk0Virat Kohli has slammed five tons in. 2023 []

The batting maestro has risen quite literally from the ashes and has rightly taken the throne, which Virat Kohli is a worthy candidate for. 

Kohli started 2023 with a magnificent 133 in an ODI against Sri Lanka, which came off just 83 balls, highlighting his importance on strike rate. With his money off the back, Kohli slammed his second ton of the year against Sri Lanka in the same series, scoring a majestic unbeaten 166. 

Suffering a Test drought, Kohli picked Australia to make his comeback in the format, hitting a memorable 186 century in Ahmedabad, his first red-ball 100 after 2019.

With runs under his belt, the former captain scored a sensational Test ton against West Indies in his 500th international for India. The 34-year-old's fifth and most recent international hundred came on Monday against arch-rivals Pakistan, which was his 47th ODI ton. 

Temba Bavuma 

image-lmge4ig6Temba Bavuma raises bat after scoring ODI ton versus Australia []

With South African cricket undergoing massive changes, Temba Bavuma has championed the batting department this year.

Often criticised for slow batting, Bavuma produced a batting masterclass against England. Chasing 343, the ODI skipper struck a jaw-dropping 109 off 117 laced with 14 fours and one six.

After a string of low scores, Bavuma found the perfect opponent in West Indies to register back-to-back tons in Test and ODI format each, respectively. The batter scored 172 in the Johannesburg Test and followed it with 144 in the first ODI at East London.

The middle-order batter's fourth and lastest century came against Australia earlier this month, slamming an unbeaten 114*. 

Devon Conway

image-lmge7y34Devon Conway scored his fourth ODI ton []

New Zealand's most consistent scorer across formats since 2020, Devon Conway, has scored four international centuries despite having a par 2023. 

The year kicked off in commendable fashion as Conway hit a brilliant 122 against Pakistan in Karachi, singlehandedly anchoring the innings. The left-hander followed it up with a cracking 101 in ODI against the same opponent, which included 13 fours and one six.

As the senior pro on the tour, Conway led with the bat in the third ODI at Indore, slamming a 144-ball 138 laced with 12 fours and eight towering sixes. After a flurry of poor scoring and fifties, Conway found form last week against England, recording his fourth hundred of the year, also his fourth in ODI cricket. 

Najmul Hasan Shanto 

image-lmgev50aNajmul Shanto celebrates his hundred against Afghanistan []

One of the most promising talents coming out of Bangladesh, Najmul Hasan Shanto has been a revelation in 2023. In the first half of the year, Shanto got started but failed to convert, however, come May, the runs started to plunder hundreds.

The left-handed first century came against Ireland in an ODI in Chelmsford, where Shanto scored a fearless 117, chasing 320 to win. In red-hot form, Shanto slammed back-to-back hundreds (146 and 124) in the same Test against Afghanistan to become the second Bangladesh player to do so. 

The opener found form again against Afghanistan in the ongoing Asia Cup 2023, scoring 104 off 142 balls at Lahore before being ruled out of the competition.