In December 2015, Australia and the West Indies were playing Test matches. On the very first day of their second Test, Australia created history in the world of cricket as it became the team to score the most individual hundreds in International Cricket across all 3 formats. The feat was achieved when Joe Burns and Usman Khawaja made centuries during their innings.
It is noteworthy that there are only two Australian cricketers who are positioned in the list of top 10 test century makers. The record of the highest number of individual centuries by Australia is followed by England, which has 964 centuries across all 3 international formats.
Of all the centuries, Ricky Ponting has got 41 Test centuries, the most centuries in Test Cricket by an Australian. He also leads in the ODI format with 30 centuries. Aaron Finch is the only Australian cricketer to score a century in the T20 format.
In the second place is England. Alastair Cook has made the highest number of hundreds for England, 28. On the other hand, Marcus Trescothick has the record of the most centuries by an England player in the ODI format. Alex Hales is the only England player to score a century in T20 format.
India is in the third place on the list with 688 centuries. Sachin Tendulkar has scored the most centuries in both Test and ODI matches.
Across all the formats except T20, Sachin has scored the highest career runs in international matches. He has also made records of the most centuries, 51 in Test matches and 49 in ODI matches. Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina are the only Indian players to score centuries in international T20 matches.
In terms of the most individual centuries, the West Indies follows India and is placed in the fourth position. It is 59 centuries behind India and very far from claiming India’s spot. Pakistan has secured the fifth position on the list.