Most centuries in an IPL season by a player

The ongoing IPL 2023 season has observed the highest number of 200+ totals in comparison to the previous 16 seasons of the league. The run-rates at which teams have scored this year are also the highest among all the preceding seasons.

The current season of IPL has witnessed a significant number of batting records being surpassed, and it is likely that another record may be broken for the highest number of IPL centuries in a single season.

Most IPL centuries in one season by a player

The players who have achieved the highest number of four centuries in a single season are Virat Kohli during the 2016 season, Jos Buttler during the 2022 edition, and Shubman Gill during the 2023 edition.

Five players, namely Chris Gayle, Hashim Amla, Shane Watson, Shikhar Dhawan, and KL Rahul, have each scored two centuries in a specific season.

List of Players with Most IPL centuries in one season:

PlayerSeasonTotal CenturiesTeam
Virat Kohli20164RCB
Jos Buttler20224RR
Shubman Gill20233
Chris Gayle20112RCB
Hashim Amla20172KXIP
Shane Watson20182CSK
Shikhar Dhawan2020/212DC
KL Rahul20222LSG

Top 5 Players with Most IPL centuries in one season

Virat Kohli (2016): 4 centuries

2016 will always be remembered as the season in which Virat Kohli went ballistic with the bat. The former RCB skipper scored 4 centuries which was then a solo record until it was equalled by Jos Buttler in 2022. Kohli had a great run with the bat, scoring 973 runs in 16 matches at a strike rate of 152.03 and an average of 81.08. Kohli’s 973 runs are still the most runs scored in a single IPL season.

Jos Buttler (2022): 4 centuries

England’s limited-overs skipper Buttler was in red-hot form in the 2022 IPL season. Buttler almost single-handedly took RR to their second IPL final. Buttler accumulated 4 centuries last season and equalled Kohli’s tally of 2016. In 17 matches, Buttler scored 863 runs at a strike rate of 149.05.

Shubman Gill (2023): 3 centuries

In the IPL 2023 season, Shubman Gill had a remarkable performance with the bat, scoring three centuries in his last four innings. This outstanding feat made him only the third player in the history of the IPL to score the most centuries in a single season. Gill showcased his exceptional batting skills and consistency throughout the tournament, leaving a lasting impact on the cricketing world. His ability to score centuries at such a high frequency demonstrates his immense talent and determination. Scoring centuries in the IPL is no easy task, as it requires not only skill but also a strong mental approach and the ability to perform under pressure. Gill’s accomplishment of scoring three centuries in just four innings speaks volumes about his maturity as a batsman and his ability to dominate the opposition.

His performances not only contributed significantly to his team’s success but also left a lasting impression on fans and critics alike. Gill’s ability to convert his starts into big centuries highlights his hunger for runs and his desire to make a substantial impact in every match he plays. By becoming one of the few players to score three centuries in a single IPL season, Shubman Gill has etched his name in the history books of the tournament.

Chris Gayle (2011): 2 centuries

Gayle was brought in as a replacement for Dirk Nannes in the RCB team in IPL 2011 and he made an immediate impact. RCB reached the final of the IPL 2011 season, with Gayle in red-hot form. Gayle lit up the IPL during the 2011 edition, smashing 2 centuries and scoring 608 runs at a strike rate of 183.13.

Hashim Amla (2017): 2 centuries

The Protea legend was known more for OTDC his exploits in Test cricket, but finds a place on this IPL list as well. Amla played just two seasons of the IPL for KXIP (now PBKS), featuring in 16 games and scoring 577 runs. In the 2017 season he smashed 3 half- centuries and a couple of hundreds.

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