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7 Australian players to score a century in IPL history

Australian cricketers since the start of the Indian Premier League in the year 2008 have been a backbone of the tournament, in terms of both gaining popularity and putting some great displays of cricketing action for the fans to cherish. Here we will have a look at the names of the 6 Australian players who have scored a century in IPL history

1. David Warner

One of the most trusted and celebrated names in the history of the tournament, the captain of the Sunrisers Hyderabad, David Warner is the Australian cricket player with the most number of centuries in the Indian Premier League. He has as many as 4 centuries to his name in total, during the course of the 148 matches that he has played in so far.

A talented batsman who can put on the thinking cap without any extra effort, Warner is a player that every franchise seeks but a few gets.

2. Shane Watson

A player who could get the franchises drooling over him in the auction, the one who made sure that he gave his 100 per cent every time he stepped on to the field during his 145-match long IPL career, Shane Watson, with as many as 4 centuries in the Indian Premier League, equals Warner’s tally, becoming the second batsman in this list of Australian batsmen to score a century in IPL history.

With over 3874 runs in his account, Watson was an absolute treasure of a player for any team that he played in. And, adding to his value were the contributions that he made with the ball in hand.

3. Adam Gilchrist

Arguably one of the most talented wicketkeeper-batsman to play the game of cricket, Adam Gilchrist is the third player in this list of Australian players with a century in the history of IPL, coming in with the 2 centuries that he scored while playing in the tournament.

An excellent captain who knew how to run the game on his own terms, Gilchrist led the team that he played for, with an example, and the same is reflected in the tally of runs he has to his name. Having played in 80 matches in total, he had scored 2069 runs.

4. Shaun Marsh

Shaun Marsh with the one century that he has scored in the IPL, joins his fellow Australian cricket players in this list. A trusty batsman who was known to tonk the ball into the stands at his own will, when in-form Shaun Marsh single-handedly can wreak havoc in the opposition’s dugout. His entry onto the field meant that the bowlers were in for a battering.

A testament to this fact is that he managed to score as many as 2,477 runs in the tournament, at an astonishing strike rate of 132.74, which includes 266 fours and 78 sixes that he has hit.

5. Steve Smith

A fabled stroke maker, who can win matches for his team, irrespective of the format, Steve Smith also enters this list of Australian players who have scored a century in IPL, with his one century that he has managed to get to his name in the 101 matches that he has played in the tournament so far.

Smith has toured the dressing rooms of many franchises over the course of his IPL career so far, and wherever he has gone he has proven why the cricket fans regard him so highly, even taking the now-defunct franchise Rising Pune Supergiant to the finals of the tournament under his leadership.

6. Michael Hussey

You know that you are skilled and passionate enough about your vocation that people name you after it. Such is the case with ‘Mr. Cricket’, Michael Hussey of Australia.

A batsman of the highest order who could craftily hit the ball into the fence as well as play shots with such craft that it would be hard for any player in the world to emulate. Hussey during his time in the Indian Premier League played in 59 matches where he managed to score a century, registering his name in this list of the Australian players who have a century to their name in IPL history.

7. Andrew Symonds

One of the most terrifying names in the world of cricket in his times, the one who could make sure things went right the way he wanted to for the betterment of the team while building his own persona that would send chills down the spines of his opponents, Andrew Symonds joins his fellow Australian players in this list.

Having hit one century during his IPL career, Symonds made sure that if he did not get to the 100 run milestone every single time, his contributions at least were equal in their importance, adding a lot of value to the innings that he played.

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