Chris Gayle, IPL 2018, Kings XI Punjab
Chris Gayle © AFP

Chris Gayle gave a chance early in his innings, but Wriddhiman Saha grassed the opportunity. There was no stopping Gayle thereafter: he walloped the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) bowlers en route a blistering 104* for Kings XI Punjab (KXIP). This was Gayle’s 21st T20 century. In terms of T20 hundreds, Gayle is miles ahead of anyone else. To provide some perspective, he has thrice as many hundreds as anyone else in T20 cricket: Michael Klinger, Luke Wright, and Brendon McCullum jointly occupy second spot with 7 hundreds each. Here is a complete list of Gayle’s 21 T20 hundreds.

Chris Gayle’s T20 hundreds
Score Team Against Tournament Venue Date
117 West Indies South Africa World T20 Johannesburg 11/9/07
102* Royal Challengers Bangalore Kolkata Knight Riders IPL Kolkata 22/4/11
107 Royal Challengers Bangalore Kings XI Punjab IPL Bengaluru 6/5/11
109* Matabeleland Tuskers Mid West Rhinos Stanbic Bank T20 Harare 29/11/11
100* Sydney Thunder Adelaide Strikers BBL Sydney 23/12/11
101* Barisal Burners Sylhet Royals BPL Mirpur 10/2/12
116 Barisal Burners Dhaka Gladiators BPL Mirpur 14/2/12
128* Royal Challengers Bangalore Delhi Daredevils IPL Delhi 17/5/12
122* Jamaica Guyana Caribbean T20 Jamaica 19/1/13
114 Dhaka Gladiators Sylhet Royals BPL Mirpur 15/2/13
175* Royal Challengers Bangalore Pune Warriors India IPL Bengaluru 23/4/13
111* Jamaica Tallawahs St Lucia Zouks CPL St George’s 12/7/14
108* Lions Warriors Ram Slam T20 East London 7/11/14
117 Royal Challengers Bangalore Kings XI Punjab IPL Bengaluru 6/5/15
151* Somerset Kent NatWest T20 Taunton 31/5/15
105 Jamaica Tallawahs Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel CPL Kingston 9/7/15
100* West Indies England World T20 Mumbai 16/3/16
108* Jamaica Tallawahs Trinbago Knight Riders CPL Port-of-Spain 4/7/16
126* Rangpur Riders Khulna Titans BPL Mirpur 8/12/17
146* Rangpur Riders Dhaka Dynamites BPL Mirpur 12/12/17
 104* Kings XI Punjab Sunrisers Hyderabad IPL Mohali 19/4/18

Do note that Gayle did not have a hundred between 2007 and 2011, but took off thereafter. The deluge that started in 2011 keeps continuing.

Gayle’s T20 100s by team

Team 100s
Royal Challengers Bangalore

5

Jamaica Tallawahs

3

Barisal Burners

2

Rangpur Riders

2

West Indies

2

Dhaka Gladiators

1

Jamaica

1

Kings XI Punjab

1

Lions

1

Matabeleland Tuskers

1

Somerset

1

Sydney Thunder

1

Note:

- Gayle has scored hundreds for 12 teams till date. We have mentioned earlier in this article that nobody else has scored more than 7 T20 hundreds. In other words, Gayle has scored hundreds for more teams than anyone else has scored hundreds.

-  Gayle has scored hundreds both for and against Dhaka Gladiators and Kings XI Punjab.

Gayle’s T20 100s by tournament

Tournament 100s
Indian Premier League

6

Bangladesh Premier League

5

Caribbean Premier League

3

World T20

2

Big Bash League

1

Caribbean T20

1

NatWest T20

1

Ram Slam T20

1

Stanbic Bank T20

1

Over half of Gayle’s 21 hundreds (11) have come in two tournaments — IPL and BPL. He clearly loves this part of the world.

Gayle’s T20 100s by country

Country 100s
India

7

Bangladesh

5

West Indies

4

South Africa

2

Australia

1

England

1

Zimbabwe

1

Gayle has scored 7 hundreds in India (one of which was for West Indies). Three of these hundreds came at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. However, Chinnaswamy has not been Gayle’s most prolific hundred-scoring ground: he has 5 hundreds at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur.