IPL is a minefield of youngsters where teams work to convert them into a diamond. But the process of transformation into diamond is not possible without veteran players. Their experience and knowledge us invaluable for the youngsters. We will look at the oldest players to score a century in the IPL.
List of top 5 oldest players to score a century in IPL.
5. Shane Watson – 36 years and 340 days
Shane Watson, the Australian all-rounder is the 5th oldest player in IPL to score a hundred. This ton came in the Final of IPL 2018 where the team needed the most. This former Rajasthan Royals player was 36 years and 340 days old at the time of the Final which makes him the 5th oldest player to have a ton in IPL.
4. Sachin Tendulkar – 37 years and 356 days
Sachin Tendulkar, the master blaster of cricket must have been in the heavens after the World Cup victory in 2011. He continued his form from World Cup to IPL. Against the Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Sachin smashed a century and became 4th oldest player to score a ton in IPL. He was 37 years and 356 days old at the time of the century.
3. Chris Gayle – 38 years and 209 days
Chris Gayle, the Universe Boss features at number 3 in the list of oldest players to score an IPL century. The Gayle storm has 10000 runs in T20 format. He hit 104 runs for Kings XI Punjab against SRH and occupied the 3rd position in this unique list. This century also means he is the oldest man from the West Indies to score an IPL century. He was 38 years and 209 days old.
2. Sanath Jayasuriya – 38 years and 319 days
Sanath Jayasuriya scored a century in the inaugural season of IPL and became the 2nd oldest player to score a century in IPL. The knock of 114 not out was against arch-rivals Chennai Super Kings. This Sri Lankan legend was 38 years and 319 days at the time of the century.
1.Adam Gilchrist – 39 years and 184 days
Adam Gilchrist despite being an Aussie was and is still loved by Indians. He led Deccan Chargers to their first IPL title in 2010. He then moved to Kings XI Punjab. The knock which makes him the oldest player in IPL to score a century came against RCB. He was 39 years and 184 days old at the time of the century.
List of Oldest IPL performers to hit century
|1.||Adam Gilchrist||39 years and 184 days|
|2.||Sanath Jayasuriya||38 years and 319 days|
|3.||Chris Gayle||38 years and 209 days|
|4.||Sachin Tendulkar||37 years and 356 days|
|5.||Shane Watson||36 years and 340 days|
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