Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Batsmen with no Test centuries on losing side

Graeme Smith, who retired recently, had scored 27 Test centuries in his career and none of those resulted in his team's defeat. This is the most number of centuries in a player's career with none of them resulting in the team's defeat. Smith's 18 centuries resulted in wins and 9 in draws. 

27 Test 100s - None in loss!


Below is the list of all the players who scored 5 or more centuries in their Test career and none of those were in the losing cause for their teams.

Batsman 100s
GC Smith (SA) 27
G Boycott (Eng) 22
WR Hammond (Eng) 22
IR Bell (Eng) 20*
CG Greenidge (WI) 19
SC Ganguly (India) 16
AJ Stewart (Eng) 15
ED Weekes (WI) 15
KD Walters (Aus) 15
Saleem Malik (Pak) 15
GR Viswanath (India) 14
MJ Slater (Aus) 14
AR Morris (Aus) 12
Hanif Mohammad (Pak) 12
JH Edrich (Eng) 12
Zaheer Abbas (Pak) 12
DM Jones (Aus) 11
AL Hassett (Aus) 10
Mudassar Nazar (Pak) 10
RB Simpson (Aus) 10
ER Dexter (Eng) 9
G Gambhir (India) 9*
IR Redpath (Aus) 8
MA Butcher (Eng) 8
AH Jones (NZ) 7
C Hill (Aus) 7
CG Macartney (Aus) 7
DJ McGlew (SA) 7
GM Turner (NZ) 7
KR Miller (Aus) 7
KR Stackpole (Aus) 7
KWR Fletcher (Eng) 7
MJ Prior (Eng) 7*
Mohsin Khan (Pak) 7
PH Parfitt (Eng) 7
Shoaib Mohammad (Pak) 7
WH Ponsford (Aus) 7
BC Broad (Eng) 6
CD McMillan (NZ) 6
GW Flower (Zim) 6
Imran Khan (Pak) 6
JC Adams (WI) 6
Kamran Akmal (Pak) 6*
KC Wessels (SA) 6
MS Dhoni (India) 6*
NC O'Neill (Aus) 6
W Bardsley (Aus) 6
WW Armstrong (Aus) 6
Aamer Sohail (Pak) 5
B Sutcliffe (NZ) 5
BL D'Oliveira (Eng) 5
CC McDonald (Aus) 5
DN Sardesai (India) 5
DS Lehmann (Aus) 5
Mohammad Hafeez (Pak) 5
MV Boucher (SA) 5
ND McKenzie (SA) 5
P Roy (India) 5
PE Richardson (Eng) 5
PJL Dujon (WI) 5
RM Cowper (Aus) 5
WW Hinds (WI)

Additional:
List of players whose none of the centuries came in their team's win (5 or more Test 100s)

Batsman 100s
AH Jones (NZ) 7
AP Gurusinha (SL) 7
BE Congdon (NZ) 7
LG Rowe (WI) 7
VL Manjrekar (India) 7
C Washbrook (Eng) 6
JR Reid (NZ) 6
Mohammad Ashraful (Ban) 6
B Sutcliffe (NZ) 5
BC Booth (Aus) 5
CG Borde (India) 5
MG Burgess (NZ)

AH Jones (7) and B Sutcliffes (5) centuries were all in draws. Infact, New Zealand never won any of the 42 matches played by B Sutcliffe. 

All number updated till 11th March 2014.