5 Batsmen with the Most Centuries by Coming Down at Number 5
If the top-order batsmen fail, a middle-order batsman can turn the tide of that uncertain match. There have been many instances in the history of cricket where middle-order batsmen have defended the team with a shield and finally made a name for themselves by scoring a century. Let’s find out the 5 batsmen with the most hundreds by coming down at the number 5 position.
Most Centuries at the Number 5 Position
1) Mahendra Singh Dhoni: 7 centuries
According to Sourav Ganguly, Mahendra Singh Dhoni went down to bat at number three and was highly praised for scoring a formidable century. But later he left the place of a young batsman in the interest of the team and developed himself as a middle-order batsman. But even there he found success. Looking at the statistics, he has batted at number five in his ODI career and scored a total of seven centuries.
2) Yuvraj Singh: 7 Centuries
Yuvraj Singh is one of the best players to win the 2007 Twenty20 World Cup and the 2011 World Cup. Stuart Broad became known to the world as the “Sixer King” by hitting six sixes in a row. This middle-order batsman has left the field after winning many matches. In terms of statistics, he has batted at number five and scored a total of seven centuries.
3) Jos Butler: 7 centuries
England wicket-keeper batsman Jos Butler controlled the team from behind the wicket on one side and burned with the bat at 22 yards. England won the match that was almost lost due to his explosive innings. In terms of statistics, he has batted at number five and scored a total of seven centuries.
4) AB de Villiers: 6 Centuries
South Africa’s “priceless gem” AB de Villiers has joined this list. He has always won many matches by batting in the middle order. Looking at the statistics of this explosive batsman, he has scored a total of 6 centuries to bat at number five.
5) Eoin Morgan: 6 centuries
Cricketer Eoin Morgan, who started playing for Ireland in 6 centuries, led England to the title of British champion in 2019. Looking at the statistics of this middle-order batsman, he has come down to bat at number five and scored a total of 6 centuries.