New Zealand is a small nation nearby Australia. Rugby is the most popular sport in the country and not a lot of people crop up to try and learn the sport of cricket. Though there is a lot of support for the cricketing team, NZ have always had a problem in their domestic arena with not enough quality players to improve the game of the others. However, NZ have played a lot of players who were not born in the nation but acquired their nationality. Here is a list of such players with most centuries for New Zealand

Scott Styris

Having played almost 10 years of domestic cricket before being called up, Styris is a very useful all rounder who could win you matches single handedly. He was born in Brisbane, Australia in the year 1975. He no longer plays for the national team but was an integral part of their plans for a long time. He has scored 5 centuries for New Zealand and tops our list.

B.J Watling

The keeper batsman for New Zealand, Watling was born in Durban in South Africa. He has been in tremendous form in the recent test series in all conditions and has already scored 5 centuries for his national team. At 30 years, Watling has an average of just over 40 in test cricket and is now an important part of the team.




Matthew Sinclair

Former NZ cricketer, Matt Sinclair was a revolution when he first played for NZ scoring 2 double hundreds in 12 test matches. The reputation and pressure of performance may have took him down but Sinclair still remains one of the most promising cricketers the country of New Zealand has ever produced. Born in Australia, Sinclair who had great talent was given number of opportunities to prove himself again after the initial try but was never able to reach the heights of his first few matches. He scored 3 centuries for NZ and remains as a player full of potential who could not shine.

Vic Pollard

Born in 1945 in Burnley in UK, Pollard was a useful off spinner but was a great batsman with great technique and a huge head over his shoulders. Pollard was one of the most versatile batsmen of his time. He has given NZ lots of victories with both bat and the ball. Interestingly, Pollard was a strong Baptist preacher, who was against playing cricket on a Sunday. He scored 2 centuries for the black caps and is still a player who is always remembered by the faithful.

Dean Brownlie

Born in Perth, Australia, Brownlie was qualified to play for NZ due to his Christ church born father. He was a graceful middle order bat who would take on any situation positively. He scored three half centuries in his first 6 test innings and that in difficult batting conditions in Australia. Aged 31, Brwonlie has also played T20 cricket for NZ. However, he has a test century for the black caps having received his first NZ test cap by Chris Harris.


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