List of Youngest Players to reach 10 Test Centuries
Test cricket is one format of the game that has lost its popularity among the viewers but still remains the most challenging form the game and is the format that most youngsters would want to prove themselves at it is still regarded as the highest form of the game.
Here is a list of the youngest cricketers who have reached the 10 century mark in test cricket –
1. Sachin Tendulkar
The God of cricket as he is called in India, Sachin Tendulkar is one of the most popular Indian cricketers to have played the game and will remain as the most loved player. This record is one of the many records that the master blaster from Mumbai holds. Sachin who is also the first person to score a double ton in ODIs, scored his 10th test century at the age of 23 years and 71 days and has been consistent all throughout his career ending on a high of 100 International centuries.
2. Sir Don Bradman
Arguably the best test batsmen that Australia have ever produced, Donald Bradman who is referred to as the ‘Don’ came into test cricket at a very small age and dint take too long to establish his place in the Australian squad. Bradman who was fierce in his prime, never allowed bowlers to dictate terms and ended his career with an average of 99.98. He reached the 10 century mark at the age of 23 years and 114 days and is second on the list.
3. Kane Williamson
The pocket dynamite form New Zealand who found his spot in the World Cup runners up side after consistent performances against the likes of Australia and South Africa recently and has been a great addition the New Zealand squad providing them with more stability in the middle order.
His ton against England in the ongoing series his 10th test century and he has shown that he belongs to this group of legends to have played the game by scoring 10 test centuries at the age of 24 years and 288 days. He has steadily moved into the Top 10 batsmen rankings given by the ICC and looks like the player that the New Zealand team desperately needed.
4. Graeme Smith
The South African left hand opening bat Graeme Smith is one of the most successful captains of the South African team and has opened the innings for his nation for almost a decade. Having cemented his place in the squad after a very good debut series with 2 centuries, Graeme Smith has always been a difficult opponent to face and his control over the innings and the comfort with which he scored runs made him a prolific scorer in tests. Smith was aged 24 years and 80 days when he scored his 10th test ton and now remains one of the best batsmen to be produced by South Africa.
5. Robert Neil Harvey
Robert Neil Harvey is a former Australian cricketer who represented the Australian cricket team between 1948 and 1963, playing in 79 Test matches. He was the vice-captain of the team from 1957 until his retirement. He played his first first-class game as a nine year old. Harvey was a very aggressive batsman who believed in taking the attack to the opponents and scoring runs at his will. He scored his 10th test century at the age of 24 years 122 days and finds himself 4th on the list.
6. Gary Sobers
Sir Gary Sobers is undoubtedly one of the best all-rounders that the world of cricket has ever seen. Born in Barbados, Sobers was a player who could win matches single handedly and was a part of the West Indian team with fierce fast bowlers which sent chills down the spine of even the best teams at that time. Sir Gary Sobers is the 5th youngest player to reach the 10 test centuries mark. He scored his 10th century at the age of 24 years and 134 days and still remains one of the most prolific scorers in the game of cricket.
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