Most Test centuries batting at No 3

Test cricket often pushes cricketers to their limits as they require high levels of patience and perseverance coupled with their best performances to obtain suitable results. For the batters in the format, the openers usually are the ones that look to lay down a solid foundation which could hand a decent head start in the five-day game. However, assuming they falter, the batter at the number three spot takes the onus to carve out big innings. With this, a number of batters have amassed massive runs and got their tons. In this piece, we take a look that the top three batters in the no. 3 spot with the most Test centuries-

3. Rahul Dravid | IND | 28

Dravid was a nightmare for bowlers in the red-ball format considering that he would play very delicately. Despite playing slow knocks, Dravid aggregated 4201 runs in the no. 3 spot during his time with the Indian cricket team in Tests. Furthermore, he is among the batters with the most tons in Test cricket in that particular spot. With 28 Test tons, Dravid is placed in the third spot with the most Test centuries in the no. 3 position.

2. Ricky Ponting | AUS | 32

Ponting was usually slotted in the no. 3 spot of the national side in Test cricket. The batter was impressive in getting massive runs which invariably made him a lethal cricketer. The former right-hander aggregated 32 centuries in 29 Test matches. In the position, Ponting also amassed 4730 runs with a top score of 257 runs.

1. Kumar Sangakkara | SL | 37

In Test cricket, Kumar Sangakkara holds the record for most tons at the no. 3 spot with as many as 37 to his name for Sri Lanka. Sangakkara was a cornerstone in the Lankan Lions’ setup during his time with the national team. Razor-sharp behind the wickets, impressive leadership skills and sensational batting performances made him one of the finest cricketers in world cricket.