Scoring a century in the longest format of the sport requires high levels of resilience, patience, endurance and the will to push harder to the milestone. However, getting the tag of most centuries scored for the national side certainly is a prestigious moment for a batter in their professional career. New Zealand Test opener Tom Latham recently notched up a sensational knock of 113 runs that marked his 13th Test century in the first Test match against Pakistan. The batter surpassed John Wright, who had 12 centuries to his name for the national team. On that note, here are three players with the most tons for New Zealand in Tests:
3. Martin Crowe – 17
Coming in at the middle order for the national side, Martin Crowe registered 17 Test centuries. During the span of 1982-1995, the batter played a total of 77 matches and scored 5444 runs. His highest was 299 runs in the longest format. He stands third in the list of most centuries for the Black Caps.
2. Ross Taylor – 19
Ross Taylor was a terrific batter for his side during his stint in the red-ball format. The batter was known to play delicate innings and carve out important centuries while out in the middle. Taylor scored 19 tons for New Zealand in 112 Tests, scoring 7683 runs at an average of 44.46.
1. Kane Williamson – 25
The former NZ Test skipper holds the record for the most Test hundreds for the national side. Since 2010, Kane is the only batter to have scored over 20 centuries for the Kiwis with as many as 25 centuries to his name. While it appears that a weight has been lifted off since he stepped down from the captaincy role, he added a double century recently in the red-ball match against Pakistan.