List Of Indian Players To Hit Centuries On Test Debut

List Of Indian Players To Hit Centuries On Test Debut

Test cricket is called the backbone of international cricket. Don Bradman is the most successful Test player in the history of Test cricket. It is the dream of almost all the cricketers to score a century in the debut test match. Test cricket has completed 144 years this year. The first Test match was played in March 1877 between Australia and England. To date, players have scored 115 centuries on their Test debut.

The first century in a debut match was scored by Charles Bannerman of Australia on 15 March 1877 while Lala Amarnath was the first Indian batsman to score a century in his debut Test match.

Recently, Yashasvi Jaiswal, who made his name famous while playing for Rajasthan Royals in IPL, scored a century in his debut Test match itself. Jaiswal is a 21-year-old batsman who is considered by many cricket pundits to be the most promising player of the next generation of Indian cricketers. Jaiswal proved why this is so. Apart from his explosive style, Jaiswal also showed his stamina in red ball cricket. He completed his century in 215 balls.

Mohammad Azharuddin is the only player to have scored centuries in his first three Test matches. So far there are 17 Indian players who have scored a century in their debut test match.

List of centuries scored by indians in the debut test match

Yashasvi Jaiswal171West IndiesDominica13-Jul-23Won
Shreyas Iyer105New ZealandKanpur25-Nov-21Drawn
Prithvi Shaw134West IndiesRajkot04-Oct-18Won
Rohit Sharma177West IndiesKolkata06-Nov-13Won
Shikhar Dhawan187AustraliaMohali14-Mar-13Won
Suresh Raina120Sri LankaColombo26-Jul-10Drawn
Virender Sehwag105South AfricaBloemfontein03-Nov-01Lost
Sourav Ganguly131EnglandLords20-Jun-96Drawn
Pravin Amre103South AfricaDurban13-Nov-92Drawn
Mohammad Azharuddin110EnglandKolkata31-Dec-84Drawn
Surinder Amarnath124New ZealandAuckland24-Jan-76Won
Gundappa Viswanath137AustraliaKanpur15-Nov-69Drawn
Hanumant Singh105EnglandDelhi08-Feb-64Drawn
Abbas Ali Baig112EnglandManchester23-Jul-59Lost
A. G. Kripal Singh100*New ZealandHyderabad19-Nov-55Drawn
Deepak Shodhan110PakistanKolkata12-Dec-52Drawn
Lala Amarnath118EnglandMumbai15-Dec-33Lost

Highest Score on Test Debut for India

Shikhar Dhawan187
Rohit Sharma177
Yashasvi Jaiswal171
Gundappa Viswanath137
Prithvi Shaw134
Saurav Ganguly131
Surinder Amarnath124

Frequently Asked Questions

Who was the first to score a century for India in T20Is?

Suresh Raina holds the record for scoring the first century for India in T20 Internationals. He achieved this feat against South Africa on May 2, 2010.

Who was the very first Test captain for India?

CK Nayudu was the very first Test captain in the history of Indian cricket.

When did India play its first Test match and against which country?

India played its first Test match against England in Lord’s in 1932. The match was won by England.

Who scored the very first century in Test cricket history?

Charles Bannerman holds the record of scoring the first century in Test cricket history in the first Test match played between Australia and England in March 1877.

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