Test Debut Century By Indian Batsman

When a cricketer struck a century in his debut test match then it is regarded as the greatest achievement of his life. For India, Lala Amarnath was the first Indian cricketer to make a hundred in his test debut for India at Mumbai in 1933.

Recently Shreyas Iyer became the 16th Batsman to score a century on test debut for Indian team.

List of Players Who Made a Hundred in Test Debut for India

Player Runs Opposition Venue Match Date
Lala Amarnath 118 England Mumbai 15-12-1933
Deepak Shodhan 110 Pakistan Kolkata 12-12-1952
AG Kripal Singh 100* New Zealand Hyderabad 19-11-1955
Abbas Ali Baig 112 England Manchester 23-07-1959
Hanumant Singh 105 England Delhi 08-02-1964
Gundappa Viswanath 137 Australia Kanpur 15-11-1969
Surinder Amarnath 124 New Zealand Auckland 24-01-1976
Mohammad Azharuddin 110 England Kolkata 31-12-1984
Pravin Amre 103 South Africa Durban 13-11-1992
Saurav Ganguly 131 England Lords 20-06-1996
Virender Sehwag 105 South Africa Bloemfontein 03-11-2001
Suresh Raina 120 Sri Lanka Colombo 26-07-2010
Shikhar Dhawan 187 Australia Mohali 14-03-2013
Rohit Sharma 177 West Indies Kolkata 06-11-2013
Prithvi Shaw 134 West Indies Rajkot 04-10-2018
Shreyas Iyer 105 New Zealand Kanpur 25-11-2021

Test Debut Century for India

Let’s check out the details of the batsmen who have struck a hundred in their Test debut for India.  

  1. Lala Amarnath (118 Runs)

Lala Amarnath was the first Indian batsman who made a hundred in his test debut for India. He had done this feat in the match against England at Gymkhana Ground, Mumbai in 1933. Unfortunately, India lost that match by 9 wickets. Since his debut, Lala Amarnath played 24 test matches for India and has contributed 878 runs at an average of 24.39. He is an all-rounder as he took 45 wickets and he became the first captain of the independent Indian cricket team.

  1. Deepak Shodhan (110 Runs)

Deepak Shodhan was a left-handed batsman of the Indian team and he was the second Indian player who struck a hundred in his test debut. His cricketing career was not so long as he played only 3 test matches for India but he has registered himself in the history of cricket by hitting a hundred in his test debut against Pakistan at Kolkata on 12 Dec 1952 under the leadership of Lala Amarnath. He played 3 test matches and scored 181 runs at an average of 60.33.

  1. AG Kripal Singh (100* Runs)

AG Kripal Singh is the 3rd Indian cricketer who had done this feat in 1955. He was a right-handed batsman who played his test debut against New Zealand at Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium, Nov 19, 1955, where he struck a hundred. Since his debut, he played 14 tests for India and scored 422 runs from 20 innings at an average of 28.13. He played his last test against Australia at Nehru Stadium, Oct 02, 1964.

  1. Abbas Ali Baig (112 Runs)

Abbas Ali Baig was a right-handed batsman for the Indian team and he made his debut in the test for Indian against England at Emirates Old Trafford, Jul 23, 1959, where he played an incredible innings of 112 runs in the 2nd innings. In his test career, he played 10 tests and scored 428 runs from 18 innings at an average of 23.78. He played his last test against West Indies at Eden Gardens, Dec 31, 1966.

  1. Hanumant Singh (105 Runs)

Hanumant Singh was a right-handed batsman and is the fifth Indian batter who made a hundred in his test debut for India. He made his debut in a Test against England at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Feb 08, 1964, where he struck 105 runs in the 1st innings. He played 14 test matches for India and scored 686 runs at an average of 31.18. He played his last test against New Zealand at Brabourne Stadium, Sep 25, 1969.     

   First Wicket in IPL Test Debut Century By Australian Batsman  
Last Updated on: 25/11/2021

Related Articles