Test Debut Century By West Indies Player

West Indies is one of the oldest teams of cricket that have provided the world’s cricket with several great cricketers. As of November 2021, West Indies have played 558 tests out of which they won 178 tests, lost 202, and 177 were played drawn with a winning percentage of 31.89. There are many batters in the West Indies team who made a hundred in their first test match.

Total 14 players from West Indies Cricket Team have score 100 on their debut test match. This list also included two double century on test debut by West Indies player.

List of Hundred on Test Debut for West Indies

Player Runs Opposition Venue Date
George Headley 176 England Bridgetown 11-01-1930
Andy Ganteaume 112 England Port of Spain 11-02-1948
Bruce Pairaudeau 115 India Port of Spain 21-01-1953
Collie Smith 104 Australia Kingston 26-03-1955
Conrad Hunte 142 Pakistan Bridgetown 17-01-1958
Lawrence Rowe 214 New Zealand Kingston 16-02-1972
Alvin Kallicharran 100* New Zealand Georgetown 06-04-1972
Gordon Greenidge 107 India Bengaluru 22-11-1974
Len Baichan 105* Pakistan Lahore 15-02-1975
Basil Williams 100 Australia Georgetown 31-03-1978
Dwayne Smith 105* South Africa Cape Town 02-01-2004
Adrian Barath 104 Australia Brisbane 26-11-2009
Kirk Edwards 110 India Roseau 06-07-2011
Kyle Mayers 210* Bangladesh Chattogram 03-02-2021

Test Debut Century for West Indies

Let’s have a look at those players who made a hundred in a Test for West Indies.

  1. George Headley (176 Runs)

George Headley, a former right-handed batsman of West Indies, is the 1st batter who holds the record for making a hundred in his test debut. He played his test debut against England at Kensington Oval on Jan 11, 1930, where he scored 176 runs in the 2nd innings. In his test career, he played 22 matches and scored 2190 runs from 40 innings at an average of 60.83 and struck 10 hundred, 2 double hundreds, and 5 fifties. He played his last test match against England at Sabina Park, Jan 15, 1954.

  1. Andy Ganteaume (112 Runs)

Andy Ganteaume, a former right-handed wicketkeeper-batsman, is the 2nd batter who made a century in his first test match. He played his first test match against England at Queen's Park Oval on Feb 11, 1948, where he scored 112 runs. His test career was not so long and played only one test where he made 112 runs at an average of 112.0.

  1. Bruce Pairaudeau (115 Runs)

Bruce Pairaudeau, a former right-hand batsman of West Indies, is the 3rd batsman who made a hundred in his test debut. He played his debut against India at Queen's Park Oval on Jan 21, 1953, where he scored 115 runs. In his test career, he participated in the 13 test matches and added 454 runs from 21 innings at an average of 21.62 with one hundred and 3 fifties. He played his last match against England at Headingley, Jul 25, 1957.

  1. Collie Smith (104 Runs)

Collie Smith, a former right-handed all-rounder, is the 4th player of West Indies who had done this feat in 1955. He made his debut against Australia at Sabina Park, Mar 26, 1955, where he scored 104 runs with 14 boundaries. He played 26 test matches for Windows and scored 1331 runs from 42 innings at an average of 31.69 with 4 hundred and 6 fifties. He lastly participated in the match against Pakistan at Bagh-e-Jinnah, Mar 26, 1959. He is a right-arm off-break bowler also who took 48 wickets.

  1. Conrad Hunte (142 Runs)

Conrad Hunte, is a former right-handed opening batsman, is the 5th player of Windies who had made a century in his first test match. He made his debut against Pakistan at Kensington Oval, Jan 17, 1958, where he stayed on the pitch for 300 min and scored 142 runs with 17 boundaries. In his test career, he played 44 test matches and scored 3245 runs at an average of 45.07 with 8 hundred, 1 double hundred, and 13 fifties. He appeared in his last test against India at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Jan 13, 1967.

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Last Updated on: 09/12/2021

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