5 Indian Batsmen With Hundred On Test Debut 

Test cricket is considered the most challenging format of the game. In test cricket, the ball swings and turns more than white-ball cricket. You have to be very patient, disciplined, and technically sound in order to score in the longest format of the game. No matter how much you have played first-class cricket, batsmen tend to struggle a bit when it comes to facing international bowlers. They bowl on the good length only and test you in different ways. Getting a hundred on the test debut is a dream come true moment for everyone. So far, only 16 Indian players have done this. Let’s have a look at the Indian batsmen with a hundred on test debut. 

Lala Amarnath 

Former Indian captain Lala Amarnath is the first Indian to score a hundred on the test debut. He scored 118 runs against the strong Indian side in 1933 in Mumbai. Batting for more than 2 hours, Amarnath smacked 21 fours in the innings. This century was also the first by an Indian in the test. 

Sourav Ganguly 

Known as ‘The God of Offside”, Sourav Ganguly has made it to this list. Ganguly made his test debut against England at Lord’s in 1996, amassing 131 runs off 301 balls. He announced his arrival in style, slamming 20 boundaries in the innings. Ganguly bagged three wickets with the ball in that match. 

Virender Sehwag 

Swashbuckling Indian opener Virender Sehwag came in the international cricket as an off-spinner and was later promoted as a batsman. Skipper Sourav Ganguly backed him and he went at no 5 on his debut test against South Africa in 2001 in Bloemfontein. The fearless right-hander hits 105 off 173 balls with the help of 19 fours. The century came against a bowling lineup consisting of Shaun Pollock, Makhaya Ntini, and Lance Klausner. 

Shikhar Dhawan 

Delhi-born southpaw, Shikhar Dhawan became the 13th Indian batsman to make a hundred in 2013 against Australia. Dhawan was on fire and scored 187 runs from 174 balls with a staggering strike rate of 107.47. Dhawan’s 187 runs is the highest by any Indian on debut. Dhawan bagged the Man of the Match award for his fine innings. 

Shreyas Iyer

Young Indian middle-order batsman, Shreyas Iyer recently made a hundred on his test debut in the 1st test match against New Zealand in Kanpur. His innings came in a crucial moment, India was 106 for 3. Iyer toiled hard and notched up 105 off 171 balls. In the 2nd innings too, he scored a fighting 65 off 125 balls. Although the match ended as a draw, Shreyas got the Man of the Match for his sensational innings. 

Indian Batsmen With A Hundred On Debut

Name Runs Aganst Year 
Lala Amarnath133England1933
Deepak Shodhan110Pakistan1952
Kripal Singh100*New Zealand1955
Abbas Ali Baig112England1959
Hanuant Singh105England1964
Gundappa Biswanath137Australia1969
Surinender Amarnath124New Zealand1976
Mohammad Azharuddin110England1984
Pravin Amre103South Africa1992
Sourav Ganguly131England1996
Virender Sehwag105South Africa2001
Suresh Raina120Sri Lanka2010
Shikhar Dhawan187Australia2013
Rohit Sharma 177West Indies2013
Prithvi Shaw134West Indies2018
Shreyas Iyer105New Zealand2021

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