Today we look at
- Test players from India who scored a century on debut.
- Test players who scored a century on debut, that Test being against India
- Also those who scored a century AND duck on Test debut.
These figures are as on Dec 13, 2016
Indian players who scored a century on Test debut:
No Indian has achieved this against Zimbabwe and Bangladesh. All other Test teams are represented here.
Those who scored a century on Test debut, that Test being against India:
Interesting that there are 14 members on each of these lists.
No Pakistani player has achieved this against India. All other Test teams are represented.
Finally, KK Jennings became the 4th player to score a century and duck on Test debut. The full list is:
There are also those who scored a century and an unbeaten zero on debut. An unbeaten zero is not considered as a duck. The only instance in all Tests is that of BR Taylor (105 and 0*) against India in 1965 noted above. That came about in a declaration with 9 wickets down: http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/62966.html
And Taylor remains the only one to score a century and take a five-for on Test debut.
Next time we will look at fivers and tenners on Test debut.