In the next few days, much will be written about Alastair Cook’s career and records. Here, we look back at his Test debut which was against India in 2006:
Other debutants included Monty Panesar and S. Sreesanth, who remained in the headlines one way or another for a period almost as long as Cook’s career.
Cook is one of a handful of players to have scored two fifties on Test debut. This is somewhat rarer than scoring a century on debut.
While some on this list are counted among the all-time greats, others did not have much of a career and are completely forgotten.