Centuries on debut by Indian players (Updated in Nov 2021)

With Shreyas Iyer scoring 105 on his Test debut, here is the list of Indian players who have achieved this:

We see that Iyer is the 16th to achieve this for India.

The others who scored a century on debut (that match being against New Zealand), are AG Kripal Singh (100*) in 1955 and S Amarnath (124) in 1976.

We also look at Indian players who scored a 50+ on debut, that match being against New Zealand:

The number is less than one would think. And Iyer has the second highest score here, after Amarnath’s 124. And that is the only one IN New Zealand.

50-plus on Test debut and never again

We have already considered the case of those who scored a century on Test debut and never again:




Here we look at the cases of those who scored 50+ on debut and never again.

There are 117 players who scored 123 scores of 50+ on debut-see the list below.

Fifty plus on debut and never again

The only double century here is by DSBP Kuruppu, and there are several other centuries.

Also note the cases of those who scored 50+ in both innings, but never again.