Martin Guptill

Cricket: Top 5 big players who scored centuries in ODI debut

Cricket: In ODI international cricket many big players have scored centuries. It is the dream of every player to score a century in his first match. In such a situation, some players made a stir in the cricket world with ODI debut.

In ODIs, some players have scored a century on their debut match. It is not easy to score a century in your first match at the international level. In the debut match, there is pressure on the players as they play to make their place in the team.

There are many players who have done well in first-class cricket but failed internationally. At the international level, only those players who perform under pressure are able to perform. In ODIs, many players have scored a century on their debut but we are going to talk about 5 big batsmen.

KL Rahul

KL Rahul played his ODI international debut match on 11 June 2016 against Zimbabwe. Rahul had a brilliant century in his debut match.

He scored an unbeaten 100 against Zimbabwe at the Harare Stadium. Rahul had completed 100 runs off 115 balls with 7 fours and 1 six.

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He became the first Indian player to score a century in an ODI international debut match. Rahul could not get a chance to play in the Indian team consistently but whenever he has a chance, he did well. He started his cricketing career as an opening batsman.

The pair of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan were playing well, so Rahul could not get many chances in ODIs. He played 26 ODIs so far, in which he scored 889 runs at an average of 42.33. Rahul has also recorded 3 ODI centuries in his name.

Martin Guptill

New Zealand cricketer Martin Guptill played his ODI debut against the West Indies on 10 January 2009. Guptill played a century in the debut match.

He scored 122 off 135 balls in his first match. In this century innings, he also hit 8 fours and 2 sixes. Guptill always gave the New Zealand team a good start. He has been a part of the team as an opener.

Phillip Hughes

Philip Hughes played cricket for Australia. He scored a century in his ODI debut match. The former player made his debut match against Sri Lanka on 11 January 2013.

Hughes scored 112 off 129 balls which included 14 fours. He did not play cricket for long. He was hit in the head during a match in domestic cricket. He died of a head injury.

Colin Ingram

Colin plays cricket for the South African team. He played his ODI debut match against Zimbabwe on 15 October 2010. Colin scored 124 runs in 126 balls on debut.

The innings consisted of 8 fours and 2 sixes. He has played 31 matches in his one-day international cricket career and has managed to score 843 runs. Colin is considered a T20 specialist.

Desmond Haynes

Desmond Haynes used to play cricket on behalf of the West Indies team. Haynes made his ODI international debut against Australia on 22 February 1978. He scored a century while batting explosively in his debut match.

The former West Indies cricketer scored 148 off 136 balls. His innings included 16 fours and 2 sixes. Haynes is named among the greatest players of West Indies cricket.