Shreyas Iyer scored a century against New Zeland in Kanpur in the 1st Test of the series. He has now become the 16th Indian cricketer to score a century on Test debut.
Iyer joins the elite list of players which include Sourav Ganguly, Virender Sehwag, Rohit Sharma, etc. Lets’s take a look at all the 16 Indian crickets who scored a century on their Test debut.
Indian cricketers who scored a century on their debut
|1. Lala Amarnath||118||England (1933)|
|2. Deepak Shodhan||110||Pakistan (1952)|
|3. A. G. Kripal Singh||100*||New Zealand (1955)|
|4. Abbas Ali Baig||112||England (1959)|
|5. Hanumant Singh||105||England (1964)|
|6. Gundappa Viswanath||137||Australia (1969)|
|7. Surinder Amarnath||124||New Zealand (1976)|
|8. Mohammad Azharuddin||110||England (1984)|
|9. Pravin Amre||103||South Africa (1992)|
|10. Sourav Ganguly||131||England (1996)|
|11. Virender Sehwag||105||South Africa (2001)|
|12. Suresh Raina||120||Sri Lanka (2010)|
|13. Shikhar Dhawan||187||Australia (2013)|
|14. Rohit Sharma||177||West Indies (2013)|
|15. Prithvi Shaw||134||West Indies (2018)|
|16. Shreyas Iyer||105||New Zealand (2021)|
Shreyas Iyer scored 105 off 171 balls. During his brilliant innings, he stroke 13 fours and a couple of sixes. He was dismissed by Tim Southee. He is also the third successive Mumbai player after Rohit Sharma and Prithvi Shaw to score a hundred on Test debut.