ICC Cricket World Cup is the most prestigious tournament in the game of cricket. It is followed worldwide and the players who perform well in this tournament are remembered for a very long time. It is a very special feeling for a cricketer to represent his country in ICC Cricket World Cup. There is a lot of pressure, especially when the players play their first World Cup match. In this post, we will have a look at those cricketers who scored hundred on their ICC Cricket World Cup debut.
Here is the list of players who scored hundred on their ICC Cricket World Cup debut:
|Gary Kirsten||188*||159||13||4||South Africa||UAE||Rawalpindi||16-Feb-96|
|Glenn Turner||171*||201||16||2||New Zealand||East Africa||Edgbaston||07-Jun-75|
|Andrew Symonds||143*||125||18||2||Australia||Pakistan||New Wanderers||11-Feb-03|
|Scott Styris||141||125||3||6||New Zealand||Sri Lanka||Bloemfontein||10-Feb-03|
|Andy Flower||115*||152||8||1||Zimbabwe||Sri Lanka||New Plymouth||23-Feb-92|
|Trevor Chappell||110||131||11||0||Australia||India||Trent Bridge||13-Jun-83|
|Allan Lamb||102||105||12||2||England||New Zealand||The Oval||09-Jun-83|
|Nathan Astle||101||132||8||2||New Zealand||England||Motera||14-Feb-96|
India’s Virat Kohli is the last player to score a hundred on World Cup debut. Virat Kohli played his debut World Cup match at Dhaka against Bangladesh in 2011 World and scored 100* off just 83 balls.
South Africa’s Gary Kirtsen was the first batsman to score a hundred on World Cup debut. Kirsten scored 188* (which is also his highest score in ODIs) at Rawalpindi in 1996 World Cup against UAE.
There will be a lot of youngsters who will play make their World Cup debut in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. Let’s hope we will add more names to this list as the tournament progresses.
By Aniket Arora
Note: Stats updated till 08/02/2015