When a batsman scores a century on his debut, it is immensely satisfying. Imagine a situation; you are on the verge of making your dream team in your daily fantasy cricket game and you have noticed a new player in the pool of the list.
You have done your prior research on the selection option and are ready to give the player one chance in your team. And the cricketer surprises not just you but others as well with his debut century and brilliant points for you in your online fantasy cricket scoreboard. The icing on the cake!
Let’s hope this imagination comes true every time you pick a new batsman for your fantasy cricket team during an ODI.
Read on and see who has actually achieved this mark in the ODI. Play online cricket at 11wickets App and read about the 5 batsmen.
Dennis Amiss of England had the power, timing and placement throughout extra cover and midwicket, his two great scoring areas, which could sometimes make him uncontrollable during batting. Amiss, during his debut ODI, scored 103 runs off 134 balls against Australia in Manchester on 24 Aug 1972. He hit 9 fours with a strike rate of 76.86 at this Australian tour of England and Scotland.
Desmond Haynes of West Indies was a joy to watch. In his debut ODI against Australia at St John’s, he made 148 runs of 136 balls. He hit 16 fours and 2 sixes with a strike rate of 108.82 at this Australian tour of West Indies on 22 February 1978.
Andy Flower, one of the most consistent batsmen of Zimbabwe, scored 115 runs of 152 balls remaining not out against Sri Lanka at New Plymouth on his ODI debut. He hit 8 fours and 1 six with a strike rate of 75.65 during the 3rd match of Benson & Hedges World Cup on 23 February 1992.
Saleem Elahi, the opening batsman of the Pakistani cricket team, started his career with a bang. His debut score was 102* runs off 133 balls with 7 fours and 1 six against Sri Lanka at Gujranwala on 29 September 1995. He had a strike rate of 76.69 at this 1st ODI match during Sri Lankan tour of Pakistan.
Martin Guptill, the opening batsman of New Zealand, scored 122* runs off 135 balls at his debut ODI against West Indies during West Indies tour to New Zealand at Auckland, 10 January 2009. He hit 8 fours and 2 sixes with a strike rate of 90.37.
*Records have been compiled as on February 25, 2020
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