Test Cricket also known as the oldest and greatest format of cricket is a form of cricket that is played between two teams in a span of five days. This format of cricket holds a significant place in the life of a cricketer. It is regarded as the pinnacle of cricket as it tests the cricketers on their various abilities like technique, focus, concentration, patience, endurance, and mental resilience. Every Cricketer has a dream to have a flying start in his career, especially in the greatest format of cricket. The records that are set in test cricket are judged to find out about the legacy of a player. So, let us talk about the top 10 Indian has the highest test score on debut. Also read: Indian Cricket Team Schedule After WTC Final 2023
Indian has the highest test score on debut
10- Abbas Ali Baig 112 (260) vs England (1959)
Abbas Ali Baig scored 112 runs on his test debut in 260 balls against England in 1959 at Old Trafford in Manchester. He scored 12 4s in his innings without hitting any sixes. In his entire career, he has played 10 test matches and has scored 428 runs with an average of 23.77 including 1 100 and 2 50s.
9- Lala Amarnath 118(185) vs England (1933)
Lala Amarnath scored 118 runs on his test debut in 185 balls against England in 1933 at Gymkhana ground in Mumbai. He scored 21 4s and 0 6s in his innings. In his career, he played 24 test matches and scored 878 runs with an average of 24.38 including 1 100 and 4 50s.
8- Suresh Raina 120(294) vs Sri Lanka (2010)
Suresh Raina scored 120 runs on his test debut in 294 balls against Sri Lanka at Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo. He scored 12 4s and 2 6s in his innings. In his career, he has played 18 test matches and scored 768 runs with an average of 26.48 including 1 100 and 7 50s.
7- Surinder Amarnath 124(259) vs New Zealand (1976)
Surinder Amarnath scored 124 runs on his test debut in 259 balls against New Zealand in 1976 at Eden Park in Auckland. He scored 16 4s and 1 6s in his innings. In his career, he played 10 test matches and scored 550 runs with an average of 30.55 including 1 100 and 3 50s.
6- Sourav Ganguly 131(435) vs England (1996)
Sourav Ganguly scored 131 runs on his test debut in 435 balls against England in 1996 at the Lord’s in London. He scored 20 4s and 0 6s in his innings. In his career, he played 113 test matches and scored 7212 with an average of 42.17 including 16 100s and 35 50s.
5- Prithvi Shaw 134(154) vs West Indies (2018)
Prithvi Shaw scored 134 runs on his test debut in 154 balls against West Indies in 2018 at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot. He scored 19 4s and 0 6s in his innings. In his career till now, he has played 5 test matches and scored 339 runs with an average of 42.37 including 1 100 and 2 50s.
4- GR Viswanath 137(354) vs Australia (1969)
GR Viswanath scored 137 runs on his test debut in 354 balls against Australia in 1969 at Green Park in Kanpur. He scored 25 4s and 0 6s in his innings. In his career, he played 91 matches and scored 6080 runs with an average of 41.93 including 14 100s and 35 50s.
3- Yashasvi Jaiswal 171(387) vs West Indies (2023)
Yashasvi Jaiswal has scored 171 on his test debut in 387 balls against West Indies at Windsor Park in Dominica. He has scored 16 4s and 1 6s in his knock till now. This is his debut test match and is expected to have a huge role in India’s top order in the upcoming years.
2- Rohit Sharma 177(370) vs West Indies (2013)
Rohit Sharma scored 177 runs on his test debut in 370 balls against West Indies at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. He scored 14 4s and 1 6s in his innings. Rohit is the current test captain of team India. In his career till now, he has played 50 test matches and scored 3437 runs with an average of 45.22 including 9 100s and 14 50s.
1- Shikhar Dhawan 187(250) vs Australia (2013) – Indian with the highest test score on debut
Shikhar Dhawan scored 187 runs on his test debut in 250 balls against Australia in Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali. He scored 33 4s and 2 6s in his innings. Shikhar is considered as one of the best left arm batsman for India. In his career till now, he has played 34 test matches and scored 2315 runs with an average of 40.61 including 7 100s and 5 50s.
Apart from all these cricketers, there are several more cricketers like Deepak Shodhan (110 vs Pakistan, 1952), AG Kirpal Singh (100* vs New Zealand, 1955), Hanumant Singh (105 vs England, 1964), Mohammad Azharuddin (110 vs England, 1984), Pravin Amre (103 vs South Africa, 1992), Virender Sehwag (105 vs South Africa, 2001) and Shreyas Iyer (105 vs New Zeland, 2021). You may also like: Top 7 Greatest Trios in Football History
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