Players scored hundred on Test debut, duck on ODI debut – Part 1
To score a hundred on debut is satisfying while scoring duck on debut is disappointing. There are players who tasted both feelings on their careers. We present you the batsmen who made a hundred on their Test debut while didn’t trouble the scorers in ODI debut.
James Neesham (New Zealand)
James Neesham scored an unbeaten 137 against India in the second innings of 2nd Test against India at Wellington in February 2014. He made a 35-ball 33 in the first innings as well.
However, he had a forgettable debut in ODIs. His first match was against South Africa at Paarl on Jan 19, 2013. He was trapped LBW by Ryan Mclaren.
Photo Courtesy: Jimmy Neesham/ Instagram
Kane Williamson (New Zealand)
Kane Williamson scored a patient 131 off 299 balls against India at Ahmedabad in November 2010 in his debut.
The New Zealand skipper made his debut on Aug 10, 2010, against Sri Lanka at Dambulla. Although he faced 9 balls he couldn’t add any run.
Suresh Raina made his Test debut against Sri Lanka at Colombo. He scored a fine 120 including 12 fours and 2 sixes. Coming at 241-4, he stitched together 256-run partnership with Sachin Tendulkar.
However, Raina’s ODI debut only lasted two balls. He was trapped LBW by Muttiah Muralitharan.
Fawad Alam made his debut against Sri Lanka at Colombo in July 2009. Though he could only score 16 in the first innings, he made an excellent 168 in the second.
He made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka at Abudabi on May 22, 2007. He was out for a golden duck, caught and bowled by Dilhara Fernando.
Photo: Fawad Alam/Instagram