IND vs NZ: Shreyas Iyer becomes India’s 16th batsman to score a century in Test debut

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Shreyas Iyer

Highlights

  • Shreyas Iyer scored his maiden Test century in 157 balls
  • Shreyas Iyer has become the 16th batsman for India to debut in Test cricket.
  • Iyer is the 10th batsman on home soil to score a century in debut Test

In his Test debut against New Zealand, Shreyas Iyer made a great start to his career by playing a powerful innings. Along with this, Iyer has also joined a special club. Iyer has become the 16th Indian batsman to score a century in his debut Test. Apart from this, he has become the 10th batsman to do so on home soil.

At the same time, this is the second time on the ground of Kanpur that a player has scored a century in his debut Test. Before Iyer, Gundappa Vishwanath scored a century in his debut against Australia in 1969 at the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur.

For the first time in the history of Indian Test cricket, Lala Amarnath scored a century while making his debut in the year 1933. At the same time, before Iyer, Prithvi Shaw started his Test career with a century while making his debut against West Indies in the year 2018.

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