The 2023 ICC Men's Cricket World Cup is the 13th edition of the Cricket World Cup. The tournament is being hosted by India. Ten national teams will participate; Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, and Sri Lanka. England are the defending champions, having won the 2019 edition by defeating New Zealand in the final.
India is hosting the Men's Cricket World Cup solely for the first time. The tournament is taking place in ten different stadiums. The first and second semi-finals will be held at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai and Eden Gardens in Kolkata respectively, while the final will take place at Narendra Modi Stadium, in Ahmedabad. As fans brace themselves for the 2023 World Cup in India, here at SportzPoint we look at the players who have scored centuries in their World Cup debut match.
Scoring a century on a World Cup debut is an achievement in itself. A batsman can put their name in the World Cup records books for this achievement. Travis Head became the 19th batsman to score a century on World Cup debut. Earlier, Conway, Ravindra, and Shafique became the batsmen to score centuries on their debut in the 2023 edition.
England's Dennis Amiss was the first player to score a century in his debut in the biggest stage of Cricket. He achieved that feat in the first match of the very first World Cup in 1975 against India at Lord's Ground. Since then, apart from the 1979 and the 1999 editions, the world has seen one or two players scoring a ton on their debut.
The most number of centuries on debut come in the 2023 edition. 4 batsmen have already scored centuries on World Cup debut in the current edition of the ODI World Cup. South Africa's Gary Kirsten holds the record for the highest score on a World Cup debut. He played an unbeaten inning of 188 runs against UAE in the 1996 World Cup. India has Virat Kohli on the list. He achieved that feat in the 2011 edition against Bangladesh in the tournament opener. Andy Flower was also on his ODI debut. He was the only player to score a debut ODI and World Cup century in the same match.