In the inaugural match of ICC CWC 2023, New Zealand beat the current defending champions England by nine wickets. Against mighty England, the Black Caps registered a sounding victory to start their World Cup campaign. In the first match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, some records were also scripted by New Zealand batters, Devon Conway and Rachin Ravindra as they joined the unique list of World Cup centurions on debut. Notably, Virat Kohli is also on the list. He scored a century on his debut World Cup match against Bangladesh in 2011 the year when India became the champions. New Zealand’s Devon Conway and Rachin Ravindra are now also part of the club.
New Zealand opener Devon Conway became the 16th in the world and 4th in New Zealand to score a century on World Cup debut. While batting second against England at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on October 5, 2023, Conway scored 152 runs. While Rachin Ravindra who came at 3 against England, scored 123 off 82 balls with the help of 13 fours and 2 sixes with an impressive strike rate. It was his first match in the World Cup. Now he stands aside Virat Kohli on the list of players who scored centuries on their World Cup debuts. Rachin Ravindra became the 17th in the world and 5th in New Zealand to achieve the feat.
Players Who Scored Centuries On World Cup Debut
Since Devon Conway and Rachin Ravindra made headlines by scoring centuries on their World Cup debuts, cricket fans have been scrambling to the web to know who the players who scored tons in their first World Cup match. As mentioned, Devon Conway and Rachin Ravindra became the 16th and 17th players respectively in the world to score centuries in their World Cup matches, there are 15 players who have achieved the same feat in their careers. Scroll down the page and read more details.
Devon Conwat and Rachin Ravindra joined the cricket legends like Andy Flower of Zimbabwe, Nathan Astle of New Zealand, Gary Kirsten of South Africa, Scott Styris of New Zealand, Andrew Symonds of Australia, Virat Kohli of India, David Miller of South Africa, and Aaron Finch of Australia. The first player to reach this milestone was Dennis Amiss of England. In 1975, Dennis Amiss scored 137 runs against India. Virat Kohli scored his first World Cup century in 2011 against Bangladesh.