ICC CWC 2023: Devon Conway and Rasheen Ravindra join a unique list of World Cup leaders on their debut, including Virat Kohli – Magazine Creations

On his ODI debut, that too in the opening match of the 2023 ICC World Cup, against current World Cup champions England, New Zealand’s Devon Conway on September 5 scored a century (152*) at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

In doing so, he became the 16th New Zealand player and the fourth player to score a century on his World Cup debut. He scored the century in just 83 deliveries with 13 deliveries and two sixes.

Apart from Conway, teammate Rasheen Ravindra (123*) also scored 82 tons off the ball on his World Cup debut and became the 17th overall and the fifth Kiwi to achieve the feat.

Read also: ICC World Cup 2023: Who is Rasheen Ravindra, the star of the England-New Zealand match?

Looking at the statistics of World Cup centuries on World Cup debut, both Conway and Ravindra share commonalities with legends like Andy Flower of Zimbabwe, Nathan Astle of New Zealand, Gary Kirsten of South Africa, Scott Stairs of New Zealand, Andrew Simmonds of Australia and Virat Kohli from India. South African David Miller and Australian Aaron Finch.

All thanks to the tons of Devon Conway and Rashin Ravindra, New Zealand chased down 283 in just 36.2 overs and defeated the defending champions by 9 wickets.

The New Zealand side, who were declared runners-up in the ICC World Cup 2019, have made an exciting start with the bat this time around.

Below is a list of players who achieved this achievement:

137 Dennis Amiss (England) vs. India – 1975

171* Glenn Turner, New Zealand vs. East Africa – 1975

102. Alan Lamb, England vs. New Zealand, 1983

110 Trevor Chappell, Australia vs India โ€“ 1983

110 Geoff Marsh, Australia vs. India – 1987

115* Andy Flower (Zimbabwe vs. Sri Lanka – 1992).

101. Nathan Astle – New Zealand – England – 1996

188* Gary Kirsten (South Africa vs. the United Arab Emirates – 1996).

141. Scott Stirst – New Zealand – Sri Lanka – 2003

172* Craig Wishart, Zimbabwe vs. Namibia – 2003

143* Andrew Simmonds, Australia vs. Pakistan – 2003

115* Jeremy Bray (Ireland vs Zimbabwe) 2007

100* Virat Kohli, India vs. Bangladesh – 2011

135. Aaron Finch, Australia vs. England 2015

100* (Batting) Devon Conway, New Zealand vs England โ€“ 2023

100* Rushen Ravindra, New Zealand – England – 2023

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Updated: 07 October 2023, 09:58 PM IST


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