Wicket keeper batsman scoring a fifty on test debut – MDKJ Perera of Sri Lanka is the latest addition to the list

MDKJ Perera of Sri Lanka scored 55 against India in the ongoing third test at Col-SSC to  provide the 34th occasion of a wicket keeper batsman scoring  a fifty on test debut.  All such occasions are listed below

No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 AH Jarvis 82 2 Aus Eng Melbourne 01 Jan 1885
2 H Carter 61 4 Aus Eng Sydney 13 Dec 1907
3 G Brown 57 2 Eng Aus Leeds 02 Jul 1921
4 Dilawar Hussain 59 2 Ind Eng Kolkata 05 Jan 1934
5 Dilawar Hussain 57 3 Ind Eng Kolkata 05 Jan 1934
6 A Wood 53 1 Eng Aus The Oval 20 Aug 1938
7 JHB Waite 76 1 SAF Eng Nottingham 07 Jun 1951
8 Hanif Mohammad 51 2 Pak Ind Delhi 16 Oct 1952
9 CA McWatt 54 1 Win Eng Kingston 15 Jan 1954
10 JL Hendriks 64 2 Win Ind Port of Spain 16 Feb 1962
11 IL Mendonca 78 2 Win Ind Kingston 07 Mar 1962
12 JG Binks 55 4 Eng Ind Mumbai (BS) 21 Jan 1964
13 Abdul Kadir 95 1 Pak Aus Karachi 24 Oct 1964
14 DM Lewis 81* 1 Win Ind Georgetown 19 Mar 1971
15 DL Bairstow 59 3 Eng IND The Oval 30 Aug 1979
16 Ashraf Ali 58 2 Pak Srl Faisalabad 14 Mar 1982
17 DSBP Kuruppu 201* 1 Srl NZl Colombo (CCC) 16 Apr 1987
18 RC Russell 94 2 Eng Srl Lord’s 25 Aug 1988
19 Rashid Latif 50 2 Pak Eng The Oval 06 Aug 1992
20 RS Kaluwitharana 132* 2 Srl Aus Colombo (SSC) 17 Aug 1992
21 A Flower 59 1 Zim Ind Harare 18 Oct 1992
22 CI Dunusinghe 91 3 Srl NZl Napier 11 Mar 1995
23 AC Gilchrist 81 2 Aus Pak Brisbane 05 Nov 1999
24 BB McCullum 57 2 NZl SAF Hamilton 10 Mar 2004
25 D Ramdin 56 1 Win Srl Colombo (SSC) 13 Jul 2005
26 MJ Prior 126* 1 Eng Win Lord’s 17 May 2007
27 TR Ambrose 55 2 Eng NZl Hamilton 05 Mar 2008
28 Zulqarnain Haider 88 3 Pak Eng Birmingham 06 Aug 2010
29 LD Chandimal 58 1 Srl SAF Durban 26 Dec 2011
30 LD Chandimal 54 3 Srl SAF Durban 26 Dec 2011
31 N Dickwella 72 1 Srl SAF Colombo (SSC) 24 Jul 2014
32 JC Buttler 85 1 Eng Ind Southampton 27 Jul 2014
33 L Ronchi 88 1 NZl Eng Leeds 29 May 2015
34 MDKJ Perera 55 2 Srl Ind Colombo (SSC) 28 Aug 2015

MDKJ Perera of Sri Lanka scored 55 against India in the ongoing third test at Col-SSC to provide the seventh occasion of a wicket keeper batsman scoring  a fifty on test debut.  All such occasions are listed below

No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 DSBP Kuruppu 201* 1 Srl NZl Colombo (CCC) 16 Apr 1987
2 RS Kaluwitharana 132* 2 Srl Aus Colombo (SSC) 17 Aug 1992
3 CI Dunusinghe 91 3 Srl NZl Napier 11 Mar 1995
4 LD Chandimal 58 1 Srl SAF Durban 26 Dec 2011
5 LD Chandimal 54 3 Srl SAF Durban 26 Dec 2011
6 N Dickwella 72 1 Srl SAF Colombo (SSC) 24 Jul 2014
7 MDKJ Perera 55 2 Srl Ind Colombo (SSC) 28 Aug 2015

MDKJ Perera of Sri Lanka scored 55 against India in the ongoing third test at Col-SSC to provide the ninth occasion of a wicket keeper batsman scoring a fifty on test debut against India.  All such occasions are listed below

No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 Hanif Mohammad 51 2 Pak Ind Delhi 16 Oct 1952
2 JL Hendriks 64 2 Win Ind Port of Spain 16 Feb 1962
3 IL Mendonca 78 2 Win Ind Kingston 07 Mar 1962
4 JG Binks 55 4 Eng Ind Mumbai (BS) 21 Jan 1964
5 DM Lewis 81* 1 Win Ind Georgetown 19 Mar 1971
6 DL Bairstow 59 3 Eng Ind The Oval 30 Aug 1979
7 A Flower 59 1 Zim Ind Harare 18 Oct 1992
8 JC Buttler 85 1 Eng Ind Southampton 27 Jul 2014
9 MDKJ Perera 55 2 Srl Ind Colombo (SSC) 28 Aug 2015

 

 

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