Wicket keeper batsmen scoring century on test debut – BT Foakes of England joins the elite list

BT Foakes of England scored 107 runs on his test debut against Sri Lanka to provide the fifth occasion of a wicket keeper batsman scoring a century on test debut. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Player Runs Inns Team Opp Ground Start Date
1 DSBP Kuruppu 201* 1 Srl NZl Col-CCC 16 Apr 1987
2 RS Kaluwitharana 132* 2 Srl Aus Col-SSC 17 Aug 1992
3 MJ Prior 126* 1 Eng Win Lord’s 17 May 2007
4 TA Blundell 107* 2 NZl Win Wellington 01 Dec 2017
5 BT Foakes 107 1 Eng Srl Galle 06 Nov 2018

He also became the second England wicket-keeper batsman to perform such a feat after MJ Prior. MJ Prior had scored 126 not out against West Indies at Lord’s in May 2007.  Both the occasions  are tabulated below

No Player Runs Inns Team Opp Ground Start Date
1 MJ Prior 126* 1 Eng Win Lord’s 17 May 2007
2 BT Foakes 107 1 Eng Srl Galle 06 Nov 2018
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