Like in the case for bowlers who made an amazing impact in their ODI Debut, the same goes for the batters as well. Batters who make an immediate impact while batting in their debut match, are almost guaranteed to get more and more opportunities in the future. There is huge competition amongst batters so it’s important to make an impact as soon as possible.
There have been many batters who have made an immediate impact on their ODI Debut and cemented their future right away. As because we cannot look at all of them , So let’s look at the Top 5 best batting debuts in ODI History.
1. Desmond Haynes (148 Runs):
Desmond Haynes was one of the greatest batters in the 1970s and 80s and he made his debut in the year 1978 against Australia. He was a destructive batter for the West Indies and he made a blazing debut in his ODI career when he scored 148 runs in his debut innings and made everyone take notice of his incredible talent. He would serve West Indies cricket for a long time after that and after his debut the world took notice of the extraordinary talent that was in front of them.
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2. Rahmanullah Gurbaz (127 Runs):
This extraordinary innings by this very young Afghanistan batter came this year itself against Ireland when he scored an amazing 127 runs with fours and sixes across the ground. He showed his skills and the timing he has and was proof that he would be a great cricketer for Afghanistan in the years to come. He made the cricketing world take notice of him through his performance and now he is among the very best in the world. Big things await this extremely talented young man.
3. Colin Ingram (124 Runs):
This young South Africa batter made his debut in 2010 against Zimbabwe and he made an instant impact with the bat hitting a brilliant century on debut for his nation. He Syed masterfully and had all the shots in the book. He showed that he is a very special young talent and if nurtured he can do great things for South Africa in the future. The skills he possesses are amazing to witness and a treat for all cricket fans around the world.
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4. Mark Chapman (124 Runs):
This young batter who now plays for New Zealand used to play for Hong Kong before and when he made his ODI Debut while playing for Hong Kong in 2015 he played one of the best debut innings in history. He was a very stylish left handed batter and he showed that day that he was destined for bigger things. The amount of skills he has was too good to be just limited to Hong Kong at that time. Now, the world knows about him through New Zealand.
5. Martin Guptill (122 Runs):
This legendary New Zealand batter made his debut in 2009 and In his debut innings he showed glimpses about how good he was about to become in the future. He smashed 122 runs in his debut ODI innings against the West Indies and the whole world took notice of this extremely special young player at that time and it should be no surprise that he has become the player that he is today and bringing glory to the whole of New Zealand.
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