Ollie Robinson becomes 100th English player to make his debut at Lord's

New Zealand won the toss and decided to bat first. The visitors will be playing 2-match Test series against England before they take India in the WTC final.

Sudharshan SridharanAuthor

Updated - 02 June 2021 10:06 PM


In the ongoing first Test match between England and New Zealand, James Bracey and Ollie Robinson were the two England players to be handed their maiden Test caps. James Bracey became 99th player and Ollie Robinson the 100th English player to debut at the Lord's. By doing so, Lord's became first ground where 100 home players made their debut at a single ground.

Let us have a look at number of Test debutants in home soil first (country-wise):

England - 382

Australia - 295
South Africa - 230
West Indies - 185
India - 164
New Zealand - 155
Pakistan - 108

Most debutants in England (ground-wise):

Lords, London - 100
Oval, London - 77
Old Trafford, Manchester - 63
Headingley, Leeds - 55
Trent Bridge, Nottingham - 52
Edgbaston - 33
Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street - 1
Southampton - 1

Highest number of home team debutants in each country (ground-wise):

Lords, London - 100 debutants

Australia: Melbourne Cricket Ground - 91 debutants

South Africa: Old Wanderers, Johannesburg - 62 debutants

Note :- 77 players from England have made their debut in Oval ground in London & 76 players from Australia have made their debut in SCG ground in Australia as well

The debutant got England to a good start after sending New Zealand opener Tom Latham back to the pavilion on the last ball of the 15th over. New Zealand was put on the backfoot after the fall of this wicket, with Kane Williamson joining debutant Devon Conway in the middle.


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