Has Bumrah played the most away Tests before playing at home?

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16 Feb 2021 | 01:06 PM
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Has Bumrah played the most away Tests before playing at home?

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I find that Virat Kohli has so far scored 34 first-class centuries. This tally includes 27 in Test cricket. Which has been his other centuries? – K Sharath on Twitter

Virat Kohli has so far made seven centuries in his first-class career outside Test cricket. Interestingly, all these seven centuries have come before he made his maiden Test century – 116 against Australia in Adelaide in January 2012. This means that his first-class centuries 1 to 7 have come outside Test cricket, while centuries 8 to 34 have all come in Tests. His summary of centuries:  27 for India, six for Delhi and one for the Board President’s XI.

The table below lists the details: 

Could you please provide details of centuries by players playing their 100th Test match? – Anand Datla on Twitter   

Joe Root in the first Test at Chennai became the 69th player to appear in 100 or more Test matches. Only nine of these players have the distinction of scoring a century in their 100th Test match. The table below has the details. 

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** Root is the only one to make a double century, while Ponting is the only player to make centuries in each innings. Ponting’s match aggregate of 263 is also the highest.

** Cowdrey, Javed Miandad and Stewart drew their 100th Test, while the rest won their respective matches.

Jasprit Bumrah was playing a Test match at home after 17 away from home. Is this the maximum away Tests played by an Indian cricketer before playing at home? – Pratik Desai on Twitter

Jasprit Bumrah before the first Test in Chennai had played the most away Tests before playing his first one at home among Indian cricketers. The previous record was held by Javagal Srinath who after playing 12 away Test matches before appearing in his first Test at home.  The table below list all such instances for India:

Can you provide some interesting stats on Kyle Mayers? – Gopan Krishnan on Twitter

West Indian debutant Kyle Mayers set several records during his side’s recent historic successful run-chase against Bangladesh at Chittagong. 

*All records mentioned above are correct and updated as on 16 February 2021

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