List of Youngest players to score a century in one day internationals (ODI).
4 October 1996 : Shahid Afridi, playing only his second one day match, not only
scored the fastest century in ODI cricket, he also achieved the feet
of being the youngest batsman to score a century in 50 over format.. Interestingly,
Afridi had borrowed that bat from his mate Waqar Younis!
Pakistani selectors are known to throw young blood in International cricket lot more than other countries in the world and hence, we see 6 Pakistani batsman featuring in century list by youngest batsman.
Country-wise : If you look the list below closely, you'll find batsman from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Ireland, Srilanka, West Indies and rounding off with India's Vinod Kambli who scored a century on his 21st Birthday.. but who are the batsman from other country, the youngest ones, to get to hundred? here's Sthe missing names :-
Youngest Australia batsman to score an ODI century = Ricky Ponting = 21 year & 28 days.
Youngest England batsman to score an ODI century = David Gower = 21 year & 55 days.
Youngest South Africa batsman to score an ODI century = Jacques Kallis = 22 year & 92 days.
Youngest New Zealand batsman to score an ODI century = Martin Crowe = 21 year & 156 days.
Youngest Zimbabwe batsman to score an ODI century = Sean Ervine = 21 year & 49 days.
|Shahid Afridi (Pak)||16y 217d||102||Sri Lanka||Nairobi||4 Oct 1996|
|Imran Nazir (Pak)||18y 121d||105*||Zimbabwe||St George||15 Apr 2000|
|Saleem Elahi (Pak)||18y 312d||102*||Sri Lanka||Gujranwala||29 Sep 1995|
|Tamim Iqbal (Bdesh)||19y 2d||129||Ireland||Dhaka||22 Mar 2008|
|Umar Akmal (Pak)||19y 73d||102*||Sri Lanka||Colombo||7 Apr 2009|
|Shakib Al Hasan (Bdesh)||19y 341d||134*||Canada||St Johns||28 Feb 2007|
|Shoaib Mallik (Pak)||20y 14d||111*||West Indies||Sharjah||15 Febr 2002|
|Salman Butt (Pak)||20y 37d||108*||India||Kolkata||13 Nov 2004|
|Ijaz Ahmed (Pak)||20y 39d||124*||Bangladesh||Chittagong||29 Oct 1988|
|Eoin Morgan (Ire)||20y 147d||115||Canada||Nairobi||4 Feb 2007|
|Mehrab Hossain (Bdesh)||20y 184d||101||Zimbabwe||Dhaka||25 Mar 1999|
|Shahriar Nafees (Bdesh)||20y 193d||118*||Zimbabwe||Harare||6 Aug 2006|
|Upul Tharanga (SL)||20y 212d||105||Bangladesh||Colombo||2 Sep 2005|
|Ricardo Powell (WI)||20y 266d||124||India||Singapore||8 Sep 1999|
|Faisal Iqbal (Pak)||20y 335d||100*||Zimbabwe||Harare||30 Nov 2002|
|Md Ashraful (Bdesh)||20y 346d||100||Australia||Cardiff||18 Jun 2005|
|Vinod Kambli (India)||21y 00d||100*||England||Jaipur||18 Jan 1993|
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