Three batsmen who struck three fifty-plus scores in their first three ODI innings

Every cricketer dreams of a glorious beginning to his international career. However, very few of them actually go on to achieve that dream. Today, we are taking a look at three batsmen who struck at least three fifty-plus scores in their first three ODI knocks. While two of these batsmen represent the Netherlands, one batsman hails from India. Here are the details.

Max O’Dowd

The 27-year old opening batsman was actually born in Auckland but chose to represent the Netherlands. While he made his T20I debut in 2015, it was in 2019 that O’Dowd played his maiden ODI. In his debut match against Zimbabwe, the opener scored 86 not out as the Netherlands completed the chase. In the following ODI against the same opponent, he struck 52. O’Dowd then scored 82 against Scotland this year and his run came to an end in the 4th ODI with a score of 8.

Tom Cooper

Born in New South Wales, Cooper decided to represent the Netherlands after trying out his luck in Australian domestic cricket. Cooper had a smashing start to his 50-over career with an innings of 80 not out against Scotland. He next scored 87 against the same opponent and registered a score of 67 versus Kenya in the following game. His run came to an end with a score of 39 against Kenya but Cooper celebrated his maiden ton in his 5th innings.

Navjot Singh Sindhu

After making his Test debut in 1983, Sidhu had to wait for four years to play in the shorter format. But when he arrived in the ODIs, he arrived in style. The Punjabi batsman made his ODI debut in the 1987 World Cup. He started with an innings of 73 against Australia and followed it up with 75 versus New Zealand. He did not get to bat in the next game. Sidhu then struck consecutive fifties against Australia and Zimbabwe to record four fifties in a row. His streak stopped versus England in Mumbai with a score of 22.