France teenager Gustav McKeon becomes youngest player to score T20I century in men’s cricket

At 18 years and 280 days, France opener Gustav McKeon became the first teenager to score a T20I century in men’s cricket on Monday.

REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE: Gustav McKeon became the youngest player to score a hundred in men’s T20I cricket on Monday.

REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE: Gustav McKeon became the youngest player to score a hundred in men’s T20I cricket on Monday. | Photo Credit: GETTY IMAGES

At 18 years and 280 days, France opener Gustav McKeon became the first teenager to score a T20I century in men’s cricket on Monday.

France opener Gustav McKeon became the first teenager to score a T20 International century in men’s cricket against Switzerland in a T20 World Cup Europe Qualifier Group B match at the Tikkurila Cricket Ground in Vantaa, Finland, on Monday.

At 18 years and 280 days, McKeon is now the youngest T20I centurion in men’s cricket, going past Afghanistan’s Hazratullah Zazai, who struck a hundred at 20 years and 337 days in 2019.

Youngest T20I centurions

Player Age Fixture Venue Year
Gustav McKeon 18 years 280 days France vs Switzerland Vantaa 2022
Hazratullah Zazai 20 years 337 days Afghanistan vs Ireland Dehradun 2019
Sivakumar Periyalwar 21 years 161 days Romania vs Turkey Ilfov County 2019
Orchide Tuyisenge 21 years 190 days Rwanda vs Seychelles Kigali 2021
Dipendra Singh Airee 22 years 68 days Nepal vs Malaysia Kathmandu 2022

Playing only his second T20I, McKeon was eventually run out for a 61-ball 109 that included five fours and nine sixes. The 18-year-old had scored 76 off 54 balls on debut against Czech Republic on Sunday.

However, the youngter’s hundred went in vain as Switzerland clinched a one-wicket victory, overhauling France’s 157 for five with a four off the last ball of the run-chase.

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