It is no surprise that all the ten players who feature in this list are from subcontinent teams, because people from the subcontinent tend to spot talent and throw it at the international level early. Whereas, the mind-set of the other test playing nations is to wait for the player to get mature as a cricketer by playing domestic cricket before they throw him in the deep.
Pakistan’s Hasan Raza became the youngest test cricketer ever when he made his test debut against Zimbabwe at an adolescent age of 14 years and 227 days. Sachin Tendulkar who was a 16 year old when he made his test debut against Pakistan is the fourth on this list dominated by Pakistan and Bangladesh players.
|Hasan Raza||14y 227d||Pakistan||v Zimbabwe||24 Oct 1996|
|Mushtaq Mohammad||15y 124d||Pakistan||v West Indies||26 Mar 1959|
|Aaqib Javed||16y 189d||Pakistan||v New Zealand||10 Feb 1989|
|SR Tendulkar||16y 205d||India||v Pakistan||15 Nov 1989|
|Aftab Baloch||16y 221d||Pakistan||v New Zealand||8 Nov 1969|
|Talha Jubair||16y 223d||Bangladesh||v Sri Lanka||21 Jul 2002|
|Nasim-ul-Ghani||16y 248d||Pakistan||v West Indies||17 Jan 1958|
|Mushfiqur Rahim||16y 267d||Bangladesh||v England||26 May 2005|
|Enamul Haque jnr||16y 320d||Bangladesh||v England||21 Oct 2003|
|Khalid Hasan||16y 352d||Pakistan||v England||1 Jul 1954|