Youngest Test Cricketers

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.

PlayerAgeTeamOpposition Match Date
Hasan Raza14y 227dPakistanv Zimbabwe24 Oct 1996
Mushtaq Mohammad15y 124dPakistanv West Indies26 Mar 1959
Aaqib Javed16y 189dPakistanv New Zealand10 Feb 1989
SR Tendulkar16y 205dIndiav Pakistan15 Nov 1989
Aftab Baloch16y 221dPakistanv New Zealand8 Nov 1969
Talha Jubair16y 223dBangladeshv Sri Lanka21 Jul 2002
Nasim-ul-Ghani16y 248dPakistanv West Indies17 Jan 1958
Mushfiqur Rahim16y 267dBangladeshv England26 May 2005
Enamul Haque jnr16y 320dBangladeshv England21 Oct 2003
Khalid Hasan16y 352dPakistanv England1 Jul 1954

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