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

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When Sachin Tendulkar played for Pakistan

Yes, it is absolutely true folks. The only thing is that he didn’t actually play for Pakistan but fielded as a substitute. It was in 1988, a year before making his international debut against Pakistan, a 15-year-old Sachin fielded for the same opponent during a one-day practice game at the Brabourne stadium in Mumbai. Imran Khan was

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The firsts in Test Cricket: First match, run, boundary, century, fifer

The first ever test match was played between Australia and England at the Melbourne in 1877. Australia won that game by 45 runs. A centenary test was played between the same countries to celebrate 100 years of test cricket in 1977 and surprisingly Australia again won and by the same margin: 45 runs. o   Alfred Shaw bowled the first Test ball in test cricket. o   Charles Bannerman faced the

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Test cricketers who also played competitive football

England: J.C. Balderstone, C.B. Fry, C.A. Milton, A. Ducat, R.E. Foster, J.W.H.T. Douglas, J.W.H. Makepeace, A. Lyttelton, R.W.V. Robins, D.C.S. Compton, E.H. Hendren, L.B. Fishlock, L.H. Gay (Eng), H.T.W. Hardinge, A.E. Knight, J. Arnold, W. Gunn, J. Sharp, R.S. Grant, C.A. Smith, W. Watson, D.B. Close, J.G. Dewes, C.J. Poole, D.R. Smith, F.H. Suggs, K. Taylor, F.J. Titmus, A.J.

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Oldest Test Cricketers

Age is not ‘just a number’ in cricket. The introduction of Twenty20 cricket and the growing importance given to fitness and fielding have made it difficult for players in their late thirties to compete with the youngsters. That’s the result why these days 40 is considered as the retirement age. You will hardly any player who is past 40 but

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The longest ODI Series ever played

Colour clothing, TV revenue, growing markets and spectator interests combined resulted in the average length of an ODI series being increasedfrom three matches to five matches. There have been many occasions on which a seven match ODI series has been played, especially in the subcontinent where spectators are more interested in the limited overs versions of the game.  The longest ODI series though was neither played in

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How was ODI cricket introduced?

ODI cricket was introduced by accident. The third Ashes test at Melbourne of the 1971 series was completely washed out. So on the final scheduled day of the test both teams agreed to play a 40-over per side match to soothe the disappointed spectators.  Around 46000 people turned up to watch the home side beat England by

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