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Dravid is the oldest player to make T20 debut

September 01, 2011 09:09 IST

Rahul Dravid became the oldest player to make Twenty20 International debut for a Test-playing country in the one-off T20 match between India and England.

Two players have made their debut at older age than Dravid, but they both are from Canada.

The previous record of being the oldest debutant in T20Is for a full member nation was held by West Indies' Floyd Reifer. Sachin Tendulkar held the previous Indian record at 33 years 221 days.

Oldest T20I debutants from Test playing countries

Age

Player

Teams

Venue

Season

38 Y 232 D

Rahul Dravid

Ind v Eng

Manchester

2011

37 Y   10 D

Floyd Reifer

WI v Ban

Basseterre

2009

36 Y 350 D

Sanath Jayasuriya

SL v Eng

Southampton

2006

36 Y 178 D

Inzamam-ul-Haq

Pak v Eng

Bristol

2006

36 Y   84 D

Mohammad Rafique

Ban v Zim

Khulna

2006-07

36 Y   80 D

Paul Nixon

Eng v Aus

Sydney

2006-07

36 Y   30 D

Marvan Atapattu

SL v NZ

Wellington

2006-07

Compiled by Rajneesh Gupta