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Pathan second youngest to open India's bowling

Last updated on: December 12, 2003 17:09 IST

Irfan Pathan became one of the younger players to play in a Test for India when he made his debut against Australia at the Adelaide Oval on Friday. Only 12 players younger than Pathan have played for India in a Test.

More significantly, the Baroda bowler is the youngest player after Chetan Sharma to open the bowling for India in a Test.

Youngest players to open bowling for India

 

Yrs

Days

Player

Vs

Tst

Venue

Season

18

288

C Sharma

Pak

1st

Lahore

1984-85

19

46

IK Pathan

Aus

2nd

Adelaide

2003-04

19

91

M Amarnath

Aus

5th

Madras MAC

1969-70

19

173

HT Dani

Pak

3rd

Bombay BS

1952-53

19

232

RB Desai

WI

5th

Delhi

1958-59

19

283

N Kapil Dev

Pak

1st

Faisalabad

1978-79

19

302

A Nehra

SL

1st

Colombo SSC

1998-99

20

74

Harvinder Singh

Aus

1st

Madras

1997-98

20

307

AB Agarkar

Zim

1st

Harare

1998-99

21

128

S Guha

Eng

1st

Headingley

1967

21

143

VB Ranjane

WI

2nd

Kanpur

1958-59

21

182

RJ Shastri

WI

4th

Bombay WS

1983-84

21

204

L Amar Singh

Eng

1st

Lord's

1932

21

242

M Prabhakar

Eng

2nd

Delhi

1984-85

21

243

ED Solkar

Aus

2nd

Kanpur

1969-70

21

329

Mahomed Nissar

Eng

1st

Lord's

1932

21

361

Surendranath

WI

3rd

Calcutta

1958-59

 

Youngest Indian Test players

 

Yrs

Days

Player

Vs

Tst

Venue

Season

16

205

SR Tendulkar

Pak

1st

Karachi

1989-90

17

118

L Sivaramakrishnan

WI

5th

St. John's

1982-83

17

152

PA Patel

Eng

2nd

Trent Bridge

2002

17

193

Maninder Singh

Pak

2nd

Karachi

1982-83

17

265

VL Mehra

NZ

2nd

Bombay BS

1955-56

17

265

Harbhajan Singh

Aus

3rd

Bangalore

1997-98

18

13

AG Milkha Singh

Aus

4th

Madras (Corp.)

1959-60

18

249

BS Chandrasekhar

Eng

2nd

Bombay BS

1963-64

18

270

RJ Shastri

NZ

1st

Wellington

1980-81

18

288

C Sharma

Pak

1st

Lahore

1984-85

18

312

S Venkataraghavan

NZ

1st

Madras (Corp.)

1964-65

19

19

Mushtaq Ali

Eng

2nd

Calcutta

1933-34

19

46

IK Pathan

Aus

2nd

Adelaide

2003-04

19

85

ND Hirwani

WI

4th

Madras MAC

1987-88

19

91

P Bhandari

Pak

5th

Karachi

1954-55

19

91

M Amarnath

Aus

5th

Madras MAC

1969-70

19

92

M Kaif

SA

2nd

Bangalore

1999-00

19

171

AK Sengupta

WI

4th

Madras (Corp.)

1958-59

19

173

HT Dani

Pak

3rd

Bombay BS

1952-53

19

231

RB Desai

WI

5th

Delhi

1958-59

19

262

CS Nayudu

Eng

2nd

Calcutta

1933-34

19

283

N Kapil Dev

Pak

1st

Faisalabad

1978-79

19

293

DB Vengsarkar

NZ

1st

Auckland

1975-76

19

296

A Kumble

Eng

2nd

Old Trafford

1990

19

301

A Nehra

SL

1st

Colombo SSC

1998-99

20

23

NS Sidhu

WI

3rd

Ahmedabad

1983-84

20

39

ML Apte

Pak

3rd

Bombay BS

1952-53

20

73

Harvinder Singh

Aus

1st

Madras MAC

1997-98

20

90

V Razdan

Pak

2nd

Faisalabad

1989-90

20

91

BK Kunderan

Aus

3rd

Bombay BS

1959-60

20

95

VL Manjrekar

Eng

3rd

Calcutta

1951-52

20

97

BS Bedi

WI

2nd

Calcutta

1966-67

20

107

ML Jaisimha

Eng

2nd

Lord's

1959

20

126

AA Baig

Eng

4th

Old Trafford

1959

20

127

A Ratra

WI

2nd

Port-of-Spain

2001-02

20

191

MM Sood

Aus

4th

Madras (Corp.)

1959-60

20

208

SLV Raju

NZ

1st

Christchurch

1989-90

20

276

GR Viswanath

Aus

2nd

Kanpur

1969-70

20

307

AB Agarkar

Zim

1st

Harare

1998-99

20

325

A Gandotra

NZ

3rd

Hyderabad

1969-70

20

342

Nawab of Pataudi Jr.

Eng

3rd

Delhi

1961-62

 

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