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Cricket records: Youngest and Oldest Cricket Players in ODI and Test Cricket

by on February 4, 2011
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Hassan Raza

Hassan Raza

Test match cricket is the longest procedure of the sport of Cricket. It is played over five days and it is considered to be the ultimate test of Cricket for players and passing this test is easier for younger players because it needs a lot of strength and energy to play test matches. Hasan Raza is the youngest player who played his first test match for Pakistan at the age of 14 against Zimbabwe. All the first three youngest cricket players in test played for Pakistan. SR Tendulkar is the fourth youngest player and he played his first match at the age of 16. If you are thinking about taking a look at the youngest players in test list, you will find it here.

Youngest cricket players in test cricket

Player Age Team

 

Hasan Raza                   14y 227d      Pakistan

Mushtaq Mohammad  15y 124d      Pakistan

Aaqib Javed                   16y 189d      Pakistan

SR Tendulkar                 16y 205d      India

Aftab Baloch                 16y 221d       Pakistan

Talha Jubair                  16y 223d       Bangladesh

Nasim-ul-Ghani             16y 248d     Pakistan

Mushfiqur Rahim         16y 267d      Bangladesh

Playing test matches needs a lot of strength and energy. It’s not easy if you compare it with the one day internationals. But it’s really surprising to know that the oldest player to play a test match, W Rhodes from England, played his last match at the age of 52y and 165d. He played his last match against West Indies on Kingston. The next player is H Ironmonger from Australia and he played his last match against England at the age of 50y and 320d. The list of oldest cricket players in test cricket contains 7 more players from England. All the matches were played a long time ago. You will also find players from England and Australia on the list as players.

Oldest players

Player Age Team
W Rhodes 52y 165d England
H Ironmonger 50y 327d Australia
WG Grace 50y 320d England
G Gunn 50y 303d England
J Southerton 49y 139d England
Miran Bakhsh 47y 302d Pakistan
JB Hobbs 47y 249d England
FE Woolley 47y 87d England
DD Blackie 46y 309d Australia
H Strudwick 46y 202d England

 

Cricket records: Oldest players in ODI cricket

ODI or One Day Internationals is the medium form of Cricket. Each team gets 50 overs to achieve their desired target. Players who retire from test matches still continue playing one day internationals as it doesn’t require too much strength compared to test matches. You may be surprised to know that the oldest player to play an ODI match played a match at the age of 47y and 257d. He is NE Clarke from Netherlands. He played his last match against South Africa on 5 March, 1996. You will find 2 more players from the Netherlands on the list of oldest players in ODI. If you are interested to know who else is on the list of oldest players in one day international, you can take a look at it right here!

Oldest Players

Player Age Team
NE Clarke 47y 257d Netherlands
AJ Traicoe 45y 312d Zimbabwe
N Gifford 44y 361d England
R Sharma 43y 308d Hong Kong
JL Louw 43y 236d Namibia
GJAF Aponso 43y 129d Netherlands
DJ Pringle 43y 44d East Africa
SW Lubbers 42y 347d Netherlands
DL Blake 42y 284d U.S.A.
DS de Silva 42y 261d Sri Lanka

Age of these great players while still playing One Day Internationals is a proof of their fitness as cricketers.

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