Test Cricket has the highest value among all the other formats in the game. It is fondly known as the toughest format in cricket. Not many players make a successful career in test cricket. In fact, not many players have the opportunity to play Test Cricket, much less to have a successful career.
Test Cricket tests a player at all levels. For a cricketer to be successful in the longest format of the game, he must have the immaculate skills, temperament, and hunger to play for a longer period of time. Over the years we have seen some of the most talented cricketers representing the nation in test cricket.
Among all the cricketers, there are a few specials that show their class very early in their careers. They make a mark at a very young age and also have the opportunity to represent their country in Test Cricket very early in their careers. On that note, we take a look at the 5 youngest cricketers to make their test debut.
5 youngest cricketers to debut in test cricket:
Sachin Tendulkar: 16 years and 205 days
Legendary cricketer, Sachin Tendulkar ranks fifth on the list. He made his debut in the test at the young age of 16 years and 205 days. The Indian cricketer became arguably the best cricketer on the planet. He did tons of races and wrote his name in history books numerous times. Sachin Tendulkar played his first Test against Pakistan in Karachi in November 1989.
Sachin Tendulkar became the test player with the most matches. In his illustrious testing career, he played up to 200 events, scoring 15,921 runs. He is currently the leading race scorer in Tests and also has the most centuries (51) in the longest format.