Did you know? These five cricketers have played Test cricket


Test cricket is deemed to be the pinnacle of the sport. Testing cricketers on strength, endurance, skills, consistency, and various other parameters, the purest format of cricket stands true to its name in all sense. However, with the emergence of shorter formats of the game, many cricketers have developed their style of play that could never match the needs of Tests. Yet there are some players who got a chance to represent their country in the purest format but failed to justify their selection. Here’s the list of 5 Cricketers who played Test cricket you might not know

Sami Aslam

The batsman who has a record of scoring most runs in Under-19 cricket for Pakistan, Sami Aslam played for Men in Green between 2015 and 2017 in 13 Test matches and 4 One Day Internationals. Sami failed to replicate his domestic performance on the international stage as he amassed just 758 Test runs at an average of 31.6 while his ODI numbers read 78 runs at 19.5.

Naman Ojha

India’s right-handed batsman Naman Ojha had made an entry into the National team with an ODI against Sri Lanka in June 2010 followed by his T20I debut in the same year and month against Zimbabwe. However, the batsman didn’t perform up to the expectations and was dropped from the squad. In a surprising turn of events, he donned Whites for a single game in August 2015 against Sri Lanka where he scored 56 runs and picked four catches.

Abhimanyu Mithun

A right-arm fast-medium bowler, Abhimanyu Mithun was called up to the India squad for the first Test against South Africa in 2009–10, only ten weeks after making his first-class debut. But the 31-year-old’s career came to an end as soon as it had started as he featured in just 4 Test matches for Men in Blue picking 9 wickets at an economy of 3.80.

Pankaj Singh

Right-arm quick Pankaj Singh has a terrific number to his name in domestic cricket, especially with the red-ball. He is hailed as the first seam bowler to take 400 wickets in the Ranji Trophy. Foreseeably, the pacer made his Test debut in 2014 but picked just two wickets in two games and quickly fizzled away from the memory of the people.

Andre Russell

West Indies power-hitter Andre Russell dominates the T20 format and is known for scoring tons of runs for his team by smashing boundaries and maximums. One surprising fact about him is that he made his debut on the big stage with a Test match against Sri Lanka in November 2010. However, he managed to score just two runs and picked up one wicket. That has remained to be the only Test in his career.