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Chawla joins select club

March 09, 2006 15:21 IST
Last Updated: March 10, 2006 17:40 IST

Piyush Chawla [Images] on Thursday became the second youngest cricketer to play for India when he stepped on to the field in the second Test against England [Images] in Mohali.

The Uttar Pradesh leg spinner, 17 years and 75 days old, ranks behind Sachin Tendulkar [Images] who made his debut at the age of 16 years and 205 days against Pakistan in 1989-90.

Chawla, however, heads the list of slow bowlers to have played for India including Laxman Sivaramakrishnan and Maninder Singh.

The Indian is 16th on the all-time list topped by Pakistani Hasan Raza who played his first Test when he was 14 years and 227 days against Zimbabwe in 1996-97.

Youngest Test debutants for India:

(Age, player's name, debut against, venue and year):
 16, 205     S Tendulkar, vs Pak, Karachi, 1989-90
 17, 75       P Chawla, vs Eng, Mohali, 2005-06
 17, 118     L Sivaramakrishnan, vs WI, Antigua, 1983
 17, 152     PA Patel, vs Eng, Nottingham, 2002
 17, 193     Maninder Singh, vs Pak, Karachi, 1982-83
 17, 265     V Mehra, vs NZ, Mumbai, 1955-56
 17, 265     Harbhajan Singh [Images], vs Aus, Bangalore, 1997-98
 18, 13       A G Milkha Singh, vs Aus, Chennai, 1959-60
 18, 249     Bhagwat Chandrasekhar, vs Eng, Mumbai, 1963-64
 18, 270     Ravi Shastri, vs NZ, 1981
 18, 288     Chetan Sharma, vs Pak, Lahore [Images], 1984-85
 18, 312     S Venkataraghavan, vs NZ, Chennai, 1964-65
 19, 9         Syed Mushtaq Ali, vs Eng, Kolkata, 1933-34
 19, 85       Narendra Hirwani, vs WI, Chennai, 1987-88
 19,  91      Mohinder Amarnath, vs Aus, Chennai, 1969-70
 19, 106     P Bhandari, vs Pak, Karachi, 1956
 19, 262     C S Nayudu, vs Eng, Kolkata, 1933-34.

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Sub: Parthiv Patel missing from the list

HI I read your article Youngest Test debutants for India. You have missed out Parthiv Patel - Test cricket\\\'s youngest wicketkeeper - at 17 years, ...

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The name of Pradip Patel wicketkeeper batsman who has made his debut against England is missinf from the list.

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Sub: Where is Parthiv Patel in the list???

Check the details....

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Sub: This article has name missing of Parthiv patel

The atricle has got name missing of Parthiv patel who made his debut as 17 years 153 days.

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