View Single Post
  #22  
Old July 2, 2009, 09:37 AM
Tigers_eye's Avatar
Tigers_eye Tigers_eye is offline
Cricket Sage
 
Join Date: June 30, 2005
Location: Little Rock
Favorite Player: Viv Richards, Steve Waugh
Posts: 24,877

Quote:
Originally Posted by al Furqaan
...

i don't any big name bowler has every come onto the scene at such a young age. wasim, waqar, mortaza were all 18 when they debuted. wonder how old the windies greats and mcgrath were when they got their test caps...
Test Debut:
Roberts: 23+
Holding: 21+
Croft: 24+
Garner: 25+
Marshal: 19+
Walsh: 22+
Ambrose: 24+

Lillie: 21+
Thompson: 22+
Alderman: 25+
Lawson: 22+
McDermott: 19+
McGrath: 23+

For Roberts, Holding, Croft and even Garner they came in a era when ODI was just being introduced. So they had limited opportunity in that format. You break in a bowler in the limited overs first then give him a chance in the test squad. Not every one is Steyn.
__________________
The Weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is an attribute of the Strong." - Ghandi.
Reply With Quote