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Player Opposition Ground Match Date Debut Time Mat Scorecard
CTB Turner (Aus) v England Manchester 30 Aug 1888 28 Jan 1887 1y 215d 6 Test # 30
T Richardson (Eng) v Australia Lord's 22 Jun 1896 24 Aug 1893 2y 303d 7 Test # 50
VD Philander (SA) v New Zealand Wellington 23 Mar 2012 9 Nov 2011 0y 135d 7 Test # 2037
FR Spofforth (Aus) v England Sydney 17 Feb 1883 31 Mar 1877 5y 323d 8 Test # 13
AL Valentine (WI) v Australia Melbourne 31 Dec 1951 8 Jun 1950 1y 206d 8 Test # 345
RM Hogg (Aus) v Pakistan Perth 24 Mar 1979 1 Dec 1978 0y 113d 8 Test # 850
TM Alderman (Aus) v Pakistan Brisbane 27 Nov 1981 18 Jun 1981 0y 162d 8 Test # 910
R Peel (Eng) v Australia Manchester 30 Aug 1888 12 Dec 1884 3y 262d 9 Test # 30
JJ Ferris (Aus/Eng) v South Africa Cape Town 19 Mar 1892 28 Jan 1887 5y 51d 9 Test # 37
SF Barnes (Eng) v Australia Sydney 21 Feb 1908 13 Dec 1901 6y 70d 9 Test # 100
AA Mailey (Aus) v South Africa Durban 5 Nov 1921 17 Dec 1920 0y 323d 9 Test # 145
MW Tate (Eng) v Australia Melbourne 13 Feb 1925 14 Jun 1924 0y 244d 9 Test # 161
FH Tyson (Eng) v South Africa Nottingham 9 Jun 1955 12 Aug 1954 0y 301d 9 Test # 407
PM Pollock (SA) v New Zealand Wellington 21 Feb 1964 8 Dec 1961 2y 75d 9 Test # 558
AME Roberts (WI) v Australia Brisbane 28 Nov 1975 6 Mar 1974 1y 267d 9 Test # 764
CEH Croft (WI) v Australia Melbourne 29 Dec 1979 18 Feb 1977 2y 314d 9 Test # 867
SCG MacGill (Aus) v West Indies Port of Spain 5 Mar 1999 30 Jan 1998 1y 34d 9 Test # 1448
R Ashwin (India) v England Ahmedabad 15 Nov 2012 6 Nov 2011 1y 9d 9 Test # 2058
GE Palmer (Aus) v England Manchester 10 Jul 1884 6 Sep 1880 3y 308d 10 Test # 14
GA Lohmann (Eng) v Australia Lord's 21 Jul 1890 5 Jul 1886 4y 16d 10 Test # 33
W Rhodes (Eng) v Australia Melbourne 1 Jan 1904 1 Jun 1899 4y 214d 10 Test # 79
JV Saunders (Aus) v England Sydney 13 Dec 1907 14 Feb 1902 5y 302d 10 Test # 96
AP Freeman (Eng) v South Africa Leeds 13 Jul 1929 19 Dec 1924 4y 206d 10 Test # 183
CV Grimmett (Aus) v England Nottingham 13 Jun 1930 27 Feb 1925 5y 106d 10 Test # 194
H Ironmonger (Aus) v South Africa Melbourne 12 Feb 1932 30 Nov 1928 3y 74d 10 Test # 216
WJ O'Reilly (Aus) v England Manchester 6 Jul 1934 29 Jan 1932 2y 158d 10 Test # 235
WA Johnston (Aus) v South Africa Johannesburg 24 Dec 1949 28 Nov 1947 2y 26d 10 Test # 318
FS Trueman (Eng) v Australia Lord's 21 Jun 1956 5 Jun 1952 4y 16d 10 Test # 426
WW Hall (WI) v England Port of Spain 28 Jan 1960 28 Nov 1958 1y 61d 10 Test # 488
K Higgs (Eng) v West Indies The Oval 18 Aug 1966 26 Aug 1965 0y 357d 10 Test # 609
DK Lillee (Aus) v Pakistan Sydney 6 Jan 1973 29 Jan 1971 1y 343d 10 Test # 707
IT Botham (Eng) v New Zealand Nottingham 10 Aug 1978 28 Jul 1977 1y 13d 10 Test # 829
J Garner (WI) v Australia Adelaide 26 Jan 1980 18 Feb 1977 2y 342d 10 Test # 870
Waqar Younis (Pak) v West Indies Faisalabad 23 Nov 1990 15 Nov 1989 1y 8d 10 Test # 1157
A Kumble (India) v Zimbabwe Delhi 13 Mar 1993 9 Aug 1990 2y 216d 10 Test # 1218
Shabbir Ahmed (Pak) v England Multan 12 Nov 2005 20 Aug 2003 2y 84d 10 Test # 1770
Mohammad Asif (Pak) v South Africa Karachi 1 Oct 2007 2 Jan 2005 2y 272d 10 Test # 1843
SR Clark (Aus) v Sri Lanka Brisbane 8 Nov 2007 16 Mar 2006 1y 237d 10 Test # 1845
AEE Vogler (SA) v England Johannesburg 26 Feb 1910 2 Jan 1906 4y 55d 11 Test # 108
WJ Whitty (Aus) v South Africa Lord's 15 Jul 1912 27 May 1909 3y 49d 11 Test # 125
JM Gregory (Aus) v South Africa Durban 5 Nov 1921 17 Dec 1920 0y 323d 11 Test # 145
S Ramadhin (WI) v New Zealand Auckland 15 Feb 1952 8 Jun 1950 1y 252d 11 Test # 350
HJ Tayfield (SA) v New Zealand Wellington 6 Mar 1953 24 Dec 1949 3y 72d 11 Test # 368
Khan Mohammad (Pak) v Australia Karachi 11 Oct 1956 16 Oct 1952 3y 361d 11 Test # 430
AA Mallett (Aus) v England Leeds 27 Jul 1972 22 Aug 1968 3y 340d 11 Test # 701
MHN Walker (Aus) v New Zealand Auckland 22 Mar 1974 29 Dec 1972 1y 83d 11 Test # 736
JR Thomson (Aus) v West Indies Brisbane 28 Nov 1975 29 Dec 1972 2y 334d 11 Test # 764
LS Pascoe (Aus) v India Sydney 2 Jan 1981 16 Jun 1977 3y 200d 11 Test # 893
GF Lawson (Aus) v England Adelaide 10 Dec 1982 28 Nov 1980 2y 12d 11 Test # 940
ND Hirwani (India) v England Lord's 26 Jul 1990 11 Jan 1988 2y 196d 11 Test # 1148
IR Bishop (WI) v Pakistan Lahore 6 Dec 1990 25 Mar 1989 1y 256d 11 Test # 1158
AA Donald (SA) v Australia Adelaide 28 Jan 1994 18 Apr 1992 1y 285d 11 Test # 1246
HH Streak (Zim) v New Zealand Hamilton 13 Jan 1996 1 Dec 1993 2y 43d 11 Test # 1322
DG Cork (Eng) v India Birmingham 6 Jun 1996 22 Jun 1995 0y 350d 11 Test # 1327
Harbhajan Singh (India) v Australia Chennai 18 Mar 2001 25 Mar 1998 2y 358d 11 Test # 1539
B Lee (Aus) v England Leeds 16 Aug 2001 26 Dec 1999 1y 233d 11 Test # 1556
Saeed Ajmal (Pak) v West Indies Basseterre 20 May 2011 4 Jul 2009 1y 320d 11 Test # 1993
Abdur Rehman (Pak) v Bangladesh Chittagong 9 Dec 2011 1 Oct 2007 4y 69d 11 Test # 2022
S Shillingford (WI) v India Kolkata 6 Nov 2013 10 Jun 2010 3y 149d 11 Test # 2101
A Cotter (Aus) v England The Oval 9 Aug 1909 26 Feb 1904 5y 164d 12 Test # 105
GA Faulkner (SA) v England Cape Town 7 Mar 1910 2 Jan 1906 4y 64d 12 Test # 109
JM Blanckenberg (SA) v England Johannesburg 9 Feb 1923 13 Dec 1913 9y 58d 12 Test # 151
W Voce (Eng) v Australia Sydney 2 Dec 1932 11 Jan 1930 2y 326d 12 Test # 220
RWV Robins (Eng) v India Manchester 25 Jul 1936 29 Jun 1929 7y 26d 12 Test # 253
WE Bowes (Eng) v Australia The Oval 20 Aug 1938 25 Jun 1932 6y 56d 12 Test # 266
AV Bedser (Eng) v Australia Nottingham 10 Jun 1948 22 Jun 1946 1y 354d 12 Test # 299
JC Laker (Eng) v India Leeds 5 Jun 1952 21 Jan 1948 4y 136d 12 Test # 351
SP Gupte (India) v Pakistan Peshawar 13 Feb 1955 30 Dec 1951 3y 45d 12 Test # 398
PS Heine (SA) v Australia Johannesburg 7 Feb 1958 23 Jun 1955 2y 229d 12 Test # 449
R Gilchrist (WI) v India Chennai 21 Jan 1959 30 May 1957 1y 236d 12 Test # 465
CC Griffith (WI) v England Manchester 2 Jun 1966 25 Mar 1960 6y 69d 12 Test # 605
BS Chandrasekhar (India) v England Leeds 8 Jun 1967 21 Jan 1964 3y 138d 12 Test # 618
EAS Prasanna (India) v New Zealand Christchurch 22 Feb 1968 10 Jan 1962 6y 43d 12 Test # 631
JA Snow (Eng) v West Indies Port of Spain 14 Mar 1968 17 Jun 1965 2y 271d 12 Test # 635
Pervez Sajjad (Pak) v England Birmingham 3 Jun 1971 24 Oct 1964 6y 222d 12 Test # 687
GJ Gilmour (Aus) v Pakistan Sydney 14 Jan 1977 29 Dec 1973 3y 16d 12 Test # 792
CEL Ambrose (WI) v Australia Sydney 26 Jan 1989 2 Apr 1988 0y 299d 12 Test # 1113
TBA May (Aus) v England Birmingham 5 Aug 1993 11 Dec 1987 5y 237d 12 Test # 1230
ARC Fraser (Eng) v Australia The Oval 19 Aug 1993 6 Jul 1989 4y 44d 12 Test # 1231
PS de Villiers (SA) v New Zealand Cape Town 2 Jan 1995 26 Dec 1993 1y 7d 12 Test # 1282
MJ Hoggard (Eng) v India Lord's 25 Jul 2002 29 Jun 2000 2y 26d 12 Test # 1610
Danish Kaneria (Pak) v Bangladesh Peshawar 27 Aug 2003 29 Nov 2000 2y 271d 12 Test # 1657
JJC Lawson (WI) v Sri Lanka Kandy 22 Jul 2005 17 Oct 2002 2y 278d 12 Test # 1757
SE Bond (NZ) v Zimbabwe Bulawayo 15 Aug 2005 22 Nov 2001 3y 266d 12 Test # 1761
Umar Gul (Pak) v West Indies Lahore 11 Nov 2006 20 Aug 2003 3y 83d 12 Test # 1815
BAW Mendis (SL) v India Colombo (PSS) 3 Aug 2010 23 Jul 2008 2y 11d 12 Test # 1968
DE Bollinger (Aus) v England Adelaide 3 Dec 2010 3 Jan 2009 1y 334d 12 Test # 1983
ST Finn (Eng) v Sri Lanka Lord's 3 Jun 2011 12 Mar 2010 1y 83d 12 Test # 1995
CT Tremlett (Eng) v Australia Brisbane 21 Nov 2013 19 Jul 2007 6y 125d 12 Test # 2103
E Jones (Aus) v England Manchester 17 Jul 1899 14 Dec 1894 4y 215d 13 Test # 63
MA Noble (Aus) v England Sydney 14 Feb 1902 1 Jan 1898 4y 44d 13 Test # 68
C Blythe (Eng) v South Africa Leeds 29 Jul 1907 13 Dec 1901 5y 228d 13 Test # 94
K Farnes (Eng) v South Africa Durban 20 Jan 1939 8 Jun 1934 4y 226d 13 Test # 269
RR Lindwall (Aus) v England Manchester 8 Jul 1948 29 Mar 1946 2y 101d 13 Test # 301
R Tattersall (Eng) v India Kanpur 12 Jan 1952 2 Feb 1951 0y 344d 13 Test # 346
Fazal Mahmood (Pak) v India Karachi 26 Feb 1955 16 Oct 1952 2y 133d 13 Test # 400
NAT Adcock (SA) v England Johannesburg 15 Feb 1957 11 Dec 1953 3y 66d 13 Test # 437
LR Gibbs (WI) v India Kingston 7 Mar 1962 5 Feb 1958 4y 30d 13 Test # 526
MA Holding (WI) v England The Oval 12 Aug 1976 28 Nov 1975 0y 258d 13 Test # 781
Imran Khan (Pak) v West Indies Georgetown 18 Mar 1977 3 Jun 1971 5y 288d 13 Test # 801
Abdul Qadir (Pak) v Australia Faisalabad 30 Sep 1982 14 Dec 1977 4y 290d 13 Test # 936
M Muralitharan (SL) v India Ahmedabad 8 Feb 1994 28 Aug 1992 1y 164d 13 Test # 1247
WPUJC Vaas (SL) v Zimbabwe Colombo (RPS) 11 Sep 1996 26 Aug 1994 2y 16d 13 Test # 1333
BKV Prasad (India) v West Indies Bridgetown 27 Mar 1997 6 Jun 1996 0y 294d 13 Test # 1363
Saqlain Mushtaq (Pak) v West Indies Karachi 6 Dec 1997 8 Sep 1995 2y 89d 13 Test # 1391
DW Headley (Eng) v Australia Sydney 2 Jan 1999 3 Jul 1997 1y 183d 13 Test # 1439
JN Gillespie (Aus) v West Indies Bridgetown 26 Mar 1999 29 Nov 1996 2y 117d 13 Test # 1453
SJ Harmison (Eng) v West Indies Kingston 11 Mar 2004 8 Aug 2002 1y 216d 13 Test # 1687
CS Martin (NZ) v South Africa Wellington 26 Mar 2004 17 Nov 2000 3y 130d 13 Test # 1692
Mohammad Rafique (Ban) v New Zealand Dhaka 19 Oct 2004 10 Nov 2000 3y 344d 13 Test # 1715
SL Malinga (SL) v Bangladesh Bogra 8 Mar 2006 1 Jul 2004 1y 250d 13 Test # 1786
DW Steyn (SA) v Pakistan Lahore 8 Oct 2007 17 Dec 2004 2y 295d 13 Test # 1844
RJ Sidebottom (Eng) v New Zealand Napier 22 Mar 2008 17 May 2001 6y 310d 13 Test # 1868
PM Siddle (Aus) v West Indies Brisbane 26 Nov 2009 17 Oct 2008 1y 40d 13 Test # 1936
GP Swann (Eng) v South Africa Centurion 16 Dec 2009 11 Dec 2008 1y 5d 13 Test # 1942
NM Hauritz (Aus) v Pakistan Hobart 14 Jan 2010 3 Nov 2004 5y 72d 13 Test # 1947
PP Ojha (India) v West Indies Kolkata 14 Nov 2011 24 Nov 2009 1y 355d 13 Test # 2017
TT Bresnan (Eng) v West Indies Nottingham 25 May 2012 6 May 2009 3y 19d 13 Test # 2044
RJ Harris (Aus) v England Lord's 18 Jul 2013 19 Mar 2010 3y 121d 13 Test # 2091
JL Pattinson (Aus) v South Africa Cape Town 1 Mar 2014 1 Dec 2011 2y 90d 13 Test # 2122
CL Vincent (SA) v England Durban 21 Feb 1931 24 Dec 1927 3y 59d 14 Test # 207
TW Wall (Aus) v England Brisbane 10 Feb 1933 8 Mar 1929 3y 339d 14 Test # 223
H Verity (Eng) v Australia Lord's 22 Jun 1934 29 Jul 1931 2y 328d 14 Test # 234
AMB Rowan (SA) v England Leeds 26 Jul 1951 7 Jun 1947 4y 49d 14 Test # 337
Ghulam Ahmed (India) v Pakistan Dhaka 1 Jan 1955 31 Dec 1948 6y 1d 14 Test # 394
GAR Lock (Eng) v Australia Leeds 12 Jul 1956 17 Jul 1952 3y 361d 14 Test # 427
SA Durani (India) v England Kolkata 29 Jan 1964 1 Jan 1960 4y 28d 14 Test # 554
GD McKenzie (Aus) v England Nottingham 4 Jun 1964 22 Jun 1961 2y 348d 14 Test # 561
FJ Cameron (NZ) v Pakistan Christchurch 12 Feb 1965 8 Dec 1961 3y 66d 14 Test # 577
DL Underwood (Eng) v New Zealand Lord's 24 Jul 1969 30 Jun 1966 3y 24d 14 Test # 656
HJ Howarth (NZ) v West Indies Bridgetown 23 Mar 1972 24 Jul 1969 2y 243d 14 Test # 695
RJ Hadlee (NZ) v India Kanpur 18 Nov 1976 2 Feb 1973 3y 290d 14 Test # 786
G Dymock (Aus) v England Perth 14 Dec 1979 26 Jan 1974 5y 322d 14 Test # 864
ALF de Mel (SL) v Pakistan Kandy 23 Feb 1986 17 Feb 1982 4y 6d 14 Test # 1037
CA Walsh (WI) v India Delhi 25 Nov 1987 9 Nov 1984 3y 16d 14 Test # 1080
NGB Cook (Eng) v Australia Nottingham 10 Aug 1989 11 Aug 1983 5y 364d 14 Test # 1125
DE Malcolm (Eng) v Australia Sydney 4 Jan 1991 10 Aug 1989 1y 147d 14 Test # 1160
SK Warne (Aus) v England Nottingham 1 Jul 1993 2 Jan 1992 1y 180d 14 Test # 1225
KCG Benjamin (WI) v Australia St John's 8 Apr 1995 18 Apr 1992 2y 355d 14 Test # 1295
D Gough (Eng) v Zimbabwe Harare 26 Dec 1996 30 Jun 1994 2y 179d 14 Test # 1348
DL Vettori (NZ) v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 10 Jun 1998 6 Feb 1997 1y 124d 14 Test # 1418
DW Fleming (Aus) v Pakistan Brisbane 5 Nov 1999 5 Oct 1994 5y 31d 14 Test # 1467
M Hayward (SA) v Pakistan Cape Town 2 Jan 2003 9 Dec 1999 3y 24d 14 Test # 1637
A Nel (SA) v West Indies Port of Spain 8 Apr 2005 7 Sep 2001 3y 213d 14 Test # 1747
IK Pathan (India) v Zimbabwe Bulawayo 13 Sep 2005 12 Dec 2003 1y 275d 14 Test # 1765
S Sreesanth (India) v South Africa Kanpur 11 Apr 2008 1 Mar 2006 2y 41d 14 Test # 1873
MG Johnson (Aus) v New Zealand Brisbane 20 Nov 2008 8 Nov 2007 1y 12d 14 Test # 1894
Mohammad Amir (Pak) v England Lord's 26 Aug 2010 4 Jul 2009 1y 53d 14 Test # 1971
Junaid Khan (Pak) v Sri Lanka Abu Dhabi 31 Dec 2013 1 Sep 2011 2y 121d 14 Test # 2112
N Wagner (NZ) v India Wellington 14 Feb 2014 25 Jul 2012 1y 204d 14 Test # 2120
W Bates (Eng) v Australia Sydney 25 Feb 1887 31 Dec 1881 5y 56d 15 Test # 26
H Trumble (Aus) v England Nottingham 1 Jun 1899 21 Jul 1890 8y 315d 15 Test # 60
JH Sinclair (SA) v England Leeds 29 Jul 1907 13 Feb 1896 11y 166d 15 Test # 94
MH Mankad (India) v England Mumbai (BS) 14 Dec 1951 22 Jun 1946 5y 175d 15 Test # 342
NJN Hawke (Aus) v West Indies Port of Spain 26 Mar 1965 15 Feb 1963 2y 39d 15 Test # 584
JW Gleeson (Aus) v India Mumbai (BS) 4 Nov 1969 23 Dec 1967 1y 316d 15 Test # 664
BS Bedi (India) v Australia Mumbai (BS) 4 Nov 1969 31 Dec 1966 2y 308d 15 Test # 664
S Venkataraghavan (India) v West Indies Kingston 18 Feb 1971 27 Feb 1965 5y 356d 15 Test # 680
CM Old (Eng) v India Birmingham 4 Jul 1974 30 Dec 1972 1y 186d 15 Test # 741
JK Lever (Eng) v India Lord's 2 Aug 1979 17 Dec 1976 2y 228d 15 Test # 852
DR Doshi (India) v Australia Adelaide 23 Jan 1981 11 Sep 1979 1y 134d 15 Test # 894
Azeem Hafeez (Pak) v New Zealand Karachi 10 Dec 1984 14 Sep 1983 1y 87d 15 Test # 1003
GC Small (Eng) v Australia Sydney 4 Jan 1991 7 Aug 1986 4y 150d 15 Test # 1160
PCR Tufnell (Eng) v Australia Lord's 17 Jun 1993 26 Dec 1990 2y 173d 15 Test # 1224
GD McGrath (Aus) v Pakistan Hobart 17 Nov 1995 12 Nov 1993 2y 5d 15 Test # 1313
SB Doull (NZ) v England Wellington 6 Feb 1997 1 Nov 1992 4y 97d 15 Test # 1354
AR Caddick (Eng) v Australia Nottingham 7 Aug 1997 3 Jun 1993 4y 65d 15 Test # 1375
CR Miller (Aus) v West Indies Adelaide 15 Dec 2000 1 Oct 1998 2y 75d 15 Test # 1523
M Dillon (WI) v South Africa St John's 6 Apr 2001 14 Mar 1997 4y 23d 15 Test # 1542
RW Price (Zim) v West Indies Harare 4 Nov 2003 4 Dec 1999 3y 335d 15 Test # 1668
AM Blignaut (Zim) v Bangladesh Harare 19 Feb 2004 19 Apr 2001 2y 306d 15 Test # 1683
JEC Franklin (NZ) v West Indies Wellington 17 Mar 2006 8 Mar 2001 5y 9d 15 Test # 1790
Shakib Al Hasan (Ban) v India Chittagong 17 Jan 2010 18 May 2007 2y 244d 15 Test # 1949
SJ Benn (WI) v South Africa Bridgetown 26 Jun 2010 22 Mar 2008 2y 96d 15 Test # 1962
BW Hilfenhaus (Aus) v England Perth 16 Dec 2010 26 Feb 2009 1y 293d 15 Test # 1984
NM Lyon (Aus) v South Africa Adelaide 22 Nov 2012 31 Aug 2011 1y 83d 15 Test # 2061

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Records include the following recent matches:
Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (SSC), 2nd Test, Jul 24-28, 2014 [Test # 2131]
England v India at Lord's, 2nd Test, Jul 17-21, 2014 [Test # 2130]
Sri Lanka v South Africa at Galle, 1st Test, Jul 16-20, 2014 [Test # 2129]

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