Of the 35 players who made their Test debut, 23 also played ODIs and T20s.
Abhinav Mukund, Hanuma Vihari, Prithvi, Mayank and Nadeem have played only Tests so far.
Shahbaz Nadeem of Jharkhand was the last player to make a Test debut for India.
Dainik BhaskarDec 25, 2019, 08:38 AM IST Sports Desk. For India, 296 players have got the chance to play Tests so far. 35 of these players made their debuts between this decade (2010 to 2019). Out of these, only 23 players played in both ODI and T20 formats. Five cricketers have not got a chance to play in limited overs cricket so far. These include Abhinav Mukund, Hanuma Vihari, Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal and Shahbaz Nadeem. Nadeem is the last player from India to make his Test debut. He got a chance in Ranchi Test against South Africa.
Of the 35 players who made their Test debut, seven could only play ODIs. These are Riddhiman Saha, Abhimanyu Mithun, Cheteshwar Pujara, Varun Aaron, Pankaj Singh, Jayant Yadav and Karun Nair. Saha is a regular wicketkeeper of the Indian Test team. At the same time, Nair scored a triple century in the debut test, but is now out of the team.
Uttar Pradesh has the highest number of Test players, for India, 7 players from Uttar Pradesh made their Test debut in this decade. These include Suresh Raina, Praveen Kumar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Pankaj Singh, Karn Sharma and Kuldeep Yadav. Pankaj and Shami may have been born in Uttar Pradesh, but both did not play there. Pankaj played Rajasthan and Shami played domestic cricket for Bengal. Of these seven players from Uttar Pradesh, only three Bhubaneswar, Shami and Kuldeep are regular members of the Indian team.
Kohli scored the most runs for India in this decade. Kohli scored 21067 runs in this decade for Team India. He played 388 matches for this. In this case, Rohit Sharma was in second place. He scored 12782 runs in 302 matches. Kohli scored 70 and Rohit scored 38 centuries. Mahendra Singh Dhoni finished third in the most runs scored. He scored 9601 runs in 325 matches. Dhoni averaged 44.86 during this period. He scored seven centuries and 58 half-centuries.
Among the bowlers, Ravichandran Ashwin is in first place, when Jadeja is second and Jadeja is the second highest wicket-taker in this decade. He took 564 wickets in 227 matches. During this, he took more than five wickets in 27 innings. In second place is Ravindra Jadeja. He took 414 wickets in 236 matches. Mohammed Shami is in third place. He has 321 wickets in 128 matches. Zaheer Khan, called India's all-time best left-arm fast bowler, took 151 wickets in 67 matches. He played his last match in 2014.