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    Young new ball bowlers

    Irfan Pathan is taking the new ball at the young age of 19..

    Which have been the youngest new ball bowlers in test history? I think Kapil Dev was the last 19 year old to take the new ball for India. Younis and Akram were very young too but did any one of them bowl the first over for their country in a test?

    It would be interesting to know the below 20 yar players bowling the first over for their countries..

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    Daniel Vettori, NZ.
    Born: 27 January 1979
    ODI Debut: 25 March, 1997 (age: 18 years, 47 days)
    Test Debut: 6 February, 1997 (age: 18 years, 10 days)

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    Can't think of when it's happened in Tests for WI, but Jerome Taylor and Chris Gayle both took the new ball in ODIs when they were 19.
    Sreesanth said, "Next ball he was beaten and I said, 'is this the King Charles Lara? Who is this impostor, moving around nervously? I should have kept my mouth shut for the next ball - mind you, it was a length ball - Lara just pulled it over the church beyond the boundary! He is a true legend."[/SIZE][/CENTER]

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    Craig McDermott would be the last Australian to do it (I think). I'm pretty sure he opened the bowling in his second test in Sydney in 84/85, aged 19.

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    Mfuneko Ngam must have been pretty young...

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