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The first player younger than you to play for your Country

Lillian Thomson

International Coach
You generally grow up watching cricket as a boy, then one day the first player turns up who's younger than you are.

For me it was Neil Foster in 1983. They didn't start coming with any regularity until Phil DeFreitas in 1986. England didn't gamble of many young players in that period.
 

Howe_zat

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Ben Stokes, who I think is among the youngest of the generation that were all about my age and started debuting in 2011/12 in one day cricket. Bairstow, Root, Rashid, Woakes, Buttler, Hales and Ballance all in this category. They're all born in 1989-1991 and I was born at the end of 1990.

I have been thinking about this for a while because I've been meaning to write a thinkpiece on this generation that was good enough to win the world cup but appears, with the exception of Root and Stokes, to be being passed over in Test cricket.
 

Teja.

Global Moderator
Only counting tests.

Kuldeep Yadav was the first who is six months younger to me.

Since then, Rishabh Pant (4 years younger), Prithvi Shaw (6 years younger).

Pandya and Vihari are both 5-6 months older to me.
 

wpdavid

International Coach
You generally grow up watching cricket as a boy, then one day the first player turns up who's younger than you are.

For me it was Neil Foster in 1983. They didn't start coming with any regularity until Phil DeFreitas in 1986. England didn't gamble of many young players in that period.
For me it was Norman Cowans in the 1982/83 Ashes, who was born in February 1961.
 

mr_mister

Hall of Fame Member
Pat Cummins who I guess is the answer for any aussie born from 1990-1992

Really got his start in test cricket young for an aussie
 

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