Every cricketer dreams to play international cricket successfully for a long time. While most of the times, there is a huge competition in the national team, there are only some cricketers who manage to successfully maintain their international career for an extended period.
Apart from the form and personal behaviour, fitness is also a very crucial factor for a cricketer. There are many cricketers whose careers have never grown up successfully due to fitness issues.
Here we are talking about the top five international cricketers who spent most of their career in injuries than playing.
Michael Kasprowicz (Australia)
Former Australian right-arm pacer Michael Kasprowicz, who played the international cricket between 1995 and 2006, was a member of the great Australian pace-bowling sides. While he had an opportunity to rise in the game, injury massively hit his career. However, he always fought back against fitness issues. Though he didn’t play many international matches, he was a very successful domestic cricketer and left a special mark in the game.
Kasprowicz had a big list of his fitness issues, including back injury during bonding exercises, groin injury, leg injury and many others.
Kasprowicz played 38 Tests, 43 ODIs and two T20Is, where he collected 113, 67 and five wickets respectively. However, in the first-class cricket, while he played 242 matches, he got 959 wickets.