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Every cricketer has the dream to play international cricket for a long time. That’s why they always want to debut in the international cricket as early as possible.
However, everyone has not got the same luck. There are some players who made international debut at the late age. Only a few of them have achieved some great successes in their late international career.
Here we are talking about some top great cricketers who made Test debut after the age of 35 years.
Bob Holland (Australia)
Australian leg-spinner Bob Holland made his Test debut in November 1984, at the age of 38 years and 35 days. He was a late bloomer who played an effective role as a spinner during his short Test career.
Holland only played 11 Tests till January 1986 where the leg-spinner managed to claim 34 wickets, with an average of 39.76. During his short Test career, Holland managed to claim three five-wicket hauls and two ten-wicket hauls. His best bowling figures in a Test inning were 22-7-54-6 against West Indies at Sydney in December 1984. In that same Test, the leg-spinner also claimed his best Test match bowling figures which were 55-15-144-10.