India will be touring Bangladesh this June for three ODIs matches before starting their campaign in England. Throughout the years, India sent many new players for experiment and they went on to make their debut. We will look at some Indian cricketers who made their debut and represented in international level. Here is the list of cricketers who made their debut in Bangladesh.
1. SS Das – The last cricketer from Odisha to don the international cap for India and one of those players who has played more Test matches than ODIs, Shiv Sunder Das, was at his time regarded as an upcoming
Test opener for India. He made good contributions in the opening and played on quite a few matches for India.
2. Saba Karim– Another wicket keeper who made his debut in Bangladesh. Ge remained as the main wicket keeper for some years until his batting form dipped far under. A useful and handy number 6 at that time.
3. Zaheer Khan – One of the greatest Fast Indian bowler India has produced. He took three wickets in his very first match and India went on to win the test match handsomely. He still remains as India’s strike bowler in test matches.
4. Ishant Sharma – Another young fast bowler who was picked in the 2007 tour impressed the selectors and still remain a regular member in the Indian squad. He didn’t had a good debut match as he picked a single wicket in the match.
5. Ramesh Powar – Selected as an extra spinner, when India was lacking the service of Injured Kumble, he was sent to Bangladesh but couldn’t impress the selectors. He played just a single match and was dropped from test side. Though he went to England the same year for the Natwest trophy.
6. Hemang Badani – His debut match was quite successful as he scored 35 runs and was a regular member under Sourav Ganguly‘s reign. Later he dropped his form and struggled in domestic Cricket. Since then he was never picked in the squad.
7. MS Dhoni – The most successful skipper of India made his debut in Bangladesh. He was unfortunately run out without facing a ball. Nobody knew that this man will lead India to win two World Cups in future. He was picked for a superb scoring power against the kenyan team in India A Squad. He scored some 30 odd runs in his next match as continued as a regular wicket keeper since then.
8. Abhijit Kale – One the pillars of Maharashtra’s middle-order, Abhijit Kale made his ODI debut against Bangladesh in 2003. Kale came in to bat at No 6 and could not manage more than 10.
9. Joginder Sharma – He would be remembered for his last over thriller in the inaugural T20 world cup final against Pakistan when he picked Misbah ul Haq and made India the champions. But he made his debut on the 2004 ODI tour. He picked a single wicket in his debut match.
10. Piyush Chawla – A talented leg spinner who picks wickets regularly and a handy lower order batsman. He made his debut in 2007 and impressively took 3 wickets giving just 37 runs. He lateer went on to England for the Natwest trophy.
11. Aavishkar Salvi – The Mumbai bowler with a run-up based on Glenn McGrath’s, Salvi had made his international debut against Bangladesh in 2003. In a match dominated by bowlers, Salvi took two wickets for 15 runs as Zaheer Khan registered a four-wicket haul to help India win by 200 runs.
12. Gautam Gambhir – A big name when it comes to test opener for India. He made his debut in ODIs first and scored mere 11 runs. He went on to score ample of runs for India in all formats and his significant innings will be his match winning 97 in 2011 World Cup final.