Who is England’s Youngest Men’s Test Cricketer
Rehan Ahmed, the youngest male Test debutant for England, will make his international debut on Saturday against Pakistan. Brian Close, who has held the record since 1949, is older (18) than Ahmed. The former left-arm spinner for England Women, Holly Colvin, is still England’s newest Test cricketer. In 2005, she was only 15 when chosen to play against Australia.
Will Jacks, an all-around off-spinner who played in the first Test victory at Rawalpindi. But saw little action in the victory at Multan, is replaced by Ahmed. Jacks grabbed six wickets in his first Test innings.
Rehan Ahmed Creating History
Ahmed will play in his debut Test match for England, according to captain Ben Stokes, as they attempt to sweep Pakistan in style. Ahmed will be 18 years and 126 days old when he enters the field, breaking Close’s record from 1949 when he faced New Zealand at Old Trafford by 23 days.
Other Replacements for the Third Test Against Pakistan
Ben Foakes returns as wicketkeeper as Ben Stokes and Brendon McCullum decide to rest James Anderson. Foakes missed the first Test due to illness and the second because England decided to keep Ollie Pope behind the stumps.
Ben Stokes Comments on Ahmed’s Inclusion in the Squad
The current England Skipper Ben Stokes said: “It is a good opportunity, not only for us to have a look at him but for him to experience what life is like in international cricket.”
He further went on to say “We brought him into the squad to get amongst us and experience what it is like being in this group and we’ve been very impressed with what we’ve seen with both bat and ball. So it is great to be able to bring someone with the talent he has and see where he can go.”
Unforgettable Year for Rehan Ahmed
Since making his first-class debut against Worcestershire in May, the leg-spinning all-rounder for Leicestershire has seen a spectacular climb. Even though he has only featured in three games so far. But in his final summer appearance against Derby, he took five wickets and scored a century.
Ahmed, who had previously delivered match-winning heroics for the England U19 team’s journey to the World Cup final in the Caribbean in January and February. This drew the attention of observers in the shorter formats. First in the Blast and then in the Hundred for the Southern Brave.
Has been on the Radar from a very young age
Ahmed has long been a target for England as a 13-year-old. He even dismissed Alastair Cook in the practice nets while being seen by the late Shane Warne. Who predicted a promising future for him back then. That future will begin in the nation of his father’s birth, which is the country of his family’s origin.