On 5th January in the year 1971 first one day international was played between Australia & England at Melbourne Cricket Ground. 3 years later on July 13th , 1974 India played their first ever ODI game against England at Leeds. So , in this article we will have a look about those players who have played test matches but never played a single odi since India’s first ODI match. There are 15 such players…

[1] Erapalli Prasanna

Erapalli Prasanna made his test debut against England in 1962. He played 49 matches for India & made his final appearance in the year 1978. He was also the member of India’s spin quartet. The Indian spin quartet is the collective name given to the Indian spin bowlers of the 1960s and 1970s: Erapalli Prasanna , Srinivas Venkataraghavan, Bhagwat Chandrasekhar and Bishen Singh Bedi. Between them, they played 231 Test matches, taking 853 wickets.

Since India’s first odi match he played 21 test matches but never played a single ODI game.

[2] Hemant Kanitkar

Hemant Kanitkar made his test debut 4 months later since India’s first odi match (22 November , 1974). He played 2 test matches against West Indies. He made his last appearance in December 1974. But never got a chance to play an ODI game.

[3] Dhiraj Prasana

Dhiraj Prasana made his test debut on 12th January 1979 & played just 2 test matches for India. But never represented India in ODI format.

[4] Narasimna Rao

Narasimna Rao played 4 test matches between 1978 – 1979. He played his last match on December 1979. He scored 46 runs & took 3 wickets for India.

[5] Yajurvinda Singh

Yajurvinda Singh played 4 test matches for India between 1977 to 1979. He scored 109 runs for India.

[6] Pranab Roy

Pranab Roy played 2 test matches for India in 1982 vs England & scored 71 runs.

[7] Rakesh Shukla

Rakesh Shukla played just 1 Test match for India in 1982 against Srilanka. He took 2 wicket in that match & never played again for India.

[8] Raghuram Bhat

Raghuram Bhat played 2 test matches for India in the year 1983 against Pakistan & West Indies. He took 4 wickets & scored 6 runs for India.

[9] David Jhonson

David Jhonson played 2 test matches for India in 1996 against Australia & South Africa. He scored 8 runs & took 3 wickets for India.

[10] Robin Singh

There are 2 Robin Singh who have played one test match for India. One Robin Singh was born in West Indies & played both ODI & test for India.While the other Robin Singh who was born in Delhi & played just 1 test match for India , never played an ODI game. He took 3 wickets in his only game for India.

[11] Iqbal Siddiqui

Iqbal Siddiqui played just 1 test match for India against England at Mohali. He also holds an unique record. He & Manoj Prabhakar are the only Indian to open both the batting & bowling in their debut test match. Interestingly, Siddiqui was a tail ender but as India needed 5 runs to win in the match captain Sourav Ganguly send him as an opener.

[12] Aakash Chopra

Aakash Chopra played 10 test matches for India & scored 437 runs with the help of 2 half centuries. He made his debut against Newzeland in October 2003 & played his last match on October 2004 against Australia.

[13] Abhinav Mukund

Abhinav Mukund plays 7 test matches & scores 320 runs for India with 2 half centuries. He made his test debut against west Indies in 2011.

[14] Hanuma Vihari

Hanuma Vihari plays 9 test matches for India & scores 552 runs which includes 4 half centuries & 1 century. He made his debut against England in 2018.

[15] Shahbaz Nadeem

Shahbaz Nadeem is the 296th & the latest player to make debut in test matches for India. He just played one match against South Africa last year.