Bangladesh spinner Naeem Hasan becomes youngest to take a five-for on Test debut

Rookie off-spinner Naeem Hasan achieved a unique feat in his debut game for Bangladesh. He became the youngest player to take a five-wicket haul in his debut game against Bangladesh. Naeem Hasan produced an impressive performance with the ball to restrict West Indies to 246 runs in their first innings of the first Test played in Chittagong.

The 17-year old made his debut for Bangladesh and finished with figures of 5 for 61 in the first innings to help Bangladesh take a crucial lead of 78 runs in the game. The other notable names in the list are Australia’s Pat Cummins, who became the youngest player to achieve the feat. Hasan broke his record by picking up a five-wicket haul against West Indies.

Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi and Shahid Nazir are making up the list of youngest player, to have taken a five-wicket haul on debut in Test cricket.

Let’s take a look at the some of the youngest players to take a five-wicket haul on debut in Test cricket:


Team Opposition Age
Nayeem Hasan Bangladesh West Indies 17y 355d
Pat Cummins Australia South Africa 18y 193d
Shahid Afridi Pakistan Australia 18y 235d
Shahid Nazir Pakistan Zimbabwe 18y 318d
Mehdy Hasan Bangladesh England 18y 361d
Narendra Hirwani India West Indies 19y 85d
Narendra Hirwani India West Indies 19y 85d
Tim Southee New Zealand England 19y 102d

Naeem Hasan was included in the Test squad following his string of impressive performances at the domestic circuit. He replaced Nazmul Islam in the Test squad and made an immediate impact with the ball for Bangladesh.

Bangladesh Captain Shakib Al Hasan made a triumphant return to Test cricket during the opening game of the series against West Indies. He picked up 3 for 43 in the first innings and bowled well to keep a lid on the rate of scoring. Shane Dowrich and Shimron Hetmyer were the only ones who showed application and grit for West Indies. The duo notched up half-centuries to see West Indies post 246 runs in the first innings.

West Indies were certainly in a spot of bother at 187 for 6 before a quick-fire innings from Shimron Hetymer helped his side score some crucial runs. He scored 63 off 47 balls with the help of five fours and four sixes.