5 bowlers who took the most wickets on Test debut
#3 Fred Martin - 12/102 (1890)
With most England cricketers of yore preferring the County circuit to the then nascent international arena, it does not come across as a surprise that Fred Martin's Test career comprised just two appearances. In sharp contrast, he played as many as 315 first-class matches for Kent between 1885 and 1900.
The left-arm medium pacer's debut Test was a memorable match. On an uncovered surface at The Oval, Martin wreaked havoc on an unsuspecting Australian batting lineup. His 6/50 sent the visitors crashing to 92 in the first-innings. England did not fare much better either. Even as skipper WG Grace was dismissed for a duck, they could only muster a lead of eight runs.
However, Martin once again procured momentum for England by bowling unchanged right throughout the Australian second innings. His six-wicket haul from 30.2 overs helped raze the tourists for just 102. Chasing a paltry target on a dodgy pitch, England managed to complete a thrilling two-wicket victory.