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5 successful Test cricketers who did not achieve great heights in ODI cricket

Atharva Apte
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2nd Test - Australia v India: Day 3

ODI cricket started in 1970 and gradually gained popularity in next two decades. Being known as the 'shorter format', the success of ODI cricket was primarily because of the pace at which it is played and result-oriented nature. Hence ODI has become the most widely played format since the 1990s.

The cricketing calendar usually has more ODIs than Test matches because of the fact that they occupy only one day. It is very common to find players who have played more ODIs than Tests because of the frequency. Let us take a look at 5 players who played more Tests than ODIS.

Note: Only those players who made their international debut in 1990 or after have been considered since ODI cricket was not the most popular form of the game in 1970s and 1980s. Also, only those cricketers who have played 50 or more Tests having been considered.

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