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5 lesser known fast bowlers who have represented India

  • India has produced a number of fast bowlers over the years, however some of them faded away after a brief outing.
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India has never been too popular when it comes to producing quality fast bowlers. This is proved by the fact that we have only had a limited number of really good pacers over the years, the prominent ones being Kapil Dev, Javagal Srinath and Zaheer Khan.Over the past couple of decades, several fast bowlers got an opportunity to play for India. Some hung around for a while but eventually faded away, while some made blink-and-you-miss appearances which may be difficult to remember unless you have followed the game very closely for years.Here are 5 lesser known fast bowlers who have represented India:

#5 Tinu Yohannan

Tinu Yohannan had a short outing as an Indian Test bowler

A second generation sportsman and a product of the MRF Pace Academy, Tinu Yohannan is one of the lesser known pace bowlers to have represented India. On his ODI debut against West Indies in May 2002, the pacer picked up 3 wickets for 33 and helped fashion a comfortable victory for India.

He was also part of the squad during India’s historic triumph in the 2002 NatWest tri-series played in England. A few months later, he made his way into the Test squad for a home series against England.

Possibly the only memorable moment of his Test career came in his debut match when he skittled England opener Marcus Trescothick’s stumps and gave Team India a crucial breakthrough. Post his 1st Test where he claimed 4 wickets, the other two games that he played saw him pick a solitary wicket.

His inability to make a big impression early in his international career ensured he did not have a long one.

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Published 21 Nov 2015, 22:29 IST
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