Playing Test cricket is a dream that all cricketers have. However, only some lucky ones are able to make the cut.Alongside those who are unable to achieve this dream, there are also few who reach there but are rather unfortunate to not hang on to their place for long.There are numerous tales from all over the cricketing world about how players with enviable first-class records either could not break into Test cricket or had very brief stints. While some fell prey to poor selection policies, others were just unlucky to be playing in an era of great players.Here are some recent cricketers who were unlucky to not play more or any Test cricket.
#5 Yasir Arafat
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In his country of origin, Yasir Arafat remained under the shadow of other Pakistani all-rounders and bowlers and got limited opportunities. As far as Tests are concerned, he played just 3 and managed to pick up 9 wickets before he was dropped in 2009.
However, if you take a look at Arafat’s record in first-class cricket, one can learn exactly what Pakistan cricket missed out on. The Pakistani seamer is one of the most sought-after bowlers in English county cricket and has picked put nearly 800 wickets at a brilliant average of slightly over 24.
Unfortunately, Yasir Arafat was virtually ignored by Pakistan cricket and had to find acceptance in foreign shores.