They only saw defeats in Tests-updated

After covering those Test players who only saw victories in their careers of over 5 Tests, we move to the other extreme of those who only saw defeats. There are 16 such players who are listed below as on May 15, 2016. The record is held by Alok Kapali of Bangladesh.

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As you may guess, Bangladesh has the most representatives here but there are some from other major cricketing countries (but not India). An interesting case is that of JG Dewes who scored 1 and 10 on his debut which was a heavy loss for England. But this match is remembered more for a duck by another player in his last Test:

http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/62689.html

Coming back to Alok Kapali and runner-up Mohammad Sharif, they were unlucky to miss Bangladesh’s first Test victory against Zimbabwe in 2004-05. The former was a batting all-rounder who was the first Bangladeshi (and only Hindu, if that matters) to take a Test hat-trick. That hat-trick (with innings figures of 3 for 3) accounted for half of his Test wickets. http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/56251.html

The only one who may play Tests again is RW Chakabva.

If we list all those who witnessed defeat in more than 90 percent of their Tests, we get this list of 22:

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The 6 players added are all from Bangladesh. It looks as if Kapali’s record will stand for a long time, even though he was probably a better player than most of his teammates (or even players from other countries) who appear in these lists. Contrast this with Eldine Baptiste and his friends from the earlier post.

 

 

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