They never saw wins in Tests

We have already seen a very short list of players who played in 5 or more Tests and saw wins in all of them.

As you may guess, the number of players who never saw wins is somewhat larger.

There are, in fact, 164 players who played in at least 5 Tests and never saw a victory. The leaders are listed below.

The list is headed by Bert Sutcliffe who could be described as one of the best batsmen of NZ in his time. He was a little unlucky to miss the 3 Tests which NZ did win during his career, including the first one against New Zealand in 1955-56 and two in South Africa in 1961-62.

Next is Bryan Strang, who was a key player for Zimbabwe in its earlier years. He was also unlucky to miss the first few Test victories of his team.

Then we have Shahriar Nafees and several others from Bangladesh.

The most Tests by an Indian player in this category is 18 by BK Kunderan.

Among current players, there are Taskin Ahmed of Bangladesh (7) and MD Shanaka of Sri Lanka (6).