Cricketers to play most intl matches sans loss

If you play cricket for long enough at the highest level, there will come a point when you will have to face the inevitability of a loss. However, there have been some players who haven’t either had long enough careers or have managed to feature only in matches where the team has gone on to win.

Rajesh Chauhan

Indian off-break bowler Rajesh Chauhan played 21 test matches for India in the 1990s. The team won 12 of them while the other nine were drawn.


Chauhan did not have too good a record. He picked up 47 wickets from 21 test matches at an average touching 40. He played his last test match against Australia at Kolkata in 1998 after having made his debut in 1993.

Colin McCool

Colin McCool represented Australia in 14 test matches. In the matches that the leg spinner played, Australia won 10 while the remaining four were drawn. McCool made his test debut in March 1946 against New Zealand at Wellington and played his last test match against South Africa at Port Elizabeth in 1950.

The leg break bowler picked up 36 wickets from 14 test matches at an average of 26.61.

Eldine Baptiste

Eldine Baptiste played for West Indies in test matches and won all of them. The Antiguan all-rounder represented West Indies between 1983 and 1990 which was the golden era of the team.

Baptiste made his test debut against India at Kanpur in 1983 and played his last test match against England at Saint John’s in 1990. He picked up 16 wickets from 10 test matches but the right arm fast medium bowler could not get a long enough rope.

Wriddhiman Saha

India’s best contemporary wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha has represented the country in one day internationals 9 times. Out of these, India won 8 while one match ended without a result. Saha competes with Rishabh Pant for a spot in the Indian test team but has not been considered in ODI cricket since 2014.

From 9 ODIs, he has managed just 41 runs at an average of 13.66. With a lot of quality wicket-keeper batsmen available to India, it is likely that Saha won’t get a look-in again.

Anrich Nortje

South Africa’s quick bowler Anrich Nortje has represented the Proteas in 7 ODIs and has won all of them. Unfortunately, he has lost 5 of his 6 test matches.

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