Oldest man to make his ODI debut for a Test-playing country? Tauheed Ahmad October 8, 2013 Sports 1495 England left-arm spinner Norman Gifford was 44 years old when he made his debut in a one-day tournament in Sharjah in 1985. Norman had been the assistant manager on a couple of overseas tours, and took over as captain for this tournament when a few senior players were rested. Next comes South African Clive Rice, who was 42 years old when he captained in their first official one-day internationals, in India in November 1991. If you include the non-Test teams then the oldest debutant in one-day internationals and the oldest player overall too is the Barbados-born opener Nolan Clarke, who was 47 when he played for the Netherlands in the 1996 World Cup. Norman Gifford was 44 when he made his one-day debut for England Related PostsMost ODI Runs without Playing a TestWicketkeeper has made the most Dismissals in a Single one-day TournamentEngland Youngest Player in Test Match, One-day International & T20I Cuts and Glances of Martin Crowe An honest, Unflinching CricketerRodney Redmond: One Test Wonder Never Again in the Reckoning for a Test berthFirst Time in Test Cricket History, Two Last Wicket Stands Put up on Century Partnerships Most half-centuries in a calendar year, in Tests and ODIs?Player Played his First Four Tests against Four Different Countries. Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.