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Top 10 Oldest cricket players currently in action

Top 10 Oldest cricket players currently in action

Athletes no matter in whatever sport they are participating are mostly considered to be on their prime up to their early thirties. Age being an un-defying factor of human lives puts a lot of impact on the performance of any profession. All sportsperson including cricket athletes, being a part of most demanding sports events in the world, become the earliest targets of age factor. However there are some phenomenal age defying characters in the world for whom age is just a number. These oldest cricket players are till date serving their nations proving that experience has no spare. So portraying the services of oldest cricket players who has been playing recently for their national teams is indeed worth a declaim.

Top 10 Oldest cricket players currently in action

10. Jehan Mubarak (35 yrs. 110 days)

Oldest cricket players Jehan Mubarak

The Sri Lankan middle order batsman and off-spin bowler is one of the oldest cricket players representing his country. Although he has been ignored from the national side since September last year but that is not something new to him. Throughout his career Jahan has been struggling to make a steady spot in Sri Lankan national side. The main reason for his decline being unable to meet the expectations carried by fans and the team. Jehan Mubarak has been able to put up just 385 runs in 23 test match innings he has been given a chance at an average of 17. However keeping in view the in-stable position of Sri Lankan test side after the retirement of two gentlemen legends Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayewardene, he might have his chances resurrected.

09. Marlon Samuels (35 yrs. 146 days)

Oldest cricket players Marlon Samuels

Marlon Samuels is a West Indian match winner, who often steps up in games which are the most important for the side including T20 World Cup finals. At the age of 35 years and 146 days, as of today, Marlon Samuels is 9th in the oldest cricket players list in the world. The right handed middle order batsman has a healthy average of 34 in test match cricket however batting is not the only talent he has been blessed with. Often used by the side as a break-through bowler, Samuels rarely disappoints his skipper, having taken 41 test career wickets as well.

08. Mohammad Hafeez (35 yrs.226 days)

Oldest cricket players Mohammad hafeez

The inclusion of Pakistan cricket players into the oldest cricketers list should not be a surprise for anybody. As it has become almost a tradition for the Pakistani players to give up from cricket really late years of their age. Mohammad Hafeez who has led the side on many occasions as well is the first addition form Pakistan in the oldest cricket players list, however keep in mind he is the first not the last. The list of oldest test cricketers will surely look a lot greener as we progress to its completion. Nevertheless, even at this age Mohammad Hafeez is a valuable player for team Pakistan in their opening as well as in middle order batting. He could have been a lot more useful had he not been penalized by ICC for his illegal bowling action.

07. Harbhajan Singh (35 yrs. 332 days)

Oldest cricket players Harbhajan Singh

Indian off spinner cum late order hitter Harbhajan Singh has been given perhaps the last season of his cricketing aptitudes. With so many young talents on the horizon ready to strike whenever offered an opportunity, the scope for one of the oldest cricket players are a little less to carry on for a long time. Though he is currently in the playing XI of India and is also performing well but who knows for how long. Making his return for his performances in IPL, Harbhajan Singh is also one of the highest wicket takers in test cricket history. Injuries, disciplinary controversies and allegations on his bowling action have been in company of Harbhajan throughout his career.

06. Adam Voges (36 yrs. 239 days)

Oldest cricket players Adam Voges

The captain of Perth Scorchers in Australian apex T20 league Big Bash, has a long list of cricket records apart from being one of the oldest cricket players to be in action recently. With a test matches average of 95.50, Adam Voges stands with the second best batting average in test cricket history right behind Donald Bradman. Debuting for test team at the age of 35 last year, Adam Voges went on to score a century in his very first test match against West Indies, thus becoming the oldest test cricketer to have scored a century and won man of the match award on his debut. In the same series against West Indies, Voges scored a double century thus becoming the oldest Australian double centurion in test matches. He also holds the record of most runs (614) scored in test matches without getting dismissed – the real reason for his sky-high batting average.

05. Imran Tahir (37 yrs. 64 days)

Oldest cricket players Imran Tahir

Pakistan born South African leg break bowler has been a good addition to the Protean spin bowlers list. Having played domestic cricket in Pakistan, Imran was unable to get a spot in national team thus moving to South Africa after his marriage. After meeting the four year residence criteria, Imran was given the South African nationality thus making him eligible to appear for the South African national side. He has taken 57 wickets in 20 test games so far apart from his 86 ODI wickets.

04. Zulfiqar Babar (37 yrs. 172 days)

Oldest cricket players Zulfiqar Babar

Zulfiqar Babar, the left arm orthodox Pakistani bowler made his debut for team Pakistan at the age of 34 years 229 days thus becoming the second oldest cricket players to have made a T20 debut after Inzamam Ul Haq. After being ignored for a long time despite giving amazing performances in domestic cricket, Zulfiqar was given a call from the national side at an age where most of the people start plan to plan other things. Not just this, he proved his selection just providing a lot strength to Pakistan spin bowling department in the absence of both Saeed Ajmal and Muhammad Hafeez.

03. Rangana Herath (38 yrs. 72 days)

Oldest cricket players Rangana Herath

The only hope for Sri Lanka in their on-going test series against England, Rangna Herath has been playing his part vitally. With limited overs cricket already quitted, Herath is focused on test cricket only. With two wickets in first game and 1 in the first inning of the second, Herath completed his 300 test wickets – third Sri Lankan to have done so. Also in doing so he became the second of oldest cricket players to have reached the 300 wicket mark, after West Indian legend Lance Gibbs.

02. Younis Khan (38 yrs. 183 days)

Oldest cricket players Younis Khan

One of the most reliable Pakistani batsman in test cricket format Younis Khan currently ages 38 years, being the second oldest cricket players for Pakistan. Having led Pakistan side in his career Younis Khan won the 2009 World T20 for the side. Although he has announced retirement form T20 cricket now, his ground-breaking performances in test matches are still on. The only Pakistan player to have scored 90000 test runs is also the leading century maker for Pakistan. His three-figured knock in both innings of a test match against Australia in 2014 well be remembered for a long time as only six Pakistani have been able to hit a century in both innings of a test match till now.


01. Misbah Ul Haq (42 yrs. 2 days)

Oldest cricket players Misbah ul Haq

At top of the oldest cricket players currently in action, we have the Pakistan test team skipper Misbah Ul Haq who celebrated his 42nd birthday just two days ago. Known for his steady defensive batting as well as captaincy, Misbah Ul Haq has been the backbone of Pakistani batting rattling right up in the order. The man of crisis for team Pakistan however holds the record of second fastest test century in history despite being known as a defensive player. At the age of even 42 years, Misbah Ul Haq is still one of the fittest cricket player in team Pakistan and the results from a recently held military fitness camp are the ruling on his fitness level.

Top 10 Oldest cricket players currently in action

  1. Misbah Ul Haq
  2. Younis Khan
  3. Rangana Herath
  4. Zulfiqar Babar
  5. Imran Tahir
  6. Adam Voges
  7. Harbhajan Singh
  8. Mohammad Hafeez
  9. Marlon Samuels
  10. Jehan Mubarak

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