4 established active players who are yet to play Test cricket
Test cricket is the ultimate objective for most cricketers. However, due to the emergence of T20 cricket and the rise of global leagues, some cricketers tend to stick to shorter formats. Even the management also categorizes them to play in limited-overs formats only. On that note, in this article, we take a look at four established active players who are yet to play Test cricket.
Test Cricket needs a player to have some attributes. While patience and perseverance are necessary, there are technical requirements, as well. It is not that some players do not have it but they are yet to have a go in Tests despite doing well in the other formats for the country,
1) David Miller
David Miller is one of the established active players who are yet to play Test cricket. The South African middle-order batter has played over 100 ODIs and T20Is for his country but is yet to don the white jersey. A left-hander in the middle order is necessary for the batting line-up of any format. Even when the legends of South Africa retired, Miller did not have a spot in Test XI. The player has been a part of 63 FC games and has decent experience. But the stats are not excellent and maybe, that is the reason he is yet to get a go.
2) Marcus Stoinis
It is surprising that Marcus Stoinis is yet to play in Tests. Australia always prefers to have medium-pace bowling all-rounder in the team. Hence, the likes of Mitchell Marsh and Cameron Green have got sufficient chances in the Test arena. However, despite playing around 60 odd FC games, Stoinis is yet to receive a call-up to the Test squad. One of the reasons could be that Stoinis is more a power-hitter that is suited to the shorter formats than the Tests.
3) Nicholas Pooran
Nicholas Pooran is one West Indian cricketer who is consistently part of the XI in the shorter format these days. While the limited-overs skipper has revealed that Test cricket is in his plans, he is yet to play it. Pooran, technically, looks sorted and considering he has good experience, West Indies could try him out in the future.
4) Adam Zampa
Adam Zampa is also one of the established active players who are yet to play Test cricket. Australia has found it hard to get a second spinner in Test XI. While Nathan Lyon has cemented one spot, when the team travels to the subcontinent, they struggle to find the second spinner. Zampa is a player who does not rely too much on the spin. His focus is on landing the ball in the right areas and then constricting the batter. This has worked well in shorter formats when the batter is under pressure to score runs. This aspect might have denied him a chance to play in Tests.