New Zealand is one of those countries that love to play test cricket rather than any other format. Kiwi batters can play good cricket in any nation in the world regardless of the conditions. But they are equally exceptional at playing fast bowling as any good batter in the world. New Zealand has played 460 test matches so far and many batters have come and gone. Let’s have a look at the top batters with the most test runs for New Zealand.
Current New Zealand captain, Kane Williamson gets the top place in making the most test runs for New Zealand. Playing 95 matches, Williamson has amassed 8228 runs at a staggering 55.22 average. Famous as one of the best batters of this era, Williamson has hit 29 tons which is the most by any Kiwi batsman in tests.
Former middle-order batsman Ross Taylor holds 2nd place on the elite list of the most test runs for New Zealand. Starting in 2007, Taylor made 7683 runs in 112 test matches at a decent average of 44.66. The veteran batter was a part of the New Zealand side which won the 2019-21 circle of World Test Championship in Southampton.
Former Blackcaps skipper Stephen Fleming has scored the 3rd most test runs for New Zealand. In his 14 years (1994-2008) of test career, Fleming accumulated 7172 runs at a healthy average of 40.06 in 111 games. The southpaw also holds the record of most test fifties for New Zealand (46).
One of the most aggressive batters of all time, Brendon McCullum finds himself in the 4th spot in terms of making the most test runs for New Zealand with 6453 runs in 101 matches. McCullum has the highest individual score by a Kiwi player in the test, 302 against India in 2014 in Wellington. McCullum was known for his hard-hitting irrespective of the situation.
Kane Williamson is the highest run scorer for New Zealand in tests (8228 runs).
Kane Williamson made the most test runs for New Zealand (8124).
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