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TOP 9 RUN SCORER IN TEST CRICKET

Top 9 run scorer in test cricket

The first-ever format of cricket is Test cricket. Test Cricket is a format that helps the batsman to learn the right technique in order to sustain in the world of cricket. Precise Basics are the key to conquer the game. The game has seen many great players in the longest format of the game. Let’s have a look at the top 9 run scorer in test cricket.

Sachin TendulkarTop 9 Scorer In Test Cricket

Sachin Tendulkar is the top run scorer in the history of test cricket as well as of India. Sachin made his test debut at the age of 16 against Pakistan. He has been part of India in test cricket for 24 years (1989-2013). He is termed as one of the greatest cricketers of all time. 

Match    runs     avg     highest-score   50s    100s
200      15921   53.78       248*         68       51

Ricky Ponting-Highest Run Scorer In Test Cricket

Ricky Ponting is the 2nd top run scorer in test cricket. Ponting was one of the best batsmen of his era and a brilliant captain. He made his test debut in 1995 against Sri Lanka. He has represented Australia for 17 years (1995-2012) in tests. He is also the highest run scorer of Australia across all formats.

Match    runs     avg     highest-score   50s    100s
168      13378   51.85       257          62       41

Jacques Kallis

Jacques Kallis is the third highest run scorer in the longest format of The game. Kallis is one of the best all-rounders to ever play the game. He is also the highest run scorer of South Africa in international Cricket. He played his first test match in 1995 against England. He has also bagged 292 wickets in the tests. He has had a long career of 18 years (1995-2013). 

Match    runs     avg     highest-score   50s    100s

 166     13289   55.37       224         58       45

Rahul Dravid-Highest Run Scorer In Test Cricket

Rahul Dravid is the 4th highest run scorer in test cricket history. He is termed as one of the greatest ever to play test cricket. Rahul Dravid is called “the Wall” for his outstanding batting, it was very difficult to get him out. He made his first appearance in a test against England in 1996 and played 16 years of test cricket for India (1996-2012). 

Match    runs     avg     highest-score   50s    100s
 164     13288   52.31       270         63       36

Alastair CookTop 9 Scorer In Test Cricket

Alastair Cook is the 5h highest run scorer in the history of test cricket. He is the only English batsman on the list. He has scored more than 10k runs for England and was a very classy batsman. He represented England in test cricket for 12 years (2006-2018). His first test match was against India in 2006.

 Match    runs     avg     highest-score   50s    100s
161      12472   45.35        294           57      33

Kumar Sangakkara 

Kumar Sangakkara is the 6th highest run scorer in test cricket. He is one of the finest wicket-keeper batsmen to ever be part of the game. 

The Lankan legend made his debut in 2000 against South Africa. He was around for 15 years in test cricket (2000-2015). He has the highest batting average among the players playing 100 tests.

 Match    runs     avg     highest-score   50s    100s
134       12000   57.40       319         52      38

Brain Lara

Brain Lara is the 7th top run scorer in the history of the game. Brain Lara is considered one of the top 3 players to play the game. Lara made his test debut 30 years back in 1990 against Pakistan. He was the most stylish batsman to play the game. He has had a long career of 16 years (1990-2006). 

 Match    runs     avg     highest-score   50s    100s
131       11953   52.88       400*        48       34

Shivnarine Chanderpaul

Shivnarine Chanderpaul is the 9th highest run scorer in the history of the game. He was a test specialist batsman, who had the caliber to Stay on the wicket whole day in a test match. He played his first match in 1994 Against England. His career span was 21 years (1994-2015). 

 Match    runs     avg     highest-score   50s    100s
 164      11867   51.37        203*        66      30

Mahela Jayawardene

Mahela Jayawardene is the 9th highest run scorer in the longest format Of the game. The Lankan legend is also on the list of top 10 run Scorers in ODI cricket. Mahela made his test debut in 1997 against India. In his 17 years (1997-2014) career, he played exceptionally well.

 Match    runs     avg     highest-score   50s    100s
149      11814    49.8         374         50       34

Allan BorderTop 9 Run Scorer In Test Cricket

Allan Border is the 10th highest run scorer in tests. He is the second Australian on the list and holds the record for the last 26 years. His first match was played in 1978 against England. In his era he dominated the bowlers completely, bowlers would look clueless in front of him. His career was of 16 years (1978-1994).

 Match    runs     avg     highest-score   50s    100s
 156       11174    50.56       205        63      27

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