The toughest and oldest format of CRICKET, Test Cricket, is a format that every Cricketer dreams to play one day. Cricket Pundits and Experts believe that the true character of any cricketer is revealed by how he plays Test cricket. In our new blog, we shall reveal the batters with the highest runs in Test cricket.
Who Has Scored the Most Runs In Test?
Here are the top six batters who scored the most runs in the Test matches. (Bottom—>Top)
#6 Kumar Sangakkara
One of the finest wicket-keepers from Sri Lanka, Kumar Sangakkara, also got applauses throughout his career for his stylish batting. The Legendary cricketer has appeared in 134 tests for Sri Lanka from 2000 to 2015 and scored 12400 runs at an average of 57.40, which is the highest among these top batters.
#5 Alastair Cook
The Left-handed batter from England, Alastair Cook, who has scored 12472 runs in test cricket, holds the record for highest runs for England in this format. Sir Alastair Cook has appeared in 161 matches and scored these runs at an average of 45.35. He also hit 33 centuries and 57 half-centuries. `
#4 Rahul Dravid
The Wall, Rahul Dravid the classical test batter from India, has represented his country for a period of 16 years. During this period, he has played 164 matches and scored 13288 runs at an average of 52.31 and has the highest score of 270 runs. Dravid has hit 36 centuries and 63 half-centuries from 1996 to 2012. He also hit 10 nineties, which is the highest amongst these top batters with the most runs in Test.
#3 Jacques Kallis
Jacques Kallis is the all-time finest all-rounder from South Africa. Jacques has scored 13289 runs in this format. Kallis has played 166 Test matches for South Africa between 1995 and 2013. He has also smashed 45 centuries and 58 half-centuries. Apart from his batting, he also picked 292 wickets including five 5-wicket hauls.
#2 Ricky Ponting
One of the most successful captains of Australia, Ricky Ponting has played Test cricket from 1995 to 2012. During this period, Ponting has added 13378 runs at an average of 51.85 and has the highest score of 257 runs. He has smashed 41 hundred and 68 half-centuries during his 168 matches.
#1 Sachin Tendulkar
The God of Cricket, Sachin Tendulkar, who has scored 15921 runs in test cricket holds the record for most runs in Test. The Legendary cricketer from India, Sachin has represented India for a period of 24 years in Test cricket and played 200 test matches. In his dream career, he has smashed these runs at an average of 53.78. He also hit fifty-one centuries and sixty-eight 50s. Apart from his batting, he also picked 46 wickets.