October 17, 2021

Top 5 Best Batsman in Test Cricket

We are Classifying the top 5 best batsman in test cricket by the most number of international runs by each batsman.Test match is the oldest form of Cricket & first test match was played between England and Australia in 1877 at Melbourne Cricket Ground.It is % day cricket format.Test Cricket is toughest form of cricket & it is the real test of the players skill level, fitness & patience level.

Nowadays T20 Cricket took over all forms of cricket & to make Test Cricket alive ICC started ICC Test Championship & New Zealand has won the first tittle beating India in finals.Now Here are the top 5 best batsman in Test Cricket with highest number of runs:

Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is holding the 1st spot in top 5 best batsman in test cricket.He made his test debut on 15 Nov 1989 against Pakistan & he was just 16 at that time.At the age of 16 it’s not easy to face Pakistan’s world class bowlers at that time but Tendulkar was a class apart.He played great role in changing the Indian Cricket to a great extend.He was role model of every one who loves cricket & many kids start playing cricket because of him.He has 51 centuries in test match cricket & his most unique record he got out 27 times in 90’s(90-99) in international cricket.His numbers explains every bit of his talent:

Total Matches

Total Runs

Batting Avg.

100/50

Highest Score

200

15,921

53.78

51/68

248*

DON BRADMAN:

He had played 59 test matches scoring 6,996 runs with the average of 99.94 & his overall average which include every match he played is 90.27 in 669 Matches with 219 Centuries and over 50000 runs.e made his first class debut at Adelaide oval at the age of 19. He also made 100 on debut with the inning of 118.His abilities like Fast Footwork,Calm confidence and Rapid Scoring.In the final match of the season he scored century at SCG against Sheffield Shield Champions Victoria.

Total Matches

Total Runs

Batting Average

100/50

52

6996

99.9

29/13

Ricky Ponting

Ricky Ponting top 5 batsman in test cricket

Ricky Thomas Ponting is the second highest run scorer in test matches after Tendulkar.He made his international debut on 8 September 1995 & became captain after 9 years.At that time Tendulkar and Ponting both completely dominate the batting department & they give very tough competition to each other.He has 2nd most number of centuries in world cricket & 3rd most in test Cricket.Under his Captaincy Australia dominated the world cricket & he is second in the list of top 5 best batsman in test cricket.Here are his Test batting Stats:

Total Matches

Total Runs

Batting Avg.

100/50

Highest Score

168

13,378

51.85

41/62

257

Jacques Kallis

Jacques Kallis is a former South African right hand batsman.He made his test debut on 14 December 1995 against England.He is one of the best all rounder in cricket history & he is no. 3 in the list of top 5 best batsman in test cricket.in 2003/04 he made 5 consecutive centuries in five matches.He is 2nd in scoring centuries in test Cricket after Sachin Tendulkar.He has many records as a batsman, bowler& an all rounder.he is complete package in other words. he has 292 test wickets.he played for RCB and KKR in IPL & Here are his Test batting Stats:

Total Matches

Total Runs

Batting Avg.

100/50

Highest Score

166

13,289

55.37

45/58

224

Rahul Dravid

Rahul Dravid is a former Indian Right hand batsman and India’s Test Specialist.He made his International Test debut on 20 June 1996 Vs England.He is also known as The Wall because its very very hard to break Dravid’s defence.he is one of the India’s greatest players in cricket history & also helped India several time in making the history in test cricket.As a Captain of Indian test team he has won the test series against England in England and that was the last series India has won in England.He dominated in every field Batting , Fielding , wicket keeping & Captaincy.He is 4th in the list of top 5 best batsman in test cricket.Here are his Batting Stats:

Total Matches

Total runs

Batting Avg.

100/50

Highest score

164

13,288

52.31

36/63

270

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