Top 50 Highest Run Scorers in Test Cricket – Sachin Tendulkar Tops the List with 15000+ Runs

Test cricket is all about determination and right platform to showcase your talent. Test cricket have seen some amazing legends including the great Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar, Ricky Ponting, Rahul Dravid, Brian Lara and many more.

Each and every player holds different record in test cricket. For example Sachin Tendulkar was first player to cross 15000 test runs and still not a single player is even near to break the record. The West Indian legend Brian Lara is world record holder to score highest runs in a single innings against England. Virender Sehwag has the highest strike rate amongst other batsman and changed the course of the game when he arrived in test cricket. Test cricket is about consistency. In earlier times there was very low number of test teams and they didn’t play test cricket frequently and in today’s generation teams even playing back to back test series. Some players are even scoring more than 1000 runs in a calendar year.

As I said in test match cricket a player can play 90 overs per day and he can show his best batting and bowling ability in day’s play. Many players have batted throughout the day and scored plenty of runs. In test match cricket one more benefit for batsman is that they can bat twice in the match so even if they fail in either inning they can catch their score. In recent time there are few players who can be at top after few years if they plays consistently. In this list some great names are there including Virat Kohli, Hasim Amla, Steve Smith, Kane Williamson & Steve Smith.

I have compiled top 20 highest run scorers of test cricket. Only 2 players are currently playing amongst top players like Alastair Cook and Younis Khan.

Top 20 Highest Run Scorers in Test Cricket

PlayerTest MatchInningRunsHigh ScoreAvg10050
SR Tendulkar (INDIA)20032915921248*53.785168
RT Ponting (AUS)1682871337825751.854162
JH Kallis (ICC/SA)1662801328922455.374558
R Dravid (ICC/INDIA)1642861328827052.313663
KC Sangakkara (SL)1342331240031957.43852
BC Lara (ICC/WI)13123211953400*52.883448
S Chanderpaul (WI)16428011867203*51.373066
DPMD Jayawardene (SL)1492521181437449.843450
AR Border (AUS)1562651117420550.562763
AN Cook (ENG)1402531105729446.453053
SR Waugh (AUS)1682601092720051.063250
SM Gavaskar (INDIA)12521410122236*51.123445
Younis Khan (PAK)115207997731353.063432
GC Smith (ICC/SA)117205926527748.252738
GA Gooch (ENG)118215890033342.582046
Javed Miandad (PAK)1241898832280*52.572343
Inzamam-ul-Haq (ICC/PAK)120200883032949.62546
VVS Laxman (INDIA)134225878128145.971756
MJ Clarke (AUS)1151988643329*49.12827
ML Hayden (AUS)103184862538050.733029
V Sehwag (ICC/INDIA)104180858631949.342332
IVA Richards (WI)121182854029150.232445
AJ Stewart (ENG)133235846319039.541545
DI Gower (ENG)117204823121544.251839
KP Pietersen (ENG)104181818122747.282335
G Boycott (ENG)1081938114246*47.722242
AB de Villiers (SA)1061768074278*50.462139
GS Sobers (WI)931608032365*57.782630
ME Waugh (AUS)1282098029153*41.812047
HM Amla (SA)101*1707800311*49.682631
MA Atherton (ENG)1152127728185*37.691646
IR Bell (ENG)118205772723542.692246
JL Langer (AUS)105182769625045.272330
MC Cowdrey (ENG)114188762418244.062238
CG Greenidge (WI)108185755822644.721934
Mohammad Yousuf (PAK)90156753022352.292433
MA Taylor (AUS)1041867525334*43.491940
CH Lloyd (WI)1101757515242*46.671939
DL Haynes (WI)116202748718442.291839
DC Boon (AUS)107190742220043.652132
G Kirsten (SA)101176728927545.272134
WR Hammond (ENG)851407249336*58.452224
CH Gayle (WI)103182721433342.181537
SC Ganguly (INDIA)113188721223942.171635
SP Fleming (NZ)1111897172274*40.06946
GS Chappell (AUS)871517110247*53.862431
AJ Strauss (ENG)100178703717740.912127
DG Bradman (AUS)5280699633499.942913
ST Jayasuriya (SL)110188697334040.071431
L Hutton (ENG)79138697136456.671933

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