All Time Top Run Scorers in Test Cricket

by Sameer Arshad | Posted on Friday, May 24th, 2013 | 0

Test cricket is the ultimate form of the gentlmen’s game and over the years Test cricket have seen some of the best players in the history from Sir Donald Bradman to Viv Richards and Sachin Terndulkar to Brian Lara but who have scored the most number of runs in Test cricket ? well you about to know.

Players like Donaldo Bradman who played 69 test matches only he has scored on a average of 99.9 on innings basis but he is not in the top 10 just because of the fact that he has played way too less games. But take a look at below of the detailed look at the players in the top 10 run gatters of all times.

Sachin Tendulkar 15837 Runs – 198 Matches – 51 Hundreds
Tendulkar Total test runs

Ricky Ponting Runs 13378 – Matches 168 – Hundreds 41
Ricky Ponting Total test runs

Rahul Dravid Runs 13288 – Matches 164 – Hundredes 36
Rahul Dravid Total Runs in Test Cricket

Jaques Kallis Runs 13128 – Matches 162 – Hundreds 44
Jacques Kallis total test runs

Brian Lara Runs 11953 – Matches 131 – Hundreds 34
Brian Lara Total Test Runs

Alan Border Runs 11174 – Matches – 156 – Hundreds 27
Alan Border total test runs

Steve Waugh Runs 10927 – Matches 168 – Hundreds 32
Steve Waugh total test runs

S Chanderpaul Runs – 10830 – Matches 148 – Hundreds 28
chanderpaul total test runs

Mahela Jayewerdene Runs 10806 – Matches 138 – Hundreds 31

These are some of the greats of cricket, some of them are still playing but in the twilight of their careers and We wont see anybody taking over Sachin Tendulkar anytime soon. But is he the greatest batsman ever ? well there are are different arguments about that, players likes of Brian Lara and Ricky Ponting have performed when their team needed them the most and Rahul Dravid is known as Mr Dependable, Kalist have scored runs more consistantly that anyone else in all forms of the game and he is still going strong. Some players who are not listed above like Viv Richards, Inzamam Ul Haq have been on top of their game for so long. so its everybody’s own choice about the greatest batsman ever we left you with statitics and you shout your openion in the box below, would love to hear from Cricket fans openion about the great batsman ever.

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