The 10 Players with the Most Runs In Test Cricket History

Players with the Most Runs In Test Cricket History: Test cricket is the oldest format of the game and is seen as the purest form of cricket. It really challenges a batsman’s skills and stamina. The players with the most runs in test cricket history are considered some of the greatest batsmen ever. Sachin Tendulkar tops the list and is widely regarded as the best of them all.

These players come from different countries and played in different eras, but they all share one thing: they are all-time greats of the game. The list is a testament to their amazing skills and endurance in test cricket. It will surely be debated for years to come as new players rise and break records. But one thing is certain: these 10 players are cricket legends, and their names will be remembered for generations to come.

Joe Root

Among the players with the most runs in test cricket history, Joe Root is the only one who is currently active in the game.


1. SR Tendulkar (IND)

Playing Span1989-2013
Matches Played200
Innings Played329
Not Outs33
Runs15921
Highest Score248*
Average53.78
Strike Rate54.04
10068
5014
4s2058+
6s69

2. RT Ponting (AUS)

Playing Span1995-2012
Matches Played168
Innings Played287
Not Outs29
Runs13378
Highest Score257
Average51.85
Strike Rate58.72
10041
5062
4s1509
6s73

3. JH Kallis (ICC/SA)

Playing Span1995-2013
Matches Played166
Innings Played280
Not Outs40
Runs13289
Highest Score224
Average55.37
Strike Rate45.97
10045
5058
4s1488
6s97

4. R Dravid (ICC/IND)

Playing Span1996-2012
Matches Played164
Innings Played286
Not Outs32
Runs13288
Highest Score270
Average52.31
Strike Rate42.51
10036 8
5063
4s1654
6s21

5. AN Cook (ENG)

Playing Span2006-2018
Matches Played161
Innings Played291
Not Outs16
Runs12472
Highest Score294
Average45.35
Strike Rate46.95
10033
5057
4s1442
6s11

6. KC Sangakkara (SL)

Playing Span2000-2015
Matches Played134
Innings Played233
Not Outs17
Runs12400
Highest Score319
Average57.40
Strike Rate54.19
10038
5052
4s1491
6s51

7. BC Lara (ICC/WI)

Playing Span1990-2006
Matches Played131
Innings Played232
Not Outs6
Runs11953
Highest Score400*
Average52.88
Strike Rate60.51
10034
5048
4s1559
6s88

8. S Chanderpaul (WI)

Playing Span1994-2015
Matches Played164
Innings Played280
Not Outs49
Runs11867
Highest Score203*
Average51.37
Strike Rate43.31
10030
5066
4s1285
6s36

9. DPMD Jayawardene (SL)

Playing Span1997-2014
Matches Played149
Innings Played252
Not Outs15
Runs11814
Highest Score374
Average49.84
Strike Rate51.45
10034
5050
4s1387
6s61

10. JE Root (ENG)

Playing Span2012-2023
Matches Played132
Innings Played 242
Not Outs20
Runs11196
Highest Score254
Average50.43
Strike Rate56.47
10030
5058
4s1222
6s41

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