Test match known as the most difficult format in cricket checks the patience of each member in the squad especially of the captain at peak levels, know who has the most runs
Hence in the article below we are going to discuss some of those stars who have given some big winning innings to their teams as captain registering themselves as in among top 10 list of players with most runs in test matches as captain.
Top 10 List Of Players With Most Runs In Test Cricket Matches As Captain
|1||G C Smith||South Africa||2002-2014||109||193||12||8659||277||25||36||47.84|
|2||A R Border||Australia||1978-1994||93||154||24||6623||205||15||36||50.95|
|3||R T Ponting||Australia||1995-2012||77||140||13||6542||209||19||35||51.51|
|5||C H Lloyd||West Indies||1966-1984||74||111||9||5233||242*||14||27||51.30|
|6||S P Fleming||New Zealand||1994-2008||80||135||8||5156||274*||8||31||40.60|
|7||J E Root*||England||2012-||61||112||4||5006||228||12||26||46.35|
|8||A N Cook||England||2006-2018||59||111||7||4844||263||12||24||46.58|
|9||B C Lara||West Indies||1990-2006||47||85||4||4685||400*||14||19||57.84|
1. Graeme Smith
The most successful player in the list is also the most successful captain in test match format and is also the only captain to guide a side to 100 test matches as captain. Smith has 8659 runs as test captain along with 25 centuries.
2. Alan Border
The first player to play 150 test matches border has an impressive average of above 50 in test matches as captain in 154 innings and total of 6623 runs scored.
3. Ricky Ponting
The Australia legend fully named as Ricky Thomas Ponting is considered as one of the best cricketer till date. His highest score came against India at MCG in 2003 as 257 runs, totally as a captain Ponting comes at number three with 6542 runs.
4. Virat Kohli
Known as the best limited over batsmen in history Kohli has set many records in his career and has also been awarded with India’s highest sporting honor Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna and is also considered one of the most valuable athlete by Forbes. As an test captain Kohli has registered 5864 runs along with 20 centuries in his career.
5. Clive Lloyd
The West Indies player to guide the national side to their Golden Era of three consecutive World Cups makes it at number five with his performance of 5233 runs in 74 test matches as captain along with 10 centuries with his name.
6. Stephen Fleming
The current head coach of the Indian domestic IPL side Chennai Super Kings has been one of the most impact full New Zealand cricketer of all time, Fleming was the captain of the New Zealand’s only ICC trophy – 2000 ICC Knockout Trophy till date. With an average of above 40 Stephen makes his way at number 6 with 5156 runs.
7. Joe Root
Root was the leading run scorer for the England side that won the 2019 World Cup and currently has the credit of Most capped England Test Captain. Joe in 62 matches as captain currently has scored over 5000 runs at an average of 46.35.
8. Alastair Cook
Another Britisher on our way is Alastair Nathan Cook who captained England to it’s first victory in India since 1984-85. The left handed opener with an average of 46.85 and 4844 runs comes at number 8.
9. Brian Lara
Popularly known as “ The Prince” Lara has been awarded Wisden Leading Cricketer In The World two times and his 400 not out inning is the highest individual score at a test inning till date. Moreover as a captain Lara goes at number 9 with his total contribution of 4685 test matches runs.
Pakistan’s most successful test captain who is also famous for his long six hitting shots is our number ten on list 4214 runs and 8 centuries as test captain.
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