Test Matches are considered one of the most challenging forms of the game of cricket. This game goes on for five days, and the players need incredible stamina to undergo 90-odd overs every day. If the opposition batsmen have dug in, fast bowlers will often bowl long spells, whereas batting requires endurance and constant concentration. This is all apart from wicket-keeping, which is considered to be a whole different ball game that involves repeated crouching. In this article, we will take a look at Indian Cricketers With Most Test Matches.
Over these years, Indian cricketers have gotten way fitter and better, and also the Test team has begun to perform much better away from home. All of the amazing performances in the Test matches could not have been possible without the combined efforts of various players.
Indian Cricketers With Most Test Matches
The batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar is the first cricketer who tops the list of most matches. The total number of Test matches he has appeared in is 200 between 1989 and 2013. He scored 15921 runs, which is the highest number of runs that any cricketer has achieved in Tests.
The head coach of the Indian Team at present has appeared in 163 Tests between 1196 and 2012. He has scored 13265 runs at 52.63 with 36 centuries. Dravid also holds the record of facing the most delivers in his Test career(31258).
The head of the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru has played 134 Tests for India between 1996 and 2012, scoring 8781 runs at 45.97 with 17 centuries. His famous Knock came when he was playing against Australia in 2001 in Kolkata, where he was also a part of the colossal 376-run match-winning stand.
He was the former Indian Captain, and he played 132 Tests for the country between 1990 and 2008. He continues to be the nation’s most successful Test bowler with 619 wickets, which is also considered the fourth highest in world cricket. His best performance in the Test came when he played against Pakistan in Delhi in 1999; he finished with 10 for 74. He became the only bowler in the format’s history with all ten wickets in an innings. Anil Kumble has bowled 40850 deliveries in his career, with which he stands second in the unique list.
Another Indian Cricket captain, who played 131 Tests between 1978 and 1994, picked 434 wickets, the most by an Indian pace bowler, sixth in the world, and ninth overall. He has also scored 5248 runs for India, making him the only cricketer in the world to score 5000 or more runs and pick 400- plus wickets.
He is a batting legend, and he played 125 matches for India in his 16-year amazing cricket career. Gavaskar scored around 10122 runs at 51.12 with 34 centuries. He is known to be the first batman in the world of cricket to reach the milestone of 10000 runs in the format.
He was also the former Captain of the Indian Team and is presently the president of the BCCI. He has played 113 matches for India; Scoring 7212 runs at 42.17 with 16 centuries. Sourav Ganguly is also a part-time medium pacer who picked 32 wickets.