Cricketers Who Have Played 100 Tests

Ten Cricketers Who Have Played 100 Tests

Cricket is a long-standing sport, and many cricketers have played 100 Tests in their career. Many cricketers have played 100 Tests in their career. This list includes all those cricketers who have played 100 Tests or more. This shows that they have been very consistent and successful at the highest level of the game. Here are some cricketers who have played 100 Tests or more:

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Colin Cowdrey

Colin Cowdrey was an English cricketer who played for England in 114 Tests from 1954 to 1975, and captained the side between 1964 and 1972. He was educated at Marlborough College and Oxford University. His Test match batting average of 61.46 is a record that is unlikely ever to be broken by another player. He scored over 50 first-class centuries with 8,607 runs overall in Tests, the second highest aggregate by any batsman after Sachin Tendulkar (15,921).

Of these centuries only one was not made against Australia or West Indies – his first at Lord’s against South Africa in 1955. In all he scored 23 hundreds against Australia; 7 against Pakistan; 15 against West Indies; 9 against India and 4 against New Zealand as well as 11 more double centuries including 9 triple ones.

Geoffrey Boycott

Geoffrey Boycott is an English cricketer. He played for Yorkshire and England in a first-class career lasting from 1964 to 1986. He usually batted at number 3, but often opened in Test matches when England fielded two spinners, or in the One Day Internationals (ODIs) of the 1970s and early 1980s.

A right-handed opening batsman, he scored 8180 runs in 108 Tests at an average of 49.57 with 22 centuries and 47 fifties; his total is the highest by any player whose career ended after 1950, though his average was surpassed by Chris Tavaré on 6 July 2007, when Tavaré scored 7590 runs at an average of 58.20

Clive Lloyd

Clive Lloyd was a West Indian cricketer who played for the West Indies between 1966 and 1985. He is one of only four players to have scored more than 10,000 runs in Test cricket (the others being Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting and Jacques Kallis). He played 110 test matches and scored 5463 runs at an average of 37.83.

His first test was against England in 1966 at Edgbaston. He became captain in 1972 when Frank Worrell resigned from this position after losing 0-1 to Pakistan in 1971 – 72 series. Under him they won the World Cup in 1975; they also retained their Caribbean Championship title that year as well as winning home series against Australia (2-1) South Africa (3-0) Pakistan (3-0).

Sunil Gavaskar

Sunil Manohar Gavaskar is a former Indian cricketer and captain. He played for the India national team from 1972 to 1987, captaining the side from 1981 until 1985. With 8,122 runs in Tests at an average of 44.34 including 34 centuries, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest opening batsmen in cricket history. Gavaskar was the second player after Donald Bradman to score 10,000 runs in Test cricket and held the record for highest individual score for 33 years until it was broken by Brian Lara.

In One-Day Internationals, Gavaskar scored 5,122 runs at an average of 39.12 with 7 centuries. In the 1980s he played in more ODIs than anyone else. He was also a prolific writer and has authored several books on cricket.

David Gower

David Gower is a former England cricketer who played 117 tests and scored 8,114 runs at an average of 45.27. His first test was against India in 1978. He scored 200 not out against Pakistan in 1986, making him the only batsman to score a double-century at Lord’s and win the match for his team. He was awarded the MBE for his services to cricket in 1989 and inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame (ICCHOF) in 2009.

Viv Richards

Vivian Richards was a former West Indian cricketer who played for the West Indies between 1974 and 1991. He is regarded as one of the best batsmen in cricket history.

He scored 8,540 runs in 121 tests at an average of 50.48, with 21 centuries and 47 fifties. He also scored 11,828 runs in 184 one-day internationals at an average of 44.40 with 42 centuries and 89 fifties.

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Dilip Vengsarkar

Dilip Vengsarkar is the only Indian batsman to complete 1000 runs in each of his first 4 series. He made his test debut in 1976 against New Zealand, and went on to play 116 tests for India till 1992. In fact, he also holds the record for being the highest scorer by any batsman at number 5 position or lower in Test history with 5586 runs at an average of 44.75.

His brilliant batting performances led to him being called as ‘Little Master’ (a nickname given by Sunil Gavaskar). Vengsarkar played 116 tests between 1976-1992 and scored over 10,000 runs in that format alone.

Allan Border

Allan Border was a cricketer who represented Australia in 156 tests between 1978 and 1994, scoring over 10,000 runs. He is the only cricketer to have scored more than 10,000 runs in test cricket.

He captained Australia from 1985-94 and led them to 14 wins and 8 losses overall during this period. Border played his first test match against India on December 24th 1988 at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).

Kapil Dev

Kapil Dev played 131 tests for India and scored a total of 5248 runs at an average of 34.23 with 40 fifties, making him one of the greatest all-rounders in the history of cricket. He took 299 wickets at an average 29.97 with his off-spin bowling as well, which was also among the best in his generation.

Javed Miandad

Javed Miandad is a former Pakistani cricketer who played from 1976 to 1993. He is regarded as one of the best batsmen in history and is often included among the top five batsmen ever by cricket experts and critics.

Javed Miandad played 124 Test matches for Pakistan, accumulating 8,832 runs at an average of 50.58 with a highest score of 210 not out. He was one of only two players (the other being Rahul Dravid) to complete 10,000 runs in Tests without playing any ODI games in their careers; he also holds this distinction along with Jacques Kallis.

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These are just some of the cricketers who have played 100 tests. There have been many more who have achieved this feat and we hope to see them in future as well.

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