Test match is the oldest form of the game of cricket. Unlike the ODI and T20Is, Test cricket consists of totally a different format where teams have to play two innings in one game. Batsmen can play unlimited numbers of deliveries and bowlers can bowl an unlimited number of overs. Although having unlimited overs while batting and bowling have its own advantages, it also makes the job tiring and exhausting. Moreover, the Test match is also a 5-day long event.
Test cricket has a long history and there have been numerous records made by players in this format of the game. Since batsmen have an unlimited number of overs to play, many players account for a lot of runs in their Test career. Here we talk about runs scored by batsmen at different batting positions. In this listicle, we take a look at most runs in Test cricket by each batting position.
Most Runs In Test Cricket By Each Batting Position
Opener- Alastair Cook (England)
Former England cricketer Alastair Cook has scored the most runs as an opener in Test cricket. The former England skipper has scored 11,845 runs in 278 innings while batting as an opener. The left-handed batsman has an average of 44.87 at this batting position and has also smashed 31 centuries. In his overall Test career, Cook accounts for 12,472 runs in 291 innings at an average of 45.35. He has smashed a total of 33 centuries, out of which 5 were double centuries. Cook also accounts for 57 half-centuries.