Test cricket arguably remains the purest form of the game and has remained so since its advent in 1877. Despite the extravagant nature of the limited-overs cricket, Test cricket has its distinct place in the purists’ hearts and is not likely to vanish anytime soon. Hence, most upcoming cricketers would like to play the longest format and accumulate as many records as possible.
As such, there have been a plethora of players who have come and gone and conquered Test cricket by accomplishing innumerable records. While a considerable number of players get to represent their country in Test cricket, only a few manage to play an enormous amount of Tests.
Such players’ longevity and commitment to red-ball cricket, despite the lucrative nature of white-ball cricket, often act as an example for their fellow teammates to maintain the fitness levels required to stay longer.
We take a look at the List Of Country Wise Active Cricketers With The Most Test Caps:
Zimbabwe – Brendan Taylor – 33:
Former Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor is perhaps the best batsman the country has now. Since his debut in 2004, Zimbabwe has looked up to Brendan Taylor to take their team forward and restore the same competitive spirit. While Taylor has done outstandingly well across formats, the national side continues to struggle.
Amongst active Zimbabwean cricketers, the 35-year old is the most-capped Test cricketer with 33 Tests. In 33 Tests, the right-handed batsman has mustered 2147 runs at 34.63 with six hundreds and a high score of 171. Taylor is also on the brink of 200 ODIs for Zimbabwe, being only one short of it.