New Zealand is a very strong team in international cricket currently. The Kane Williamson-led side holds the top spot in ICC rankings in Tests and ODIs respectively. In T20Is, New Zealand is placed in the 3rd spot. Even in ICC tournaments in the past, the team has a brilliant record and has given tough competition to many powerful teams. In the last two ODI World Cup tournaments, the team reached the finals and ended as runners-up.
New Zealand showcased their might in Test cricket after qualifying for the final of the ICC World Test Championship against India. Recently, they also defeated England in an away series 1-0. T
here are few batsmen who are the prominent reasons behind New Zealand’s rising success in Test cricket. These batsmen have piled up a lot of runs for their team in the longest format of the game. Here we take a glance at the 4 batsmen with the most Test runs for New Zealand.
4 Batsmen With Most Test Runs For New Zealand
4. Brendon McCullum- 6453 Runs
Brendon McCullum is the 4th highest run-scorer for New Zealand in Tests. He played his first Test match in March 2004 against South Africa and played his last match in February 2016 against Australia.
The former Kiwi skipper played 101 Tests for his country from 2004 to 2016. In 176 innings, the right-handed batsman smashed 6453 runs at an average of 38.64. The wicket-keeper batsman also smacked 12 centuries and 31 centuries during his Test career. His highest knock was a triple hundred of 302 runs.