Test cricket is a lot different from ODI and T20I cricket. Unlike the ODIs and T20Is, Test cricket does not consist of limited overs. In spite of fixed numbers of overs, the match consists of 5 days with 90 overs of play on each day. In a Test match, a team can play an unlimited number of overs and can bat till they lose all of their wickets. Due to this, batsmen do not have to worry about strike rate and they can bat at their own pace.
With the availability of unlimited overs for the batting team, batsmen often face a lot of balls in Tests. In the last 5 years, many batsmen have faced a lot of deliveries while batting in the longest format of cricket. In this listicle, we take a glance at such records. Below are 5 batsmen who have faced the most balls in Tests in the last 5 years.
5 Batsmen Who Have Faced Most Balls In Tests in The Last 5 Years
5. Steve Smith (6988)
Steve Smith is on the 5th spot on this list. The former Australian skipper has played 6988 balls in the last 5 years in 64 innings. The right-handed batsman has played 77 matches in his career so far. In 139 innings, Smith has scored 7540 runs at an average of 61.80. The 32-year-old has also smashed 27 centuries and 31 half-centuries in the longest format of the game. Overall, he has faced 3,680 runs in his career.