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 own 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. Their longevity often acts as an example for their fellow teammates or countrymen as well to maintain the fitness levels required to stay longer.
We take a look at Team Wise Most Capped Players In Test Cricket:
Zimbabwe – Grant Flower:
Zimbabwe began its Test cricket journey back in 1992 by playing its first Test against Harare. Nevertheless, Zimbabwe has so far featured in only 124 Tests since its inaugural five-day match 29 years ago. Of those, the African nation has won only 13 and seven of them came against Bangladesh, while Zimbabwe has also beat Pakistan and India thrice and twice each.
Meanwhile, their most-capped Test player is Grant Flower. Grant Flower has featured in 67 Tests, scoring 3457 runs at 29.54, alongside six centuries. Flower’s highest score of 201* came against Pakistan in Harare in 1995, while his final Test was in 2004 against Bangladesh in Bulawayo. Currently, he is serving as Sri Lanka’s batting coach and previously did for Pakistan.