Over the years, Test cricket has seen the best of batsmen play the game at the highest level. They have given it their all to achieve greatness and be called legends. They have mastered the toughest format of the game and scored runs across various conditions and situations.
Virat Kohli, Steve Smith, Joe Root, Kane Williamson, David Warner are now the modern greats who are continuing their legacy and keeping the standards of Test cricket sky high. The ICC World Test Championship has more meaning to Test cricket and thus runs scored by these batsmen have gained a lot more importance and value. In this article, we take a look at the top 10 batters with the most runs in Test cricket. A common factor among all these 10 names was their longevity and their hunger to score runs at the international level.
Top 10 Batters With The Most Runs In Test Cricket
Sachin Tendulkar – 15921 Runs In 200 Matches
Sachin Tendulkar has almost all the batting records to his credit. He has the most runs in Test cricket, ODI cricket and the most centuries as well. He retired from Test cricket after playing 200 tests the last of which was at his home ground in Mumbai. H2 ended his career with nearly 16000 Test runs and 51 centuries a record that might never be broken.
*Stats updated till 15/03/22.