Most runs in a calendar year in test cricket

In this blog let us know about batsman with most runs in a calendar year in test cricket

PlayerYearMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR1005004s6s
Mohammad Yousuf (PAK)200611191178820299.33285462.6493122212
IVA Richards (WI)1976111901710291901584+72.85*750179+7
JE Root (ENG)202115291170822861300456.856411793
GC Smith (SA)200815252165623272251665.816612154
MJ Clarke (AUS)2012111831595329*106.33241865.965301896
SR Tendulkar (INDIA)201014233156221478.1279455.975018110
SM Gavaskar (INDIA)197918271155522159.82433+47.43*580177+3+
RT Ponting (AUS)200515285154420767.13251861.3166117811
RT Ponting (AUS)2003111831503257100.2249460.266411807
KC Sangakkara (SL)201412221149331971.09270755.1549116111

Mohammad Yousaf, the Pakistan international cricket player, holds the record of most runs scorer in a calendar year in test cricket by scoring 1788 runs in 11 matches and 19 innings, including nine centuries and three half-centuries with 222 fours and 12 sixers at an average rate of 99.33.

IVA Richards from West Indies and JE Root from England are the 2nd and 3rd hold recorders of most runs in a calendar year in test cricket, respectively

1. Mohammad Yousuf  – Most runs in a calendar year in test cricket

Mohammad Yousuf  - Most runs in a calendar year in test cricket

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Yousaf holds the record for test cricket’s highest run scorer in a single calendar year. 

Legend Mohammad Yousaf is a right-hand batsman of the Pakistan national team.

Yousuf was the third Pakistani batsman to score more than 6,000 runs in international test cricket, after Javed Miandad and Inzamam-ul-Haq.

He has scored 24 centuries in test cricket, i.e., the third most player to score for the Pakistan team behind Inzamam-ul-Haq and Younus Khan.

2. IVA Richards (WI) – Second Most runs in a calendar year in test cricket

International West Indies cricket player, second most runs scorer in a calendar year in test cricket IVA Richards

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IVA Richards, West Indies international cricket player, holds the record of second most runs scorer in a calendar year in test cricket by scoring 1710 runs in 11 matches and 19 innings, including seven centuries and five half-centuries with 179+ fours and seven sixes at an average rate of 90.00.

IVA Richards (Sir Isaac Vivian Alexander Richards) is an Antiguan (sovereign island country in the West Indies) who played for the West Indies cricket team 

Richards is considered one of the greatest cricketers of all time. He was such an aggressive batsman when aggressive was not in name in the 1970s and 1980s 

3. JE Root (ENG) – Third Most runs in a calendar year in test cricket

JE Root (ENG) - Third Most runs in a calendar year in test cricket

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JE Root is an England international cricket player who holds the record of third most runs scorer in a calendar year in test cricket by scoring 1708 runs in 15 matches and 29 innings, including six centuries and four half-centuries with 179 fours and three sixers at an average rate of 61.00.

4. GC Smith (SA) – Fourth Most runs in a calendar year in test cricket

GC Smith (SA) - Fourth Most runs in a calendar year in test cricket

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GC Smith is a South African international cricket player who holds the record of fourth most runs scorer in a calendar year in test cricket by scoring 1656 runs in 15 matches and 25 innings, including six centuries and six half-centuries with 215 fours and four sixes at an average rate of 72.00.

GC Smith was South African country’s youngest international cricket captain.

 Smith officially retired from international cricket in March 2014, playing his last Test against Australia.

5. MJ Clarke (AUS) – Fifth Most runs in a calendar year in test cricket

MJ Clarke (AUS) - Fifth Most runs in a calendar year in test cricket

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MJ Clarke is an Australian international cricket player who holds the record of fifth most runs scorer in a calendar year in test cricket by scoring 1595 runs in 11 matches and 18 innings, including five centuries and three half-centuries with 189 fours and six sixes at an average rate of 106.33.

MJ Clarke, the Australian former cricketer, was a right-handed middle-order batsman and an occasional left-arm orthodox spin bowler.

Clarke became the only Test batsman to attain four double centuries in a calendar year.

Clarke officially announced his retirement from all forms of cricket after the final Test of the 2015 Ashes series.

6. SR Tendulkar (India) – Sixth Most runs in a calendar year in test cricket

SR Tendulkar (India) - Sixth Most runs in a calendar year in test cricket

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SR Tendulkar is an Indian international cricket player who holds the record of sixth most runs scorer in a calendar year in test cricket by scoring 1562 runs in 14 matches and 23 innings, including seven centuries and five half-centuries with 181 fours and ten sixers at an average rate of 78.09.

Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar holds many records in his international cricket career.

Sachin Tendulkar holds the record of the most run scorer in test cricket.

Tendulkar is the third international cricketer to complete 11,000 Test runs. 

Sachin Tendulkar Awards

1994Arjuna Award

1997–98 – Khel Ratna Award, India’s highest honor given for achievement in sports

1999 –  Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian award.

2001 – Maharashtra Bhushan Award, Maharashtra state’s highest civilian award.

2008 –  Padma Vibhushan, India’s second-highest civilian award

2014 – Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award

After playing his 200th Test match in November 2013, he announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.

7. SM Gavaskar (India) – Seventh Most runs in a calendar year in test cricket

SM Gavaskar (India) - Seventh Most runs in a calendar year in test cricket

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SM Gavaskar is an Indian international cricket player who holds the record of seventh most runs scorer in a calendar year in test cricket by scoring 1555 runs in 18 matches and 27 innings which includes five centuries and eight half centuries with 177+ fours and 3+ sixers at an average rate of 59.80

Sunil Manohar Gavaskar is an Indian cricket commentator and former cricketer of India. He is considered one of the greatest opening batters in India.

Sunil Gavaskar was the first Test cricket player to score more than 10,000 runs.

He is the only player who has shared Test century partnerships with 18 different players.

Gavaskar Awards: 

  1. Arjuna Award
  2. Padma Bhushan 
  3. ICC Cricket Hall of fame – 2009
  4. Col CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award for Cricket in India – 2012

Gavaskar officially announced his retirement from Test cricket in 1987

 8 & 9. RT Ponting (AUS) – 8th & 9th Most runs in a calendar year in test cricket

8 & 9. RT Ponting (AUS) - 8th & 9th Most runs in a calendar year in test cricket

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 RT Ponting is an Australian international cricket player holds the record of eighth and ninth most runs scorer in a calendar year in test cricket by scoring 1544 and 1503 runs in 15 &11 matches and 28 & 18 innings which include six centuries in each record.

RT Ponting (Ricky Thomas Ponting) was captain of the Australian national team during its “golden era” between 2004 and 2011 in Test cricket. He is an Australian cricket coach, commentator, and former cricketer.

Ponting is Australia’s leading run-scorer in Test cricket and has been named “Cricketer of the Decade 2000.”

Ponting’s 242 score against India was his highest individual Test innings score in a losing cause. 

Ponting officially announced his retirement from Test cricket in November 2012

10. KC Sangakkara (SL) – Tenth Most runs in a calendar year in test cricket

KC Sangakkara (SL) - Tenth Most runs in a calendar year in test cricket

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KC Sangakkara Srilankan, the international cricket player, holds the record of tenth most runs scorer in a calendar year in test cricket by scoring 1493 runs in 12 matches and 22 innings which includes four centuries and nine half centuries with 161 fours and 11 sixers at an average rate of 71.09.

Sangakkara holds many records in both Test cricket and ODI. He is widely considered as 

One of the finest batters in the sport’s history

He was ranked among the top three batters in the world in each of the three formats of the cricket game at various stages in his international cricket career.

Sangakkara won the ICC Cricketer of the Year in 2012

Sangakkara officially announced his retirement from Test cricket on June 27, 2015.

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