Most Runs In 2021 In All Formats : Top 5

This article is about the players who made most runs in 2021 in all combined formats of cricket.

When every part of the world was going through the pandemic, there was cricket which kept and entertained fans in their houses. The calendar year of 2021 was a great year for those who are fond of watching their favorites on their screen. We have witnessed many new and popular players who scored runs consistently … Read more

Virat kohli Double Century In Test Cricket

this article is about Virat Kohli double centuries in test cricket.

India has always been on top in terms of producing some of the best test batsmans of this generation. From Sunil Gavaskar, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar to Virat Kohli everyone has contributed to the Indian test team during their respective careers, but Virat Kohli is living in his own world as there is no one … Read more

India Highest Score In Test

You will get know about India's highest score in test cricket in detail.

The evergreen format of cricket which has been going on from decades with the same level of hype and entertainment around the world. Yes I am talking about test cricket, that too in a country like India which is quite difficult not only for foreign players but also for Indian batters to survive for a … Read more

Most Runs In One Over In Test

here are the top top 5 players who made most runs in one in test cricket.

In test cricket a batsman always plays with patience and perseverance to play big inning and even if he wants to go for big shots, it is quite difficult to execute unlike white ball cricket. Regardless of this, there are many batters who sometime forgets that they are playing test cricket and destroys opponent bowler … Read more

Most Test Runs In 2021

it is about top 5 players who made most test runs in 2021 cricket year.

If you are looking for the players who scored most test runs in 2021 calendar year, then you are absolutely at the right place. During the pandemic along with IPL, test cricket kept fans inside their homes and provide some exciting matches where we witnessed some high quality knocks of some popular international players. I … Read more

Most Catches In Test Cricket

here is detailed look on the players who has taken the most catches in test cricket

Whenever we looks at the scorecard of test matches we often times just looks which batsman scored the runs and who has taken the wickets but we overlooks the fielders who takes stunners and exceptional catches. I believe every player has three opportunity to contribute his team. Batting, Bowling and fielding if any player fails in first 2 departments he can surely give his best in outfield by grabbing some crucial catches or saving some runs. Specifically if we talk about most catches in test cricket there are many active and former players who comes in this list.

You might a question in your mind which is, how can a player get most of the catches when there are 9 more fielders present in the field? why does ball goes to some specific players only? The answer is pretty simple actually, according to the bowling captain will place his best fielders in some specific places where the probability of the catch will be more.

Sometimes it also depends on the strategy of the bowler, if bowler want to bowl bouncer to a batter then he will place his best fielder of the team in deep square leg because chances of getting catch is more on that position than any other else. Therefore let’s go through top 5 non wicketkeeper players who has grabbed most catches in test cricket.

 

Top 5 players who has taken most catches in test cricket


1. Rahul Dravid 

  • The man who can bat at any position, can score at any batting order, can save the match and he can also take stunners, Rahul Dravid just knew one thing which is to make impact and contribute to the team. When we talk about his fielding he has taken 210 test catches in 164 matches and became the only player to take most catches in test cricket.
  • Moreover, Dravid was not one of those fielders who always fields only at one field position in his whole career. Dravid has taken catches in Slip, Short leg, Square leg, Point and mid off as well. He once said, that his favourite catch was when Sachin Tendulkar was bowling and it took one of aussie batsman’s outside edge where Dravid took a one hand stunner.
  • Another Spectacular catch which I forgot to mention which is, His 200th test catch when Harbhajan Singh was bowling and it got inside edge of batsman which was going behind the wicketkeeper, but flying Dravid took the blinder and made his 200th catch to be remember for years.

 

 How Rahul Dravid Achieved Title Of Highest Catches In Test Cricket


  1. Technique : According to cricket technique, if you are fielding at slips it is important to make yourself ready for the possible quick reflexes and movements. To do that, Just make sure you are bending your knee and make your body balance forward.
  2. Reflexes: It is important to have quick reflexes, because unlike other field placement slip does not have that much time to take catch easily so make sure to develop decenet reflexes it requires most for spinners when batsman tries to play cut shot or cover drive.
  3. Concentration : It is the most important element Rahul Dravid’s feilding, he mastered the art of focusing on batsman’s edge which gives him little bit extra time than others fielders. My coach used to say that, while fielding in slips imagine every ball coming at you from batsman’s outside edge and it helped me really well back when I used to play under 19.

These are the 3 most required traits to become exceptional fielder of slip and Dravid had all of these in his game.

 

2. Mahela Jayawardene 

  • Coming from Sri lanka, Mahela Jayawardene is popular among all the cricketing nations for his great records in world cricket. Along with batting, he was also phenomenal slip fielder where he tas taken 205 catches in 149 test games and becomes the 2nd player to take most catches in test cricket.
  • I think the amount of catches M. Muralitharan gave to Jayawardene is countless in slips.
  • In a interview on Sky Sports, he said that fielding in subcontinent is harder than Australia, England or New Zealand. Because in Subcontinent mostly pitches are spin friendly and little low that’s why slip fielders had to stretch full legs and bend themselves little bit more than any other location.
  • Most of the catches in subcontinent comes below knee level, that’s why players like Dravid and Jayawardene used to kept their body as low as to the ground to pick those half chances as well. In addition, I think the amount of catches M. Muralitharan gave to Jayawardene is countless in slips.

 

3. Jacques Kallis

  • South African great, Jacques Kallis gets 3rd place in terms of having most catches in test cricket. Along with great captain, bowler, and great character he is also extraordinary fielder. There was a rumour when he was at his peak form which says that  Jacques Kallis is better fielder than Jonty Rhodes.
  • If we look at the number of catches Jacques Kallis has taken in test cricket it is 200 catches in 116 games which includes highest 4 catches in a match.

 

4. Ricky Ponting

  • This man is everywhere when we discuss about any records be it in terms of captaincy, batting, and fielding as well. Unlike most of the fielders who stands in 1st and 2nd slip where ball mostly comes in your hand, Ponting used to field in gully or 3rd slip on most of the occasions in test cricket which is probably the toughest place to grab catches.
  • Ponting in his 168 test matches took 196 catches in his 17 years of test career and became the 4th player in terms of taking most catches in test cricket. I can literally make long compilation of Ponting’s one handed screamers which just shows how good he was in his job.

5. Joe Root

  • The member of Fab 4 club, Joe Root is widely known for scoring runs consistently in all around the world but not to forget about his involvement and contribution to the team with his safe hands beside the keeper. Joe Root has grabbed 181 catches in 133 matches till now in 2023.
  • I always looks at his knee and feet direction whenever he fields in slips which will be pointed outwards, that’s the reason he can quickly reflex in any direction to grab the ball. Therefore, having said that Root stands at 5th place in our list of most catches in test cricket.

 

Who has taken the most catches in test cricket?

Iconic Indian Batsman, Rahul Dravid owns the record of most catches in test which is 210 catches in 164 test matches.

Which current active cricketer has taken the most test catches?

Joe Root is the current active cricket player who has taken the most test catches which is 180 grabs in 133 test games.

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Most Sixes In Test Cricket

this blog is about top 5 players who has hit most sixes in test cricket

Test cricket is probably known for its class and stylish grounded shots like cover drives, back foot punches etc. But there are some players who operates in their own different league and smashes sixes in test cricket like T20 format. We have to admit that hitting Most Sixes In Test Cricket is quite difficult unlike white ball cricket, because of the conditions and bowling attack in test most of the players finds it tough to deliver the ball into the stands.

Regardless of this, Test cricket produced some modern day ruthless players who hits sixes for fun. Therefore let’s have look on some cricketers who managed to register their names in the list of most sixes in test cricket.

 

Top 5 Players With Most Sixes In Test Cricket 


1. Ben Stokes

  • Possibly the current best all rounder of test cricket and England’s red ball captain, Ben Stokes owns the record of hitting the most sixes in test cricket with 123 sixes in 95 matches as of now in 2023. His mindset in this 5 day long format makes him different from rest of the players when it comes to delivering the ball in stands.
  • If you are watching the ongoing Ashes test series of 2023, you will get better understanding what I meant by mindset. His 150 runs against England in 2nd test where he smacked 9 sixes in a inning against bowlers like Cummins, Starc, and Hazlewood.
  • Probably that was the one of the best fightback inning of Test cricket which I witnessed that day. When the whole team collapsed this man single handedly took his team near the victory while chasing the score of 300 plus. I think he has made to perform on big stages be it world cup matches or Ashes he stood up when it required the most.
  • In the past few years, the way Ben Stokes has changed his approach in test with his new aggressive playstyle is just phenomenal. The Bazball is truly entertaining for all the fans around the world and it made cricket more interesting, there were many talks that it will fail against big teams like Australia, But Stokes proved it completely wrong.

 

2. Brendon McCullum

  • The man behind the term ”Bazball” and current England test team’s coach, Brendon McCullum who has literally changed the dynamics of test cricket for England cricket the moment he took the post of head coach. Baz has played 101 matches in which he hit 107 sixes which makes him the 2nd player in the list of most sixes in test cricket.
  • If we closely look at the mentality of England players while batting at the crease, it is very similar to Brendon McCullum which is to just going out there and play according to the ball while having the aggressive mindset of hitting boundaries and sixes to put the bowler and opposition team in the pressure.
  • The reason he has achieved these many sixes in his career is because, that’s how he thinks towards this sport and that’s how he likes to play whether it is Test, ODI, or T20I his core fundamentals will remain the same. He actually believes that a cricketer should play the ball according to its line and length not by the name or how big the bowler who is bowling.

 

3. Adam Gilchrist 

  • Aussies left handed batsman Adam Gilchrist, who batted on number 7 position most of the times in his test career but still managed to feature in the 3rd place in terms of hitting most sixes in test cricket. Adam Gilchrist with his effortless six hitting abilities has played 96 test matches and trashed 100 sixes in his 9 years of test career.
  • I still remember the match against England in 2006 perth, Where in the first inning he got out on zero and in the second inning he came and made the 2nd fastest test century in test cricket, he was the only one who could have done these types of crazy things in cricket.
  • Moreover, In that match I was thrilled by watching his standing effortless sixes, I mean everyone hits sixes but Gilchrist was something. One more thing which I liked about Adam is his fairplay, there were many times he was given not out but still he used to walk towards the dressing room knowing he is out, which is rare to find in most of the aussie players.

 

4. Chris Gayle

  • Unarguably the man with zero haters the universe boss, Chris Gayle has received loved from every cricket playing nation not only for his entertaining innings but also for his kind behaviour both on and off the field. Most people may know him for his brutal sixes in T20 cricket but he has pretty good records in test cricket as well.
  • Universe boss Gayle has played 103 test games in which he sends ball 98 times in to the stands which makes him at the 4th spot in the list of most sixes in test cricket. I have heard from many peoples who says “Gayle is not suitable for test cricket” which is I think stupidity to say this if you ever looked at his records in test.
  • Actually he was really underrated in test format, How can someone calls him overrated for test when he played 100 test matches for West Indies. A player will never ever able to play even 20 or 30 test games if he doesn’t performs whereas Gayle has more than 7,000 runs and 15 test centuries in his career.

 

5. Virender Sehwag 

  • One of the most fearless batsman of Indian cricket history who never cared about personal milestone and put his team always forth, Virender Sehwag claims 5th place when it comes to smashing most sixes in test cricket. Sehwag in his 104 test matches hit 91 sixes in his 12 years of test journey.
  • Moreover, we have seen many players getting nervous whenever they are nearing milestone but in Sehwag’s case, forget about being nervous he likes to hit sixes when he was batting on 290’s which literally shows why people calls him a teamplayer.
  • Virender Sehwag was never a fan of correct foot movement, he just knew one thing which is to hit the ball for six in return whatever it takes. Truly he was the iconic opener of India who entertained the whole world with his clean six hitting abilities.

 

Q) Who hit the most sixes in test ?

England captain, Ben Stokes owns the title of most sixes in test cricket (123 sixes).

Q) Which Indian cricketer smashed most sixes in test cricket?

Virender Sehwag is the only Indian cricketer, who hit the most sixes in test (91 sixes).

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Most Test Runs In 2020

It is about which player has made most test runs in 2020 year in cricket

We see many records new records being create and break every year in test cricket format whether it can be in terms of batting or bowling. When it comes to scoring most test runs in calendar year, it requires the form of batsman along with his batting skills. If we look at the players with … Read more

Highest Test Wins As Captain

this blog is about the cricket players who has the highest test wins as captain

The oldest format, Test cricket which will surely going to rule the world in coming years as well, has witnessed many successful test captains in the game from the beginning of this long format. Some players has showed really good quality leadership while they were captain whereas some did not. Having the highest test wins … Read more