Test matches are a real test of skill, endurance, and consistency for any player. Test cricket is never an easy format. But some players have denied this thing and shown their consistency even in the hardest format of the game. In this article, we will see the top 5 players with most consecutive test matches.
#5 Brendon McCullum
Former New Zealand captain and current head coach of the England test team, Brendon McCullum played 101 consecutive test matches in his test career which is fifth highest by any player.
#4 Sunil Gavaskar
Former Indian legendary batsman, also known as the little master, Sunil Gavaskar was a master of this format. Gavaskar played 106 consecutive test matches for India in his career. Gavaskar’s stint of 106 matches is fourth highest by any player.
#3 Mark Waugh
At No.3 on our list, we have the former world cup winning captain of Australia, Mark Waugh who played 107 consecutive test matches in his career for Australia. Waugh was one of the most successful captains in the history of test cricket.
#2 Allan Border
Another Australian veteran, Allan Border who was also Australia’s captain played 153 consecutive test matches for Australia in his test career. It seems impossible today but likings of test cricket back then were simply remarkable.
#1 Alastair Cook
Former English captain and one of the finest batsmen of test format, Alastair Cook is at No.1 on our list. Cook was one of the finest batters of his time, talking about his test career Alastair Cook is the second-highest run-getter in test format for England. Cook played remarkable 159 consecutive test matches for his country which shows his consistency and dedication toward the longest format of the game.