Most consecutive Test after the debut:

1: Adam Gilchrist:  Though the record for most consecutive Tests belong to Allan Border, but the record for  most consecutive Tests after the debut belongs to Adam Gilchrist. The man , who changed the definition of a wicket-keeper  got his chance after the selectors decided to give him a chance ahead of Ian Healy. In the 96 Test matches he played, he scored 5570 runs at an average of 47.60, which might not reflect his contribution.  He used to come in the lower middle order and within no time, he used to change the whole complexion of the game. His strike was way upto above 81 and considering that he was a wicket keeper, a team cannot ask for more . He also holds the record for most sixes in Test Cricket , 100, and the 100th was in his last series against Monty Panesar with a typical sweep over the mid wicket boundary.

2: Rahul Dravid:  Though he has played 164 Test matches but only 93 of them were consecutive after his memorable test debut at Lords, where he scored 96 in his first innings and narrowly missed a century. Known for building up innings, he scored 13288 runs in 164 matches he played, at an average of 52.31 , with 36 centuries and 63 half centuries.  His highest score is 270 coming against Pakistan.

3:  AB de Villiers (92*) : The readers might see him jumping at 2nd position or may be at first position in near future. Though he has not been named the new captain , he still is the backbone of the lineup. . He has not missed a single game till now after making his debut for South Africa. He has scored 7168 runs in 92 Test matches  at an average of 51.94.

4: Brendon McCullum(85*): Another lad who in near future may jump high in this table. The current Kiwi captain just scored 7 runs in his first innings of  85th Test match. But he has been real match winner for the Kiwis and has curtailed down his natural instincts of an attacking batsman in Test cricket. He has till now scored 7175 runs(till 1st innings of his 85th test match) at an average of just below 52 . His strike rate is above 50 .

5: Sachin Tendulkar: Talk of records and he will make sure that he is there. A batting legend who has nothing to prove about his batting abilities.  He made his debut  way back in 1989 and went on to play 200 Tests but played 84 consecutive Test after his debut . He  scored 15921 runs in 200 Test matches at an average of 53.78 and it included 51 Test centuries, most by anyone.

6: Mike Hussey: A genuine talent who got his chance vey late and much due to the abundance of talent Australia had. But once he got it, he made it count and went down as an modern Australian great.  After making his debut, he did not miss a single match and played 79 consecutive Test matches. He scored 6235 runs at an average 0f 51.52 ,which included 19 centuries and 29 half centuries.




Adam Gilchrist


Rahul Dravid


AB de Villiers


Brendon McCullum


Sachin Tendulkar


Mike Hussey