Skill is not only key which can fetch success in the sport. Fitness is other side of the skill which can give success. Fitness is the wealth of a sportsman. Many sportsmen could not get success as they cannot play as many matches as they can for injuries. The skilled player with form and less injuries gets success in their career. We will discuss in this article about those players who played most Test matches in their career.

10. Shane Warne (Australia): Warne brought leg-spin out from a dusty closet and made it fashionable again. He made his international debut against India in 1992 at Sydney. He played total 145 matches in his international test career. He took 708 wickets with average of 25.41. He retired from test in 2007. A charismatic, spectacular performer who made as headlines on the field and off it. He finished his career as a best spinner in cricket history along with Muttiah Murlitharan. He is at number 10 in the most test played list.

9. Mahela Jayawardane (Sri Lanka): Mahela proved himself as a big responsible name for Sri Lanka. This right handed batsman is at number 9th position in our list. He played total 145 matches in his career. He made his debut against India in 1997 at Colombo (RPS). He collected total 11392 run with 51.51 Strike rate and average of 50.18. He is still a player and is to play some more matches.

8. Mark Boucher (South Africa):  This South African right handed wicket keeper batsman is at number 8 in our list. He played total 147 test matches in his carrier. He fetched highest 125 runs in his career. He collected total 5515 run with 50.15 Strike rate. He hit 5 tons in his career. He made his debut against Pakistan in 1997 at Sheikhupura.

7. Shivanarine Chanderpaul (West Indies): Chanderpaul has taken 7th position in our list. This Caribbean played 155 matches in his international test career. He started his test career against England in 1994 at Georgetown. He scored 11374 runs in his career with 43.45 Strike rate and average of 52.17. He still plays for West Indies and is sure to play some more for his country.

6. Allan Border (Australia):   Allan Border took Australian team to the threshold of world-champion status. He played 156 matches in his international test career. He touched the 11000 benchmark with 11174 run .His average is 50.56 in his total career. The epitome of the fighting Australian, Allan Border took over the reins of the side when they were at their lowest ebb. He is standing at number 6 in our list. He made his debut against England in 1979.

5. Rahul Dravid (India): ‘The Indian Wall’ and occasional Wicket-keeper Rahul Dravid is standing at 5th rank in our list. He made his debut against England in 1996 at Lords. He played total 164 matches in his international test career. He scored 13288 runs in his career with 42.51 strike rate and average of 52.31. he took retirement playing last match against Australia at Adelaide in 2012.

4. Jacques Kallis (South Africa): the cool headed, reliable, responsible player of South Africa Jacques Kallis is at number 4th rank in this list. HE played total 166 matches in his international test career. He scored 13289 runs with 45.97 strike rate and average of 55.37 in his career. He started his career playing against England in 1995 and took retirement in 2013 at Durban playing his last match against India.

3. Steve Waugh (Australia): Steve Waugh, the embodiment of true Australian grit, evolved from a raw 20-year-old talented batsman and medium-pacer into a cricketer who eliminated risk from his game. He played 168 match in his international test career. He fetched total 10927 runs with strike rate of 48.64. he is at 3rd position in our list. He made his debut against India in 1985.

2. Ricky Ponting (Australia): One of the best captain of Australia Ricky Ponting is at 2nd  rank in the list. He played 168 matches in his career. He made his debut against Sri Lanka at Perth in 1995. He collected 13378 run in his career. He retired in 2012 playing last match against South Africa.

1. Sachin Tendulkar (India): ‘The Cricket God’ Sachin is sitting in the throne of this list playing 200 test matches in his career.  He made his debut against Pakistan in 1989 at Karachi. He touched the milestone of 15000 runs in test cricket collecting 15921 runs.  Perhaps the most complete batsman and the most worshipped cricketer in the world, Tendulkar holds just about every batting record worth owning in the game.



 Match Played

Sachin Tendulkar



Ricky Ponting



Steve Waugh



Jacques Kallis

South Africa


Rahul Dravid



Allan Border



Shivnarine Chanderpaul

West indies


Mark Boucher

South Africa


Mahela Jayawardane

Sri Lanka


Shane Warne





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