Very few players play a lot of games in international level that too consecutively which needs some good fitness levels. Here we see Top 5 Fit players who played many games for the team without missing.
5. Alistair Campbell:
The Zimbabwean, Campbell didn’t missed a game for his country during the period of 13th March, 1993 and 1st April 2000 where he played 159 matches which has 121 ODIs and 28 Tests.
4. Mohammad Azharuddin:
The Ex-Indian Captain, Azharuddin didn’t missed a game for his country during the period of 29th November, 1991 and 3rd May 1997 in the span he played 168 matches which has 126 ODIs and 42 Tests.
3. Brendon McCullum:
The New Zealand Captain, Brendon didn’t missed a game for his country during the period of 10th September, 2004 and 23rd May 2010 where he played 208 matches which has 122 ODIs and 46 Tests and 40 T20s, which is sixth best.
2. Andy Flower:
Another Zimbabwean, Andy Flower featured in this list as he didn’t missed a game for his country during the period of 23rd February, 1992 and 15th June 2001 where he played 224 matches which has 172 ODIs, the second best in overall and 52 Tests.
1. Sachin Tendulkar:
The Legendary Player holds another record as he didn’t missed a game for his country during the period of 25th April, 1990, a day after his 17th Birthday and 24th April 1998, his 25th Birthday where he played 239 matches which has 185 ODIs, which is another record and 54 Tests.
Top 10 Players who played consecutive matches for a team:
|SR Tendulkar||India||239||54||185||0||25 Apr 1990||24 Apr 1998|
|A Flower||Zimbabwe||224||52||172||0||23 Feb 1992||15 Jun 2001|
|BB McCullum||New Zealand||208||46||122||40||10 Sep 2004||23 May 2010|
|M Azharuddin||India||168||42||126||0||29 Nov 1991||3 May 1997|
|ADR Campbell||Zimbabwe||159||38||121||0||13 Mar 1993||1 Apr 2000|
|WJ Cronje||South Africa||142||37||105||0||4 Sep 1993||30 Jan 1998|
|Mohammad Hafeez||Pakistan||136||23||81||32||7 Sep 2010||10 Sep 2013|
|RB Richardson||West Indies||134||35||99||0||16 Oct 1988||1 Nov 1993|
|IT Botham||England||129||65||64||0||10 Feb 1978||9 Mar 1984|
|AR Border||Australia||129||46||83||0||26 Jan 1980||5 Oct 1984|