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Number 11 batsman or a lower-order batsman is a bowler. The team has low expectations from him to score runs as he is not the pure batsman. Also, he rarely gets the chance to bat, so his contribution to the team’s score is very less. However, sometimes, they turn out to be the saviour of the team.
There have been instances when the No. 11 batsman helped the team to reach respectful total or score required runs to led the team to win. On that note, here, in this article, we have discussed the five highest Test score by a number 11 batsman.
5. Richard Collinge:
Former New Zealand cricketer Richard Collinge was a premier pacer in the 70s, but he was also an underrated tailender.
At Auckland in 1972-73, Collinge scored 68 not out for New Zealand against Pakistan; this was the highest score ever made by a number 11 batsman in a Test match at the time. That innings also formed part of the record last-wicket stand in Tests: 151 put on with Brian Hastings in 155 minutes.
The left-arm pacer Collinge represented Kiwis in 35 Tests and 15 ODIs during his 13-year cricket career. He was a nightmare for any batsman because he could continuously swing the ball with accuracy. He retired from the game in 1978.