Ranking top 10 'all-time greats' in Test cricket history
The list features various Test greats of different nations.
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Test cricket is the toughest format as well as the format which matters the most. There’s a reason why most of the cricketers consider succeeding in Test cricket as their ultimate goal. This shows how difficult it is to do good in the longest format of the game.
As Test cricket is the oldest format, we have seen a lot of world-class players doing good in Tests. However, no matter how good you are, becoming an “all-time great” in the longest version of the game is one of the hardest things to do. Thus, only the best of the best cricketers turn out to be all-time great Test cricketers.
Over the years, we have seen various cricketers make it large in the most difficult format and creating new benchmarks. However, if one was to make a list of the top ten greatest Test cricketers of all time, which players would make that list? Let’s take a look at-
Greatest Test cricketers of all-time
10) Ricky Ponting
Arguably the greatest cricketer of all time, Ricky Ponting was an absolute beast. He was one of the few players to achieve everything there ever existed. If not for his poor performances towards the end of his career, he would have been way higher on this list.
Ponting has scored 13378 runs in Tests. He has an average and strike rate of 51.85 and 58.72 respectively. Ponting has his name in almost all the batting records in the longest format of the game.
However, it is his captaincy which elevates his status. Ponting has the second-highest win percentage as Test skipper and the second most number of wins by a Test captain. Thus, this makes Ponting an all-time great in Tests