Test match cricket is the longest form of the sport of cricket and regarded by players and serious cricket fans as the ultimate test of playing ability as compared to one-day international cricket. Test matches are played only between national representative teams selected from the best players within a particular nation.
Following are the list of players who have played most matches together in their Test carrier so far.
Most Numbers of Test Played together
146 Number of Tests Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid played together for India, which is the most by a pair. Jacques Kallis and Mark Boucher are following up with 137 appearances together. Seventeen different sets have played more than 100 Tests together, including James Anderson and Stuart Broad who have shown up in 116 Tests together up until now. Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath with 104 Tests together are the main other pair of expert bowlers to play more than 100 Tests. Australia, England, India, South Africa and Sri Lanka have had at any rate one sets to play more than 100 matches together.
86 The most back to back Tests played by a pair for a group – Matthew Hayden and Adam Gilchrist, somewhere in the range of 2000 and 2008. No other pair has played 70 matches in succession. Sunil Gavaskar and Gundappa Viswanath showed up in 69 Tests together, the second most, trailed by AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla with 68 Tests in succession from 2006 to 2013.
113 Number of Tests played by Sourav Ganguly in his profession, all of which included Dravid. Ganguly’s is the main vocation of more than 100 Tests that had at any rate one player participating in the entirety of their matches. Following up is Syed Kirmani, who played all his 88 Tests with Gavaskar, trailed by Matt Prior’s 79 Tests with Alastair Cook and Michael Slater’s 74 matches with Mark Waugh.
Most Tests played by a pair together for each team
118 Tests played together by the trio of Tendulkar, Dravid, and VVS Laxman – the most by a blend of three players. They are trailed by Cook, Anderson, and Broad, who have played 111 Tests together. The following non-Indian trio to have shown up in many games together are Steve Waugh, Mark Waugh and Warne, with 92 Tests.
List of Cricketers Played Together as Trios
3 The number of trios to have played more than 50 sequential Tests together for a group. David Warner, Steven Smith, and Nathan Lyon played 55 Tests in succession for Australia from 2013 to 2018, the most by a trio. Hayden, Justin Langer, and Gilchrist are next with 53 sequential appearances from 2001 to 2005. The other trio to play 50 or more matches together straight is Tendulkar, Mohammad Azharuddin, and Anil Kumble, somewhere in the range of 1992 and 1999.
Tests played by a mix of four players
86 The record for the most Tests played by a mix of four players together is likewise held by veteran Indian players. Tendulkar, Dravid, Kumble and Ganguly played 86 matches together.
Tests played by a mix of five players
65 The most Tests played by a mix of five players for a group – Tendulkar, Dravid, Laxman, Ganguly, and Kumble. India won 19 of those 65 Tests, lost 21 and drew 25. West Indies’ acclaimed five – Viv Richards, Gordon Greenidge, Desmond Haynes, Jeff Dujon, and Malcolm Marshall – played 58 Tests together and won 35 of them, lost only six matches and drew 17.
11 The most Tests played by a blend of 11 players, which is by the West Indies XI drove by Viv Richards during the 1980s. The previously mentioned five West Indies players were all piece of that XI, which additionally included Richie Richardson, Carl Hooper, Gus Logie, Courtney Walsh, Curtly Ambrose, and Patrick Patterson.
Sachin Tendulkar’s Unsung record in Test carrier
602 The number of various players Tendulkar played with or against in his Test vocation – 110 partners and 492 rivals – the most by a player. Shivnarine Chanderpaul is next with 531 players followed by Muttiah Muralitharan with 486.
113 Number of partners Graham Gooch played within his vocation of 118 Tests, which is the most for a player. Plain Woolley, who played with 111 partners in his 64-coordinate profession, is second on the rundown. Tendulkar (110), Wally Hammond (106) and Chanderpaul (105) are the others to have played with more than a hundred distinctive partners.