Cricketers Who Scored the Fastest 11000 Runs in Test Cricket
Test cricket is truly a test of the stamina and skills of a cricketer. Thus, the ones who have got scores as high as 11,000 and above deserve a special mention for the fans of the game. And on that note, we have brought you a list of names who have crossed the 11,000 in Test cricket.
- 1. Kumar Chokshanada Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)
- 2. Brian Charles Lara (West Indies)
- 3. Ricky Ponting (Australia)
- 4. Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar (India)
- 5. Rahul Sharad Dravid (India)
- 6. Jacques Henry Kallis (South Africa)
- 7. Mahela de Silva Jayawardene (Sri Lanka)
- 8. Alastair Nathan Cook (England)
- Top Fastest to 11000 Test Runs
1. Kumar Chokshanada Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)
- Time taken: 13y 199d
- Match: 122
- Innings: 208
KC Sangakkara is one of the finest cricketers to have graced Sri Lankan cricket. In fact, he was one of the cornerstones of Sri Lankan cricket for nearly fifteen years. He also happens to be the player with the fastest 11000 runs in Test. Sangakkara achieved this feat against Bangladesh in ZA Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram. He is also an ICC Hall of Fame inductee and a proficient cricket commentator. It took him thirteen years of playing Test cricket to reach the milestone of 11,000 runs.
2. Brian Charles Lara (West Indies)
- Time taken: 14y 354d
- Match: 121
- Innings: 213
Brian Charles Lara is truly a legend in not just West Indies cricket, but also the cricketing world in general. He became the captain of Trinidad and Tobago at the young age of twenty, and since that day there was no looking back. In a major part of his career, he was the main man that the team depended on. It took him fourteen years to reach the score of 11,000 runs. He finally reached the milestone against Australia in the Oval.
3. Ricky Ponting (Australia)
- Time taken: 13y 212d
- Match: 132
- Innings: 222
With three World Cup titles (as a captain), a few Champions Trophies, and the top Test ranking, Ricky Ponting had pretty much done it all as the captain of the Australian cricket team. Besides his fiery turnout as a skipper, Ponting had an amazing stroke-play that helped him gather runs and destroy opposition bowlers like no other. Ponting achieved this feat against England in Sophia Gardens, Cardiff. It was his 132-Test match and 222 innings where he finally reached the glorious milestone.
4. Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar (India)
- Time taken: 17y 254d
- Match: 139
- Innings: 223
In a career that spanned 24 years, Sachin Tendulkar has earned several records. He holds the record for the highest Test runs scored in a career (15,920) and the highest number of Test hundreds (51). Through his skills and performance, he made such a place for himself in cricket history that his comparison is always drawn with Don Bradman. During the seventeenth year of his illustrious career, he hit the milestone of 11,000 runs. It happened during a match against England at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.
5. Rahul Sharad Dravid (India)
- Time taken: 13y 149d
- Match: 135
- Innings: 234
Rahul Dravid has gone from being the captain of the Indian team to the coach of it. And going by his current records, he is excelling in the latter as much as he did in the former. He was a prolific Test player in his time, which also earned him the nickname of ‘The Wall.’ He has several Test records to his name in his long and illustrious career. It took him thirteen years to reach the score of 11,000 runs.
6. Jacques Henry Kallis (South Africa)
- Time taken: 14y 186d
- Match: 139
- Innings: 234
Jacques Henry Kallis is one of the greatest cricketers of all time and one of the finest in South Africa. In fact, he has always been the kind of cricketer that his team depended on to win the matches and take them out of a tough spot. And Kallis has done both these jobs brilliantly on more occasions than one. It was his 139-Test match and 234 innings where he finally reached the glorious milestone against West Indies at Warner Park, St Kitts.
7. Mahela de Silva Jayawardene (Sri Lanka)
- Time taken: 16y 167d
- Match: 141
- Innings: 237
Along with Sanath Jayasuriya, Mahela de Silva Jayawardene is known as the most successful captain of Sri Lanka. He has led the team from the front on multiple occasions, and still did not let the pressure get to him as he scored equally well as a batsman. During the sixteenth year of his illustrious career, he hit the milestone of 11,000 runs against Pakistan at Sharjah.
8. Alastair Nathan Cook (England)
- Time taken: 10y 290d
- Match: 140
- Innings: 252
Cook’s capacity to score huge runs in Test cricket is the testimony to his brilliance, skills, and patience as a player. In fact, he holds the record of having more Test hundreds than all other English batsmen to have graced the crease. This excellent creator did not need more than ten years to reach the milestone of 11,000 runs. In fact, going by his performance from the beginning of his Test career, it was only a matter of time for him.
Top Fastest to 11000 Test Runs
|KC Sangakkara (SL)||Bangladesh||ZA Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram||04-Feb-14||20-Jul-00||13y 199d||122||208||Test #2117|
|BC Lara (WI)||Australia||Adelaide Oval||25-Nov-05||06-Dec-90||14y 354d||121||213||Test #1773|
|RT Ponting (AUS)||England||Sophia Gardens, Cardiff||08-Jul-09||08-Dec-95||13y 212d||132||222||Test #1922|
|SR Tendulkar (INDIA)||England||Trent Bridge, Nottingham||27-Jul-07||15-Nov-89||17y 254d||139||223||Test #1841|
|R Dravid (ICC/INDIA)||Sri Lanka||Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad||16-Nov-09||20-Jun-96||13y 149d||135||234||Test #1933|
|JH Kallis (ICC/SA)||West Indies||Warner Park, St Kitts||18-Jun-10||14-Dec-95||14y 186d||139||234||Test #1961|
|DPMD Jayawardene (SL)||Pakistan||Sharjah||16-Jan-14||02-Aug-97||16y 167d||141||237||Test # 2115|
|AN Cook (ENG)||India||Chennai||16-Dec-16||01-Mar-06||10y 290d||140||252||Test # 2241|
|S Chanderpaul (WI)||New Zealand||Dunedin||03-Dec-13||17-Mar-94||19y 261d||151||256||Test # 2104|
|AR Border (AUS)||South Africa||Adelaide||28-Jan-94||29-Dec-78||15y 30d||153||259||Test # 1246|
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