Cricket Stats: Most “1000 Test Runs in a Calendar Year”

most 1000 runs in a calendar year

1000 Test runs in a calendar year” is one achievement any batsman in cricket can be proud of. But there are players, mere professionals, has done it more than one time. So we see today, yet another cricket record which is lead by the maestro Sachin Tendulkar. Steve Smith has scored his 1000 test runs in a calendar year for the 4th consecutive year(2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017). So here I am, with the list of players who have scored 1000 test runs in a calendar year for more than 4 times.

It is true that test cricket is losing its stake in cricket fraternity. But still, the game’s longest format has its own flavor when it comes to providing a better game in the perspective of a real cricket fan. The Ashes trophy has been another example that the test format is still received well by the audience provided good cricket is in the show. Good cricket is much of a consistent game by the hard fighting professionals who exhibit stellar performances every now and then.

 

Players with Most 1000 runs in a calendar year in Test matches

Players Times Year
S Tendulkar

(IND)

6 1997

1998

2001

2002

2008

2010

R Ponting

(AUS)

5 2002

2003

2005

2006

2008

K Sangakkara

(SL)

5 2004

2006

2009

2011

2014

M Hayden

(AUS)

5 2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

A Cook

(ENG)

5 2006

2010

2012

2015

2016

B Lara

(WI)

5  1995

2001

2003

2004

2005

J Kallis

(SA)

5 2001

2004

2005

2007

2010

S Smith

(AUS)

4 2014

2015

2016

2017

M Clarke

(AUS)

4 2008

2009

2012

2013

K Pietersen

(ENG)

4 2006

2007

2008

2012

S Gavaskar

(IND)

4 1976

1978

1979

1983

 

Take-Away:

From the Table above,

Sachin, being the shelter of Cricket records, without surprise, he stays atop with 6 “1000 runs in a calendar year” in test matches.

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You can clearly see the dominance of  Australian Batsmen in Test Cricket as 4 out of 11 players above are Australians.

Read the Article on Australia’s Dominance in Cricket

For the list of players who have scored 1000 runs in a calendar year, check here at Howstat.

 

Consecutive 1000 Test runs in a calendar year

1000 runs in a calendar year 5 timesMathew Hayden has scored 1000 Test Runs in a Calendar year consecutively for 5 years. He has been the most consistent, when it comes to 1000 runs every year in test matches.

Mathew Hayden has scored more than 1000 test runs in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005.

Steve Smith is in another dimension, when it comes to test cricket. He has already scored 1000 runs in a calendar years for 4 years now. And that too for continuous 4 years – 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

With his current form, he is expected to equal Mathew Hayden’s record by next year without any struggle.

And then, Brian Lara and Kevin Pietersen has scored 3 consecutive 1000 test runs in a calendar year each.

Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting, the Australian former captain has done it 2 consecutive years twice.

 

Wrap-up

Steve Smith with this form and mindset is definitely going to break this record by Sachin Tendulkar, as the bowlers are out of idea on how to get rid of him.

The other current gen players who are following him are Virat Kohli, with 2 years of 1000 runs in a calendar year. Also Root, Williamson and Pujara are also in the verge of getting more successive test years with 1000 runs.

Check 2017 Test Cricket Records here

 

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