Players with Most “1000 Test 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 the cricket fraternity. But still, the game’s longest format has its own flavour 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. Find here the players who have managed he same record in ODI cricket here.

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

S Tendulkar (IND) 61997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2008, 2010
R Ponting (AUS) 52002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008
K Sangakkara (SL) 52004, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2014
M Hayden (AUS) 52001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
A Cook (ENG) 52006, 2010, 2012,, 2015, 2016
B Lara (WI) 51995, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005
J Kallis (SA) 52001, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010
S Smith (AUS) 42014, 2015, 2016, 2017
M Clarke (AUS) 42008, 2009, 2012, 2013
K Pietersen (ENG) 42006, 2007, 2008, 2012
S Gavaskar (IND) 41976, 1978, 1979, 1983


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.

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

Consecutive 1000 Test runs in a calendar year

1000 runs in a calendar year 5 times

Mathew 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.

The former Australian opener managed to score the milestone of 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.

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Virat Kohli in 2018, also reached 1000 Test Runs, thereby reached the mark for 3 Consecutive years of 2016, 2017 & 2018.

And then, Brian Lara and Kevin Pietersen have 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.

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