Top 10: Players with Most Test Match Losses

Shivnarine Chanderpaul, the legendary West Indies cricketer, is the one who has been involved in the highest number of losses in Test cricket. He is also followed by Brian Lara, another Caribbean cricket who played in the same era as Chanderpaul – the worst period of West Indies after their greatest ever stint in the early 80s.

Another set of players from the same team who are part of the same era in this list is Mushfiqur Rahim and Mohammad Ashraful, who are part of more than 50 losses playing for Bangladesh. Another teammate of Mushfiqur, Tamim Iqbal, is marching towards this list with 47 Test losses to his name. You can also find Bangladesh’s miserable Test stats in the teams’ list with the most test losses.

Here, this article will list down players who have been involved in the most number of losses in Test cricket.

Most Test Losses by Players

Shivnarine Chanderpaul (WI)7716446.95
Brian Lara (WI)6313148.09
James Anderson (ENG)6217934.64
Mushfiqur Rahim (BAN)568466.67
Sachin Tendulkar (IND)5620028.00
Alastair Cook (ENG)5516134.16
Alec Stewart (ENG)5413340.60
Stuart Broad (ENG)5116131.68
Mohammad Ashraful (BAN)506181.97
Rahul Dravid (IND)4916429.88

Key Stats

Another proof of Bangladesh’s most alarming Test statistics is the loss percent of these Bangladesh cricketers in the list above. They have more than 50% of their Test matches lost; Ashraful being the lowest, with more than 80% of matches he played ending in losses.

Returning to West Indies, it seems like their low period has not seen an end as their present-day team regular Kraigg Brathwaite has a loss of more than 50 percent. Other West Indian players of the same note are Ramnaresh Sarwan (51.72), Dinesh Ramdin (55.41) and Ridley Jacobs (55.38).

Shivnarine Chanderpaul, to his credit, has played a mighty number of 164 games to top the list. You can also find other legendary names like Sachin Tendulkar, Alastair Cook, James Anderson, and Stuart Broad, who have played more than 150 games, in this list. Kudos to other legends who are part of the elite list of 150+ Test matches and still didn’t end up in this list.

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Buvanesh Thiraviam - writer in Cricindeed

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