Fastest 2000 Runs in Test Cricket
Often deemed as the truest format of the game, Test cricket is arguably the most difficult format a cricketer plays in. As a player, you need patience, perseverance, and consistency to excel. Only the most skilled and consistent players get to bring memories of glory and make a name for themselves at the biggest stage.
In this article, we look at the 5 fastest players to complete 2000 runs in test cricket:
#5 Kevin Douglas Walters
An attacking batsman besides being a useful part-time bowler, Kevin Douglas Walters went down as one of the finest batsmen Australia has ever produced. He has played 74 Test matches in his career in which he has played 5357 at an excellent average of 48.3.
He has struck 15 centuries in his career. Kevin holds the record for being the fifth-fastest batsman to score 2000 runs in Test cricket.
#4 Mike Hussey
A late bloomer in Australian cricket, Mike Hussey announced himself a bit late at the International level. However, it didn’t take him too long to become a mainstay in the fold. The southpaw had been an all-format player, though he produced the most number of goods in Test cricket.
He is, in fact, the fourth batsmen to have reached 2000 runs in test cricket. Mike Hussey played 79 test matches in his career in which he has managed to score 6235 runs at an average of 51.5. He has 19 centuries and 29 half-centuries to his name.
He reached past the 2000 run-mark in 33 innings.
#3 Herbert Sutcliffe
One of England’s greatest opening batsmen in Test cricket, Herbert Sutcliffe sits third in the list, having scored 2000 runs in test in 33 innings. Sutcliffe was a prolific run-scorer for England as his 4555 runs in 54 Tests at an average of 60.7 suggests.
He is currently the third fastest batsman to score 2000 runs in Test cricket. He achieved the landmark in 33 innings.
#2 GA Headley
Often deemed as the first great West Indies batsman who has wreaked havoc against big teams- GA Headley was someone a team can depend on. Headley made a truckload of runs in his career and as the West Indian didn’t endure a single bad series during the period between 1929 and 1939.
In just 22 tests, he scored nearly 2200 runs at an average of 60.83. GA Headley is the second-fastest batsman to have scored 2000 runs in tests. He achieved the feat in 32 innings.
#1 Don Bradman
Arguably, the best batsman the game has ever seen, Don Bradman sits at the top of the list and why wouldn’t he? Bradman might have fallen short of one innings to become the fastest to score 1000 runs in Test cricket, he didn’t take too long to score 2000 runs as he completed the feat in just 22 innings and thereby became the fastest batsman to score 2000 runs in Test cricket.
Don Bradman has played 52 test matches in his Test career in which he has managed to score 6996 runs at an average of 99.96. In his stupendous career, he has scored 29 centuries and 13 half-centuries.