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Top 5 Batsmen who scored most fours in Test cricket history

Test cricket is the format of the game where hitting fours is more common than hitting sixes. Here we look at the top 5 batsmen who scored most fours in test cricket history.

Harsh Chopra
Last updated: 30.12.2021
Most fours in test cricket history

Test cricket is the format of the game where hitting fours is more common than hitting sixes. The batters prefer to play long innings and therefore don’t hit that many sixes in a test innings and show their shots all around the ground by hitting boundaries. There have been many great batsmen who have hit a lot of fours throughout their illustrious test careers.

The batters who have played the test match format for a longer period of time will have hit the most number of fours in test cricket as they would have batted more often than others. So, let’s look at the Top 5 Batsmen who have scored most fours in test cricket history.

1. Sachin Tendulkar (2068): 

It should come as hardly any surprise that the man who played test cricket for 24 years is at the number 1 in this list and by a considerable margin as well. Sachin Tendulkar is arguably the greatest batsman of all time and an all time legend of the game. He holds most of the batting records in test cricket and the number of fours he has hit is staggering. He has hit boundaries against all teams , against the best of bowlers from the world and raised his stature year on year. Playing at the top level for 24 years is unheard of and all the Indian fans thank the stars that Sachin Tendulkar was born in India and that they could enjoy their entire childhood celebrating this great man. His straight drives were the best ever.


2. Rahul Dravid (1654): 

Another Indian great who played in the same era as Sachin Tendulkar, The Wall of Indian cricket he was and the perfect test batter who had patience for days and played stylish shots along the way. Rahul Dravid has played 164 Test matches and the level of consistency he has shown is remarkable. He played all around the ground and his favorite area was the off side where he hit most of his fours and stitched legendary partnerships with Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman to help India in many test matches. The era of Dravid and Sachin was the golden era of Indian cricket.


3. Brian Lara (1559): 

Arguably the greatest left handed batter along with the great Don Bradman, he was a visual treat for his fans and a nightmare for his opponents. He was engrossed in a Rivalry with Sachin Tendulkar as to who is the best batter of their generation and this brought out the best in both of them. Brian Lara was the most elegant batsman of his generation and he is the only man to have scored 400 in a test innings and nobody has been able to break it since then. His cover drive was a thing of beauty and even his opponents respected his greatness and he truly was once in a generation player and the West Indies were lucky he played for them for so many years. The fact that he hit this many fours in just 131 matches shows his class .


4. Ricky Ponting (1509): 

In the same era as Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara, there was this extremely gifted and technically correct batter from Australia called Ricky Ponting who stormed the scene and gained popularity and respect among his peers and even his competitors. He was aggressive and he became the captain of Australia and made them the best team in the world and at the same time scoring runs at will and hitting fours on the off and on side with equal ease. He was one of the greatest Australian batters of all time.


5. Kumar Sangakkara (1491): 

Without a doubt one of the greatest Sri Lankan players of all time as his consistency in test cricket is absolutely staggering with an average of over 57 and hitting fours at will against all opposition and the glorious cover drive and straight drive was a sight to behold. He made the Sri Lankan batting more potent and threatening with his presence on the middle of the wicket and his opponents wanted to get him out quickly or else he would make them suffer a lot. A true legend of the game and someone who will always be remembered by all cricket fans.

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