Mohammad Yousuf from Pakistan tops the list of most runs in a calendar year in the test. In 19 innings he has scored 1788 runs at an average of 99.33 with 9 centuries & 3 half centuries with 202 being his highest score. Sir Vivian Richards is ranked 2nd on the list of most runs in a calendar year in tests. In 19 innings, he had scored 1710 at an average of 90. During this year, he smashed 9 centuries & 5 half centuries with 291 being his best score. Former England captain, Joe Root is ranked 3rd on the list as he scored 1708 runs in 29 innings at an average of 61. During that year he smashed 6 centuries and 4 half centuries with 228 being his highest score.
There are only 8 Instances in the history of international test cricket where a player has scored more than 1500 runs in a calendar year in tests. These players are from countries like – Australia, India, West Indies, Pakistan, England & South Africa.
There have been three instances when an Australian batsman passed the 1500 run mark, the most by any country in a single calendar year in tests. Ricky Ponting did this twice whereas Michael Clarke did it once. Players from each country – England, South Africa, India, West Indies & Pakistan did this once. These players are – Joe Root (England), Graeme Smith (South Africa), Sachin Tendulkar (India), Vivian Richards (West Indies), and Mohammad Yousuf (Pakistan).
|S No.||Player||Team||Matches||Innings||Runs||Highest Score||Average||100s||50s||4s||6s|
|2||Vivian Richards||West Indies||11||19||1710||291||90||7||5||179+||7|
|4||Greame Smith||South Africa||15||25||1656||232||72||6||6||215||4|
|15||Kumar Sangakkara||Sri Lanka||11||21||1438||319||71.9||4||8||155||11|
|28||Brian Lara||West Indies||10||19||1344||209||74.66||5||5||178||16|
1. Which batsman has the most test runs in a calendar year?
Mohammad Yousuf of Pakistan has the record for most runs in a calendar year. He scored 1788 runs in 19 innings at an average of 99.33 including 9 centuries and 3 half centuries.
2. Which batsman scored the most test centuries in a calendar year?
Mohammad Yousuf of Pakistan has scored 9 centuries in a calendar year, the highest by anyone.
3. Which batsman scored the most test half-centuries in a calendar year?
Former Indian captain Joe Root holds the record for most test half-centuries in a calendar year – 10. He has done this twice.
4. Which batsman holds the record for most test sixes in a calendar year?
Indian batsman Virendra Sehwag has the record for the most number of test sixes in a calendar year – 22. He is followed by Australian batsman Matthew Hayden.
5. Which is the only Sri Lankan batsman who features in the list of most runs in a calendar year?
Kumar Sangakkara is the only Sri Lankan batsman who features on the list of batsmen with the most test runs in a calendar year. He ranks 15th on the list as he had scored 1438 runs in 21 innings that included 4 centuries and 8 half-centuries.