Alastair Cook, Kumar Sangakkara lead the top ten left-handed run scorers in test match cricket

Aug 13, 2021

By: Mona Pachake

Alastair Cook — England

Number of matches — 161 | Runs — 12472 | Average — 45.35 | Alastair Nathan Cook is England’s second most-capped test player and has captained the team in 59 tests and 69 one day internationals (ODIs).

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Kumar Sangakkara — Sri Lanka

Number of matches — 134 | Runs — 12400 | Average — 57.40 | Kumar Chokshanada Sangakkara is a top-order batsman and was a wicket-keeper for the Lankan team.

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Brian Lara — West Indies

Number of matches — 131 | Runs — 11953 | Average — 52.88 | Lara holds the record for the highest individual score in a test innings after scoring 400 not out against England at Antigua in 2004.

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Shivnarine Chanderpaul — West Indies

Number of matches — 164 | Runs — 11867 | Average — 51.37 | In early 2007, Chanderpaul recorded his second highest score in ODI cricket, hitting 149 not out and he was the top-scorer for the West Indies during their series a

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Allan Border — Australia

Number of matches — 156 | Runs — 11174 | Average — 50.56 | Allan Robert Border was primarily a left hand batsman, but also had occasional success as a part-time left arm orthodox spinner.

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Graeme Smith — South Africa

Number of matches — 117 | Runs — 9265 | Average — 48.25 | Graeme Craig Smith was appointed as South Africa's youngest ever captain at the age of 22. Smith became the second South African and 12th overall to complete 9,000 runs in test cricket.

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Matthew Hayden — Australia

Number of matches — 103 | Runs — 8625 | Average — 50.73 | Matthew Lawrence Hayden holds the record for the highest score made by an Australian batsman in tests.

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David Gower — England

Number of matches — 117 | Runs — 8231 | Average — 44.25 | David Ivon Gower holds the record of 119 consecutive innings without registering a duck in Test cricket.

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Justin Langer — Australia

Number of matches — 105 | Runs — 7696 | Average — 45.27 | Justin Lee Langer is an Australian cricket coach and a former cricketer who was named in the country's best Ashes XI in the last 40 years in 2017.

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Mark Taylor — Australia

Number of matches — 104 | Runs — 7525 | Average — 43.49 | Mark Anthony Taylor is currently a Cricket Australia director and Nine Network commentator in international matches.

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