Top 15 Fastest Players to 1000 Runs in Test Cricket


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In the world of sports, every minute a new record is being created by a new player and one such sport is Cricket. Thousands of new records are built and are broken but a few of them exist which are not so easily broken. I present you with players who scored the fastest 1000 runs in test cricket career.

15 Players to Reach Fastest 1000 Test runs

Sl NoYearPlayerMatchesInningsCountry
11925Herbert Sutcliffe912England
21949Sir Everton Decourcy Weekes 912West Indies
31930Sir Donald George Bradman 713Australia
41950Robert Neil Harvey 1014Australia
51994VG Kambli 1214India
61939Sir L Hutton 1116England
71951FMM Worrell1016West Indies
81974LG Rowe1216West Indies
91931GA Headley 917West Indies
101948SG Barnes1117Australia
112003Graeme Craig Smith 1217South Africa
122015Gary Simon Ballance 1017England
131924Herbert Leslie Collins 1218Australia
141929WR Hammond 1218England
151968KD Walters 1118 Australia

Records / Test Matches/ Batting Records / Fastest To 1000 Test Runs

1. H Sutcliffe (England)

Herbert Sutcliffe

  • Opposition: Australia
  • Ground: Melbourne
  • Match Date: 13 Feb 1925
  • Debut: 14 Jun 1924
  • Matches: 9
  • Innings: 12

Herbert Sutcliffe was an English Cricketer who represented Yorkshire and England cricket teams. His cricketing career covered the time span of first and second world war.

2. ED Weekes (West Indies)

Sir Everton Decourcy Weekes

  • Opposition: India
  • Ground: Mumbai (BS)
  • Match Date: 4 Feb 1949
  • Debut: 21 Jan 1948
  • Matches: 9
  • Innings: 12

Sir Everton Decourcy Weekes was a right handed batsman and was the one third part of “The Three Ws” which included Frank Worrell and Clyde Walcott.

3. DG Bradman (Australia)

DG Bradman

  • Opposition: England
  • Ground: Leeds
  • Match Date: 11 Jul 1930
  • Debut: 30 Nov 1928
  • Matches: 7
  • Innings: 13

Sir Donald George Bradman Aka “The Don” is considered the greatest test batsman in the world. His test batting average of 99.94 is considered an achievement very difficult to match.

4. RN Harvey (Australia)

Robert Neil Harvey

  • Opposition: England
  • Ground: Brisbane
  • Match Date: 1 Dec 1950
  • Debut: 23 Jan 1948
  • Matches: 10
  • Innings: 14

Robert Neil Harvey is an Australian former cricketer with 15 years of excellent cricketing career. He was the vice- captain of the Australian cricket team from the year 1957 until his retirement year.

5. VG Kambli (India)

Vinod Kambli

  • Opposition: West Indies
  • Ground: Mumbai
  • Match Date: 18 Nov 1994
  • Debut: 29 Jan 1993
  • Matches: 12
  • Innings: 14

Vinod Kambli is a former Indian Cricketer and a left handed batsman who played for team India, Mubai, Boland and South Africa. He is the first batsman to score a hundred in a One- day international match on his birthday.

6. L Hutton (England)

Sir Leonard Hutton

  • Opposition: West Indies
  • Ground: Lord’s
  • Match Date: 24 Jun 1939
  • Debut: 26 June 1937
  • Matches: 11
  • Innings: 16

Sir Leonard Hutton was an English Cricketer before,during and after the time of two World Wars. He played as an opening batsman for Yorkshire County Cricket Club and for England cricket team.

7. FMM Worrell (West Indies)

  • Opposition: Australia
  • Ground: Adelaide
  • Match Date: 22 Dec 1951
  • Debut: 11 Feb 1948
  • Matches: 10
  • Innings: 16

Sir Frank Mortimer Maglinne Worrel, also known as Tae, was the first black captain of the West Indies cricket team in 1950s. He was also a Jamaican Senator and was the part of “The three Ws”.

8. LG Rowe (West Indies)

  • Opposition: England
  • Ground: Port of Spain
  • Match Date: 30 Mar 1974
  • Debut: 16 Feb 1972
  • Matches: 12
  • Innings: 16

Lawrence George Rowe, also known as “Yagga”, was a right- handed batsman for West Indies and was considered the best batsman by Michael Holding, his teammate.

9. GA Headley (West Indies)

  • Opposition: Australia
  • Ground: Sydney
  • Match Date: 27 Feb 1931
  • Debut: 11 Jan 1930
  • Matches: 9
  • Innings: 17

George Alphonso Headley, once again a member of West Indies cricket team, who also represented Jamaica and played professional club cricket in England was considered one of the best batsmen in the world. He played 22 test matches before the Second World War.

10. SG Barnes (Australia)

  • Opposition: England
  • Ground: Lord’s
  • Match Date: 24 June 1948
  • Debut: 20 Aug 1938
  • Matches: 11
  • Innings: 17

Sidney George Barnes, an Australian cricketer played 13 test matches. A right – handed batsman who was Australia’s finest batsman in the period just after Second World War.

11. GC Smith (South Africa)

  • Opposition: England
  • Ground: Lord’s
  • Match Date: 31 Jul 2003
  • Debut: 8 Mar 2002
  • Matches: 12
  • Innings: 17

Graeme Craig Smith is a South African former cricketer and a current cricket commentator. He played all forms of cricket for over a decade and was also appointed as the captain of the South African cricket team and he held the position until his retirement.

12. GS Ballance (England)

  • Opposition: West Indies
  • Ground: St George’s
  • Match Date: 21 Apr 2015
  • Debut: 3 Jan 2014
  • Matches: 10
  • Innings: 17

Gary Simon Ballance was a left- handed batsman and a leg break bowler who played for England cricket team and Yorkshire County Cricket club. He is a Zimbabwe born British Cricketer.

13. HL Collins (Australia)

  • Opposition: England
  • Ground: Sydney
  • Match Date: 19 Dec 1924
  • Debut: 17 Dec 1920
  • Matches: 12
  • Innings: 18

Herbert Leslie Collins who captained the Australian Cricket team in eleven Test matches in which they won five, lost two and rest of them as draw.

14. WR Hammond (England)

  • Opposition: Australia
  • Ground: Adelaide
  • Match Date: 1 Feb 1929
  • Debut: 24 Dec 1927
  • Matches: 12
  • Innings: 18

Walter Reginald “Wally” Hammond was and England Cricketer whose career lasted for about thirty years. He played for Gloucestershire and was later appointed as the captain of the England cricket team.

15. KD Walters (Australia)

  • Opposition: England
  • Ground: Leeds
  • Match Date: 25 Jul 1968
  • Debut: 10 Dec 1965
  • Matches: 11
  • Innings: 18

Doug Walters, who known as one of the best attacking right handed batsman played for Australian Cricket team and played 74 number of test cricket matches in total. He was also a very useful part- time bowler and a typical ocker. He was inducted into the Cricket Hall of Fame by the CA.

So this was the list about the top 15 Cricketers who scored fastest 1000 runs in cricket career. This list goes on and on further and hopefully in coming times, new and young talents are going to join this list eventually.

Who is the fastest 1000 runs in Test cricket?

Herbert Sutcliffe of Australia tops the list of fastest to reach 1000 test runs. Sir Everton Weekes and Sir Don Bradman are 2nd are 3rd in the list scoring his first 1000 in just 12 & 13 test innings respectively.

Who are top 10 fastest to 1000 runs in the test?

1. Herbert Sutcliffe
2. Sir Everton Decourcy Weekes
3. Sir Donald George Bradman
4. Robert Neil Harvey
5. VG Kambli
6. Sir L Hutton
7. FMM Worrell
8. LG Rowe
9. GA Headley
10. SG Barnes

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