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Leading Test Cricket Run Scorers by Year

Guess the batsmen who scored the most runs in Test Cricket each year since 1877
No Test Cricket played in years 1878, 1891, 1900, 1915-19, 1940-45
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Last updated: November 16, 2018
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Year
Answer
Team
Runs
100s
2017
Steven Smith
Australia
1305
6
2016
Joe Root
England
1477
3
2015
Steven Smith
Australia
1474
6
2014
Kumar Sangakkara
Sri Lanka
1438
4
2013
Michael Clarke
Australia
1093
4
2012
Michael Clarke
Australia
1595
5
2011
Rahul Dravid
India
1145
5
2010
Sachin Tendulkar
India
1562
7
2009
Thilan Samaraweera
Sri Lanka
1234
4
2008
Graeme Smith
South Africa
1656
6
2007
Jacques Kallis
South Africa
1210
5
2006
Mohammad Yousuf
Pakistan
1788
9
2005
Ricky Ponting
Australia
1544
6
2004
Justin Langer
Australia
1481
5
2003
Ricky Ponting
Australia
1503
6
2002
Michael Vaughan
England
1481
6
2001
Matthew Hayden
Australia
1391
5
2000
Inzamam-ul-Haq
Pakistan
1090
4
1999
Sachin Tendulkar
India
1088
5
1998
Alec Stewart
England
1222
2
1997
Sanath Jayasuriya
Sri Lanka
1271
3
1996
Alec Stewart
England
793
2
1995
Brian Lara
West Indies
1222
4
1994
Michael Atherton
England
1136
4
1993
David Boon
Australia
1241
4
1992
David Boon
Australia
812
4
1991
Graham Gooch
England
1040
3
1990
Graham Gooch
England
1264
4
1989
Mark Taylor
Australia
1219
4
1988
Vivian Richards
West Indies
867
2
1987
Dilip Vengsarkar
India
875
4
1986
David Gower
England
1059
2
1985
Alan Border
Australia
1099
4
1984
Gordon Greenidge
West Indies
1179
4
1983
Sunil Gavaskar
India
1310
5
1982
Ian Botham
England
1095
3
1981
Geoffrey Boycott
England
975
3
1980
Gregory Chappell
Australia
953
2
1979
Sunil Gavaskar
India
1407
4
1978
Sunil Gavaskar
India
1099
5
1977
Gregory Chappell
Australia
736
2
1976
Vivian Richards
West Indies
1710
7
1975
Ian Chappell
Australia
982
2
1974
Dennis Amiss
England
1379
5
1973
Keith Fletcher
England
1085
2
1972
Glenn Turner
New Zealand
672
2
1971
Sunil Gavaskar
India
918
4
1970
Ian Redpath
Australia
530
1
1969
Doug Walters
Australia
909
5
1968
John Edrich
England
894
2
1967
Ken Barrington
England
750
3
1966
Garfield Sobers
West Indies
895
3
1965
Ken Barrington
England
895
2
1964
Bobby Simpson
Australia
1381
3
1963
Ken Barrington
England
1015
3
1962
Ted Dexter
England
982
2
1961
Ken Barrington
England
1035
4
1960
Garfield Sobers
West Indies
864
4
1959
Colin McDonald
Australia
671
2
1958
Garfield Sobers
West Indies
1299
6
1957
Colin Cowdrey
England
701
3
1956
Peter Richardson
England
491
2
1955
Clyde Walcott
West Indies
827
5
1954
Denis Compton
England
830
2
Year
Answer
Team
Runs
100s
1953
Neil Harvey
Australia
948
4
1952
Vijay Hazare
India
576
1
1951
Leonard Hutton
England
903
2
1950
Neil Harvey
Australia
584
3
1949
Leonard Hutton
England
800
3
1948
Donald Bradman
Australia
1025
5
1947
Denis Compton
England
1159
6
1946
Donald Bradman
Australia
421
2
1939
Leonard Hutton
England
728
2
1938
Wallace Hammond
England
666
2
1937
Donald Bradman
Australia
690
3
1936
Wallace Hammond
England
645
3
1935
Bruce Mitchell
South Africa
579
2
1934
Donald Bradman
Australia
758
2
1933
Wallace Hammond
England
934
3
1932
Donald Bradman
Australia
402
2
1931
Donald Bradman
Australia
950
5
1930
Donald Bradman
Australia
978
4
1929
Wallace Hammond
England
702
4
1928
Wallace Hammond
England
879
2
1927
Herbert Sutcliffe
England
271
1
1926
Jack Hobbs
England
486
2
1925
Herbert Sutcliffe
England
560
3
1924
Jack Hobbs
England
527
2
1923
Jack Russell
England
436
2
1922
Herbie Taylor
South Africa
197
1
1921
Herbie Collins
Australia
730
2
1920
Jack Hobbs
England
250
1
1914
Jack Hobbs
England
338
0
1913
Herbie Taylor
South Africa
186
1
1912
Jack Hobbs
England
832
3
1911
Victor Trumper
Australia
583
2
1910
Aubrey Faulkner
South Africa
862
2
1909
Warren Bardsley
Australia
396
2
1908
Warwick Armstrong
Australia
359
1
1907
Charles (C.B) Fry
England
221
1
1906
Gordon White
South Africa
437
1
1905
Stanley Jackson
England
492
2
1904
Victor Trumper
Australia
388
1
1903
Tim Foster
England
306
1
1902
Clem Hill
Australia
1060
2
1901
Archie MacLaren
England
116
1
1899
Tom Hayward
England
413
2
1898
Joe Darling
Australia
429
2
1897
Ranjitsinhji
England
183
1
1896
Arthur Hill
Australia
251
1
1895
John Brown
England
231
1
1894
George Giffen
Australia
277
1
1893
Arthur Shrewsbury
England
284
1
1892
JJ Lyons
Australia
287
1
1890
JJ Lyons
Australia
122
0
1889
Bobby Abel
England
189
1
1888
Billy Barnes
England
90
0
1887
Harry Moses
Australia
116
0
1886
Arthur Shrewsbury
England
243
1
1885
Arthur Shrewsbury
England
275
1
1884
Percy McDonnell
Australia
366
2
1883
Allan Steel
England
218
1
1882
George Ulyett
England
365
1
1881
Tom Horan
Australia
150
1
1880
William (W.G) Grace
England
161
1
1879
Alec Bannerman
Australia
73
0
1877
Charles Bannerman
Australia
209
1
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