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Top 10 Best Australian Test Batsmen in Cricket History

Top 10 Best Australian Test Batsmen in Cricket History

The Australian cricket team is the most successful test team in the world in every aspect. May it is in terms of overall wins, win-loss ratio, and wins percentage, they have excelled in every area. The national team has played 834 Test matches, winning 394, losing 226, drawing 212, and tying 2. The team currently stands at 4th position in Test Rankings. Australia participated in the First Test match played at MCG in 1877 and defeated England by 45 Runs.

Australia has produced world-class Batsmen to play the game. Let’s have look at the Greatest Australian Cricketers to have played the Game of Test Cricket.

Top 10 Best Australian Test Batsmen in Cricket History

10. Mark Taylor

Best Australian Test Batsmen in Cricket

Mark Anthony Taylor is a former Australian Cricketer born on 27 October 1964 in New South Wales, Australia. He is currently a Cricket Australia director and Nine Network commentator. Taylor has played 104 Test matches and has scored 7,525 with a batting average of 43.49.

9. Steve Smith

Best Australian Test Batsmen in Cricket

Steven Peter Devereux Smith is an Australian cricketer born on 2 June 1989 in New South Wales, Australia. Smith is regarded as one of the best test batsmen due to his high batting average. Smith has played 77 test matches and has scored 7,540 runs with a batting average of 61.80.

8. Justin Langer

Best Australian Test Batsmen in Cricket

Justin Lee Langer is a former Australian Cricketer and current coach of the Australia Men’s Cricket Team. He was born on 21 November 1970 in Perth, Australia. Justin has played 105 Test matches and has scored 7,696 with a batting average of 45.27.

7. Mark Waugh

Best Australian Test Batsmen in Cricket

Mark Edward Waugh is an Australian commentator and Former Australian Cricketer who was born on 2 June 1965 in New South Wales, Australia. Waugh is regarded as one of the most elegant and gifted stroke makers to ever play the game. He has played 128 Test matches and has scored 8,029 runs with a batting average of 41.81.

6. Matthew Hayden

Best Australian Test Batsmen in Cricket

Matthew Lawrence Hayden is an Australian commentator and Former Australian Cricketer who was born on 29 October 1971 in Queensland, Australia. Hayden was a powerful and aggressive left-handed opening batsman, known for his ability to score quickly. Hayden has played 103 test matches and has scored 8,625 with a batting average of 50.73.

5. Michael Clarke

Best Australian Test Batsmen in Cricket

Michael John Clarke is a former Australian Cricketer who was born on 2 April 1981 in New South Wales, Australia. He led the Australian team to win their fifth Cricket World Cup and is regarded as one of the best batsmen of his generation. Clarke has played 115 test matches and has scored 8,643 runs with a batting average of 49.10.

4. Steve Waugh

Best Australian Test Batsmen in Cricket

Stephen Rodger Waugh is a former Australian Cricketer born on 2 June 1965 in New South Wales, Australia. Waugh is considered the most successful Test captain in history with 41 victories and a winning ratio of 72% and has led Australia in the 1999 World Cup Victory. Steve has played 168 matches and has scored 10,927 runs with a batting average of 51.06.

3. Alan Border

Best Australian Test Batsmen in Cricket

Allan Robert Border is a former Australian Cricketer who was born on 27 July 1955 in New South Wales, Australia. He has played 156 Test matches and has scored 11,174 with a batting average of 50.56.

2. Ricky Ponting

Best Australian Test Batsmen in Cricket

Ricky Thomas Ponting is a former Australian Cricketer who was born on 19 December 1974 in Tasmania, Australia. He is the most successful captain in international cricket history. He has played 168 test matches and has scored 13,378 runs with a batting average of 51.85.

1. Don Bradman

Best Australian Test Batsmen in Cricket

Sir Donald George Bradman was an Australian Cricketer born on 27 August 1908 in New South Wales, Australia. He is regarded as the Greatest Batsman of All Time. Don has played 52 tests and has scored 6,996 with a batting average of 99.94. Test batting average of 99.94 has been cited as the greatest achievement by any sportsman in any major sport.

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