Top 10 Cricketers Who have Played Most Minutes In International Cricket Matches

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Cricketers all over the world are known for their concentration, dedication and passion. This article tells you about the top 10 cricketers who have spent the longest time on field in their career.

10.Sourav Ganguly -41657 minutes


Ganguly is one of the most promising players India has ever produced. He had an attacking, bold captaincy. He also made himself a special mention in the left-handers category. The way he smashed the ball on the off side made him a tag “God of off side”. He was able to carry the team under any sort of conditions. He involved in many famous partnerships with Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid. He was on field for about 41657 minutes.


9.Steve Waugh-43229 minutes

The 1999 world cup winning captain of Australia has more than 10000 runs under his belt. He was a major role in making the Australian team the best in the world at that period of time. He was also a medium pace bowler. He has played for about 43229 minutes in his 19 years of international cricket.

8.Allan Border- 47104 minutes

He is considered as Australia’s best left hand batsman in the history of cricket. Border-Gavaskar trophy test series between India and Australia is named after legends Allan Border and Sunil Gavaskar. The former Australian captain has played 156 test matches of which he played 153 consecutive matches. He has hit 27 test centuries.

7.Shivnarine Chanderpaul- 52891 minutes

This left-handed batsman known for his unorthodox batting stance was the 1st Indo-Caribbean to play 100 tests for West Indies. He has scored more than 20000 runs in his career. He was 19 when he made his debut and retired in 2016 when he was 41. He is the most underrated player in this century. He has played for 52891 minutes in his long career.

6.Mahela Jayawardene-53418 minutes

This former Sri Lankan skipper regarded as one of the greatest batsman from the island country. He is a master in playing spinners. His highest score 374 in test cricket came against South Africa. He made his international debut in 1997 and played international cricket till 2015. He is one among the 4 Sri Lankan batsmen to score more than 10000 runs in one day international. He was in field for about 53418 minutes in his career.

5.Ricky Ponting-55216 minutes

He is regarded as one of the greatest batsmen and captain in cricket history. He holds a record for being a part of 100 test wins for the country. He was also named “the cricketer of the decade 2000”. He led Australian cricket team in two world cup wins (2003, 2007). He has played around 160 test matches and 370 ODIs. He scored more than 26000 runs at the international level.

4.Kumar Sangakkara-58896 minutes

The classy batsman is a legendary wicket keeping batsman this game has seen. He has had a pretty long career as a role model for all cricketers in Sri Lanka. He has scored 28016 runs in his 15 years of international cricket. He has led the Sri Lankan team at several occasions. He is considered as a cricketing identity for Sri Lanka.

3.Jacques Kallis-59914 minutes

He is the perfect all-rounder for this game of cricket. He had records with bat as well as with the ball. He made his debut in 1995 and retired from international cricket in December 2013. He has played for 59914 minutes.

2.Rahul Dravid-64354 minutes

He is one of the greatest batsmen to have played. He was very strong in his batting technique. There are not any batsmen who could defend the wicket like Dravid. He is also called the “the wall”. He is currently the overseas batting consultant for Indian cricket team and the head coach for the under 19 and ‘A’ teams. He has played for 64354 minutes.

1 .Sachin Tendulkar-70211 minutes

There is not any shock to see the master blaster’s name at the top of the list. It’s been a long career for about 24 years. He turned into an identity for the game and the country.  He is the highest run scorer in all time tests and ODIs. He holds the record for 100 international centuries playing for about 70211 minutes.

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