When he took the field in the second Test against New Zealand at Edgbaston, James Anderson became the most capped Test player for England. Let us test your knowledge on the most-capped Test internationals from different countries.
Apart from Anderson who is the only other bowler to play the most Tests for his side?
Daniel Vettori has played 112 Tests for New Zealand, one more than Stephen Fleming. Muralitharan and Akram are the third and fourth most-capped Test cricketers for their countries.
Jacques Kallis has played the most Tests for South Africa. Who has played the second-most?
With 146 Tests under his name, Boucher is the most capped wicket-keeper in Test history. Amla (124), Smith (116) and de Villiers (114) follow Kallis and Boucher as the most-capped players for South Africa. Kallis played 165 Tests for his country.
Which of the following Test playing nations has not had a player with 150 or more Test caps?
Mahela Jayawardene is the most-capped Sri Lankan player with 149 caps. Three players - Ricky Ponting (168), Steve Waugh (168) and Allan Border (156) have played more than 150 Tests for Australia while Jacques Kallis (165) and Shivnarine Chanderpaul (164) have done so for South Africa and West Indies respectively
Which country has been waiting the longest for a player to overtake their current most -capped Test cricketer?
With 124 Tests, Javed Miandad is the most-capped Pakistan player. He played the last of those Tests in 1993. Ricky Ponting played his last Test in 2012, Sachin Tendulkar played in 2013 and Daniel Vettori in 2014.