Lowest Strike Rate in Test | Test Match Batting Records

Updated on: Jan 8, 2022 1:19 pm IST

  • Lowest Strike Rate in Test

    Lowest Strike Rate in Test – Over the years, many have called Test cricket boring but it’s fair to say that Test cricket is the most entertaining format of the game. Playing Test cricket requires lots of patience, grit and dedication. Many batters have taken some blows on their body and stood tall like a rock to bail their team out of trouble.

    Lowest Strike Rate in Test

    Let’s look at five batmen with lowest strike rate in test

    (minimum 1000 runs)

    Player Team Strike Rate Runs Average
    R W Taylor England 27.14 1156 16.28
    JM Brearley England 29.80 1442 22.89
    CJ Tavare England 30.60 1755 32.50
    Jason Gillespie  Australia 31.98 1218 18.74
    J Dyson Australia 33.1 1359 26.65

    1. R W Taylor – 27.14 

    English wicketkeeper batter Bob Taylor made his debut for England in 1971 and represented country till 1984. In his career spanning 13 years, he had his ups and downs and scored total of 1156 runs in total of 57 Test matches. He has the Lowest strike rate in test with strike of just 27.14.

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    2. JM Brearley – 29.80

    John Michael Brearley was the former cricketer, who played 39 Test matches for England between 1976 to 1981. He is second on the list of Lowest strike rate in test with a strike rate of mere 29.80. In his career spanning 9 years he scored 1442 runs at an average of 22.89.

    3. CJ Tavare – 30.60 

    Chris Tavare, a former English batter, was known as the ultimate blocker of the ball as his ability to hang on the crease frustrated many teams. He sits third on the list of Lowest strike rate in test. In total of 31 Test he played for England, he scored 1755 runs at an average of 31.50.

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    4. Jason Gillespie – 31.98

    Jason Gillespie from Australia is fourth on the list of Lowest strike rate in test. Everyone might be knowing him for his bowling prowess but he was no mug with the bat as well. He played 71 Tests for Australia and scored 1218 runs with the bat at an average of 18.74. His 201 runs in the Test match is still the highest by nightwatchman. He had a career strike rate of 31.98.

    5. J Dyson – 33.1 

    Former Australian opener J Dayson is fifth in the list of Lowest strike rate in test. The right-hander represented Australia in 30 Test matches and in those matches he scored 1359 runs at an average of 26.6. He had a career strike rate of 33.1 which is fifth lowest.

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