Monday, 9 June 2014

Youngest cricketers to score 2000 runs in Test Cricket

On the opening day of the test series between New Zealand and West Indies in the Caribbean, New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson reached 2000 runs in his Test career. He got there in his 32nd test and 57th inning when he reached 36. Though he is the 25th Kiwi to complete 2000 Test runs, he is the youngest of all of them. He got to the milestone at age of 23 years and 10 months. He overcame Martin Crowe who had reached the milestone at age of 24 years, 5 months, 10 days in March 1987.

Kane Williamson is the youngest from New Zealand and 10th youngest cricketer to score 2000 Test runs


Williamson, though being the youngest batsman from New Zealand to reach 2000 Test runs, is the 10th youngest overall to score 2000 Test Runs. Youngest batsman to reach 2000 Test runs is Sachin Tendulkar. Tendulkar managed to score 2000 runs at age of 20 years, 10 months, 24 days.

Youngest batsman to complete 2000 Test Runs
Age
Batsman
Team
Date
20y, 10m, 24d
Sachin Tendulkar
India
20-Mar-1994
22y, 05m, 24d
Sir Garry Sobers
West Indies
28-Mar-1968
22y, 06m, 08d
Javed Miandad
Pakistan
20-Dec-1979
22y, 10m, 19d
Ramnaresh Sarwan
West Indies
12-May-2003
23y, 01m, 26d
Graeme Smith
South Africa
27-Mar-2004
23y, 02m, 17d
Alastair Cook
England
13-Mar-2008
23y, 03m, 00d
Sir Donald Bradman
Australia
27-Nov-1931
23y, 09m, 11d
Dilip Vengsarkar
India
16-Jan-1980
23y, 09m, 17d
Mahela Jayawardene
Sri Lanka
15-Mar-2001
23y, 10m, 00d
Kane Williamson
New Zealand
08-Jun-2014

Youngest New Zealand batsman to complete 2000 Test Runs
Age
Batsman
Milestone Date
23y, 10m, 00d
Kane Williamson
08-Jun-2014
24y, 05m, 10d
Martin Crowe
03-Mar-1987
24y, 06m, 18d
Craig McMillan
30-Mar-2001
25y, 01m, 27d
Stephen Fleming
27-May-1998
26y, 09m, 15d
Glenn Turner
12-Mar-1974


With Kane Williamson becoming the youngest New Zealand batsman to score 2000 Test runs, let us look at the youngest 2000 test run getters from each team.

Youngest batsman to complete 2000 Test runs from each team
Team
Batsman
Age
Milestone Date
Australia
Sir Donald Bradman
23y, 03m, 00d
27-Nov-1931
Bangladesh
Tamim Iqbal
23y, 11m, 06d
25-Apr-2013
England
Alastair Cook
23y, 02m, 17d
13-Mar-2008
India
Sachin Tendulkar
20y, 10m, 24d
20-Mar-1994
New Zealand
Kane Williamson
23y, 10m, 00d
08-Jun-2014
Pakistan
Javed Miandad
22y, 06m, 08d
20-Dec-1979
Sri Lanka
Mahela Jayawardene
23y, 09m, 17d
15-Mar-2001
South Africa
Graeme Smith
23y, 01m, 26d
27-Mar-2004
West Indies
Sir Garfield Sobers
22y, 05m, 24d
28-Mar-1968
Zimbabwe
Alistair Campbell
28y, 01m, 27d
18-Nov-2000

The youngest New Zealand batsman to complete 2000 Test runs, Kane Williamson, took 57 innings to reach the landmark. But seven Kiwi cricketers completed 2000 Test runs in fewer innings than Williamson. Below is the list showing the fewest number of innings played to score 2000 Test runs by New Zealand batsman.

Fewest innings to score 2000 Test runs by New Zealand batsman
Innings
Batsman
Match Date
44
Andrew Jones
01-Nov-1992
44
Mark Richardson
16-Oct-2003
46
Bert Sutcliffe
06-Jan-1956
47
Glenn Turner
08-Mar-1974
48
Ross Taylor
12-Nov-2010
52
Craig McMillan
27-Mar-2001
56
Martin Crowe
27-Feb-1987
57
Kane Williamson
08-Jun-2014
60
Stephen Fleming
27-May-1998
60
Nathan Astle
26-Dec-1999


All figures are updated till June 8, 2014