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Country-wise 8 batsmen with the most Test runs at no. 11 position

December 9, 2020

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The cricket teams designate the No.11 position of their batting line-up into their group's most un-skilled batsman. There are three categories of cricketers – batsmen, bowlers, and all-rounders. For the most part, batsmen play in the top-order and the upper middle-order. All-rounders bat in the lower middle-order, while the bowler's bat in last.

Some all-rounder’s bat higher in the order. However, the players who specialize in bowling consistently play lower down the order. The No.11 position is of the bowler who can't play well with the bat contrasted with his other teammates. In any case, many players have made their essence felt at the last batting position.

Here is a country-wise list of the players with the most Test runs at no. 11 position:

West Indies – Courtney Walsh – 553 runs

Amazing West Indian quick bowler Courtney Walsh is probably the best pacer ever. The right-arm quick played for the West Indies in 132 Test matches. In those 132 games, Walsh scalped 519 wickets at an economy rate of 2.54. He played 122 innings at number 11, totaling 553 runs at an average of 7.47.

Pakistan – Danish Kaneria – 197 runs

Danish Kaneria played 61 Test matches for Pakistan, where he got 261 wickets and bowled 517 maidens. He likewise batted in 84 Test innings for his nation.  Out of those 84 innings, 58 came at the number 11 position. Danish holds the record for the most Test runs by a Pakistani player at number 11 with 197 runs at an average of 6.79.

South Africa – Makhaya Ntini – 344 runs

Previous South African speedster Makhaya Ntini becomes famous with his phenomenal bowling aptitudes. The right-arm fast additionally played for the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL. Discussing his numbers at the eleventh position of the batting line-up, Ntini totaled 344 runs for his group. His batting average was 9.05 in those 76 innings, where he stayed unbeaten multiple times.

Sri Lanka – Muttiah Muralitharan – 623 runs

Sri Lanka's unbelievable off-spin bowler Muttiah Muralitharan is the world record holder for the most Test runs at number 11 position. The turn wizard batted at the number 11 position multiple times in his career. In those 98 innings, Muralitharan scored 623 runs at an average of 11.33. Since he came out last to bat, Muralitharan stayed not out multiple times in his Test profession.

New Zealand – Trent Boult – 539 runs

Another left-arm quick bowler present on this world-class list is current New Zealand star, Trent Boult. The left-arm quick medium bowler is yet another ambidextrous cricketer. The 31-year-old has played for the Blackcaps in 68 Test matches, where he has scored 654 runs. Out of his complete total, 539 have come at the number 11 position, with his average being 15.40.

England – James Anderson – 564 runs

Another icon player present on this list is James Anderson. The English quick bowler as of late reached the achievement of 600 wickets in Test cricket. Anderson is also an ambidextrous cricket player. In spite of the fact that he bowls with his right arm, he is a left-handed batsman. Anderson has scored 564 runs in 141 innings at number 11.

India – Zaheer Khan – 209 runs

Among Indian players, Zaheer Khan remains at the top position for the most Test runs at number 11. As James Anderson, Khan was also an ambidextrous cricket player. He was a left-arm quick bowler who batted right-handed. The previous Delhi Capitals captain batted at number 11 multiple times in his profession, scoring 209 runs at an average of 17.42.

Australia – Glenn McGrath – 603 runs

Australian extraordinary Glenn McGrath is one of the main two bowlers with more than 600 Test runs at the number 11 position. He stands just behind Muttiah Muralitharan on the all-time list. McGrath batted at the number 11 position in 128 Test innings. The right-handed batsman played for his nation from 1993 to 2007 and oversaw 603 runs at the last position in the batting line-up.

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