Indian cricketers to play 100 tests or more

Ravichandran Ashwin will become the 14th Indian cricketer to play 100 tests in the fifth test between India and England in Dharamshala.

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Indian cricketers to play 100 tests or more

Ravichandran Ashwin will become the 14th Indian cricketer to play 100 tests in the fifth test between India and England in Dharamshala. Image | ICC

Since Ravichandran Ashwin is all set to become the 14th Indian to play 100 test in Dharamshala in the 5th test between India and England, we are delving into the illustrious history of Indian cricket. We uncover the esteemed group of players who have donned the whites for India in 100 Test matches or more. These players have left an indelible mark on the sport, showcasing their skill, dedication, and longevity by representing India in 100 or more Test matches.

Ravichandran Ashwin and Jonny Bairstow are all set to play their 100th game for their country and they will become the only third pair from different countries to play their 100th test in the same match.

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Who was the first Indian to play 100 tests?

Sunil Gavaskar was the first Indian to play 100 test matches.
Sunil Gavaskar was the first Indian to play 100 test matches.

Sunil Gavaskar was the first Indian cricketer to play 100 tests. The little master, who once had the record for most runs and centuries in test cricket history, played his 100th test against Pakistan in Faisalabad on 24 October, 1984. Dilip Vengsarkar was the second Indian to achieve the feat. Kapil Dev was the first Indian bowler to play 100 tests for India.

How many players have played 100 tests for India?

Cheteshwar Pujara was the last Indian cricketer to play 100th test.  Image | BCCI
Cheteshwar Pujara was the last Indian cricketer to play 100th test. Image | BCCI

Till now only 13 Indians have been fortunate enough to feature in 100 or more tests for India. Ravichandran Ashwin would become the 14th Indian to achieve the landmark. Before him, Cheteshwar Pujara was the latest player to play that amount of test matches for India.

Who has played the most tests for India?

Sachin Tendulkar playing in his last and 200th test match in Mumbai.
Sachin Tendulkar playing in his last and 200th test match in Mumbai.

Everyone is aware that not only in Indian Cricket's history but in test cricket's history, Sachin Tendulkar with 200 test matches has played the most number of matches. Rahul Dravid with 163 test matches comes after him. They are the only two Indians who have played in more than 150 test matches for India.

Full list of Indian cricketers to play 100 tests or more

The below list arranged as the most test matches played by Indian crickceters.

Player Matches
SR Tendulkar 200
R Dravid 163
VVS Laxman 134
A Kumble 132
N Kapil Dev 131
SM Gavaskar 125
DB Vengsarkar 116
SC Ganguly 113
V Kohli 113
I Sharma 105
Harbhajan Singh 103
CA Pujara 103
V Sehwag 103

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