International Cricket Council (ICC) every year announces the ICC team of the year in the month of January. Moreover, they announces ODIs & Test Team of the year. And, the greats of the game always appears in the list of ICC. However, we will discuss about the players with most appearances in the ICC Test team of the year.
Players with most appearances in the ICC Test team of the year :
#1. Dale Steyn | 8 appearances
The South-African fast bowler, Dale Steyn is known for his speed & swinging ability with the bowl, especially in the longest format of the game. Although the South African left Test cricket in 2019, he comes at the top of our list. Dale Steyn appears in the ICC Test team of the year in following years 2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2013,2014 and 2016. Steyn is leading the chart’s with total of 8 appearances with a consistency from 2008 to 2014 and 2016 later.
#2. Kumar Sangakkara | 7 appearances
The Sri-Lankan legend Kumar Sangakkara comes just after Dale Steyn with 7 appearances in the longest format. Sangakkara is one of the legends of the game with a pile of runs to his name. He scores a total of 12400 runs in his career with an average of 57.14. However, Sangakkara appears in the ICC Test team of the year in following years 2006,2007,2008,2010,2011,2012,2014 & 2016.
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#3. Jacques Kallis | 6 appearances
The former South-African cricketing giant comes at third place of most appearences in Test team of the year list. Jacques Kallis is not only a Test giant but also a ODI cricket giant for several. Kallis recorded a total of 13289 runs in Test cricket, most by any all-rounder in the game. However, he appeares total of 6 times in the list. Kallis appears in the ICC Test team of the year in following years 2004,2005,2008,2010,2011 and 2012.
#4. Stuart Broad | 5 appearances
The England pacer Stuart Broad comes at the fourth spot in the list with total of 5 appearances in the game. Moreover, Broad has a pile of wickets to his name that is count of 524 & still counting. However, he appeares total of 5 times in the list along with Cook and ABD. Broad appears in the ICC Test team of the year in following years 2009,2011,2012,2014,2015.
Alastair Cook | 5 appearances
The former English Skipper comes along with Stuart Broad and De Villers in the list. Alastair Cook also recorded most runs for England in the longer format of the game. He appeares a total of 5 times in the Test team of the year along with ABD and Stuart Broad. Cook appears in the ICC Test team of the year in following years 2011,2012,2013,2015 and 2016.
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AB De Villiers | 5 appearances
AB De Villers, Mr. 360 of the game comes along with the two greats of the game. AB De Villers is one of South-Africa’s game changer batsman irrespective of all formats. ABD appears total of 5 times in the list of the Test team of the year. De Villers appears in the ICC Test team of the year in following years 2009,2011,2012,2013 and 2014.
N.B : The stats are accurate as of 02/09/2021.