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Top 10 Cricket Highest Score In Test By Team

Introduction: About The Sport

The craze of cricket is never-ending among cricket fans. They are always curious to know the top score in the test matches or is there any new record. Here in this article, we will let you know about the top 1o highest score in Test Cricket format but before that know about the sport in detail. Test cricket is the form of Cricket sport comparably with the other leagues stands out for the longest duration of time and is considered at the highest standard for the sport. International Cricket Council determines and confers or grants test status to different national representative teams among whom these matches are conducted. 

Top 10 Cricket Highest Score In Test By Teams
Top 10 Cricket Highest Score In Test By Teams

Who Hosts Test Cricket: ICC or (International Cricket Council)

ICC is the governing body of cricket sport globally. It was earlier formed as the Imperial Cricket Conference in 1909 by representatives from England, South Africa, and Australia. 

It was renamed as International Cricket Council in 1965 and was again renamed to what it is right now, that is International Cricket Council, in 1987. 

Currently, Greg Barclay is serving as the council chairman, with the Chief executive officer being Geoff Allardice. The headquarters of the International Cricket Council is in the Middle East in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is a federation of national associations. ICC plays a vital role in promoting good relations between the different international communities with sports. 

Top 10 Cricket Highest Score In Test By Teams
Top 10 Cricket Highest Score In Test By Teams

Its headquarters has been shifted to Dubai(United Arab Emirates) since 2005. It was before established there in London, the United Kingdom, from 1909 till 2005. There are 106 members yet registered, with Imran Khwaja serving as the current Deputy Chairman for the council. 

The International Cricket Council, as we mentioned above, is a council with currently around 105 members registered among which, 12 full members are obliged to play test cricket matches and has 94 associate members other than that. 

The International Cricket Council held the responsibility of conducting test cricket matches and is also responsible for organizing and governing the sport’s major tournaments of international standards like the Cricket World Cup and the T20 World cup. They are also responsible for appointing the referees and umpires to facilitate the game fairly, but it does not control bilateral fixtures. 

Also, the council does not govern domestic cricket for any country having its membership. It also does not aim to change or alter the law of the game, which got set up with the Marylebone Cricket Club declaration of the year 1788. 

Top 10 World Teams Who Score Highest Points And Ratings In Test Cricket Format

International Cricket Council has been given ranking among the 12 full members according to their performances provided for you in a tabular form. Making it easy for you to judge the overall performances of these teams and the total points analyzing the same with the no. of total matches played will be provided because the ranking has been assigned to the team. 

Ranking  Team  Points  Matches  Ratings 
1 New Zealand  2764 22 126
2 India  2987 25 119
3 Australia  1844 17 108
4 England 3753 35 107
5 Pakistan 2481 27 92
6 South Africa  1675 19 88
7 West Indies  2396 30 80
8 Sri Lanka  2095 27 78
9 Bangladesh  779 16 49
10 Zimbabwe 342 11 31

 

Top 10 Cricket Highest Score In Test By Team

  1. Sri Lanka 952/69 vs. India 
  2. England 903/7d vs. Australia
  3. West Indies 790/3d vs. Pakistan 
  4. Pakistan 765/6d vs. Sri Lanka 
  5. India 759/7d vs. England
  6. Australia 758/8d vs. West Indies
  7. New Zealand 715/6d vs. Bangladesh
  8. South Africa 682/6d vs.England
  9. Bangladesh 638/5D against Sri Lanka
  10. Zimbabwe 563/9d vs. West Indies 

Now let us discuss each highest score in test cricket by teams in-depth to give us a glimpse of the talent every country has for cricket.

1. Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s team is nicknamed Lions and has been granted a status of full membership under ICC since 1981; before that, it was there along with the other associated members. The team is under the captaincy of Dimuth Karunaratne for test cricket. The highest test score made by team Sri Lanka is 952/69 against India and Sri Lanka 760/5d vs India.

Sri Lanka | Top 10 Cricket Highest Score In Test By Teams
Sri Lanka | Top 10 Cricket Highest Score In Test By Teams

2. England

The team represents England and Wales in international cricket and is being governed by the England and Wales Cricket Board since 1997. The team is among the founding nation and a full-time member of the ICC test cricket and is currently under Eoin Morgan’s captaincy. The highest score in test by team format made by the England team is 903/7d against Australia

England | Top 10 Cricket Highest Score In Test By Teams
England | Top 10 Cricket Highest Score In Test By Teams

3. West Indies 

The team is nicknamed as Windies, representing countries that are English speaking and do belong to the territories in the Caribbean region and is administered or governed by the body named Cricket West Indies. 

West Indies | Top 10 Cricket Highest Score In Test By Teams
West Indies | Top 10 Cricket Highest Score In Test By Teams

The team is currently under the captaincy of Kraigg Brathwaite for test cricket and has been given the status of full-time membership into ICC since 1926.  The highest score in test by team west indies is 790/3d against Pakistan

4. Pakistan 

The team represents Pakistan and are the men in green and is governed by the Pakistan cricket board. The team is currently under the captaincy of Babar Azam. The highest score in test by team Pakistan in test cricket format is 765/6d against Sri Lank.

Pakistan | Top 10 Cricket Highest Score In Test By Teams
Pakistan | Top 10 Cricket Highest Score In Test By Teams

5. India

The men in blue represent India’s resolute and robust team and are governed by the Board of Control of cricket. Currently, BYJUS is providing sponsorship for the team. The team did exceptionally well under Virat Kohli’s captaincy and will now be guided under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma. The highest score in test by team India is 759/7d while playing against  England.

India | Top 10 Cricket Highest Score In Test By Teams
India | Top 10 Cricket Highest Score In Test By Teams

6. Australia 

The team first ever played their test match in 1877 only and held a status of permanent membership for the ICC test cricket. The team has excellent batsmen like Aaron Finch, Joe Burns, Travis Head, others, and other brilliant all-rounders like Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Cameron Green, and others. The highest score in test by team is 758/8d against West Indies

Australia | Top 10 Cricket Highest Score In Test By Teams
Australia | Top 10 Cricket Highest Score In Test By Teams

7. New Zealand 

The New Zealand Cricket team is popularly known as the Blackcaps, under the current captaincy of Kane Williamson, along with the players currently serving in the team as Finn Allen, Mark Chapman, Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, and others. They debuted in test cricket back in 1930 against England for the first time and thus, became the 5th country to enter the test cricket arena. The highest score in test by team New Zealand is 715/6d while playing against  Bangladesh

New Zealand | Top 10 Cricket Highest Score In Test By Teams
New Zealand | Top 10 Cricket Highest Score In Test By Teams

8. South Africa 

The South African national team is also known as the Proteas. It represents South Africa for international cricket, which is currently guided in Temba Bavuma as T20I Captain. For the test, Dean Elgar serves as the captain of the team. The highest score in test by team South Africa in test cricket format is 682/6d against England.

South Africa | Top 10 Cricket Highest Score In Test By Teams
South Africa | Top 10 Cricket Highest Score In Test By Teams

9. Bangladesh 

Popularly known as the Bangladesh tigers, the team acquired the status of full membership in the year 2000 only and is currently running for test cricket under the captaincy of Mominul Haque. The team is under the governance of the Bangladesh Cricket board. The highest score in test by team Bangladesh 638/5D against Sri Lanka

Bangladesh | Top 10 Cricket Highest Score In Test By Teams
Bangladesh | Top 10 Cricket Highest Score In Test By Teams

10. Zimbabwe

Popularly known as Chevrons, the team represents Zimbabwe in international cricket and is currently under the captaincy of Sean Williams for test cricket and has acquired the status of full-time membership under ICC since 1991 only. The highest score in test by team Zimbabwe is 563/9d against. West Indies.

Zimbabwe | Top 10 Cricket Highest Score In Test By Teams
Zimbabwe | Top 10 Cricket Highest Score In Test By Teams

Final Words

Thus, according to their performances so far, countries have been upgraded to full-time members under the International Cricket Council and have been ranked recently according to their respective performances in the test cricket matches. 

Cricket is not just considered a sport to participate in but also represents the spirit and national and international integration, thus promoting healthy and sporty relationships among the international communities. 

Also Read – Top 10 Cricketers With The Most Sixes in Test Cricket – 2021 Edition

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