In the sport of cricket, playing 100 Test matches is considered to be a significant achievement. Colin Cowdrey of England was the first cricketer to have reached this landmark,celebrating the occasion with a score of 104 runs against Australia in 1968 during the 1968 Ashes series. In February 2021, Joe Root played his 100th Test during England's tour of India, in which he became the quickest player to reach that landmark, and the first to score a double century in their 100th Test.
Sachin Tendulkar of India is the only cricketer to have played in 200 Test matches, a milestone he reached in his final match, on 13 November 2013 against the West Indies, at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium.
As of 26 February 2021, 70 cricketers have reached this landmark, including 15 from England, the most among all Test-playing nations.
Following is the list of cricketers who have played 100 or more Test matches.
|11 July 1968||Colin Cowdrey||England||1954–1975||114|
|2 July 1981||Geoffrey Boycott||England||1964–1982||108|
|28 April 1984||Clive Lloyd||West Indies||1966–1985||110|
|17 October 1984||Sunil Gavaskar||India||1971–1987||125|
|21 July 1988||David Gower||England||1978–1992||117|
|18 November 1988||Viv Richards||West Indies||1974–1991||121|
|24 November 1988||Dilip Vengsarkar||India||1976–1992||116|
|24 December 1988||Allan Border||Australia||1978–1994||156|
|15 November 1989||Kapil Dev||India||1978–1994||131|
|1 December 1989||Javed Miandad||Pakistan||1976–1993||124|
|12 April 1990||Gordon Greenidge||West Indies||1974–1991||108|
|4 July 1991||Desmond Haynes||West Indies||1978–1994||116|
|6 February 1992||Ian Botham||England||1977–1992||102|
|29 January 1993||Graham Gooch||England||1975–1995||118|
|21 April 1995||David Boon||Australia||1984–1996||107|
|2 January 1998||Steve Waugh||Australia||1985–2004||168|
|30 January 1998||Ian Healy||Australia||1988–1999||119|
|27 February 1998||Courtney Walsh||West Indies||1984–2001||132|
|20 November 1998||Mark Taylor||Australia||1989–1999||104|
|10 December 1998||Saleem Malik||Pakistan||1982–1999||103|
|2 January 2000||Mark Waugh||Australia||1991–2002||128|
|3 August 2000||Alec Stewart||England||1990–2003||133|
|3 August 2000||Michael Atherton||England||1989–2001||115|
|29 November 2000||Wasim Akram||Pakistan||1985–2002||104|
|8 March 2002||Shane Warne||Australia||1992–2007||145|
|5 September 2002||Sachin Tendulkar||India||1989–2013||200|
|9 October 2002||Carl Hooper||West Indies||1987–2002||102|
|26 December 2003||Brian Lara||West Indies / ICC World XI||1990–2006||131|
|18 March 2004||Gary Kirsten||South Africa||1993–2004||101|
|26 October 2004||Glenn McGrath||Australia||1993–2007||124|
|24 March 2005||Inzamam-ul-Haq||Pakistan / ICC World XI||1992–2007||120|
|3 June 2005||Graham Thorpe||England||1993–2005||100|
|20 September 2005||Sanath Jayasuriya||Sri Lanka||1991–2007||110|
|18 December 2005||Anil Kumble||India||1990–2008||132|
|2 January 2006||Ricky Ponting||Australia||1995–2012||168|
|28 February 2006||Muttiah Muralitharan||Sri Lanka / ICC World XI||1992–2010||133|
|18 March 2006||Rahul Dravid||India / ICC World XI||1996–2012||164|
|31 March 2006||Justin Langer||Australia||1993–2007||105|
|15 April 2006||Jacques Kallis||South Africa / ICC World XI||1995–2013||166|
|15 April 2006||Shaun Pollock||South Africa||1995–2008||108|
|15 April 2006||Stephen Fleming||New Zealand||1994–2008||111|
|19 November 2006||Shivnarine Chanderpaul||West Indies||1994–2015||164|
|11 January 2007||Mark Boucher||South Africa / ICC World XI||1997–2012||147|
|1 December 2007||Chaminda Vaas||Sri Lanka||1994–2009||111|
|26 December 2007||Sourav Ganguly||India||1996–2008||113|
|6 November 2008||VVS Laxman||India||1996–2012||134|
|28 November 2008||Matthew Hayden||Australia||1994–2009||103|
|3 January 2009||Mahela Jayawardene||Sri Lanka||1997–2014||149|
|16 December 2009||Makhaya Ntini||South Africa||1998–2009||101|
|27 March 2010||Daniel Vettori||New Zealand / ICC World XI||1997–2014||113|
|16 September 2011||Kumar Sangakkara||Sri Lanka||2000–2015||134|
|19 July 2012||Graeme Smith||South Africa / ICC World XI||2002–2014||117|
|16 August 2012||Andrew Strauss||England||2004–2012||100|
|23 November 2012||Virender Sehwag||India / ICC World XI||2001–2013||104|
|22 February 2013||Harbhajan Singh||India||1998–2015||103|
|21 November 2013||Kevin Pietersen||England||2005–2014||104|
|13 December 2013||Alastair Cook||England||2006–2018||161|
|13 December 2013||Michael Clarke||Australia||2004–2015||115|
|8 June 2014||Chris Gayle||West Indies||2000–2014||103|
|20 June 2014||Ian Bell||England||2004–2015||118|
|13 April 2015||James Anderson||England||2003–2021||165|
|25 June 2015||Younis Khan||Pakistan||2000–2017||118|
|14 November 2015||AB de Villiers||South Africa||2004–2018||114|
|12 February 2016||Brendon McCullum||New Zealand||2004–2016||101|
|9 November 2016||Stuart Broad||England||2007–2021||149|
|12 January 2017||Hashim Amla||South Africa||2004–2019||124|
|21 February 2020||Ross Taylor||New Zealand||2007–2021||108|
|15 January 2021||Nathan Lyon||Australia||2011–2021||100|
|5 February 2021||Joe Root||England||2012–2021||108|
|24 February 2021||Ishant Sharma||India||2007–2021||104|
|Last updated: 28 August 2021|
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