Records / Test matches / Individual records (captains, players, umpires) / Most consecutive matches missed for a team between appearances

Player Span Mat Team From To Missed Span Missed
MP Bicknell 1993-2003 4 England 9 Aug 1993 21 Aug 2003 10y 12d 114
FL Reifer 1997-2009 6 West Indies 18 Jan 1999 9 Jul 2009 10y 172d 109
Younis Ahmed 1969-1987 4 Pakistan 2 Nov 1969 21 Feb 1987 17y 111d 104
D Shackleton 1950-1963 7 England 7 Nov 1951 20 Jun 1963 11y 225d 103
HL Jackson 1949-1961 2 England 26 Jul 1949 6 Jul 1961 11y 345d 96
PI Pocock 1968-1985 25 England 13 Jul 1976 26 Jul 1984 8y 13d 86
W Larkins 1980-1991 13 England 1 Sep 1981 24 Feb 1990 8y 176d 85
LE Plunkett 2005-2014 13 England 11 Jun 2007 12 Jun 2014 7y 1d 85
RN Lewis 1997-2008 5 West Indies 29 Dec 1998 17 Mar 2006 7y 78d 81
KV Andrew 1954-1963 2 England 1 Dec 1954 6 Jun 1963 8y 187d 79
GB Hogg 1996-2008 7 Australia 13 Oct 1996 10 Apr 2003 6y 179d 78
RJ Sidebottom 2001-2010 22 England 20 May 2001 25 May 2007 6y 5d 78
DB Close 1949-1976 22 England 28 Aug 1967 3 Jun 1976 8y 280d 75
RB Simpson 1957-1978 62 Australia 31 Jan 1968 2 Dec 1977 9y 305d 71
GE Bradburn 1990-2001 7 New Zealand 9 Dec 1992 15 Mar 2001 8y 96d 71
WGA Parkhouse 1950-1959 7 England 28 Mar 1951 2 Jul 1959 8y 96d 69
HMCM Bandara 1998-2006 8 Sri Lanka 31 May 1998 2 Dec 2005 7y 185d 69
DR Martyn 1992-2006 67 Australia 6 Jan 1994 11 Mar 2000 6y 65d 68
SJ Rixon 1977-1985 13 Australia 3 May 1978 7 Dec 1984 6y 218d 66
RW Taylor 1971-1984 57 England 1 Mar 1971 14 Dec 1977 6y 288d 65
Shahid Nazir 1996-2007 15 Pakistan 8 Mar 1999 4 Aug 2006 7y 149d 65
FJ Titmus 1955-1975 53 England 14 Feb 1968 13 Dec 1974 6y 302d 62
DK Liyanage 1992-2001 9 Sri Lanka 22 Jan 1994 29 Aug 2001 7y 219d 62
DE Bernard 2003-2009 3 West Indies 23 Apr 2003 9 Jul 2009 6y 77d 62
CJL Rogers 2008-2014 14 Australia 19 Jan 2008 10 Jul 2013 5y 172d 62
G Gunn 1907-1930 15 England 1 Mar 1912 11 Jan 1930 17y 316d 60
D Wilson 1964-1971 6 England 20 Feb 1964 25 Feb 1971 7y 5d 60
N Gifford 1964-1973 15 England 6 Jul 1964 17 Jun 1971 6y 346d 60
FJ Titmus 1955-1975 53 England 12 Jul 1955 5 Jul 1962 6y 358d 59
MTG Elliott 1996-2004 21 Australia 30 Mar 1999 1 Jul 2004 5y 93d 59
MR Whitney 1981-1992 12 Australia 1 Sep 1981 26 Dec 1987 6y 116d 58
MW Priest 1990-1998 3 New Zealand 12 Jun 1990 26 Feb 1998 7y 259d 58
CWJ Athey 1980-1988 23 England 15 Apr 1981 19 Jun 1986 5y 65d 57
RL Powell 1999-2004 2 West Indies 20 Dec 1999 10 Apr 2004 4y 112d 55
JSE Price 1964-1972 15 England 27 Jan 1965 17 Jun 1971 6y 141d 54
Manzoor Elahi 1984-1995 6 Pakistan 17 Mar 1987 7 Feb 1995 7y 327d 54
WU Tharanga 2005-2014 19 Sri Lanka 22 Dec 2007 16 Jul 2014 6y 206d 54
AMJ Hilditch 1979-1985 18 Australia 7 Nov 1979 22 Dec 1984 5y 45d 53
K Taylor 1959-1964 3 England 20 Jun 1959 2 Jul 1964 5y 12d 51
CB Lambert 1991-1998 5 West Indies 12 Aug 1991 12 Mar 1998 6y 212d 51
CMW Read 1999-2007 15 England 9 Aug 1999 21 Oct 2003 4y 73d 51
A Ward 1969-1976 5 England 8 Jun 1971 22 Jul 1976 5y 44d 50
PM Such 1993-1999 11 England 5 Jul 1994 11 Dec 1998 4y 159d 50
CS Baugh 2003-2012 21 West Indies 21 Aug 2004 15 Nov 2010 6y 86d 50

Records include the following recent matches:
West Indies v Bangladesh at Gros Islet, 2nd Test, Sep 13-16, 2014 [Test # 2139]
West Indies v Bangladesh at Kingstown, 1st Test, Sep 5-9, 2014 [Test # 2138]
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (SSC), 2nd Test, Aug 14-18, 2014 [Test # 2136]

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