Records / 1970s / Test matches / Most matches

Most matches
Player Span Mat Runs HS Ave 100 Wkts BBI Ave 5 Ct St
APE Knott (Eng) 1970-1977 72 3509 135 34.40 5 - - - - 181 11
GR Viswanath (India) 1971-1979 66 4611 179 46.11 10 1 1/11 34.00 0 45 0
SM Gavaskar (India) 1971-1979 63 5647 221 55.91 21 1 1/34 134.00 0 52 0
DL Underwood (Eng) 1970-1979 60 661 43 11.01 0 202 8/51 27.65 10 31 0
AW Greig (Eng) 1972-1977 59 3599 148 40.43 8 141 8/86 32.20 6 87 0
RW Marsh (Aus) 1970-1980 57 2464 132 31.58 3 - - - - 201 8
GS Chappell (Aus) 1970-1980 56 4398 247* 52.98 15 34 5/61 41.64* 1 76 0
AI Kallicharran (WI) 1972-1980 55 3956 187 49.45 11 1 1/7 114.00 0 42 0
BS Bedi (India) 1971-1979 52 452 50* 9.22 0 196 6/71 29.78* 10 17 0
RGD Willis (Eng) 1971-1979 52 441 24* 12.60 0 182 7/78 24.78 11 22 0
RC Fredericks (WI) 1971-1977 50 3809 169 45.89 8 7 1/12 78.28 0 51 0
CH Lloyd (WI) 1971-1980 49 3475 242* 45.72 8 6 2/13 69.83 0 36 0
KD Walters (Aus) 1970-1977 48 2968 250 40.10 7 38 5/66 24.89 1 32 0
IM Chappell (Aus) 1970-1976 47 3512 196 44.45 10 9 1/4 39.88* 0 62 0
KWR Fletcher (Eng) 1970-1977 47 2748 216 41.63 7 1 1/48 128.00 0 42 0
DL Amiss (Eng) 1971-1977 46 3487 262* 49.11 11 - - - - 20 0
Wasim Bari (Pak) 1971-1979 46 892 85 17.84 0 0 - - 0 122 14
G Boycott (Eng) 1970-1979 45 3806 191 55.97 12 0 - - 0 17 0
BS Chandrasekhar (India) 1971-1979 45 95 20* 3.16 0 180 8/79 28.87* 13 20 0
DL Murray (WI) 1973-1980 44 1553 91 25.88 0 - - - - 121 5
CM Old (Eng) 1972-1978 42 751 65 14.72 0 129 7/50 27.86 4 22 0
SMH Kirmani (India) 1976-1979 41 1360 101* 28.33 1 - - - - 68 23
Asif Iqbal (Pak) 1971-1979 40 2644 175 43.34 10 13 3/37 41.53 0 20 0
VA Holder (WI) 1971-1979 39 602 42 14.33 0 100 6/28 31.85* 3 15 0
Majid Khan (Pak) 1971-1979 39 2884 167 43.04 6 15 4/45 51.40 0 47 0
JH Edrich (Eng) 1970-1976 37 2427 175 41.13 4 - - - - 22 0
S Venkataraghavan (India) 1971-1979 37 477 64 11.92 0 98 5/95 38.37 1 27 0
Zaheer Abbas (Pak) 1971-1979 37 2563 274 42.71 6 0 - - 0 22 0
DK Lillee (Aus) 1971-1980 36 497 73* 16.56 0 184 6/26 23.73 12 9 0
Mushtaq Mohammad (Pak) 1971-1979 36 2449 201 42.22 8 65 5/28 29.12 3 35 0
JR Thomson (Aus) 1972-1979 36 433 49 11.70 0 152 6/46 24.78* 6 14 0
DB Vengsarkar (India) 1976-1979 36 1997 146* 39.94 5 0 - - 0 30 0
KD Ghavri (India) 1974-1979 35 777 86 22.85 0 87 5/33 33.47* 2 15 0
MHN Walker (Aus) 1972-1977 35 586 78* 19.53 0 138 8/143 27.47 6 12 0
IR Redpath (Aus) 1970-1976 34 2861 171 50.19 7 0 - - 0 36 0
Sadiq Mohammad (Pak) 1971-1979 34 2271 166 39.84 5 0 - - 0 23 0
Sarfraz Nawaz (Pak) 1972-1979 34 626 53 16.05 0 120 9/86 29.92 4 21 0
JM Brearley (Eng) 1976-1979 33 1200 91 23.52 0 - - - - 45 0
MG Burgess (NZ) 1971-1979 33 1815 111 32.41 4 1 1/20 49.00 0 26 0
BE Congdon (NZ) 1971-1978 33 1935 176 37.94 6 48 5/65 37.08 1 20 0
GG Arnold (Eng) 1972-1975 31 347 45 10.84 0 107 6/45 28.75 5 6 0
CPS Chauhan (India) 1973-1979 31 1501 93 32.63 0 1 1/11 72.00 0 25 0
JM Parker (NZ) 1973-1979 31 1316 121 26.32 3 1 1/24 24.00 0 25 0
IVA Richards (WI) 1974-1980 31 2736 291 58.21 9 4 2/34 58.75 0 28 0
GM Turner (NZ) 1971-1977 31 2370 259 49.37 6 0 - - 0 28 0
LR Gibbs (WI) 1971-1976 30 151 25 7.94 0 100 7/98 32.32 5 17 0
AA Mallett (Aus) 1970-1976 30 294 31 10.50 0 91 8/59 29.21* 3 25 0
EAS Prasanna (India) 1971-1978 30 373 37 11.65 0 76 8/76 34.50* 2 9 0
AME Roberts (WI) 1974-1980 30 290 54 8.78 0 138 7/54 25.37 9 6 0

Performances in matches that overlap decades are credited to the year in which they occurred - this results in some unknown data, especially in regard to bowling figures

Records includes the following current or recent matches:
Australia v West Indies at Melbourne, 2nd Test, Dec 29, 1979 - Jan 1, 1980 [Test # 867]
India v Pakistan at Kanpur, 4th Test, Dec 25-30, 1979 [Test # 866]
India v Pakistan at Mumbai, 3rd Test, Dec 16-20, 1979 [Test # 865]
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