Test cricket is regarded as the purest and most difficult version of the game, with batters concentrating more on technique and conserving wickets. Despite the fact that some batters still use traditional Test cricket techniques, the rate of hitting sixes has grown in recent years as a result of the introduction of the T20s.
However, in the past, we’ve seen a huge number of batters refrain from embracing the considerable risk that comes with Test cricket. These batsmen have achieved glory in Tests despite not striking a single six in their whole Test career.
On that note, let’s take a look at the five batsmen with most Test runs without hitting a six.
5. William Woodfull
William Woodfull was a determined opening batsman for Australia and was nicknamed “The Rock” owing to his unruffled demeanour. He possessed a very powerful defense and a great deal of patience, making him a successful player.
Woodfull represented Australia in 35 games, out of which he captained them in 25. Over an eight-year career from 1926 to 1934, he scored 2300 runs at an average of 46, including seven centuries. Notably, he didn’t strike a single six in his international career, but still was among the aggressive batters of that era.
4. Sadiq Mohammad
Sadiq Mohammad was a compact and strong opening batsman for Pakistan. He was known for his superb use of the wrists and his ability to play the ball brilliantly on the off-side.
Sadiq represented Pakistan for around 12 long years from 1969-1981 in Test cricket and scored 2579 runs in 41 matches at an average of 35.81 including five tons. He was among the players with a traditional mindset as he played slowly and hasn’t smashed a six in his Test career.
3. Glenn Turner
Glenn Turner is one of the most prolific batsmen New Zealand have ever produced. Turner was a talented and ambitious batter who earned significant success for the Kiwis. He was known for his ability to play according to the situation and score daddy hundreds.
Turner represented New Zealand in 41 Tests and smashed 2991 runs at an average of 44.64 including seven centuries. He is the first New Zealand player to score centuries in each innings of the match, and has also carried the bat twice in his career.
Despite such a scintillating record, Turner didn’t smash a single six in Test cricket.
2. Vijay Manjrekar
Vijay Manjrekar was naturally talented and a promising batsman for India who displayed his skills at a very young age. His ability to play cut and hook saw him on the verge of becoming a great batter, but fitness issues came as a barrier in his Test career.
Manjrekar featured in 55 Tests for India scoring 3208 runs at an average of 39.12 including seven centuries. He played many crucial knocks for India but didn’t manage to clear the fence even a single time in his career.
1. Jonathan Trott
Jonathan Trott was among the best No.3 batsman England has ever produced. Trott was a technically and temperamentally sound batter who sealed the reputation of a dependable player for England in the longest format of the game.
Trott represented England in 52 Tests and scored 3835 runs at an average of 44.08 including nine centuries. He retired early owing to mental health problems and despite playing in the semi-modern era, Trott didn’t smash a single six in Test cricket and has the most Test runs without hitting a six.