5 Batsmen With The Most Runs Scored In The Lord’s Cricket Ground

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Joe Root, Lord's
Joe Root, Lord's

Regarded as the home of cricket, the Lord’s Cricket Ground is one of the most celebrated Cricket Grounds in the world. The venue has a rich culture and heritage in the game.

Playing at Lord’s Cricket Ground is a dream for any cricketer because of many reasons. The players who score a century or takes a five-wicket haul get their names printed on the Lord’s Honours Board. Recently, KL Rahul added his name to the Lord’s Honours Board after scoring a century against England in the second Test.

Besides, sitting on the famous balcony, enjoying the MCC Museum and Library, walking down from the balcony to the ground through Long Room are a few things that every player wishes to witness in his playing career.

Lord’s Cricket Ground has played host to over 100 Test matches. Several players have made some astonishing records at the venue. In this article, we look at 5 Batsmen With The Most Runs Scored at Lord’s Cricket Ground:

5 Batsmen With The Most Runs Scored In Lord’s Cricket Ground

Alec Stewart

Alec Stewart
Alec Stewart

A man who served England for 14 years, Alec Stewart scored a truckload of runs for England across formats. He is England’s fourth most-capped Test player and third-most capped ODI cricketer, having played 133 Tests and 170 ODIs.

Stewart made his debut against West Indies on the 1989-90 tour of the West Indies. He used to open the batting for England and went onto score close to 9000 runs in Tests. His batting average of 39.54 though wasn’t the most satisfying.

Alec Stewart has scored the fifth-most number of runs at Lord’s. In 20 matches, he has scored 1476 at an average of 44.72. He has three centuries and 8 half-centuries to his name at the historic venue.

Joe Root

Joe Root, England Player
Joe Root (Image Credit: Twitter)

England’s current skipper, Joe Root has been in sensational form, of late. Over the last few years, Joe Root has been scoring the bulk of runs for England in Tests. He, though, has lost his place in England’s T20 side.

Joe Root recently scored a sensational century in the second Test against India at the historic venue. It was his fourth century at Lord’s.

Joe Root has 1484 runs in 16 games at Lord’s at an average of 53 and thus sits at fourth in the elite list. In his illustrious cricket career, Root has played 107 Tests and 152 ODIs thus far, scoring 9100 6109 runs respectively.

Andrew Strauss

Alastair Cook And Andrew Strauss
Alastair Cook And Andrew Strauss (Image Credit: Twitter)

Former England skipper, Andrew Strauss relished playing at Lord’s. He played the first International Test match at Lord’s and scored a century in the very first innings. With that, he became only the fourth English player to score a century at Lord’s on debut. He went on to pile a truckload of runs and also captained England across formats.

He led England to a 2-1 Victory against Australia in the 2009 Ashes. In the first Test of the series at the historic venue, he compiled 161, resulting in an England win.

Andrew Strauss has scored the third-most number of runs at Lord’s Cricket Ground. He played 18 matches at Lord’s, scoring 1562 runs at 52.06, including 5 centuries and 6 half-centuries.

Alastair Cook

Alastair Cook
Alastair Cook (Image Credit: Twitter)

England’s most prolific batsman in Test Cricket, Alastair Cook has the second most number of runs at Lord’s.

He has played 26 matches at the home of cricket, scoring 1937 runs at an average of 43.04. He has 4 centuries and 12 half-centuries at the historic venue.

Alastair Cook is England’s highest run-scorer in Test Cricket. He is the youngest batsman to score 12,000 Test runs. Besides, Cook led England in 59 Tests and 69 ODIs.

Cook played 161 Tests during his Test Cricket Career, scoring 12,472 runs at an average of 45.35.

Graham Gooch:

5 Batsmen With The Most Runs Scored In The Lord's Cricket Ground
Graham Gooch[photo: Twitter]

Keeping in mind that Graham Gooch played most of his career in an era dominated by West Indies lethal fast bowlers, he has sensational batting numbers.

Gooch played for England for close to two decades, scoring a plethora of runs across formats. The former England cricketer is the second-highest run-scorer for England.

Graham Gooch has an exceptional record at Lord’s Cricket Ground. He was the first player to play 20 matches at the home of cricket. Besides, he holds the record of having the highest match aggregate at Lord’s.

With 2015 runs in 21 matches at the historic venue, Graham Gooch sits at the top of the list. He has 6 centuries and 5 half-centuries to his name at Lord’s.

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