Top five players with most Test losses in their career

Check out the top five players who have suffered the most Test losses in their career with some huge names in the list only on

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Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara (Source-Twitter)

India beat England by 106 runs to ensure they levelled the series at 1-1 before going to Rajkot. It is rare to see England lose a Test match as they have been dominating the red-ball format for a while now. 


James Anderson playing his 184th Test match was the most experienced player on the field. The fast bowler is just a few wickets away from becoming the first pacer to pick 700 Test wickets. 

In this article, we cast a look at the top five players with the most Test match losses in their careers. 

Sachin Tendulkar – India – 56 Losses



The best cricketer the world has ever seen finds himself on this shameful list. During the late 1990’s India wasn’t a strong side away from home. At the end of his career, Sachin Tendulkar was part of two series whitewashes in England and Australia. With 56 losses, Sachin Tendulkar is 5th in the table for the most test losses recorded by a player in his career. 

Mushfiqur Rahim – Bangladesh – 57 Losses 



Former Bangladeshi skipper Mushfiqur Rahim is 4th in the list of players with the most Test losses. Since the time Bangladesh got their Test status in 2000, wins in the longest format have been difficult to come by. Although they have beaten some big teams, Bangladesh’s Test record isn’t much to write home about. 

Brian Lara – West Indies – 63 Losses 


When Brian Charles Lara made his debut for the West Indies, many felt he would usher in the next dominant era. Touted as a replacement for Sir Vivian Richards, the left-handed batter went on to achieve greatness. His 16-year-Test career saw him suffer 63 losses including a 5-0 whitewash against South Africa. This is the 3rd most Test loss recorded by a player during his career. 

James Anderson – England – 65 Losses


England’s most potent weapon and perhaps the greatest fast bowler of the game, James Anderson has done it all. On Monday, the Test loss to India was the 65th team he was on the losing side. This unwanted record puts him 2nd in the list of the most Test losses suffered by a player in his career. In his career spanning twenty years, Anderson has been part of many great winning sides. The Burnley-born fast bowler has been part of many reversals in the longest format of the game. 

Shivnarine Chanderpaul – West Indies – 77 Losses 


West Indies in the mid-nineties saw the emergence of a young batter called Shivnarine Chanderpaul. Right from the outset he was touted as one of the best batters from the Caribbean islands. Despite forging a strong partnership with Brian Lara, the Guyanese batter couldn’t bring laurels to his national side. With 77 losses, Shivnarine Chanderpaul sits at the top of the tree as far as most Test losses suffered by a player in his career are concerned.